The NCAA Needs To Reject Unjust Self-Imposed Penalties
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The NCAA Needs To Reject Unjust Self-Imposed Penalties

February 16th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Louisville’s self-imposed penalties stemming from alleged interaction with an escort service victimize the innocent. In this case, senior graduate transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, now unable to conclude their careers...
Willingness To Explore Rule Changes Creating Consistency In Men’s Basketball
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Willingness To Explore Rule Changes Creating Consistency In Men’s Basketball

February 11th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
  The NCAA released comments recently from Joseph R. Castiglione, (pictured below) Oklahoma athletic director and chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, about remarkable statistical trends favoring the rules...
Tough Fundraising Choices Are Worth Defending
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Tough Fundraising Choices Are Worth Defending

February 3rd, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Not all university athletic programs can pull in the big donor bucks like Texas A&M, with the usually booming oil industry in the state, and Oregon, with Nike CEO Phil Knight footing the bill. Some institutions like...
The NCAA Decides To Finally Work With NBA, MLB Hopefuls With New Rules
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The NCAA Decides To Finally Work With NBA, MLB Hopefuls With New Rules

January 20th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The NCAA and Power 5 conferences in two bold moves last week improved the welfare of student-athletes, who are now provided more time and information before making a jump to the pros. Thanks to legislation passed last week at the...
Larry Scott Is Looking For Balance In The Needs Of The PAC-12 Network And Fans
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Larry Scott Is Looking For Balance In The Needs Of The PAC-12 Network And Fans

January 15th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The Pac-12 is still without a deal with DirecTV to broadcast the Pac-12 Networks, which leaves many of its fans without the opportunity to watch their favorite school compete. The perceived insensitivity of scheduling games,...
Changing Laws And Perception Of Marijuana Use Warrant Changing Policies
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Changing Laws And Perception Of Marijuana Use Warrant Changing Policies

January 13th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
An Associated Press report last week indicated more Power 5 institutions are reflecting societal changes of marijuana acceptance by reducing penalties for athletes who test positive for the recreational drug. Some may find the...
Understanding UCONN’s Power 5 Chances And How Conferences Measure Success
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Understanding UCONN’s Power 5 Chances And How Conferences Measure Success

January 6th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Connecticut has four national titles in men’s basketball since 1999 and 10 by the Huskies’ storied women’s hoops program since 1995. Any Power 5 conference should want to add that kind of championship success to its...
Monmouth’s Hawk’s Nest Showing That A Little Celebration Is A Good Thing
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Monmouth’s Hawk’s Nest Showing That A Little Celebration Is A Good Thing

December 23rd, 2015 | by Javier Morales
What is the difference between the antics of Monmouth’s Hawk’s Nest and that of a football player celebrating a touchdown? In the grand scheme, not much. The theatrical Monmouth bench, known for its choreographed response to...
Wichita State-Hawai’i Comparison Shows Management Can Change A Program’s Fortune
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Wichita State-Hawai’i Comparison Shows Management Can Change A Program’s Fortune

December 22nd, 2015 | by Javier Morales
On one end of the spectrum, Wichita State’s athletic department is burgeoning enough financially to think of adding a football program. On the other, Hawai’i’s declining operation once again has fans fearful of losing...
Uniform Schedule Requirements Could Give Us A Better College Football Playoff
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Uniform Schedule Requirements Could Give Us A Better College Football Playoff

December 16th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Imagine the NFL playing is postseason with the New England Patriots taking on the New York Jets only once during the regular season while fellow AFC East foe Miami had to play the Patriots twice. Think the Dolphins have a...
Where Is The Line When Dealing With Hecklers And Critics On Social Media?
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Where Is The Line When Dealing With Hecklers And Critics On Social Media?

December 15th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
In many instances, the best way to respond to a heckler or critic on social media is to remain silent, especially if you are a high-ranking school official. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard has publicly stated that he...
The Mountain West Has No One To Blame For The Arizona Bowl But Themselves
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The Mountain West Has No One To Blame For The Arizona Bowl But Themselves

December 10th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
The outrage of Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson over two of his teams (Nevada and Colorado State) facing each other in the inaugural Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl in Tucson on Dec. 26 is similar to Starbucks showing...
Are Coaches Earning Bonuses For The Right Reasons?
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Are Coaches Earning Bonuses For The Right Reasons?

December 3rd, 2015 | by Javier Morales
We’re at the late stage in the season when we learn of coaches earning bonuses for victory totals, bowl berths, conference championships and College Football Playoff appearances, among other perks. Team APR scores of at least...