Despite Successful Seasons, Many Programs See Attendance Decline
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Despite Successful Seasons, Many Programs See Attendance Decline

December 1st, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Some of the best programs in college football are seeing attendance decline, a result of many factors with late start times for televised games likely chief among them.   Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde wrote in his...
Can APR Rankings Be The Answer For 5-7 Teams In Bowl Games?
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Can APR Rankings Be The Answer For 5-7 Teams In Bowl Games?

November 27th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Could it ever happen: A couple of 5-7 teams in bowl games? How about, for example, Vanderbilt and Nebraska facing each other with 5-7 records in a bowl game next month? With 80 Football Bowl Subdivision teams needed to fill the...
Coverage and Recruiting Habits Mean Athletes are More Entitled Than Ever
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Coverage and Recruiting Habits Mean Athletes are More Entitled Than Ever

November 24th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Ezekial Elliot with the CFB Playoff Trophy.  Ezekiel Elliott’s outburst after Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State last week falls in line with the idea that today’s generation of athletes are more entitled than ever, and...
Awaiting An Academic Eligibility Decision Met With Frustration From Coaches
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Awaiting An Academic Eligibility Decision Met With Frustration From Coaches

November 12th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Kansas coach Bill Self and St. John’s coach Chris Mullin are in a situation with the NCAA Eligibility Center reminiscent of waiting at the DMV to have your number called, only the process is stuck on the number ahead....
Closed Scrimmages In College Basketball Are A Missed Opportunity
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Closed Scrimmages In College Basketball Are A Missed Opportunity

November 6th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Imagine: The San Diego State vs. UCLA men’s basketball scrimmage with a title sponsor and ESPN crew on hand to report live on TV the preseason developments of both programs. Money could be made off of closed scrimmages in...
There Must Be Changes to College Replay Sooner Rather Than Later
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There Must Be Changes to College Replay Sooner Rather Than Later

November 5th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
In the aftermath of blunders by replay officials in the recent Oregon-Arizona State and Miami-Duke games, the NCAA should make changes to college replay by using a group of replay officials, not only one set of eyes in a booth...
The Infamous Graduate Transfer Rule May Be Up For Major Changes
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The Infamous Graduate Transfer Rule May Be Up For Major Changes

October 28th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
One-and-dones in college athletics might undergo a change soon. Not the one-and-dones who try college basketball for a season before bolting to the NBA. The one-and-dones who graduate and leave their institution for one year to...
Restrictions On Local Media Are A No Win Situation
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Restrictions On Local Media Are A No Win Situation

October 23rd, 2015 | by Javier Morales
To a reporter, access to players and coaches means everything.  Without it, fresh stories are difficult to come by. The readers suffer the most. To an athletic department, access for reporters can be a distraction. With too much...
New Rules May Further Distance The Power Five From The Rest
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New Rules May Further Distance The Power Five From The Rest

October 20th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Autonomy for the Power 5 conferences to implement their own rules when it comes to the benefits student-athletes receive finally puts the emphasis of college athletics where it belongs – on the athletes. The stodgy NCAA of...
DraftKings, FanDuel And Amateurism In The NCAA
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DraftKings, FanDuel And Amateurism In The NCAA

October 16th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Remember the days when the NCAA was most concerned about peripheral elements for an athlete to be agents and gamblers offering money to shave points? In this day and age of instant internet updates and fantasy leagues galore, the...
Food And Fueling Stations Have Become The New Recruiting Arms Race
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Food And Fueling Stations Have Become The New Recruiting Arms Race

October 14th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
College athletic programs trying to one-up the other have evolved from owning the best equipment to showcasing the most enviable wellness kitchen. In this era of “anything you can do, I can do better”, the arms race among...
Players May Finally See Payouts From NCAA Backed Insurance
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Players May Finally See Payouts From NCAA Backed Insurance

October 6th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
As was reported here last week, the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund is beneficial because it assists athletes with the payment of insurance premiums, thereby preventing peripheral elements to illegally foot the cost. The support...
NCAA Athlete Insurance Policies Are Keeping Players In School Longer
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NCAA Athlete Insurance Policies Are Keeping Players In School Longer

September 29th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
Despite popular belief, the NCAA does have a heart when it comes to the financial welfare of its student athletes. The governing body provides support with payment for insurance premiums against potential debilitating injuries...