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...
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...