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Overstuffed NCAA reluctant to let others feed from its cash trough

April 10, 2014
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Overstuffed NCAA reluctant to let others feed from its cash trough   Zach Bohannon, a reserve forward for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, has an interesting story from the recent NCAA tourney. Before the Badgers’ Sweet 16 game against Baylor, Bohannon tried to walk onto the gym floor for his team’s closed shootaround while carrying…

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Leadership Is About Emotion

December 22, 2013
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 Leadership Is About Emotion   Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet…

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NCAA’s enforcement staff will go back to school

August 11, 2013
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NCAA’s enforcement staff will go back to school   INDIANAPOLIS The NCAA will soon be sending enforcement staff members back to school. Interim enforcement chief Jonathan Duncan told The Associated Press he wants investigators to spend more time on college campuses so they can get a glimpse into the real-life challenges of running and policing…

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Manziel autographs about greed and rims, not independence

August 11, 2013
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Manziel autographs about greed and rims, not independence   At this point, all we really know about the charge that Johnny Football signed his name outside the lines is this: If he’s guilty, the grand executioners of the NCAA will get around to punishing him, oh, about his fourth year in the NFL. Maybe his…

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Stanford’s Shaw: Stipends? Emphasis should be raising grad rates

July 28, 2013
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Stanford’s Shaw: Stipends? Emphasis should be raising grad rates   CULVER CITY, Calif. — In just two seasons David Shaw has proven to be one of the top coaches in college football. The 40-year-old has led Stanford to a record of 23-4 and consecutive top-seven finishes. In his first season running the show in Palo…

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Ranking nation’s 10 most-talented teams (Insider)

May 21, 2013
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Ranking nation’s 10 most-talented teams   I appeared on a radio show earlier in the week, and the hosts reminded me that there are only about 100 days until the college season begins. We can make it, right? Along with the approaching season, more and more top 25 rankings will begin popping up. Heck, I’m…

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Michigan’s Brady Hoke: Notre Dame ‘chickening out’

May 15, 2013
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Michigan’s Brady Hoke: Notre Dame ‘chickening out’   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Brady Hoke has taken the Notre Dame rivalry up a notch. Hoke made a crowd chuckle on Monday at West Michigan Sports Commission luncheon by saying the Fighting Irish are ”chickening out” from the storied series.   Associated Press 5.13.13

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Of course Jay Paterno believes in his dad, but in no way should you

May 15, 2013
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Of course Jay Paterno believes in his dad, but in no way should you   Jay Paterno is speaking nonsense, but he’s allowed. And I’m being serious. There are six people in the world who have the right to speak utter nonsense in support of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State coach who either did…

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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

April 5, 2013
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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

The press conference the NCAA held on Thursday in Atlanta before the Men’s Basketball Final Four was not a good one.  NCAA President Mark Emmert was agitated and it seems he has been reading all of his press clippings.  He took time during the press conference to single out Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports and…

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Why USC AD Pat Haden Is Worried about the O’Bannon Anti-Trust Suit

April 3, 2013
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Why USC AD Pat Haden Is Worried about the O’Bannon Anti-Trust Suit

The compensation formula for collegiate athletes is deeply flawed, and the entire system could drastically change in the not-too-distant future based on one court ruling. The business model, which has banked on amateurism staying constant, could very well be turned on its side.  Most importantly, no one’s really quite really sure what to do next. There’s an…

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