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For some heavyweight programs, the body blows are pretty hard

September 9, 2013
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For some heavyweight programs, the body blows are pretty hard   It is not every day when USC, Texas, Notre Dame and Florida all lose football games on the same day. It happened Saturday, in fact, for the first time since Sept. 11, 1976. These proud programs have 19 combined Associated Press national titles, but the fan bases are generally not the…

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College football: Player compensation issue picking up steam with video game lawsuit

July 28, 2013
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College football: Player compensation issue picking up steam with video game lawsuit   Compensation for college athletes has been hotly debated for years, but the idea’s picked up momentum with former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA, EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company for profiting off the likenesses of former athletes…

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Stanford’s Shaw on why he hopes the SEC goes to nine league games

May 4, 2013
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Stanford’s Shaw on why he hopes the SEC goes to nine league games   In the face of that, with the upcoming College Football Playoff on the horizon, should all the conferences have the same scheduling standards? Stanford‘s David Shaw sure thinks so. “I can’t speak for the NCAA about what they should try to…

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Nation’s athletic directors tired of being shut out of NCAA process

April 23, 2013
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Nation’s athletic directors tired of being shut out of NCAA process SANTA MONICA, Calif. — As outgoing North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp  explained in Chapel Hill on Friday how ill-equipped most collegiate CEOs are to  handle the issues surrounding major collegiate athletics, several dozen Division  I athletic directors gathered at a beachside hotel probably nodded…

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The Top 10 Sluttiest Colleges in America

April 10, 2013
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The Top 10 Sluttiest Colleges in America Editor’s Note:  After weeks of careful analysis of statistics, tests, and linear regressions the staff of Barstool U came up with this definitive list of 10 college ranked by their sluttiness.  Each pick is explained in full with scientific sources linked.    Again, this is not hottest girls…

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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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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

April 3, 2013
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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

The Oregon Ducks began spring practice Tuesday under new coach Mark Helfrich. The team’s former offensive coordinator, who was promoted to head coach in January after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles, called his first practice at the helm ”weird, at points.” Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season that was capped with a victory…

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April brings renewal, big questions as spring ball kicks into high gear

April 2, 2013
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April brings renewal, big questions as spring ball kicks into high gear

A year ago today, Arkansas’ coach chose to ride a motorcycle down a country road near Fayetteville without a helmet and with a woman who was not his wife. There have been bigger April Fools, but the list has to be a short one. Smack in the middle of spring practice, more than the fortunes of the coach…

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Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

April 2, 2013
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Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

By now your bracket is complete and utter shambles. There’s far more red than green on this once former proud piece of paper, and college basketball’s postseason has once again conquered. And then there were four. March Madness has gone from 68 to the Final Four, and the postseason is now just a few games away from…

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Michigan Dominates Florida to Reach the Final Four

April 1, 2013
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Michigan Dominates Florida to Reach the Final Four

In one of the more dominant performances of the NCAA tournament, Michigan defeated Florida by a score of 79-59 to advance to the Final Four. The first half was all about the Wolverines, as they were simply more prepared to play. They scored the first 13 points of the game, and they continued to pound…

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