The Remaining Unbeatens in College Basketball

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Indiana lost. Again. Thrice the Hoosiers have garnered the No. 1 ranking in Division I men’s college basketball this season and thrice they’ve lost. Each time to an unranked opponent. The latest defeat occurred Monday night at Minnesota. Indiana remains a probable No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and their inability to be insuperable […]


What To Do When Coaches Stop Responding To Emails

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It’s a situation you may have found yourself in before:  You’ve been communicating with a coach via email relatively frequently, and suddenly, there is no response.  Why might this be?  And more importantly, what should you do? In our digital age, it’s easier than ever to communicate with people around the world.  Given this, coaches’ inbox’s are flooded […]


Dylan Moses the Football Savant

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Dylan Moses has a profile page on both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He has already fielded football scholarship offers from both Alabama and LSU to play football. Between them the Crimson Tide and the Tigers have appeared in five of the past six national championship games. So, they’re not bad. To have the SEC institutions in […]


Does Playing on a Bad Team Affect My Chances of Being Recruited

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Sometimes in life, you can’t choose the cards dealt to you.  What do you do, if you find yourself on a high school team that isn’t any good?  Or, what should you do when your travel team losses most of their games?  The process of being recruited to play sports in college can be a […]


Why Gambling Will End College Sports

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College sports are screwed. They have been on borrowed time for a quite a while now. In fact, it is probably something a miracle that the entire enterprise, not just the NCAA, amateurism, or academic standards still survives, much less thrives, in the form it does now. There is a ticking time bomb that fights […]


Where(s) Johnny?

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During the fall Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel looks to his O-line for protection. And, during the spring, apparently, the Heisman Trophy winner takes on-line classes for the same reason. On campus in College Station, the most popular figure is not a Johnny Come Lately but rather a Johnny Come Never (or, at most, according […]


How a Lack of Institutional Control Impacts Miami Recruiting

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In an investigation over two years in the making, the NCAA sent the University of Miami (Fla.) a notice of allegations on Tuesday, accusing the university’s athletic department of, amongst other things, a “lack of institutional control.”  The allegations come as a result of an investigation spurred by accusations of convicted felon, Nevin Shapiro, about […]


Two-Lane Road to the Final Four

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The “Road to the Final Four” is actually a two-lane highway There is the Express Lane, also known as the Calipari Lane, in which schools drive high-performance freshmen to a berth in the national championship game. It is no coincidence that four of the past of the five No. 1 overall selections in the NBA […]


Collaterall Damage

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Charles Pierce is correct that the O’Bannon licensing case is a missile aimed at the NCAA. The groups surrounding the plaintiffs have admitted as much. This is litigation is as much about destroying the NCAA and ending amateurism in college athletics as it is about achieving an equitable award for damages. But buried in Pierce’s […]


Please Sir, Cut the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to 32 Teams

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“Please, sir, I want some less.”                         —Oliver Twist, noted ragamuffin, literal Dickensian character In fairness, Oliver Twist never said that. In fact, the namesake of Charles Dickens’ eponymous classic actually proffered his bowl of gruel and made the exact opposite plea: “Please, sir, I want some more.” However, you can argue that Oliver’s […]



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