Building the Group of Four (G4)

This is Part VII of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part …

Loose Ends

This is Part VII of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part …

Preseason Coaches Poll (Full Rankings)

  Florida State (56) 2013 Record: 14-0 Points: 1543   Alabama 2013 Record: 11-2 Points: 1455   Oklahoma (3) 2013 Record: 11-2 Points: 1382   Oregon (1) 2013 Record: 11-2 Points: 1314   Auburn 2013 Record: 12-2 Points: 1271   Ohio State (1) 2013 Record: 12-2 Points: 1267   UCLA …

Quick Reaction: Bob Bowlsby Says Cheating Pays

During Big 12 media days on Monday conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby made headlines during his annual state-of-the-league address by stating “cheating pays.” The talking points he used to describe the breakdown of the NCAA enforcement process are nothing new. College football fans for years have understood that the NCAA enforcement …

Conference Realignment Moving Day 2014

The date July 1st may not seem significant to the casual college football fan, however it marks a pivotal moment for a number of institutions as they officially transition or “join” a new conference. For legal reasons the majority of these new schools/conferences are prohibited from claiming membership with each …

Q&A on Northwestern Unionization

What was the ruling? A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that college athletes meet the definition of an employee, and an athletic scholarship counts as compensation. This paves the way in allowing student-athletes to from a union. Should this ruling come as a shock? No. The …

Takeaways From the Conference Tournaments

1. Georgetown to the NIT: Georgetown once again had a postseason letdown with a loss to DePaul, the 10th (and lowest) seed in the Big East tournament. For Georgetown fans, this is nothing new. The Hoyas have suffered a number of embarrassing losses in the NCAA tournament. 2013: Florida Gulf …

Explaining the Rivalries

This post is an explanation for why I paired these schools as fixed rivals as part of my “No Divisions” scheduling project. I only included the pairings that I felt needed the most explaining. You may ask why I spent so much time breaking down the Big Ten. The reason …