The Big 12 Won’t be Expanding Anytime Soon

Recent comments by Brigham Young head football coach Bronco Mendenhall stating “We would love to be in the Big 12,” has once again sparked conversations amongst fans of a possible Big 12 expansion in the near future. As appealing as this may sound to the folks in Provo, the Big 12 …

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 …

Grading the Conferences’ Bowl Performances

Atlantic Coast Conference: It is no secret that the BCS era hasn’t been kind to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Entering the season the ACC had won just a single BCS title, appeared in just three title games and had the worst record in the BCS bowls (3-13) among AQ conferences. …

College Football Story Lines Week 13 (11/16/13)

1. Here come the…..Blue Devils???? No I’m not talking basketball, it’s still football season and don’t look now but Duke is sitting at the top of the ACC Atlantic division. Their remaining schedule is very favorable. Next up Wake Forest and the UNC Tar Heels neither of which have winning …

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This website is currently under construction but when completed we will focus on the political factors that drive major sports decisions. We will provide commentary on conference realignment, exploitation of student athletes, and the impact of big money on sports.