Is There a Feud Between the ACC and the Big Ten?

By: Mike Davis With the recent vote by the NCAA allowing the Big 12 to host a conference championship game (CCG), one of the biggest offseason questions is now put to bed. However the way in which the vote was carried out exposed a number of other issues. One of these issues was the political…

Visual Tool to Understand 1981-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves all the way back to 1981. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1981 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the…

Visual Tool to Understand 1991-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves from 1991. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1991 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Follow @sportspolitico…

Visual Tool to Understand 2010-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 2010 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Links (1) (2) (3) Follow @sportspolitico Send us an Email: sportspolitico@gmail.com © sportspolitico™ December 23, 2015 Like what…

Quick Reaction: Bob Bowlsby Says Cheating Pays

By: Mike Davis 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 process does…

Q&A on Northwestern Unionization

By: Mike Davis 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 NCAA should…

Takeaways From the Conference Tournaments

By: Mike Davis 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 Coast (15…

Welcome to Sports Politico

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.