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 …

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 …

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.