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 …

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 …

The Case for Eliminating Football Divisions

One of the biggest problems to arise out of conference realignment has been the logistical difficulties of scheduling 12 and 14 team conferences. The problem is further complicated by what is perhaps the most loved but at the same time most hated NCAA rule amongst conference commissioners.  The regulation is …

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. …

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.