Vanderbilt Recruiting

By: John After three of the greatest seasons in modern Vanderbilt football, many Commodore fans are left heartbroken. The success that these fans have tasted has gone for a sour ending now. From what they have feared from day one, that fear became a reality. James Franklin has left to …

ACC/Maryland Lawsuit Takes An Unusual Twist

For months now, the ACC and Maryland have been embroiled in a lawsuit over Maryland’s exit fee. The ACC argues that Maryland owes the conference $52.3 million while Maryland says they are not obligated to pay that amount and alleges the ACC improperly withheld $16 million from the school.  Things …

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. …

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 …

2014 SEC schedules released:

This week the SEC released their 2014 football schedule.  Their season opener is a Thursday night matchup between Texas A&M and South Carolina. These are two very strong programs and I cannot think of a better way to kick off the 2014 college football season. Last year’s SEC opener between …

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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.