Posts Tagged ‘NCAA’

Auburn’s Wellness Kitchen is a Move in the Right Direction

By Posted on: July 28th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
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Maybe seeing it in real terms is what got my attention. We have become immune to these exorbitant figures thrown around when coaches are fired. But when you break it down into a monthly number it blows your mind.$209,457.84/month.That’s what Gene Chizik has been receiving every payday since losing his job back in 2012. He’ll Continue Story…

2014 – A Historic Year for SEC and College Football?

By Posted on: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, News 9 Comments »
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                                                                                                                      (photo:Mark Gentry,USAToday)If you didn’t get a chance to see SEC Commissioner Mike Slive’s opening remarks at SEC Media Days, you missed what is probably the most important news that will come out of the Hoover meetings this year. Commissioner Slive said 2014 was going to be “a historic Continue Story…

Judge in Ed O’Bannon Case Appears to be Leaning Toward Decision to Radically Change College Sports

By Posted on: June 24th, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article, Football, News 5 Comments »

In July, 2009 former UCLA All-American Basketball Player Ed O’Bannon filed a suit against the NCAA to allow players to sell the rights to their names, images and likenesses for use on television broadcasts and in video games. The problem with that: The NCAA has always viewed college athletes as amateurs. The official line from Continue Story…

Grant Says Some Auburn Players Went Without Food Due to NCAA Rules

By Posted on: April 28th, 2014 in Football 14 Comments »

Much is being made about the proposed changes in scholarship benefits given to student athletes. UConn basketball player Shabazz Napier made headlines last month when he told reporters that he often went to bed hungry because of NCAA rules stipulating how often schools can provide meals and snacks to players.In reaction to the comments, the Continue Story…

‘The Times They Are A Changing’ – Whether NCAA Likes it or Not

By Posted on: April 16th, 2014 in Baseball, Basketball, Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
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When news broke Tuesday of the NCAA’s change in the meal policy for student athletes it hardly registered a blip on the sports media radar screen as a big deal. The governing body’s Legislative Council approved a change that will now allow unlimited meals and snacks to all Division I student-athletes, including walk-ons. That’s big Continue Story…

Writing On Wall For NCAA Amateur Status

By Posted on: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article, Football 15 Comments »
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Yesterday, a lawsuit was filed in US federal court in yet another attempt to tear down the amateur distinction of big time college athletes at big time college institutions in an ultimate attempt to get fair compensation for student athletes in the respective multi-billion dollar industries in which they toil. This new suit, against the NCAA Continue Story…

Friday from the Eagle’s Nest

By Posted on: February 28th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 15 Comments »

Oh, there’s Something Slowing Down Alright The NCAA announced this past week that the proposed ‘slow-down’ rule would soon be re-evaluated in the wake of overwhelming lack of support from head coaches. The new rule’s entire objective was to improve player safety, but thus far there have been no studies to show that it is necessary. Continue Story…

Johnny ‘Rotten’ or Johnny ‘Right On Time’?

By Posted on: August 9th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football, News 12 Comments »

If you’ve browsed any college football news within the past couple of weeks and haven’t noticed Johnny Manziel’s name you are either a liar or a … well you’re just a liar. The reigning Heisman Trophy recipient has once again made headlines; this time for potentially much more serious actions.It was revealed recently that Manziel Continue Story…