Posts Tagged ‘NCAA’

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

By Posted on: April 16th, 2014 in Baseball, Basketball, Featured Article, Football 2 Comments »
NCAA2.0

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…

Friday from the Eagle’s Nest: Fall Practice Edition

By Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 16 Comments »
From the Eagle's Nest

Have you heard the news? The rumors of Auburn’s demise have been greatly exaggerated! The Tigers open fall practice this afternoon and do so knowing that they are being counted on by many to be counted out early. Something tells me this group of young men have different plans. With the program headed in a Continue Story…

Has the NCAA Become A Paper Tiger?

By Posted on: June 27th, 2013 in Football 12 Comments »
In cahoots with the NCAA

Somehow, it’s Auburn’s fault that Oregon and Mississippi State got off light. At least in the court of public opinion. We totally got away with the Cam bit, right?      War Eagle, everybody. We interrupt our usual Thursday preview spot, to examine a few recent NCAA findings. A November to remember must wait a bit. Continue Story…

Friday from the Eagle’s Nest

By Posted on: May 10th, 2013 in Baseball, Featured Article, Football, News 19 Comments »

When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong – Bob Stoops is not a believer in the SEC’s elite status despite every logical indication that he’s wrong. In the article, he goes on to say that the SEC’s perceived quality is nothing more than “propaganda.” By default, Stoops does have a point. The media is a little Continue Story…

The [unnamed source] Who Cried Wolf

By Posted on: April 5th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football, News 26 Comments »

Pack it up, folks. It’s time to give in. We had a good run but the jig is up. Auburn football is doomed. If only I had a nickel for every time I have heard that in the previous three years. Auburn University Athletics (football specifically) has once again found itself facing sensationalized accusations.  I Continue Story…