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9 creative ways to make college football so much better

Let’s put somebody in charge of this sport for once, and let’s make it somebody like this. No one is in charge of college football. The NCAA's in charge of some postseason stuff and making sure players don't increase their earnings, conference commissioners are in charge of making sure television money keeps flowing, and ESPN's in charge of... Show More Summary

ACC coaches criticize early signing period, recruiting rule changes

For Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi, the new college football early signing period in December couldn’t come at a worse time. The three-day period approved by the NCAA and ratified by the Collegiate Commissioners Association lands in the middle of bowl preparation and the holiday season. “I have...

As NCAA zeroes in on college football staff sizes, survey shows inconsistencies

There may well be legislation coming soon in an attempt to rein in off-field program assistants

East Carolina Football Coach Delivers Scholarship to Walk-On’s Mom for Mother’s Day (Video)

College football teams in the NCAA’s D-I “Football Bowl Subdivision” are allowed to grant 85 full scholarships every year. However, as programs fill up their rosters each season, they often have a few scholarships spots left over. And in recent years it’s become popular for programs to surprise hardworking walk-on players with scholarships as a […]

Sports Illustrated lays off five employees, including Seth Davis, altering NCAA coverage

Some of Sports Illustrated‘s most prominent college football and basketball writers have been let go. The company laid off five employees Thursday, as first reported by The Big Lead’s Ryan Glasspiegel. Awful Announcing has confirmedShow More Summary

USC football, men’s basketball report record APR scores

USC’s football and men’s basketball teams improved their Academic Progress Rate scores in 2015-16, posting all-time highs, according to data released Wednesday by the NCAA. USC football’s multiyear score was 968, surpassing an APR of 965 it posted in 2008-09. Its average at this time last year was 959. Its multiyear score for men’s basketball […]

New NCAA APR rankings show which 2017 football teams have bowl-eligibility cushions

The NCAA’s chosen metric for academic progress also factors into bowl season. What happens to bowl season if there aren’t enough college football teams with six wins or more? Since 2015, the NCAA’s allowed bowls to dip into teams with...Show More Summary

Early signing period 2017 date: College football recruits can sign December 20

College football’s new signing period is officially on. College football’s early signing period was already a formality, but now it’s official. After an NCAA panel signed off on the idea last month, the Collegiate Commissioners Association — a committee of league commissioners — gave the new signing period final approval on Monday, it announced. Show More Summary

ESPN & ESPN2 Shuffle Daytime Program Skeds For Summer

Days after laying off scores of on-air and writing staffers, ESPN has announced a rejigger of its daytime lineup that focuses on sport-specific shows covering the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and NCAA football. Starting today, MLB Network’s Intentional Talk, hosted by Chris Rose with analyst Kevin Millar, will air weekdays at 4 PM ET on ESPN2. Show More Summary

Former USC assistant Todd McNair’s lawsuit against NCAA to go to trial in 2018

Former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair’s defamation lawsuit against the NCAA has been set for trial for next year. It will begin April 18, 2018, in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to online court records. A trial date for the case had not been previously scheduled. McNair first sued the NCAA in 2011, seeking […]

Trial date set in Todd McNair's lawsuit against NCAA

Almost six years after Todd McNair sued the NCAA for defamation, the former USC assistant football coach’s lawsuit is finally moving toward trial. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller scheduled the trial to start April 18, 2018, in a case-management order issued earlier this...

Jim Harbaugh gives Pope Francis a Michigan helmet and Jordan sneakers

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Nobody, but nobody, has had a better trip to Italy than Jim Harbaugh, who took his Michigan football team along for the ride because, well, he’s Jim Harbaugh and, besides, it was an excellent way to thumb his nose at the NCAA. On Wednesday, the trip reached its apex and, frankly, it’s going to be […]

ACC brings football title game back to North Carolina, extends contract

The ACC has joined the NCAA in putting North Carolina back on the books to host events

Badass kicker becomes first woman to earn NCAA football scholarship

College football got a little more interesting this year.  One high school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to runShow More Summary

NCAA map ranks states by how many football players become DI recruits

It’s not easy to get recruited, but it’s a whole easier in Florida than Vermont. Here’s an interesting graphic from the NCAA: States w/ highest % of HS football players recruited by a DI school: 1. Florida 2. Georgia 3. Louisiana 4-8. Show More Summary

How the new early signing day changes college football recruiting for fans

Keeping up with your team’s recruiting now includes significant December drama. College football’s getting a second National Signing Day as part of a burst of new NCAA rules, or, more accurately, a three-day signing period toward the end of December. Show More Summary

NCAA rule expands coach salaries as player compensation remains unchanged

Teams can now have 10 coaches making six-plus figures each, while athlete compensation has barely changed in decades. There is never enough money to pay college football players. It’s one of the more common refrains from those who oppose athletes getting increased compensation. Show More Summary

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