| Mar 10, 2013
| 2:59 PM
What's in a name?
For the schools of the Catholic 7 — Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul — it's everything.
With no maiden name to fall back on, the Catholic 7 members were forced to do the next...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:49 AM
The NCAA claims it found ‘missteps’ in its investigation into the University of Miami.
Missteps? The NCAA flat out plummeted off the cliff on this one.
No matter how you define it, the Miami investigation could become the NCAA’s...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The Southeastern Conference needs to go on a diet.
Forget the cabbage. Put away the watermelon. Leave the grapefruit for the health nuts. What the SEC needs to avoid is the cupcakes.
Not the sugary sweet ones that you find next to the deli at the...
| Feb 26, 2013
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded "lack of institutional control" have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
The NCAA, short for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., is now in the kind of damage-control mode that it so...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:35 PM
If you think it's bad now, just wait.
If you think college football recruiting has become too big and too time-consuming and too insanely excessive, just wait.
If you think 17-year-old high school football players have become too self-important, too...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:17 PM
Matt Whitehouse, a junior pitcher for UC Irvine in 2013, has signed with the Cleveland Indians on Friday and has been assigned to the Mohoning Valley Scrappers, their short-season Single-A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
Whitehouse was chosen in...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:46 AM
In a move that signifies a change in its age-old philosophy, the NCAA is working towards including athletic directors in more key issues.
Part of that move begins with the creation of a new council composed of athletic directors that will meet regularly...
| Jun 17, 2013
The thinnest line in sports writing has less to do with winning and losing, and certainly much less to do with any degree of criticism. It strikes me on this great Father's Day sports weekend that the thinnest line is the one between the appropriate...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
At what point does one university president mutter over a burner phone to another university president, "Can we give the NCAA the death penalty?"
Hopefully it's after reading page 22, footnotes 33 and 34, of the report on the investigation of the NCAA's...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:14 PM
As confusing, as surprising, as embarrassing, as unbearably long as this NCAA investigation of the University of Miami seems from the outside, an official on the inside adds another word.
"Unprecedented,'' an NCAA investigator who worked on the Miami...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
These are dark times for the NCAA.
As an organization in charge of monitoring all things college athletics, the NCAA has prided itself with creating a certain brand of integrity. That integrity, however, has taken a big hit as of late.
From the way it...