#NCAA Ready to Put Up or Shut Up: Will They Get Tougher on Rule Breakers or Change the Rules

The “assistant principal” charged with enforcing an encyclopedia of rules (some out-dated) for college sports is putting together a committee (naturally) looking for ways to keep from embarrassing themselves again this football season.  (Think Cam Newton and Ohio State.) But do they need to enforce the rules they have better, or is it time to make it easier for schools to follow? Or maybe we should just pay everyone to…

July 6, 2011
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Breaking News: #TerrellePryor Leaves #Buckeyes as Investigation Closes In – #OhioState

First coach Jim Tressel walks away from the Buckeyes, and now their star quarterback, Terrelle Pryor has decided he’s done at Ohio State. Anybody else want to jump the sinking Buckeye ship? Our guess is the NCAA is closing in on its investigation into allegations that football players-including Pryor–sold team memorabilia for discount tattoos.

June 7, 2011
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Gamecocks Starting QB Garcia Suspended for Spring Practice, Along With Backup

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April 7, 2011

Something is amiss at the University of South Carolina. The revived football program under Steve Spurrier is starting to crack along the edges, like a bad Charlie Sheen video. Starting quarterback Stephen Garcia has been suspended INDEFINITELY by the school as was backup Andrew Clifford for unspecified violations of team rules. Given Garcia’s history (this is his third spring ball suspension in five years at SC) it could be for…

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Bulldogs Winning Without Their Mascot

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March 22, 2011

One of the things that captured the most attention during Butler’s run to the NCAA Tournament final last year was their mascot, Blue II, who is a staple at Butler home games (and some road games). The Bulldogs all pat their mascot as they’re being introduced, but the NCAA ruled that no live mascots would be allowed in arenas during the regional games. However, Butler is still overcoming the March…

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