Amateurism in college athletics is still the answer

The debate over whether college athletes should be paid by their universities or if the current amateurism system should continue to be used is a very recent issue that has caused a large uproar. NCAA football and basketball video games are no longer in production because of a lawsuit filed by a former college athlete, who sued the NCAA for

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Week 1 Overreactions for the Average Fan

With one weekend of college football in the books, plenty of fans are already overreacting to just one week of results. Unfortunately, for those of us who look to overanalyze all things college football, week one rankings are almost as insignificant as preseason rankings. Remember folks, Ohio State lost early on last season to Virginia Tech, and ended up winning

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The Non-Sports Fan’s Guide to: The Upcoming College Football Season

As I flip through the numerous television channels on a lazy summer day at home, I stop for a moment on Sportscenter. Highlights of Jordan Spieth putting and the Cubs not looking like their usual miserable selves play out in front of me. Just as I’m about to change the channel, I see it. ESPN indicates we’re mere days away

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Be Cautious About This Year’s Notre Dame Football Team

An impressive victory over then #23 LSU in last year’s Music City Bowl started all the excitement. After last season ended on a high note with the discovery of a quarterback who could actually hold on to the ball for more than five seconds without turning it over, (sorry Everett, better luck at Florida State) you’d be excited too. The

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5 Times it’s Acceptable to Hate a Team

We’ve all been there. We’ve all watched as that one team we hate with a passion that burns hotter than the deepest pit of Hell wins a title, wins a game, wins $2 on a scratch-off lottery ticket while we’re stuck with our team who only wins a “free game.” It’s the worst. Heck, it’s worse than the worst, because every time

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The Lure of Sports Stadiums

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. I wanted to visit the stadium ever since the Cubs drafted Jeff Samardzija when I was a seventh grader. I desperately wanted to see my favorite college wide receiver pitch in the major leagues. Although Samardzija has since moved across town to the White Sox, I’ve always felt the allure of Wrigley Field.

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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: Midwest

The major Kentucky question(s), Cinderella favorites and surprise seeding. Welcome to the Midwest region. For those that are curious, the Midwest region is the first region we’ve had in a long time that actually, ya know, has teams from the midwest. Yeah there’s a couple outliers in Maryland and Buffalo, but every other team is at least feasibly definable as “midwestern”. There’s

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The College Tailgate’s Guide for a Flawless Bracket

It’s that time of year again. It’s the glorious few weeks where sixty-eight college hoops teams fight for supremacy, office efficiency grinds to a screeching halt, and millions bet on which college students can put a ball through a hoop the best. I’m talking of course about March Madness, the NCAA Basketball Tournament! A key part to every March Madness

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Don’t Count on Class Rankings

National Signing Day is all but in the books. A quick glance at ESPN’s class rankings and you would see the usual suspects. Alabama has signed the number one class for the fourth year in a row. LSU has signed its third straight top 10 class. Florida State has signed its sixth straight top 10 class. Texas, Auburn and USC

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Who’s the Best of the Rest?

By Matt Weller Yesterday, the College Football Playoff Committee released their second weekly rankings of the season, moving the University of Oregon into the number four spot, to replace Ole Miss, who lost their second consecutive game. While these rankings may not be crucial yet, as most teams still have four games to play, it’s nonetheless interesting to see who

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