Topic: NCAA

August 14, 2013

Johnny Manziel is in trouble for taking money for his autograph. The solution to this apparent controversy is simple: sign more autographs for money. Then sign some more.

November 15, 2012

In this installment, we’ll look at which schools do the best job of getting the best players. We're on a nationwide campus tour with the 404 current NBA players that actually went to college in the U.S. and the 126 colleges they went to.

July 24, 2012

In serving Penn State with major punishments for its child abuse scandal, the NCAA did little to change its standard operating procedure. Yet, as the university moves into the future, it now has a chance to shift its priorities for the better. For that progress to happen, we must treat the situation with the seriousness and perspective it deserves.

April 25, 2012

In 2010, Dominique Ferguson was a blue-chip recruit bound for Kentucky. Today, after following Isiah Thomas to Florida International and being denied the opportunity to transfer in the wake of Zeke's firing, Ferguson is a longshot NBA Draft candidate, and proof of how dangerous it is to be loyal to faithless people and institutions.

April 3, 2012

Baylor's Brittney Griner can dunk, and not as a novelty act. But her effect on the women's game is more far-reaching, and profound, than that single highlight can convey. Why Griner is dominating the college game like no one before or since. 

April 3, 2012

John Calipari is the scourge of the NCAA. But not for the reasons you think. And hey, you might want to take a closer look at your own team's heroic coach. A look at college basketball's true heart of darkness. 

April 2, 2012

The "One Shining Moment" montage at the end of every NCAA Tournament is a television institution with decades of history and a ton of gooey, gooey sentiment behind it. Which makes it all the more frustrating how awful it is.

January 19, 2012

Men's college lacrosse players lead the field in terms of using/abusing every available drug, a new NCAA survey found. That explains the loud high-fiving sound you kept hearing earlier today, then. Two veteran lacrosse observers discuss this disturbing non-news.

November 8, 2011

Big-time college football is home to enough small grossnesses that fans barely notice them anymore. Actually, small may not be the right word for these thousands of legalistic elisions and micro-oversights and case-specific ethical lapses.