The NCAA is Doomed — and They Know It

Alex Kirby Coach's Opinion 7 Comments

With the recent ruling of the National Labor Relations Board in favor of the athletes at Northwestern, the whole order of college athletics finds itself at a tipping point unlike anything ever seen since the inception of the NCAA more than a century ago. Currently, the vast majority of college athletes do not receive full scholarships but are still required to abide …

College Football Nation: Wildcat Union and Chip Kelly Surprises Us All

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Things just got taken up a notch as football players attending Northwestern University were approved to move forward with their efforts to unionize.  I am glad we have had some amazing basketball to get my mind off that mess going on.  Besides the usual arrests and the Northwestern union being approved (pending appeal from the University administration), it has been a …

Should Targeting Be a Felony?

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

We all love rock ’em, sock ’em football, but with all the recent concern for player safety, we need to give thought to just what can be done to make the game safer for the players.  Basically there are only two ways to do this: more protective equipment and further regulating the conduct of those involved in the game. You …