USC AD Pat Haden to boycott NCAA meeting in Indiana

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

USC athletic director Pat Haden has become the first NCAA official to publicly boycott Indiana over its controversial "religious freedom" bill. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, will not attend this week's meeting in Indianapolis as a protest against the law. The NCAA's headquarters are are in ...

Emails show NCAA was out of control in USC case

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

In June 2010, the NCAA hit USC's football program with the harshest sanctions since SMU received the death penalty in 1985. For years USC fans and administrators have contended that the NCAA was far too harsh in its punishment of the school's football program as a result of the Reggie ...

Report: Mississippi under NCAA investigation in multiple sports

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

News has broken Thursday afternoon that the University of Mississippi is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations in multiple sports. Ross Bjork, the school's athletic director, has confirmed that Ole Miss is working with the NCAA in an ongoing investigation, but added that the school has not ...

NCAA drops the ball on Penn State

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

There are many things in this world that are easy. The easiest, in my humble opinion? Not raping children. Not orchestrating a coverup because child rape is damaging to your brand image in lieu of turning in a dirty old pedophile is also fairly high on the list. And because Penn State has ...

Why did Southern play Champion Baptist?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The most eye-popping college basketball score of this season came on Monday night as Southern University trounced Champion Baptist in a 116-12 massacre. The Jaguars scored the first 44 points of the game to set a new NCAA record, and Champion Baptist shot a disastrous 3 of 44 (6.8 percent) ...

Johnny Manziel and family hire attorney in NCAA investigation

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Johnny Manziel's family has reportedly hired El Paso, Texas attorney Jim Darnell as the Heisman Trophy winner is facing an investigation into whether or not he was paid to sign autographs. Darnell has previous experience in NCAA matters. ESPN was first to report that Manziel is being examined for allegedly being ...

Report: NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Looks like Rumors and Rants can no longer lay claim to breaking "the" Johnny Manziel story of the summer. Our report of the Heisman winner being sent home from the Manning Passing Academy last month has metastasized into a portal to another dimension of coverage that seemed to peak when ...

Brad Stevens hired to coach Boston Celtics

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The Boston Celtics took over NBA headlines on Wednesday with the announcement that they had hired Brad Stevens as their new head coach. Stevens was the head coach at Butler University for the past six years. Most speculated that Stevens would eventually make a leap from Butler to a major college ...