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 ...

Jim Delany threatens to take Big Ten to D-III

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

In one of the most amusing bluffs in the history of anything, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says his league will go to Division III before it pays one of its athletes a dime. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Delany claimed that is the route the conference will take if ...

NCAA to suspend Texas guard Myck Kabongo for season

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Well, it took a few months for us to find out, but now we know that Texas Longhorns guard Myck Kabongo will be suspended by the NCAA for the rest of the 2012-13 college basketball season. According to Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA's investigation of the potential NBA first-round pick centered ...

Judge says NCAA “malicious” during investigation of USC football

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Former USC running backs coach Todd McNair essentially had his career ended by the NCAA's punishment of the school's football program. The NCAA ruled that McNair "knew or should have known" about payments from a wannabe sports agent to running back Reggie Bush, despite a serious lack of evidence. Now McNair ...

Jim Delany and the New Robber Barons

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The robber barons were the men who helped grow the American economy into the world's giant. Many of our finest universities bear some of their names -- Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt. They just happened to build it on the backs of underpaid immigrants and the occasional child laborer, which was all fine ...

New Jersey move another NCAA miscue

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

From our waistlines to our politics, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and I have very little in common, although a mutual love for The Boss is a nice thing to fall back on. I bet he likes farting, too. But one thing Christie and I definitely see eye-to-eye on, besides bacon's ...

Penn State: Mark Emmert can’t seem to stop pointing out his own hypocrisy

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

NCAA President Mark Emmert said recently that he hopes he will never have to punish another school in the manner he punished Penn State. Some may think this means he doesn't want to ever be as harsh again, but what he was referring to was the unprecedented powers granted to ...