What If The NCAA Had No Idea What It Was Doing?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Food Inc. and other books and documentaries, not to mention the "pink slime" controversy, have pretty well driven the point home that it probably isn't a good idea for the food industry to police itself with little intervention from the government. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was caused, at least ...

North Dakota’s Nickname Is Sticking Around A Little Longer

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Back in June, I wrote that the NCAA was coming down harshly on the University of North Dakota for its "offensive" mascot simply because the NCAA was too afraid to go after the more powerful member institutions and too weak to actually enforce its own rule. Since then, laws have been ...

2011 Losers Of The Year

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Last year, we began what we hope becomes a tradition here at Rumors and Rants and tipped our hats to Cheap Trick by naming the losers of the year in every sport we pay attention to. In case you are wondering, there is no scientific formula to being named loser of ...

Ohio State Gets Failure To Monitor Charge

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The NCAA has notified Ohio State that it will face a "failure to monitor charge" in addition to more allegations related to its football program. On Thursday Ohio State announced it will dock itself five total football scholarships over the next three years in response to the new alleged violations. The ...

Bruce Pearl Thinks He Will Get Another Job

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

In his first interview since being fired by the University of Tennessee, Bruce Pearl told Atlanta radio station 790 The Zone that he thinks he'll get another chance at coaching in college basketball again. Pearl was fired on March 21 for committing multiple NCAA violations. Despite that, he thinks he ...

The NCAA Cares More About Mascots Than Ohio State At The Moment

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

It has been five years since the NCAA enacted a policy that essentially prohibits member institutions from using Native American mascots and logos. This policy supposedly affected many schools including well-known ones like the Florida State Seminoles, Utah Utes, and Illinois Fighting Illini. Illinois even got rid of Chief Illiniwek, ...

Terrelle Pryor Left Ohio State To Avoid Talking To The NCAA

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I was reading this article about Terrelle Pryor telling the CFL to stick it, and I was all prepared to make at least 25 jokes about how he probably shouldn’t write off that league so quickly given how truly mediocre a quarterback he is (example: Tommy Maddox thinks Pryor left ...

Despite Sanctions Lane Kiffin And USC Reeling In Recruits

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

USC was supposed to be dead. The Trojans were buried by what most feel were excessive penalties in the wake of the Reggie Bush ruling by the NCAA. But somehow Lane Kiffin and his staff have chugged right along on the recruiting trail, pulling in commitments as if those penalties ...