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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Dustin Keller hypes it up on Twitter - Fantasy Knuckleheads The most valuable teams and individuals in sports - Forbes Did Mark Ingram break NCAA rules too? - TMZ Tito Ortiz's comeback fight will be at UFC 121 against Matt Hamill - Fanhouse Michael Beasley smoked too much pot in Miami. And I just ...

The NCAA Is Afraid Of Maurkice Pouncey

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Let me take a wild guess here: it's going to take less than four years to figure out this Maurkice Pouncey situation. Then again, it might take longer, since we're stuck with unnamed accusers, from Canada apparently, who say that Pouncey took $100,000 from an agent before Florida's bowl game ...

Apparently, The NCAA Only Cares About Money

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Now that USC ipso facto has been given the death penalty, the question of what kind of institutional control the NCAA expects its member institutions to have has moved to the fore in the age-old student vs. athlete debate. The main reason USC got hammered is because ...

USC’s Penalties From NCAA Far Too Harsh *(UPDATED)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Well it appears the NCAA finally handed down their punishment to the University of Southern California, and what the committee on infractions sent to the university regarding its football program is a total head-scratcher. Reports are saying that USC's football program will face a two-year postseason ban, the loss of ...

Duncan Fouls Out On Academics

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan opined on NCAA  basketball teams' graduation rates and the achievement gap between black and white players last week, and I must confess myself (and this isn't the first time with Secretary Duncan) disappointed. At least he has the balls to take on a major issue, though ...

Indiana University: Where Ten Wins Make Us Smile

Monday, March 8th, 2010

As you loyal Rumors and Rants readers are all too familiar with by now, we’re a bunch of Indiana University graduates. Which means a few things: 1. We apparently weren’t smart enough to get into our No. 1 college choice (Northwestern in my case). 2. We watch “Breaking Away” at least ...

NCAA To Investigate Michigan, Rodriguez

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Though the NCAA is not saying what it has found or why it is looking at Michigan's football program, it has announced that it intends to investigate the university in an official capacity. This comes on the heels of accusations over the summer that Rodriguez extends practices too long and has people ...

Mario Chalmers, NCAA Hero of The Decade

Friday, August 21st, 2009

On Thursday, we learned that Memphis' 2007-08 season never actually happened as the NCAA stripped away all of the program's 38 wins due to the fact that Derrick Rose was not eligible to play in any of those games -- including the Tigers' appearance in the national championship game. No ...