Unnecessary Gruffness

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One of the greatest gossip gathering places in America each year is the coaches’ hotel at the Final Four. It is the gathering place for coaches and their staffs, done with the rigors of their own season and not involved…

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Small move, big mistake by AAC

In the grand scheme of things, it was not–and is not–a big deal. A inner-office transaction made by the American Athletic Conference Association.  Associate Big East (American Athletic  Conference) Commissioner John Paquette is leaving the AAC, effective  July 1. The decision…

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Skinner needs to get another chance

It is still way too early in the college basketball season to be talking about jobs that will open for next season. But here’s a name that should be on almost every list. Al Skinner. One of the more mind-boggling…

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No interest in what Manziel has to say

Texas A&M made freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel available to the media in a conference call on Monday. This is the same Johnny Manziel who was not available to the media for almost the entire season because he was a freshman…

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Time running out on the Lane Kiffin Show at USC

USC football is back in the headlines–in a negative context. The latest news was a student manager deflating some footballs used in USC’s game against Oregon last week-which turned into a 62-51 Oregon win. Before that, it was USC getting involved…

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