OK. Explain this one. The NCAA looks into the charges of academic fraud at North Carolina and concludes that while that might have happened, the opportunity for academic fraud–fake grades, getting credit for not attending classes–was open to all NC students, not just student-athletes, so there were no NCAA violations committed.
When the Labor Day weekend is over, expect Boston College VP Leo Sullivan, who is the point man on the search for the new athletic director for BC, to begin talking to candidates. The goal remains to have a new AD in place by Oct. 1.
Is Michigan ready to be Michigan again? If you saw last season’s bounce back Sugar Bowl team, then you probably say Yes to that question.
If you plan on being one of the millions of college football fans who will be watching what is clearly the marquee opening week match up on Saturday night between defending national champ (and perhaps future champ) Alabama and the Wolverines, than you also probably also answer, Yes.
Let me get this straight. New Orleans is still getting pounded by rain. More than 700,000 people in Louisiana do not have power. Trees are down. streets and neighborhoods are flooded And Rutgers and Tulane WON”T postpone their game on Saturday because they can’t find mutual dates to reschedule?
The rule of thumb for sports writers always was “no cheering” in the press box. It made sense. Sportswriters were paid to observe, critique, comment on what they saw. Cheering was not part of the deal.
That, of course was and is simply untrue. We are all human. We all have favorites and those who are not our favorites. We all cheer–although we try not to be obvious about it.
Mike Aresco will officially take control of the Big East as its new commissioner next week. But the former CBS executive, who was hired earlier this month to lead the embattled conference through the turbulent waters of a new television contract as well as implementing a massive re-structuring, has already been working the back channels of the sometimes murky world of college athletics.
Billy McGovern offered the challenge shortly after Luke Kuechly left the Boston College campus in January, headed for a life in the National Football League.
The Boston College defensive coordinator made it simple. Kuechly’s job at middle linebacker was open. Less obvious was the position of defensive team leader, a role that Kuechly filled on the field, off the field, which generally happens to All American players who also win the Butkus Award and lead the country in tackles.
Clemson will be in a prime time spotlight on Saturday night when it opens its season.
The Tigers’ will face Auburn for the third straight season in this ACC-SEC mini-series. The home teams held serve in the first two meetings.
Three weeks, four scrimmages, a series of injuries all were part of the mix that Boston College football coach Frank Spaziani used in putting together his first depth chart of the season, the one the Eagles were using on Monday as they continue game week preparation for the season opener against Miami on Saturday.