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Foul Shots: Pro Prospects

We’ve gotten to the point in the college football season when NFL draft pundits begin to make mock drafts, and it’s an annoying time. Guys such as Mel Kiper Jr. saturate our heads with their ideas about where players could end up once the draft is over. Ideally, teams draft out of need. You won’t […]

Driving the Lane: Stop Grumbling, Grambling State

I hate to take the side of wealthy college administrators over disgruntled college students. But in the case of Grambling State University, I simply do not support the message that the players are trying to send. Over the weekend, the university canceled its football game against Jackson State University after the players had boycotted playing. […]

Foul Shots: Mid-Majors

Colleges and universities that do not belong to the six “major” NCAA conferences (AAC — formerly the Big East — ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) are known as “mid-majors.” It’s colloquial in nature, and not recognized by the NCAA to mean anything in particular. The term is used most heavily in college […]

Driving the Lane: Praising Bill O’Brien

Bill O’Brien is an absolute head-coaching god. The Penn State University head football coach showed once again Saturdaywhat an incredible impact he’s had on the Nittany Lions football program. He opted to forgo the obvious game-tying field goal in the fourth overtime against then-No. 18 University of Michigan and go for it on fourth and inches. […]

Foul Shots: One and Done

LeBron James. Kobe Bryant. Kevin Garnett. Dwight Howard. Josh Smith. Tracy McGrady. Amar’e Stoudemire. Tyson Chandler. Monta Ellis. Andrew Bynum. What do these NBA stars have in common? They all entered the league right from high school, forgoing their college eligibility. The Supreme Court ruled, in the 1971 case of Haywood v. National Basketball Association, that the […]