It's short-sighted to celebrate the purity of college basketball and ignore the tarnish of an unfair system, Tim Keown writes.
Most bogus claims of athletic feats are innocuous, just some guy trying to convince everybody he played "a couple of years in the minors" so you'll take him seriously. But not everyone is harmless.
As the recruiting vultures circle over Penn State, the mystifying limbo in which Tom Bradley lives and works right now makes for an utterly unwinnable situation. It is not a pretty sight.
Will the fun never end? The apparently unintentional Kabuki between Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor would be comical if it weren't so stupid.
The NFL/NCAA merger took place Thursday when commissioner Roger Goodell suspended NCAA miscreant Terrelle Pryor for the first five games of the NFL season.
Jim Tressel's resignation could be a seminal moment. If there's ever been a time to take a serious look at all the well-meaning but traditionally ignored proposals for reform, now might be it.
This might not be the week to be strafing the NCAA landscape with depressants, but the Perry Jones and Jim Tressel stories were two more remarkable instances of institutional "courage" at work.
Randy Edsall leaves Connecticut for Maryland without so much as a fare-thee-well, and the game of musical coaching chairs continues. One more sign that the system is rigged against the players.
A list of 64 truths that cuts through the NCAA tournament whining. It's cutthroat around here, which is why we don't recognize Tuesday's Arkansas-Pine Bluff/Winthrop loser.
In this era of college coach worship, men like Jim Tressel need to remember the responsibilities they have to their players.
Ohio State's Jim Tressel is the latest coach to run up the score in garbage time. It's going to lead to some ugly consequences.
They may be calling LSU-Ohio State the national championship for contractual reasons, but that doesn't mean we have to follow along blindly.