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Big 12 Lovefest? Not So Fast

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Featured News

As we’ve seen over the past few weeks, the Big 12 has made it clear that not only is it the conference of the Plains States region and the state of Texas, but it is the conference of drama, egos, and inferiority complexes. With last nights bevy of press conferences, we were supposed to accept […]

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Sunday AM Recap: ACC Striking First & What It Means for the ACC and Other Conferences

Sep 18th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, SEC Expansion & Realignment

Yesterday’s news of Pitt and Syracuse applying (and unofficially already approved) to the ACC shook things up a bit. For months, people such as myself have been banging the drum for ACC to be proactive with expansion. The reason? Survival. Conference realignment is a formula…and with any formula, there are predictions. But when you looked […]

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Texas A&M and the SEC, Baylor Legal Threat, Big 12 Exit Fees and the Next Conference Realignment Moves

Sep 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment

Now that Texas A&M has officially been invited to the SEC, the college sports world is preparing for what will happen next. But like any change, it is not without the unnecessary drama. And today’s drama comes from the clingy, about-to-be-dumped spouse, Baylor. Think of the Big 12 as some sort of kinky group marriage. […]

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Conference Realignment Dominoes Continue To Line Up…Ready To Fall

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Featured News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment

* Pac-16 a possibility with Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Oklahoma St. * Big 12 survival plans: If no Pac-16 defection, Big East raid of 2-3 schools a possibility * Missouri as SEC #14 candidate would add 4th Big East team to Big 12 sights * Pac-16 defections from Big 12 likely means end to […]

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Potential SEC Expansion & the Conference Realignment Trickle-Down

Aug 12th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, SEC Expansion & Realignment

With the Texas A&M to the SEC talks heating up there was enough to think about. But with the potential that the SEC would expand again a year later, to 14 schools by adding Florida St., well that turns a small wave into a tsunami. Let’s start with the immediate effects of SEC expansion under […]

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What You Can Do to Support Bruce Feldman

Jul 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Editorial

Update: 9//1/11: Bruce Feldman has left ESPN and joind CBSsports.com. You can listen to his interview on the Dan Patrick Show, discussing his leaving, ESPN and Craig James. Update: apparently, according to ESPN now, there never was a suspension Yesterday morning, ESPN suspended journalist Bruce Feldmen for doing his job. There is no other way […]

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Is It Time for San Jose St. to Consider a Name Change to California St?

May 10th, 2011 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Editorial, Featured News, NCAA News

Four years ago I wrote about the marketing impact in college sports of schools opting for name changes. I briefly touched on some of the trends we had seen such as schools in urban areas dropped the “state” such as the transformation of Memphis St. University to University of Memphis. But the area that seems […]

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Grading the 2011 College Basketball Coaching Hires

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: College Basketball Coaching News, Editorial, Featured News

Here’s a look at the 2011 Coaching Changes thus far, a quick review and grade for each hire. Note that grades are more associated with the quality of the hire, not the individual coach. More details for each school are below. As the remaining jobs are filled, this article will be updated. But for the […]

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What to Expect for the 2011 College Coaching Changes

Mar 17th, 2011 | By | Category: College Basketball Coaching News, Editorial

If you’ve been keeping track of the 2011 College Basketball Coaching Carousel, it is as it is each year, a case of a number of coaches peacocking for the next head job. For this year, here are a few things to keep an eye on: * Billy Gillispie: after leaving UK, this will be the […]

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Thoughts on the Field of 68

Mar 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Editorial

I remember not that long ago, in what seems like ancient times by college sports standards, that “Selection Day” was one of my favorites. For the most part, everything was fairly concrete. It seemed that basic logic was used in the selection and seeding process. There would be usually a single school that seemed to […]

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