clock menu more-arrow no yes

The NCAA

There are many reasons to care about the NCAA's governance of the parts of college football it's managed to retain. We can be honest with each other and say the video game is among the most important reasons.

The NCAA froze eligibility to solve one problem, but there’s plenty more

Adjusting for COVID-19’s impact on scholarships and rosters will take a lot more work

It’s always been up to the players to change college football

The NCAA’s dirtiest trick has been making the most powerful part of the sport not realize it

College football’s leaders are answering the wrong questions

The football part’s not safe until the college part is.

I’m sorry your job is hard now, college gatekeepers!

Unfortunately, that’s also your own fault.

How harshly will Covid-19 cut *your* school’s athletic budget?

The loss of basketball TV money hurts small schools most. A football interruption would make chaos for everybody.

Let every transfer play immediately

There’s no good reason to do anything else.

Postseason bans punish all the wrong people

Point this punishment much more squarely at the institutions themselves.

Ranking all 123 bowl-banned teams ever

There have been way more NCAA-banned FBS teams than we thought. Here’s how they stack up across history.

The endless argument at the center of college football

Amateur athletes are making money for their universities. This has baffled the top minds of the 1890s.

FAQ: What regular people should know about Cali’s amateurism law

We’ll keep this updated as needed.

Yelling about transfers is more than a century-old CFB tradition

When it comes to player movement around the sport, coaches and administrators have virtually always found something to argue about.

Why does the NCAA say David Shaw is a white woman?

He is a black man.

The NCAA wants to make up its own subpoena power

For the same reason it wants anything else.

Blame the NCAA, not Ed O’Bannon

EA Sports stopped making NCAA Football because the NCAA is scared of athletes getting paid.

Your college is the NCAA

Blaming the NCAA for college sports’ problems? Blame the member schools themselves, too.

The 23 steps of pretty much every NCAA investigation

Is your school being accused of breaking the rules? Here’s how the whole saga is likely to play out.

How to start a new bowl game, in 9 simple steps

As told by the people who run them.

BROKE

Pay them their goddamn money.