Lots of good stuff today…
- The NCAA is considering an accounting trick – counting student fees not only as subsidy, but also as revenue generated by the athletics department – to make schools’ bottom lines look better. I’m sure students who have to take out loans to pay those mandatory fees think that’s just peachy.
- There are many reasons why this isn’t such a great idea. But I can’t help but wonder if it would make money. If it did, at least for some schools, and they felt they needed the additional cash flow, how long to you think it would take for them to launch?
- If the NCAA losing the O’Bannon case isn’t such a big deal, then why are people like Jim Delany predicting the apocalypse?
- And while I’m on the subject of O’Bannon, hell hath no fury like a shoe marketer scorned.
- Is it just me, or is Athlon’s coaches talk feature a lot less snarky since Tuberville left the SEC?
- The Division I-A Faculty Athletic Representatives come out against expanding the playoffs beyond four schools. I’m sure that will make a huge difference in the long run.
- Bruce Feldman lists the ten softest non-conference schedules of 2013. All the usual suspects are there.
- What caused the Alabama defense’s statistical drop in the second half of last season?