As a fan of college football and sports in general, you know how easy it is to blame the officials for the problems that plague the sport. This is often an oversimplified solution to a much more complex problem.
In college football, referees do not undergo the same training as the pro officials, nor should they. It is a different game, with different rules and talent levels. Despite what sport networks and the purveyors of the big bowls may tell you, college football essentially boils down to a game for Read the rest of this entry »
The quickest way to regional and nationwide university recognition is to have a quality sports program. Regional schools have figured out that to attract students, a nationally competitive sports program is a fast track. College sports have become an industry precisely because of their immediate impact on schools.
A significant number of states can list a college sports coach as their highest paid state employee. Coaches who make several million dollars a year not only can pay for themselves through program tickets sales and TV contracts, but they also create a living brand for Read the rest of this entry »
Playing college baseball can be a lot of fun and can teach you about a sport that is literally steeped in history. One of the great things about playing sports in college is that they keep you active. Whether you’re playing football or baseball, it is easy to get in more exercise when you regularly practice for sports. One major issue that a lot of college kids face is the fact that they rarely get active because of the amount of homework and schoolwork that they Read the rest of this entry »
There has been an age old argument against paying college athletes. It ruins the tradition of amateur athletics, playing college sports isn’t a job, it’s an extra-curricular activity, and the most often used and weakest of these arguments, is that student-athletes are receiving a free college education. All of these arguments are non-sense, made by greedy university chancellors, presidents, and coaches who wish to make all of the money, while the athlete pays the price.
Athletic programs and the money athletes make for them, provide more academic opportunities for students than any other entity in academia. When was the Read the rest of this entry »
John Calipari has reloaded his Kentucky team with what’s being called the greatest recruiting class of all-time. No less than six McDonald’s All-Americans come in to join returnees Wiltjer, Poythress and Cauley-Stein. And the nation’s No.1 recruit, Andrew Wiggins, has the ‘Cats in his final four choices. Kentucky will no doubt miss Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Ryan Harrow, but no one’s feeling sorry for these ‘Cats.
With both Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng’s futures still up in the air, Rick Pitino’s Read the rest of this entry »
One sport that doesn’t get a lot of attention from the average sports fan is women’s college basketball. However, you should consider watching a few women’s college basketball games if you get the chance; although you might not want to give it a chance at first, you are sure to enjoy it when you do.
For one thing, it is always a good thing to encourage women who participate in sports that are typically considered to be “men’s games.” There are a lot of talented female athletes out there who show a lot of work, effort Read the rest of this entry »
College Football games are filled with excitement. Fans can’t wait for the date of traditional rivalries so they can cheer on their favorite teams. Then it comes to the end of the season and the dreaded BCS poll. Does anyone even understand how this system really works? It is time for college football to get rid of this system of determining the bowl games and the national championship game and go to a playoff format. Read the rest of this entry »