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Fines for College Football Players? Not So Fast

nytimes.com — As college sports begins its first season in which players for the nation's biggest programs will receive stipends worth as much as several thousand dollars per year, recent remarks from two prominent football coaches revealed that confusion still existed about how to treat athletes who are ostensibly amateurs and yet
Aug 27, 2015

fining college players from cost-of-attendance stipends, as suggested recently, would likely violate NCAA rules nytimes.com/2015/08/28/spo…

Aug 27, 2015

Also, minus explicit language in financial aid agreement (as Cincy might have?), it's likely an NCAA violation nytimes.com/2015/08/28/spo…

Conferences Try to Block Athletes Who Have Violent Pasts

nytimes.com — As colleges struggle to control the public-relations damage caused by athletes' criminal behavior, prominent conferences have begun measures to keep players with troubling pasts out of their teams' nationally televised colors. The Big 12 this week became the second major conference to move to bar incoming transfers who had been disciplined for "serious misconduct" at their previous universities.
Aug 27, 2015

“So the economics [of college football] are not good for the risk of women.” nytimes.com/2015/08/27/spo…

Aug 27, 2015

Some conferences barring transfers with past miscondut. But what about those who stay and still play? nytimes.com/2015/08/27/spo…

Rutgers Investigating Football Coach Over Possible N.C.A.A. Violation

nytimes.com — Rutgers confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating its football coach, Kyle Flood, over an allegation that he improperly contacted a faculty member about the academic status of a top player. Earlier Tuesday, NJ Advance Media reported that Flood had emailed a faculty member from a personal account in reference to Nadir Barnwell, a junior cornerback who is reportedly close to being academically ineligible to play.

Under Armour Seeks to Do for Maryland What Nike Did for Oregon

nytimes.com — Within a few years, the midcentury red brick field house in the center of the University of Maryland campus will be a glassy, sunlit home of medical facilities and classrooms, as well as an athletic conditioning center, a locker room and three football fields - two outdoors and one inside.
Aug 25, 2015

"We are soul mates on this" —a v. romantic story about an athletic company and a university #branding together nytimes.com/2015/08/26/spo…

Aug 25, 2015

"There is truly a meeting of the minds. We are soul mates." This is a weird Vows column. nyti.ms/1MLBYkR

Aug 25, 2015

If Oregon is U. of Nike, then Maryland is U. of Under Armour. And we are pawns in game of life. @marcatracy explains: nyti.ms/1PxeeQT

Aug 25, 2015

Good look at apparel companies' influence on college sports in @marcatracy story on Under Armour & Maryland nyti.ms/1KL7Rpw

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Ohio State Is First Unanimous No. 1 in Preseason A.P. Poll

Union Ruling Underlines N.C.A.A.’s Evolution

nytimes.com — Among the more notable features of Monday's landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board declining to recognize Northwestern football players' unionization efforts was the time it took to make it. A petition was filed in January 2014. An N.L.R.B. regional director recognized its legitimacy in March 2014, prompting an appeal to the federal board.
Aug 17, 2015

RT @NYTSports: From @marcatracy: The college establishment has headed off huge alterations in part by allowing incremental changes. nyti.ms/1JdUIZo

Aug 17, 2015

The college sports establishment, inadvertently and self consciously, has beaten back revolution w evolution mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/spo…

Aug 17, 2015

RT @marcatracy: The college sports establishment, inadvertently and self consciously, has beaten back revolution w evolution mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/spo…

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Passing Grade for Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. Means He Can Join Oregon

nytimes.com — The highly touted quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. passed one of the most consequential math tests in Oregon football history on Thursday, clearing the way for him to replace Marcus Mariota, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, as the Ducks' starter. Adams, 22, had intended to transfer to Oregon from Eastern Washington and play immediately, under an N.C.A.A.
Aug 14, 2015

.@marctracy on the math test that may determine the path of Oregon's football season. nyti.ms/1Pdc1d6

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Days of Selling Popular College Players’ Jerseys Seem Numbered

nytimes.com — Last year, any Ohio State fan could buy an officially licensed Buckeyes football jersey bearing No. 97. Though N.C.A.A. rules prohibit colleges from selling jerseys with players' names on them, those fans understood that a scarlet jersey with a white 97 was a tribute to the star defensive lineman Joey Bosa, who wears the number when the Buckeyes play.
Aug 05, 2015

RT @marcatracy: Ohio State fans: get those @CJ12_ jerseys while you can. More colleges phasing out sales of popular players' numbers. nytimes.com/2015/08/06/spo…

Aug 05, 2015

Ohio State fans: get those @CJ12_ jerseys while you can. More colleges phasing out sales of popular players' numbers. nytimes.com/2015/08/06/spo…

Aug 05, 2015

.@marcatracy on how colleges have quietly quit selling player-specific jerseys in advance of the O'Bannon ruling. nyti.ms/1ORqcnS

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Ohio State’s Ascent Reinvigorates the Big Ten

nytimes.com — CHICAGO - In January, the Big Ten felt united as perhaps never before. After years of perceived decline in its signature sport, football, the conference had seen its champion - Ohio State - become the first league team to play for the national title since the 2007 season, and the first to win it since 2002.
Aug 02, 2015

Sparty and I low-keying each other on escalator in picture w this story: Ohio State’s Ascent Reinvigorates Big Ten nyti.ms/1KIuWhN

Aug 02, 2015

RT @YahooForde: Sparty and I low-keying each other on escalator in picture w this story: Ohio State’s Ascent Reinvigorates Big Ten nyti.ms/1KIuWhN

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Aug 27, 2015

Also, minus explicit language in financial aid agreement (as Cincy might have?), it's likely an NCAA violation nytimes.com/2015/08/28/spo…

Aug 27, 2015

For the record, Tech's A.D. said this practice will stop immediately. But, willikers. twitter.com/RedditCFB/stat…

Aug 27, 2015

fining college players from cost-of-attendance stipends, as suggested recently, would likely violate NCAA rules nytimes.com/2015/08/28/spo…

Aug 27, 2015

Some conferences barring transfers with past miscondut. But what about those who stay and still play? nytimes.com/2015/08/27/spo…

Aug 27, 2015

.@ralphDrussoAP Probably coincidence but two schools with coaches mouthing off on COA are A.D. Whit Babcock's current and previous schools

Aug 27, 2015

RT @ralphDrussoAP: Good job by Babcock handling this from start to finish, quickly and with transparency and explanations. twitter.com/petemoris/stat…


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