Guide to Reasonably Discussing Paying Players

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! I hope you read this with a pint of the Black Stuff in your hands and friends and family around you. More likely though, you’re sitting in your office or in a class somewhere looking to kill a few minutes. If that’s the case, then please, still try to find a nice stiff drink or say a calming meditation because I’m about to bring up everyone’s favorite topic: Should the NCAA permit payment to student athletes? Why am I bringing this up? Well, it’s found a new … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 16, 2015


Good morning! Here are your headlines: RECRUITING (2016 offers / 2017 offers) Sporting News: Jim Harbaugh made best PR move yet at Michigan, but did you see it? (He hired Rick Finotti.) Eleven Warriors: The Hurry Up: Updates on Liam Eichenberg, Sean Foster, Harbaugh's latest move and more (Liam Eichenberg, Jarrett Guarantano) Scarlet Nation: In-state countdown: #1 Ben Bredeson Irish Sports Daily: 2017 RB has eye on ND (Kyshaun Bryan) ND Insider: Top 2017 QB Hunter Johnson receives … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Snags #3 Seed, Joins Kentucky and Kansas in Midwest Region

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Selection Sunday is in the books and Notre Dame men's basketball has received their dance partners and location. The Irish will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a part of the Midwest region as a #3 seed. Their first game will be Thursday, March 19 at 12:15 PM ET against the #14 seeded Northeastern Huskies, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champions. While I'm sure most fans are most immediately concerned about making it past the first round thanks to recent history, this Irish … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 15, 2015


Good morning! Here are your headlines: RECRUITING (2016 offers / 2017 offers) Scout: The Opening Dallas: DB watch (Brandon Jones and Deontay Anderson) Scout: The Opening LA interview: Greg Rogers Scout: Toialoa names top seven, sets decision date (Lokeni Toialoa) SB Nation: If you want a top 2016 QB recruit, you better move quickly (Jacob Eason and Dwayne Haskins) Scout: Florida thinks Victor would be a "great look" (Binjimen Victor) 790 KGMI: Sehome's Taylor Rapp commits to … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: Your New ACC Champs

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There are times for long and thoughtful pieces. This is not one of them. Notre Dame men's basketball just claimed their first ever conference title in just their second year in the ACC. They did it by beating Duke and North Carolina on back-to-back nights in their own backyard. So for all those "yeah, but what will this team do in March?" here's your answer: I'm too … [Read more...]