Value of Shawn Oakman and Scooby Wright Is Clear Week 1

“Next man up” can be found on page 78, paragraph 10 of the football coaching Almanac of Cliches. Given the inevitability of injuries, there’s merit to the philosophy. But when the next man is following someone the caliber of Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman or Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright, cliches go out the window. That’s become […]


Aug. 18 News: Reaction to Denied Northwestern Union Bid

The Northwestern union efforts launched in the spring of 2014 reached an impasse Monday when the National Labor Relations Board’s dismissed NU’s petition. The key statement from the NLRB’s decision explains its interpretation of the player-university relationship: Even if scholarship players were regarded as analogous to players for professional sports teams who are considered employees […]


Rich Rodriguez Whip Video Is More Than Internet Fun

Alright, so you’ve probably seen the below video of Rich Rodriguez doing The Whip with members of the Arizona gymnastics team. It’s basically on every sports site across these here internets. This is the latest production of UA “digital guru” Matt Dudek, whose past works include a cinematic prelude to the Wildcats’ Territorial Cup showdown […]


Hashtags to Join #Pac12AfterDark in 2015

Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans shouted out the popular College Football Twitter hashtag #Pac12AfterDark in her annual address at Pac-12 media days Friday. #Pac12AfterDark helped build national attention for the conference and became something of an identifying slogan for the league in its historic campaign. The University of Arizona athletic department jumped on the hashtag […]


Veep Co-Stars Mining College Football’s Cinematic Gold

Elements of college football border on the comedic, and in the right hands, the sport is fodder for some outstanding film. Veep co-stars Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons apparently see the potential, as The Hollywood Reporter says the duo successfully pitched a college football-themed comedy to Paramount. Details are very scarce at this point, but […]

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

The heavy, four-fingered-white-gloved hand of Disney Corp. is coming down hard on ESPN, to the tune of a quarter-billion dollars. Just this week, we’ve seen the Worldwide Leader’s cost-cutting measures result in separations with Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd, but focus turns to where the real bulk of ESPN’s budget lies: live-game broadcast rights. ESPN […]