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NCAA 6th Year Database

I have assembled a collection of cases where college football and men’s basketball student athletes have sought a 6th year of eligibility. The database contains summaries of each of those cases, outlining which years a student athlete was active, years they were inactive and reasons for inactivity, and whether they were granted or denied a 6th year. 68 more words

College Football

Big Ten and MAC to experiment with block/charge reviews

More instant replay is coming to college basketball, albeit in a rather narrow avenue to start.

The Big Ten and the MAC have approval to allow for instant replay in instances of block/charge calls dealing with the restricted area at the end of conference games, it was announced Tuesday, 292 more words

A Word from the Coach: Football Through the Past 60 Years

In 1956, football was bunched up compared to the wide-open styles and formations the game is played out today. The formations were wide open in the sense that most teams had a split end, although many like USC came out in two tight ends as a general rule. 1,826 more words

Pro Football

NCAA 6th Year of Eligibility Part 2

*NCAA 6th Year database is now available

In the first part on this topic I focused on a case where one school was pursuing a 6th year for three players in the same season, which seemed peculiar because 6th year waivers are extremely rare; three on one team in one season is a substantial outlier that I felt should be explored further. 2,400 more words

College Football

Mind-blowing Finale: #22 OSU v. Central Mich

You can’t make this stuff up. OSU is driving down the field and running down the clock. You know, your typical “leading late in the 4th” strategy. 507 more words

College Football

Hundreds of retweets from coaches follow after new NCAA social media rule begins

The retweeting is on.

Under new NCAA rules that went into effect early Monday morning, college football coaches are allowed to retweet, like, share, repost or otherwise approve the social media activity of a recruit. 1,219 more words

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