Fear Came for College Football: NCAA's TV Takeover Created Conditions for Conference Re-Alignment
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5th Down College Football
By Mark Schipper Within the next four years, whenever the universities of Texas and Oklahoma are allowed to fly from the Big 12 and...
- Jul 2, 2021
Modern NCAA Conference Commissioner was Forged in Fiery Destruction of the Pacific Coast Conference
By Mark Schipper George Kliavkoff, a major operator in digital-television and a sports-entertainment executive at MGM Resorts...
- Apr 7, 2021
University of Texas Defied Trends by Stepping Back to Consider Merits in "Eyes of Texas" Controversy
By Mark Schipper The Eyes of Texas, a cultural pillar at the Lone Star State's flagship university, and a song with tenuous linkages to...
- Mar 28, 2021
Haunted by an Error in First 'Game of the Century,' a Michigan Wolverines' Star Took His Own Life
By Mark Schipper Alone in a hotel a continent away from his estranged wife and three children, tortured by the belief he wore a scarlet...
- Feb 23, 2021
Paul Bear Bryant's Last Magic was Spent on Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Crimson Tide Football
By Mark Schipper “Forget it, it’s all changed, they took it away from me,” Paul Bear Bryant said, referring to the committee convened to...
- Feb 11, 2021
The Ballad of Walter Eckersall and the Snake Born Eating its Tail
By Mark Schipper There’s no shattered visage on the ground next to Walter Eckersall’s grave marker at Oak Woods cemetery, but the lone...
- Feb 1, 2021
Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Where Big Ten Conference was Founded, Has Closed
By Mark Schipper A strange sort of desolation has settled over the legendary Palmer House in the heart of Chicago’s downtown Loop, the...
- Dec 12, 2020
Greed Comes for College Football: Knight Commission Recommends FBS Leave the N.C.A.A.
Sometime while you're looking out over the strip-mining operations that blight the otherwise handsome landscape of college football,...
- Oct 8, 2020
Auburn and Pat Dye is a Real College Football Story
Auburn University is honoring their old football coach Pat Dye in simple fashion, and that's a beautiful thing.
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