Quote of the Day

"If this was a chemistry experiment, I think it would be an unstable series of events that would not last."
-- Drexel AD Eric Zillmer, on the NCAA D-I BOD granting the Power Five conferences freedom to pass legislation without approval of the full NCAA membership. (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/8)
Friday August 8, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 232 Print This Issue

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  • Separate But Equal?

    The NCAA D-I BOD on Thursday voted by a 16-2 margin to grant the Power Five conferences "more freedom to pass legislation without approval of the full NCAA membership," according to Chris Dufresne of the L.A. TIMES. The vote, which was held at NCAA HQ in Indianapolis and is subjected to a 60-day veto period, "grants the Power Five twice as much voting power (37.5%) on one of the NCAA's newly created councils." The five remaining major football conferences "will have 18.5%, while subdivision football and non-football schools will share 37.5%." Athletes and faculty members "would have the remaining share." Pepperdine AD Steve Potts: "Those in our situation were like, 'OK, let's get on with it''' ( L.A. TIMES, 8/8 ). NCAA.org's Michelle Brut ...

  • Penny For Your Thoughts

    Several commissioners, ADs, coaches react to autonomy vote.

  • Root For The Home Team

    AT&T, DirecTV to rebrand CSN Houston as Root Sports affiliate.

  • Progress Report

    The Indians will remove about 7,000 "little-used" seats at Progressive Field.

  • This One's For The Birds

    Orioles granted a restraining order in MASN dispute.

  • Let's Go To The Polls

    Longtime MLB scribe projects teams' votes in commish race.

  • Flying North For The Winter

    Milos Raonic signs on to endorse cold-weather apparel maker Canada Goose.

  • Miami Spice

    Le Batard yanked off air for his LeBron-themed billboards in the Cleveland/Akron area.

  • Stroke Play

    Politico wonders whether Obama is spending too much time on the fairways.

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