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Trojans’ hot start should continue


With all of the hype surrounding USC baseball’s hot start to the 2014 season — wait, what? Hype surrounding USC baseball? The team that’s had a .470 winning percentage in the last decade (and .407 in the last three years)? Yes, as has been seemingly well-documented, the USC baseball team is off to a thrilling […]

North Carolina self-imposes penalties


In the midst of an NCAA investigation, the University of North Carolina has vacated 16 football victories from the 2008 and 2009 seasons and reducing scholarships in anticipation for a ruling from the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Oct. 28.  The COI is expected to announce at that time whether the Tar Heels will receive […]

Cheating pervasive in college athletics


When I heard Oregon had paid scout Will Lyles $25,000 for recruiting services, I wasn’t even surprised. Whether within the rules or not, the Oregon situation is a stark reminder that the mechanism of college recruiting is corrupt at multiple levels.