Friday Sports Briefs

Savannah State’s “Money Grab” Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com writes that Savannah State will receive a total of $860,000 for playing Oklahoma State and Florida State in football this season.  Savannah State, a FCS program, played Oklahoma State last weekend and lost 84-0.  They face Florida State next.  Even Savannah State’s coach seems to be questioning the school’s scheduling.  This […]

Sumlin to Texas A&M: The Risk of Making a Jump

I’ve often discussed the virtual free agency that exists in collegiate coaching, where coaches are often allowed to leave for greener pastures without regard for their existing contracts.  There is great risk, however, in jumping to a high-profile job.  Rising coaching stars must carefully weigh the allure of new opportunities against the risks, as they can quickly lose their shine with a […]

Litigation and Little League

“Everyone is looking for a scholarship, and everyone is looking for a lawsuit.”  Those were the words of high school coach whom I recently interviewed concerning changes in coaching high school athletics.  Although that statement might seem a bit cynical, consider Rick Reilly’s recent column, “A Tale of Two Little Leaguers” on ESPN.com.  Reilly compares the […]

Calhoun Responds to Allegations of NCAA Violations

In this ESPN.com video, UConn coach Jim Calhoun discusses the allegations of NCAA violations reported by Yahoo! Sports.