On Feb. 22 I broke the news that during production of an HBO Real Sports special on the business and ethics of high profile college athletics, former Auburn football player Stanley McClover had told an HBO interviewer that a former Auburn assistant coach had provided him extra benefits that would be considered outside of NCAA […]Read more...
After his Tennessee Volunteers were destroyed by Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Charlotte Friday, Vols Coach Bruce Pearl was asked by a reporter if he thought he’d return next season as Tennessee coach considering the NCAA sanctions the school will likely soon face thanks to his egregious NCAA - and […]Read more...
Today is a sad day for Misssissippi State fans, the state of Misssissippi and the SEC.
(Jack missed one football game in 58 years!)
Last night at the close of the MSU-LSU basketball broadcast, the school’s longtime football and basketball voice Jack Cristil announced he was stepping down after 58 years behind the mic in Starkville.
Three weeks ago I reported that a current Mississippi State freshman cheerleader named Taylor Corley had modeled nude in November for Playboy.
After my report, Mississippi State subsequently released a statement about the 18-year-old, with a school official indicating that since Corley had posed for Playboy before she enrolled at MSU, she had been allowed to […]Read more...
Despite losing the battle to keep Colonel Reb, Ole Miss supporters apparently haven’t given up the fight.
(Rumor Has It Colonel Reb’s a Switch-Hitter)
A new billboard serving as a subtle reminder to Colonel Reb’s cause is now located just west of the University of Mississippi campus and the Oxford business district.
(Ole Miss Employing Black Bear […]Read more...
Last week the University of Texas announced a 20-year, $300 million partnership with ESPN that will lead to the creation of a nationally-televised cable channel devoted to the interests of the Univ. of Texas athletic department.
(So why would they broadcast football and basketball games anyway?)
But contrary to popular perception, Texas and ESPN plan to […]
On Jan. 6, two days after he was fired by ESPN for making obscene, degrading remarks to ESPN colleague Jeannine Edwards - and then failing to apologize for his admitted indiscretion by ESPN request - Ron Franklin wrote in an email to Richard Sandomir of the NEW YORK TIMES, “I just want this thing to […]Read more...
Dr. Bill Kibler, Vice President of Student Affairs at Mississippi State, has released a statement regarding the school’s reaction to MSU cheerleader Taylor Corley posing nude in Playboy.
“If she had identified herself as an MSU Cheerleader or used any of our marks, then the university might have pursued action. However, she was not identified […]
Last night and earlier today I reported that an employee of The Hotel at Auburn University, Ari Turnbull, was promoting a party scheduled for this Saturday that would include Auburn football players and be hosted by rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew fame.
After my report this morning, the Facebook page promoting the party was […]Read more...
During one of his regular, delightful appearances on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, Tim Brando related fond memories of his days working at ESPN.