12-Year-Old QB Sills Is Ready For College Offers

Steve Clarkson is known as a quarterback king maker. He started the hype machine that led to Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen being called “one of the greatest high school recruits ever”. He helped launch the careers of Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart, J.P. Losman (maybe not such an endorsement) and Gino Toretta. Now he’s in […]


One-Armed HS Basketball Player A Legit Prospect

Most basketball stars inspire by transcending what we think is traditionally possible, hitting shots that don’t seem open and finding teammates on the other end of the court that had previously seemed hidden. That’s not the case for 18-year-old Kevin Laue, which is not to say that he doesn’t do many of those things, too. […]


Recruit Picks OU Over UT’s Nudes, Drugs & Booze

How great must it be to be a top high school football prospect in Texas? The world is at your feet, and so are the big universities who will do anything to make sure you attend their school. Anything.

Jamarcus McFarland is a highly rated defensive tackle who just selected Oklahoma over Texas, which I’m sure […]


Notre Dame Won’t Let Its Football Fans Get Lei’d

Prized high school linebacker and Hawaii native Manti Te’o is visiting Notre Dame, one of the schools the Rivals.com No. 9 overall prospect has listed among his finalists. It’s a long flight from Honolulu to South Bend, Ind., and the Notre Dame student body wanted to make Te’o feel a bit more welcome by handing […]


Samoans Bring Down 2nd HS Team in Two Years

There must have been excitement around the school as Stallworth Charter Academy fielded their first football team ever this year. To help fill out the roster, the Stockton, California, school accepted seven transfer students from nearby Franklin High School. Someone at Stallworth either didn’t do their homework, or hoped the school board wouldn’t do theirs, […]


Memphis Tigers Investigated For FedEx Phone Call

You work for a major national company for 11 years in a regional office. You probably don’t expect to get any attention from the very high rungs of the company. One day, the CEO of said company wants to talk to you — not about you, but about your son, who happens to be very […]


College Baseball Coach Wants Name Off Stadium

Outgoing Mississippi State baseball coach Ron Polk lobbied hard for one of his assistant coaches to succeed him. But a power struggle led to that school bringing on a replacement from outside the program.

Polk, aside from threatening to ruin the athletic director’s life and pledging to take his name off the school in every conceivable […]


No Country For Old, Hard-Working Surfer Dudes

Few things are more enjoyable than someone in the public eye beginning a statement with “I don’t want to sound like a jerk, but…”

When that happens, we can only hope that (a) that person will sound like a jerk, and (b) we can enjoy a rare moment of candor that’s becoming all too rare […]


Exiled Amaker Breaks NCAA Rules At … Harvard?!

The NEW YORK TIMES has a piece today on Tommy Amaker as he plumbs the depths of the bowels of college basketball at Harvard. Amaker is in his first year coaching the astonishingly, historically-inept Crimson (they’ve never won an Ivy League title?) .

Now, we know what a wonderfully mediocre head coach T.A. was in his […]


Indiana AD Says Decision On Sampson Is Made

An announcement on Kelvin Sampson’s fate at Indiana will come later this afternoon. The coach does not know what it is, but his fate is sealed, according to Indiana AD Rick Greenspan (whose colleague is obviously not familiar with the works of Ray Bradbury and others).

ESPN’s Andy Katz has the details.