Longhorns, Texas Gov’t Play Scholarship Chicken

A couple of days ago, the Texas state legislature made headlines by openly acknowledging a potential need to eliminate athletic scholarships at the University of Texas to facilitate the impossible increase in guaranteed acceptance students. What guaranteed acceptance, you ask? Well, before he was President of the United States, George W. Bush did a fine job ruining Texas’s education system, passing a bill in 2000 that ensured all students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class could attend any state college they chose. Naturally, nearly all chose to attend UT, and a shocking percentage of those Texas students then flunked out.

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(The man on the right is forcing Texas to decide between football and an archaic admissions standard. Guess what they’re going to choose?)

Unfortunately, that failure rate never dissuades future students from attending Texas, and the constant influx has left the Austin campus overflooded. Since those students are guaranteed admission, UT has to find another section to cut students in, and athletics was prominently mentioned. Well, one of the country’s top athletic departments is openly talking about eliminating its crown jewel athletic department, according to the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

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Saban Uses WebCams To Circumvent NCAA Rules

When the so-called “Nick Saban Rule” went into effect — and put severe restrictions on the amount of time coaches could visit high school prospects during the offseason — the head man at Alabama called the change “ridiculous.”

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Now, Saban’s making a different sort of call by keeping ahead of the NCAA on the technology curve. Read more…

HS Phenom Pryor Will Pick A School This Week

On the heels of winning a state championship in basketball, Jeannette High School senior Terrelle Pryor said that he would finally make an announcement on which college he would attend next fall.

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Pryor, arguably the nation’s No. 1 high school football recruit, made headlines when he declined to make that decision on National Signing Day last February, leaving his finalists, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, and Penn State, flapping in the proverbial breeze.

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