A Compromise to Remain National

The announcement of Notre Dame’s move to the Atlantic Coach Conference is probably most viewed as prudent and, in a way, inevitable.  In the ever-changing landscape of college sports, and football in particular, it makes sense to find a compromise between full-out football independence and conference affiliation.  This appears to be it. With the uncertainty   Read Full Post

How Does The Expansion Arms Race Benefit the Game?

Analysis It all started with the Big Ten’s announcement last December that it was to begin a study of possible expansion, over a period of 12 to 18 months. It would be a deliberate, thoughtful process meant to identify and vet the school or schools that would be the best fit – academically, athletically, culturally.   Read Full Post