Tag:Colonial Athletic Association
Posted on: July 19, 2011 9:55 am
Four conference commissioners have been added to the roster for next month's NCAA president's retreat, CBSSports.com has learned.
Sources said WAC commissioner Karl Benson, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager and Atlantic Sun commissioner Ted Gumbart will join the presidents Aug. 9-10 in Indianapolis.
The NCAA announced last month that 50 Division I collegiate presidents and CEOs had been invited to the association's headquarters in Indianapolis for what was termed a strategic meeting on the future of college athletics.
NCAA president Mark Emmert said he wants to focus on three subjects during the two-day meeting: academic success of players, financial differences among Division I schools and maintaining the amateurism model.
Ostensibly, Beebe will represent the BCS leagues, Benson will be there for the non-automatic BCS leagues, Yeager for the Football Championship Subdivision schools and Gumbart will represent Division I schools without football.
Beebe is a former NCAA investigator. Benson has testified before Congress in the past on the subject of major-college football's postseason. Yeager is a former chairman of the NCAA infractions committee. Gumbart has been with the Atlantic Sun since 1991.
In announcing the retreat last month, Emmert said that results "take time". No immediate proposals or changes are expected after the meeting.
Over the past year, several scandals have stained college athletics. Research by CBSSports.com showed that since 1987 almost half of the current 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools have been charged with a major football violation.
Posted on: September 15, 2010 10:27 am
Edited on: September 15, 2010 10:31 am
Don't tell anyone but we didn't learn much from Showdown Saturday except that Virginia Tech would have a hard time winning the Colonial Athletic Association.
For the most part, Showdown was a letdown.
Mark Twain could have replaced Mark Ingram and Alabama still would have beaten Penn State. OK, Ingram has better top end speed than Twain but you get my point.
Alabama's season is boiling down to three-week stretch during which Bama plays at Arkansas (Sept. 25), at home against Florida (Oct. 2) and at South Carolina (Oct. 9).
Miami still has work to do in its long-awaited comeback. Jacory Harris has a lot of work to do with his judgment. After throwing four picks vs. Ohio State, Harris is tied for second nationally (at least in the NCAA top 100) with four interceptions. Last year Harris was No. 2 in picks (17) behind Ole Miss' Jevan Snead (20).
Tennessee put up a good fight for a half against Oregon.
Florida State didn't even make it that far.
Player of the week besides the obvious (Denard Robinson)? South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore who looks like a combination of George Rodgers and Herschel Walker for the OBC. More on him later in the week.
On the lack of mercy given to outgunned opponents:
"If my third offense went in and we were up on them, we weren't going kneel on the ball. We were going to try to score. The reason we were going to try to score is because I spend all my time teaching that offense to score, not to sit and evaluate the feelings of the other team."
On his not having Alabama in his top five:
"A lot of folks are frontrunners and if you win last year they assume you're going to win this year and the next year. If that was the case, everybody was going to win the thing 20 years in a row. I'm prepared to be proven wrong."
Leach also said he had a standing $500 bounty on shady agents hanging around Texas Tech. Supposedly, that was for players to turn in those shady agents. Problem though: Wouldn't paying off that bounty be a possible NCAA violation?
Leach is also an analyst for CBS College Sports.
1. Robinson, 442.5 yards per game
Posted on: September 11, 2009 1:33 am
Edited on: September 11, 2009 7:45 am
You have to admit, it's entertaining.
The ACC might not be able to handle the Colonial Athletic Association but it can sure stage some conference doozies. Monday: Miami and Florida State return to the national stage. Thursday: Clemson and Georgia Tech try to play giveaway.
Tech jumps out to a 24-0 lead, only to fall behind 27-24 in the fourth quarter. Then, bam, Josh "The Arm" Nesbitt strikes again. Actually, Nesbitt didn't strike much of anything including the sides of barns. Nesbitt is the Tech quarterback who will not soon be confused with Dan Fouts. In fact, he represents the biggest weakness in Paul Johnson's option offense. In general, its quarterbacks aren't great throwers.
To be fair, Johnson inherited Nesbitt and is only two classes into his recruiting career at Tech. So what Johnson is left with is a 42 percent career passer. Nesbitt was awful for most of the game. He had one more completion (three, out of 14 attempts) than interceptions (two).
In the end, only one pass mattered. Nesbitt hit Demaryius Thomas with a 39-yard strike in the fourth quarter that set up Scott Blair's game-winning field goal. In other news, blind squirrels sometimes find nuts.
In the second week of the season it was a game that both teams had to win. Virginia Tech remains the ACC favorite. Florida State was impressive on Monday. Georgia Tech goes to suddenly formidable Miami next Thursday. Clemson hosts Boston College, followed by TCU.
Nesbitt did run for 91 yards, which is his strength. You feel sorry for Clemson's Kyle Parker, the more conventional quarterback (261 yards, three touchdowns) who led the comeback. But this isn't about convention.
All is forgiven, ACC, if you keep pumping out conference games like this.