Viewer demand is only likely to increase. Starting this year, college football will institute a four team playoff to decide the national champion, and rejiggered rules allow the biggest football programs more control over their finances. According to USA Today, these developments will lead to the biggest schools earning 71.5% of the $470 million annual television revenue for the playoff..
We have suspended Coach Person without pay effective immediately. We are committed to playing by the rules, and that what we expect from our coaches. In the meantime, Auburn is working closely with law enforcement, and we will help them in their investigation in any way we can.They said the probe has revealed numerous instances in which bribes were paid by athlete advisers, including financial advisers and associate basketball coaches, to assistant and associate basketball coaches to exert influence over student athletes so the athletes would retain the services of those paying the bribes.In criminal complaints, investigators said basketball coaches have the ability to provide access to the student athletes to sports agents, financial advisers, business managers and others.many such coaches have enormous influence over the student athletes who play for them, in particular with respect to guiding those student athletes through the process of selecting agents and other advisers when they prepare to leave college and enter the NBA, the complaints said.investigation has revealed several instances in which coaches have exercised that influence by steering players and their families to retain particular advisers, not because of the merits of those advisers, but because the coaches were being bribed by the advisers to do so, the papers said.Person was arrested in Alabama; Bland in Tampa, Florida; Evans in Oklahoma; and Richardson in Arizona.Person, the associate head coach at Auburn University, was the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft in 1986 and was selected by the Indiana Pacers.
FRONGILLO: Even if the Patriots are ultimately absolved of any wrong doing by the NFL (wink, wink, nudge, nudge Roger Goodell declares his league’s marquee team isn’t guilty of taking the air out of the football), Belichick, Brady and everyone associated with the team have already been found guilty in the court of public opinion. Other than relatives and friends of players, few people living west of New England will be rooting for the Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday. Most every fan in our great sporting nation wants to see Marshawn Lynch make as many obscene gestures in the end zone as possible..