Contract Analysis: There’s a reason why Michigan waited to fire Rich Rodriguez

The Rich Rodriguez era turned out to be a costly one for Michigan.  Not only did their record fall to a mere 15-22 during that time, but the Wolverine defense sunk to its lowest level in Michigan history.  Even worse, was the financial setback it took.  Financially the era began with a $2,500,000 payment to […]

Interpreting the NCAA Bylaws: Buckeye Suspensions

By now everyone should know that five Ohio State players have been suspended for five games and a sixth player has been suspended for one game in 2011.  From the press release issued by the NCAA and statements made by Ohio State, it doesn’t appear that the players have denied selling the items and/or receiving […]

Press Release from NCAA Re: Six Ohio State Suspensions

NCAA Requires Loss of Contests for Six Ohio State Football Student-Athletes For Immediate Release Thursday, December 23, 2010 Contact(s) Erik Christianson Director of Public and Media Relations 317/917-6117 INDIANAPOLIS— Five football student-athletes from The Ohio State University must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university […]

Contract Analysis: What Colorado Must Pay to Fire Dan Hawkins

On Saturday, Colorado blew a 28 point lead in the 4th quarter to Kansas in what would become the worst blown lead in the Buffaloes’ 121 year history.  Head Coach Dan Hawkins’ son Cody was playing Quarterback thanks to a ruptured spleen suffered by starter Tyler Hansen a few weeks ago.  And despite a pretty […]