Shaky prospect pipeline, coaching hurdles have O-lines in crisis

By Judy Battista, NFL Media reporter
The 2010 season had just ended with a 6-10 record and Tony Romo‘s arm in a sling, the quarterback nursing a shattered clavicle. The Dallas Cowboys knew what they had to do.  Read More…

 

#BRVarsityLive Presents “The Future of the NFL”: IMG Academy vs. Bishop Sullivan

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Australia Emerges as the New Front in the College Recruiting Wars

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The NFL is becoming more disturbing than appealing, and TV viewers are tuning out

, The Washington Post  October 31, 2016
The NFL’s firm grip on the psyche is based in the fact that it’s the most real, live event on live television. Every game is a character-driven story and a high-speed chase in which the action and the stakes of a collision are genuine. But lately the NFL has seemed formulaic and lacking in a certain kind of authenticity. It’s no great mystery as to why the NFL’s ratings have been dropping: Viewers don’t especially like the stories they’re watching.
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Jalen Hurd says he plans to transfer from Tennessee

Chris Low, ESPN Senior Staff Writer Oct 31, 2016
Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has told the school he plans to transfer, Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday.
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The average college football team makes more money than the next 25 college sports combined

Cork Gaines, Business Insider  Oct 20, 2016
College sports means big-time money for many of the top schools. Texas A&M recently topped the list of the schools that make the most money off of college sports, taking in more than $190 million annually.
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art below shows how much money the average Division 1-A school makes in various sports, according to data obtained from the Department of Education. To nobody’s surprise, football is the sport that is most responsible for total sports revenue. Read More…

 

Estimated probability of competing in professional athletics

NCAA Research
More than 480,000 compete as NCAA athletes, and just a select few within each sport move on to compete at the professional or Olympic level. Read More…

 

The average University of Texas football player is now worth more than $670,000 per year

, Business Insider  Oct. 19, 2016
The chart below shows us how much college football players might be worth at the top programs if they were able to play in a free market system and receive compensation in a manner similar to that of the NFL.
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Report: Average Texas football player worth more than $670,000 per year

SI Wire, October 19th, 2016
If college players were compensated in a manner similar to NFL players, Texas football players would receive the most money, according to a study completed by Business Insider. Read More…

 

USC quarterback Max Browne waits for next move

By Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News LOS ANGELES >> USC quarterback Max Browne almost got off the practice field without delay Wednesday night, until a reporter wanted to speak to him. Browne’s quickly receded into the shadows the past three weeks since freshman quarterback Sam Darnold became everybody’s darling.Read More…

 

Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett transferring

By Matt Zenitz, AL.com September 28, 2016
Alabama’s opening game starter at quarterback is no longer with the team. Redshirt freshman Blake Barnett is transferring and has left the program, sources told AL.com. Read More…

 

Day 1 At The Elite 200 Prospect Camp In Germany

The athlete registration line stretched out the door and down the parking lot early Saturday morning at Aggerstadion in the picturesque little town of Troisdorf, Germany. American football players ranging in age from 14 to 18 from all across Germany, and as far away as Poland, Austria, and Switzerland, descended on this small town between Bonn and Cologne to impress and be evaluated by some of the United States’ top collegiate American football recruiters, the ESPN Recruiting Nation analysts and Under Armour All-American Game selection committee. Read More…

 

NFL Ratings Slide Doesn’t Mean We’ve Reached Peak Football

By , Bloomberg View Oct 27, 2016
Television ratings for the National Football League were down by about 11 percent through the first six weeks of this season. There have been several theories as to why, including the presidential race, the Cubs’ run to the World Series, cord-cutting by millennials and players protesting the National Anthem. But many sports and media analysts say the problems run deeper than just this fall:  that we are witnessing a tipping point in NFL popularity. Read More…

 

The NCAA Doesn’t Want to Touch E-sports

Fournette, McCaffrey pave way for great college players to skip a full season

by Mike Florio, NBC Sports December 19, 2016
Some of the folks who get paid to talk about college football are currently feeling quite threatened by the realization by those who don’t get paid to play college football that they actually have power. But the decisions of former LSU running back Leonard Fournette (pictured) and former Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey to skip their respective bowl games in preparation for the draft possibly is just the tip of the iceberg. Read More…

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