LI college sports roundup: LIU’s Ryan Blume headed to PLL’s Archers

LIU men’s lacrosse defenseman Ryan Blume was claimed by the Archers of the Premier Lacrosse League on Friday night. Blume played five seasons for LIU and led the Sharks with 22 caused turnovers this past season. The Eastchester, New York, native recorded 186 ground balls, 69 caused turnovers, 15 goals and nine assists over 63 … Read more

New on NIL: College leaders urge NCAA to enforce new guidelines

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Inside the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch, the lavish resort on the outskirts of Phoenix, dozens of the most powerful people in college sports milled about, parading through the expansive lobby and basking in the sun on the terrace. But, the majority landed deep within conference meeting rooms, searching for answers to … Read more

Ohio State AD Pitches Radical Change for College Football

A break-up of big-time college football and the NCAA isn’t a new idea, but it continues to pick up mainstream support. One very influential athletic director, Ohio State‘s Gene Smith, openly discussed the possibility while speaking to ESPN at the Big Ten’s spring meetings. Telling Heather Dinich that she was “just throwing ideas out,” she … Read more

Task force to big-money boosters: NIL sanctions could be coming

Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports SCOTTSDALE Ariz. — College leaders are gearing up to issue a warning to hundreds of wealthy boosters who are using name, image and likeness (NIL) ventures to engage themselves in recruiting. University administrators, part of a task force to review NIL, are finalizing additional guidelines that are expected to … Read more

Florida Basketball Player Keyontae Johnson Enters Transfer Portal: Report

Editor’s note: This story contains accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org. Florida forward Keyontae Johnson will continue his collegiate career elsewhere after reportedly entering the transfer portal, according to Matt Zenitz of On 3 … Read more

Bill Self: NIL, Transfer Portal ‘Out of Control Right Now’

The advent of the transfer portal and the opening of the name, image and likeness (NIL) rules have forever changed college sports. Bill Self, coach of national champion Kansas men’s basketball, doesn’t believe the combination has worked in the sport’s best interest so far. Self seems to agree that if coaches can jump ship on … Read more

Mark Emmert exits after turning NCAA into an embarrassment

On a college athletics ship floundering in turbulent seas, NCAA President Mark Emmert has been a calamitous captain. The only impressive hallmark of the latter half of his 12-year tenure is an ability to avoid an outright mutiny (although this abrupt departure announcement might have been the sign of one coming). The only thing worse … Read more

Ryan Day reflects on Dwayne Haskins’s legacy at vigil (video)

During a vigil for Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State coach Ryan Day took the lectern to share some words about his former player. After he touched on Haskins’s statistical highlights during the 2018 season while with the Buckeyes, they put his accomplishments in perspective. “But the thing to me that was the most amazing that year … Read more

Barry Switzer announces Oklahoma NIL collective for Sooner athletes

The relatively new Name, Image and Likeness rules in college sports have changed the way the sport works. Whether it’s through recruiting, or retaining players for another year, the option for players to earn money in college has been a game-changer for college athletes. Barry Switzer is now using this opportunity as a way to … Read more

SMU transfer Kendric Davis blogs with Sports Illustrated about committing to Memphis and Penny Hardaway

Kendric Davis dominated the AAC last season and won the Player of the Year in the conference. Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports Kendric Davis was the American Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year this season after averaging 19.4 points a game at SMU to lead the league. He decided to transfer when Mustangs head coach Tim … Read more