• Time to start thinking of college athletics in a different way

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the top five conferences to have more autonomy when it comes to making rules. So now what? Let’s start here. The world as we know it in college athletics is not coming to an end. But it is going to [...]

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  • New rule: You hit a female and you’re done

    I don’t know Devonte Fields, other than the fact that he is a great football player for Texas Christian University. He has already been chosen as the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year. He was the conference’s defensive player of the year as a freshman in 2012. Fields missed most of the 2013 [...]

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  • LSU’s Les Miles: “I like us”

    Hoover, AL–Some quick thoughts on Day 3 of SEC Media Days. 1. When the media’s preseason vote is announced on Thursday, Alabama will very likely be picked as the projected champion of the SEC West with Auburn, the defending conference champs, second. But I’ve written this before and today I’ll write it again: Don’t sleep [...]

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  • Five Burning Questions as SEC Media Days begin

    I remember the first time more than 500 members of the press showed up for the circus (and I mean that affectionately) that is SEC Football Media Days. I don’t remember the year but I do remember thinking: “This is ridiculous. It can’t possibly get bigger than this.” Again, as usual, I was very, very wrong. Here’s how [...]

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RSS Tony’s articles for AJC Sports

  • How Braxton Miller’s injury could impact new playoff August 21, 2014
    There is no good time for an injury in college football. But if you care about the game, it breaks your heart to see what happened to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller, a senior, injured his right shoulder on a routine throw during practice on Monday. He had a MRI on Tuesday after which he was pronounced out for the season. Miller said he plans t
  • Who’s playing the toughest road schedule in the SEC? August 19, 2014
    The Associated Press preseason media poll was released Sunday. Now I know many of you don’t put a whole lot of stock in human polls. And with the arrival of the first College Football Playoff and its selection committee, the traditional polls simply don’t mean as much as they did during the BCS era (1998-2013). But what the preseason polls can do is give us
  • Why Mizzou cast-off Dorial Green-Beckham should not play this fall August 17, 2014
    These facts are not in dispute: • On Friday, April 11, sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was kicked off the Missouri football team. In the school’s announcement of the decision, director of athletics Mike Alden said this: “We have a high standard of conduct for our student athletes. … We are also responsible to the community at large and the ideas

RSS Recent posts from Mark Blaudschun, A Jersey Guy

  • Eagles ending camp with ??? August 20, 2014
    Phase One of the pre-season is now over for Boston College. Another scrimmage on Wednesday morning, marked improvement in holding onto the ball by the offense, but… Yes, there is a but. Here’s what we know about the Eagles in…Read more →
  • BC offense continues to fumble, and stumble August 16, 2014
    This is the way the Boston College offense ended its second scrimmage of training camp on Saturday. With the offensive unit doing a series of up and down push ups and sprints the length of Shea Field, while the defense…Read more →
  • Irish eyes not smiling August 16, 2014
    First North Carolina and now Notre Dame. Two fine academic institutions who succeed in the highest levels of athletics. Two schools with academic fraud, dishonesty issues. Notre Dame’s malfeasance was announced on Friday when four Irish football players were barred…Read more →