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Jason Kirk

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College football editor, SB Nation. Co-host, Shutdown Fullback. Editor emeritus, SB Nation Atlanta.

I root for the Falcons and every college football team, but especially ones that don't exist yet.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jasonkirksbn

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  • NCAAF To Be Announced
  • NBA Atlanta Hawks
  • Boxing Evander Holyfield
User Blog

How much money does the NCAA make? That depends.

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This trial has now seen three different ways we can calculate how much money the NCAA's members make.

Map: 2015 blue-chip quarterbacks

It's a down year for quarterback prospects east of the Mississippi River, but Southern California is loaded.

Player jerseys used as NCAA-O'Bannon evidence

Many football programs sell jerseys with numbers that *just happen to match* those of current star players. This is the NCAA's problem.

The 100 Wins in 11 Seasons Club

We figure 2015 high school prospects first became aware of sports and which teams were winning a lot around first grade or so, which would've been 2003 for most.

Emmert 'uncomfortable' with current commercialism

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The NCAA president testified that having players near corporate logos isn't against the rules, but didn't give it his personal support.

Emmert: 'Most Division I schools don't make money' off athletics

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Emmert claims fans would stop watching if players paid. Survey says:

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Partial results, of course. And highly unscientific. But we've yet to have a response even slightly agreeing with NCAA president Mark Emmert. While our followers are true college football diehards, one actual concern could be casual fans -- though public polling suggests things could be changing.

Emmert: No 'true national championships' if some conferences pay players

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One conference, the SEC, just finished a seven-year title run. Its members did this in large part by spending more money on football things, including things that entice players to come play for them. The last 15 AP national championships were won by a group of 10 schools. The last 60 AP titles have been won by 22 schools. Of FBS' 128 current programs, 101 have never finished No. 1 in the poll, which began in 1936. There is no parity in college athletics, there never has been, and there never will be.

34-year-old Auburn mascot dies

Tiger, Auburn's sixth and retired War Eagle, is succeeded by current active-duty mascots Nova and Spirit.

Delany dismisses concerns about quality of Big Ten additions

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The Big Ten commissioner is unimpressed with our own Luke Zimmermann's issues with the Big Ten's two newest programs.

How Big 12/Big East merger would've looked

A Baylor vs. UCF postseason game? Where have we seen that before?

South Carolina the country's most experienced

Experience is a hard thing to quantify in college football, but one metric puts the Gamecocks at the top.

Coker best recent QB Bama's had, says Jimbo

Quarterback Jacob Coker transferred from Florida State to Alabama, where he's the favorite to replace AJ McCarron. Say, what do you think of AJ McCarron, Jimbo?

College sports isn't quite as broke as you think

Most college sports programs take a whole lot of subsidy money from their public university systems. But "subsidy" is a complicated word.

Yes

The almighty college football coaching great should simply let this image speak for itself forever. Whatever it is that it might be saying.

Auburn could still claim 3 more titles

Auburn wouldn't be the first school to go back in time and present itself with a trophy based on historical murk and college football's century or so of complete disorganization, but it appears...

Could the SEC really get more than 2 in Playoff?

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema argues otherwise.

The most rapped-about CFB coaches

"The whole city hate me/ I'm Lane Kiffin."

Want to play for Chip Kelly? Stay in school

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When Beau Allen, a 325-pound nose tackle from Wisconsin, toured the country before the draft to visit with teams, he got a question or two about academics. Then he sat down with Chip Kelly, the Eagles' radical coach. Kelly began peppering him with questions about why he chose his major (business), what his hardest class was and why and what professors needed to do to get through to him.

Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly is still a college man. Allen also revealed Kelly's Eagles have been using remote control cars for some mysterious purpose during practice. More: how Kelly turned FCS football into his personal laboratory.

Football's most talent-rich cities

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Jamie Newberg reviewed the last three NFL Drafts, with an eye for where players come from. While South Florida (and specifically, Miami/Dade) has the most picks, Mobile and South Georgia top the region in per capita Draft picks. Also: 2014 NFL Draft picks by school and conference.

SEC releases cosmic scheduling calendar

The SEC released its new schedule rotation on Monday, with many of its teams now going years without seeing each other. This will only get worse during the coming millenia.

All 245 new APR scores, ranked

The NCAA released its annual academic progress rate (APR) scores Wednesday, with severe competitive penalties on the way for 12 football teams, including the FBS' Idaho, Oklahoma State and UNLV.

RICHTAMANIA

Everyone needs to be set to one of Jim Ross' famous calls at one point or another.

SEC and ACC shouldn't exclude BYU

Potentially having to play fewer games against the SEC and ACC would hardly be the end of the world for BYU football. But it would be a sign that certain powerful people in college football don't...

Draft picks by school, conference, stars

SEC schools and their recruiting grounds dominated the opening round and the NFL Draft overall.

10 NFL Draft entrance songs for Clowney

The potential No. 1 pick is going to need an entrance theme, so let's help him out.

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