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  1. Penn State penalties should force a look in the mirror

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:18 AM EST

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    There will be no shortage of opinions on what NCAA president Mark Emmert did Monday morning. After years of watching collegiate athletics’ governing body be more bureaucratic boondoggle than effective leadership, Emmert and the NCAA acted quickly and decisively when they announced significant penalties against Penn State and its football program for its role in…

  2. Midwest recruiting scene just got a little more crowded

    Nov 30, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

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    Way back in June, we took a look at the lay of the land in the Midwest, and noticed how the recruiting world might be shifting a bit. Back then, big news was that Russell Wilson — given his walking papers by North Carolina State coach Tom O’Brien — was signing on the dotted line…

  3. Unstable Midwest should mean good things for the Irish

    Jun 9, 2011, 2:58 PM EST

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    Strange days lie ahead for the Big Ten, or whatever they’re officially calling the conference right now. (B1G?) As news broke that North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson could be taking his talents to Madison, it solidified the fact that there’s near historic instability around the Midwest in college football, a recipe that should help…

  4. Irish Memories: Reggie Brooks and the Snow Bowl

    Mar 17, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    Considering today is St. Patrick’s Day and our friends at Versus are running a triple-header marathon this evening to celebrate, I caught up with former Irish All-American Reggie Brooks, who was fairly instrumental in one of the greatest Notre Dame football games ever, the 1992 last-second victory over Penn State in the game now known…