Football

Link – San Jose State counting on football ‘revenue games’ to increasingly fund entire department

Link – Here’s why Illinois, not Northwestern, has brutal Big Ten East crossover games in the future

Link – Maryland Terrapins football culture toxic coach DJ Durkin

Link – Urban Meyer placed on administrative leave, new acting coach named

Link – CTE found in Tyler Hilinski before suicide: Researcher reacts

Link – College sports warn against moves to legalize betting

Link – College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

Link – I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

Link – Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead in apparent suicide, police say

Link – Ohio State football: Nothing wrong with Denzel Ward’s decision to skip Cotton Bowl

Link – How LaVar Ball’s new basketball league could actually end up being a good thing

Link – Dabo Swinney says talking Urban Meyer uncertainty may have helped recruit Jackson Carman

Link – Winning the Big Ten Championship Doesn’t Resonate Like It Once Did – And That’s a Shame

Link – Tennessee’s Greg Schiano debacle magnifies dysfunction, discord in program

Link – Snapchat’s new SportsCenter show is missing something important: Actual NFL highlights – Recode

Link – Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks scrutinized over possible violation of NFL concussion policy

Link – Gary Andersen vowed he’d walk if he couldn’t win at Oregon State — and he just walked

Meanwhile, the Bigger NFL Story Gets Buried

Can a Team Win If No One Loses?

Link – New Iowa Football Tradition Pulls at Heart Strings

Link – NFL Botches Ezekiel Elliott Punishment

Whither Colin Kaepernick?

Jermichael Finley Talks NFL Injuries

Link – NCAA Rule Could Keep UCF Kicker From Generating YouTube Revenue

Link – Lawsuit says Baylor University football players in Waco, Texas videotaped a gang rape, which was considered a ‘bonding experience’