Lessons from SMU and the “Death Penalty”

Saturday night, ESPN featured their final “30 for 30” documentary, “Pony Excess”, chronicling the quick rise and the sudden downfall of the SMU football program. The NCAA, after repeated warnings and issuing sanctions, leveled the most harshest punishment possible.  The “Death Penalty” forced SMU to shut down the football program for the 1987 season, lose…

Sports News and Links – November 14, 2010

  It’s been awhile since I took the easy way in posting an entry.  Today’s a good day to do that.   Susan Harman, IC Press-Citizen, has a great article about Cedric Readus, a runningback on Iowa City High‘s playoff team.  Readus’ story is one of trial and error, as his coaches and teachers try…