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Big problems with the NCAA?
Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't all that pleased with how the NCAA does things. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Wildcats coach in his new book compares college sports' governing body to the last years of the Soviet Union, saying it has failed to change with the times. Calipari also proposes several changes, including allowing players to transfer without sitting out if their coach leaves, a $3,000-to-$5,000 stipend and more. What's your take?
Northwestern gets union vote
In a landmark -- and to many, surprising -- moment, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can vote to unionize. The school will appeal, although ESPN's Lester Munson says it faces an uphill battle to win. Do you agree with the union movement? Are student-athletes actually employees? Cast your votes below!
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Will FSU go from 'Dallas to Dallas'?
Florida State starts its 2014 football season in Dallas -- well, Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State in August. And where will the national championship game be? Also Dallas (well, also Arlington). That's why reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, speaking to the Metroplex press Monday while on a break from the FSU baseball team, said his team's slogan is a simple one: "From Dallas to Dallas." Will the Seminoles live up to the words and repeat as champs?
Do you follow football recruiting?
Wednesday is a virtual holiday in some circles: It's national signing day, where long-anticipated college football classes are confirmed and a few top-level recruits finally make their picks (full coverage here). Do you celebrate it? Do you like it when teenagers televise their decisions? Cast your votes below!