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Which College Sports Mascots Are The Most Polarizing?

Which College Sports Mascots Are The Most Polarizing?

They’re one of the most crucial aspects to a college sports viewing experience. The players? Nope. The coaches? Nope. The fans? They’re definitely important, but there’s one other group that...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Nov 21 2022
What are College Football’s New Overtime Rules?

What are College Football’s New Overtime Rules?

In the 21st century, major sports have had to walk an interesting tightrope. They’ve had to balance maintaining the flow of the game in an increasingly impatient society, with rules and regulations...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Oct 24 2022
Will Universities And Gambling Platforms Ever Join Forces?

Will Universities And Gambling Platforms Ever Join Forces?

There’s an interesting dichotomy between sports and gambling. They’re natural partners, and athletic events have been obvious sources of triumph and despair for avid wagerers all over the world....

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Oct 18 2022
Why Is Boise State’s Football Field Blue?

Why Is Boise State’s Football Field Blue?

Some of college football’s most daunting homefield advantages come to mind pretty quickly. The Big House at the University of Michigan. Happy Valley at Penn State. Owen Field at the University of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Oct 11 2022
College Basketball: Midnight Madness and the start of the CBB schedule

College Basketball: Midnight Madness and the start of the CBB schedule

Many college basketball fans think that the season gets underway in earnest around Thanksgiving, when there are several high profile early season tournaments taking place all over the country....

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Sep 30 2022
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College Football's "Dead Money": Why Fired Coaches Keep Getting Paid

College Football's "Dead Money": Why Fired Coaches Keep Getting Paid

We’re at the point in the college football calendar where teams are assessing whether they’d like to stand pat heading into 2022, or shake things up. The University of Miami...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Sep 28 2022
The Future Of Sportscasting Is In College Classrooms

The Future Of Sportscasting Is In College Classrooms

Whenever fans watch college sports, it’s obvious that their entire focus is on the athletes on the field. Each player is looking to hone his or her craft to improve throughout their university...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Sep 26 2022
What are "Guarantee Games" in College Football?

What are "Guarantee Games" in College Football?

As the 2022 college football season gets underway, there are many behemoth matchups on the calendar pitting power five conference behemoths against one another. The results of those games will...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Sep 25 2022
EA Sports To Create College Football Video Game With These Updates

EA Sports To Create College Football Video Game With These Updates

After FOX Sports released a documentary on Christmas Day chronicling the life and career of the legendary John Madden, sports video games are certainly back in the public consciousness as 2022 begins...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Sep 17 2022
College Football: Four Of The Best College Towns In Division-I

College Football: Four Of The Best College Towns In Division-I

What makes a college sports town great? It certainly helps to eat, live and breathe the experience of the school’s athletic programs. Longstanding traditions built over many decades also play a huge...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Aug 22 2022
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Can Group NIL Deals Help Create Earning Potential Balance?

Can Group NIL Deals Help Create Earning Potential Balance?

The landmark decision to allow student athletes in college to profit off of their name, image and likeness has completely changed the game. Social media has allowed players to double down on the idea...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Aug 22 2022
Three Retired NBA Superstars Who Were Cut From Their High School Teams

Three Retired NBA Superstars Who Were Cut From Their High School Teams

It’s easy for fans to look at the current version of their favorite NBA players and think “they were probably dominant at the sport since they were in middle school.” There are many prodigies whose...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jun 21 2022
How Does a Walk-On Program Work for a Typical College Basketball Program?

How Does a Walk-On Program Work for a Typical College Basketball Program?

Everyone can picture the scene on Signing Day for ascending high school seniors who have been fortunate enough to be offered full ride scholarships at multiple Division 1 college basketball programs....

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue May 10 2022
What Is A Junior College? And Why Some Great Athletes Go

What Is A Junior College? And Why Some Great Athletes Go

The great American poet Robert Frost could have been talking about a number of pro athletes when he penned, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed May 04 2022
How Would Video Review Work In College Softball?

How Would Video Review Work In College Softball?

“Whatever it takes to get the call right”. That’s usually the initial sentiment about video replay and its involvement in sports. Throughout the course of the past two decades, we’ve seen action on...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed May 04 2022
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Are The Kansas Jayhawks Next To Fly The Coop In Conference Realignment?

Are The Kansas Jayhawks Next To Fly The Coop In Conference Realignment?

College sports has had another topsy turvy summer with regards to major college sports programs switching conferences. The University of Texas and University of Oklahoma are set to join the SEC,...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Apr 05 2022
Taking A Closer Look College Recruiting During The Pandemic

Taking A Closer Look College Recruiting During The Pandemic

We can all envision the stereotypical college sports recruiting story. A coach from a noted program knocks on the front door of a home, only to inevitably led into the living room by loving parents....

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Apr 03 2022
College Bowling: Erie Tabs Name From The Past In Hopes Of Bright Future

College Bowling: Erie Tabs Name From The Past In Hopes Of Bright Future

We’ve seen the trend quite a bit in a collegiate sports in recent years. Alumni who starred for a certain program make their return to campus decades later as a head coach in order to recapture prior...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Mar 09 2022
Student-Athletes Develop For The Future At NCAA Leadership Forum

Student-Athletes Develop For The Future At NCAA Leadership Forum

For some student-athletes, leadership comes innately in different ways. Some may have a gift when it comes to verbal communication; giving pep talks and supporting words to teammates in order to...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Mar 09 2022
Mike Krzyzewski: Looking back at the career of a legendary Duke Basketball coach

Mike Krzyzewski: Looking back at the career of a legendary Duke Basketball coach

Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is one of the most familiar, iconic figures in the history of college sports. Coach K has presided over the Blue Devils program since the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Mar 08 2022
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On Guard: Admiring Coach Nikki Franke’s Incredible Career

On Guard: Admiring Coach Nikki Franke’s Incredible Career

Temple University has had some incredible fortune with the longevity of its coaches. Men’s basketball head coach John Chaney was with the Owls for 24 seasons from 1982 through 2016, amassing 516...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Feb 25 2022
How Much Do Collegiate Olympic Athletes Make For Winning? Not Much

How Much Do Collegiate Olympic Athletes Make For Winning? Not Much

Imagine being in college student athlete sitting in a dorm room, dreaming about competing at their sport’s highest level. While certain young athletes might have a chance to compete for team and...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Feb 23 2022
College Hockey: One HBCU Looks To Break The Ice

College Hockey: One HBCU Looks To Break The Ice

All it takes is for one person, institution or faction to break through and achieve history that will set the stage for others to follow. One HBCU athletic program is looking to create a men’s and...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Feb 19 2022
Ron Harper: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Ron Harper: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

During the initial uncertainty of the pandemic, sports fans were treated to an all-access look at the 1998 Chicago Bulls. “The Last Dance” featured many storylines and memories about the team that...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jan 25 2022
Randolph Macon Basketball Rebounds From Adversity

Randolph Macon Basketball Rebounds From Adversity

It’s a scenario that anyone can relate to on a human level. Imagine being at the very top of your sport, craft or discipline for a couple of years, but not being able to prove that you’re among the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jan 25 2022
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It’s One Of College Sports’ Coolest Traditions You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s One Of College Sports’ Coolest Traditions You’ve Never Heard Of

One of the greatest things about college sports are the longstanding traditions that have been established over many decades between fans and players. Many of these rituals help to bond a small...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Jan 24 2022
Men's Gymnastics: Legendary Coach Kurt Golder Retires from Michigan

Men's Gymnastics: Legendary Coach Kurt Golder Retires from Michigan

There are arguably few more satisfying feelings in the world of sports than going out on your own terms, and University of Michigan men’s gymnastics coach Kurt Golder is doing just that. After 25...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Jan 23 2022
Beach Volleyball and Ice Hockey Championship Bracket Updates

Beach Volleyball and Ice Hockey Championship Bracket Updates

Everywhere sports fans turn, it seems like more teams are being allowed to compete for titles. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will now feature 68 teams, to match the expanded field the men...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Jan 20 2022
Women’s Pro Sports Might Be Coming To Nashville

Women’s Pro Sports Might Be Coming To Nashville

Despite not being considered a major sports market in the United States, Nashville does have a decent presence in the professional arena. The Tennessee Titans of the NFL and the Nashville Predators...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Jan 19 2022
College Bowling: Nebraska Women's Team Strikes Again

College Bowling: Nebraska Women's Team Strikes Again

College sports fans are familiar with the dynasties on the field, the court, the ice, the diamond and the pitch. But what about the immense level of skill at the alley? That would be the bowling...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jan 18 2022
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College Rugby: Commemorating A Title For Tennessee Men’s Program

College Rugby: Commemorating A Title For Tennessee Men’s Program

The University of Tennessee men’s rugby team had a phenomenal 2021 fall season, which culminated in them winning the USA Collegiate Division I Club championship. The Volunteers got by Bowling Green...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Jan 14 2022
Division-II: Ferris State Wins 2021 College Football National Championship

Division-II: Ferris State Wins 2021 College Football National Championship

While January is the month for the college football world to crown its Division I FBS champion, there are other schools who have played excellent football down the stretch other than Alabama and...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jan 11 2022
Sportico Launches College Athletics Financial Database

Sportico Launches College Athletics Financial Database

As the landscape surrounding dollars and cents in college athletics has been significantly impacted by changes to name, image and likeness rules, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been a...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Jan 06 2022
College Basketball: Equal Pay For Referees In Men and Women’s Hoops

College Basketball: Equal Pay For Referees In Men and Women’s Hoops

Gender equity review was a huge focus of the NCAA in 2021, and will remain a prominent topic of conversation moving forward. Most of the discourse has centered around facility access and level of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Jan 06 2022
College Basketball: A Look Inside Yeshiva University’s Amazing Winning Streak

College Basketball: A Look Inside Yeshiva University’s Amazing Winning Streak

There have been quite a few historic men’s basketball winning streaks throughout history. The UCLA Bruins won 88 straight games in the early part of the 1970’s. We’ve also had a few teams in the last...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Jan 05 2022
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College Football: Summarizing Trevor Moawad’s Impact On Athletes

College Football: Summarizing Trevor Moawad’s Impact On Athletes

When most people think about sports, and what it takes to get ready for a game, the physical part of the competition is what mostly comes into play. Is the athlete comfortable with the game plan that...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Jan 02 2022
Name, Image, & Likeness: NCAA Research Grant Program Recipients Named

Name, Image, & Likeness: NCAA Research Grant Program Recipients Named

The age-old saying “it takes one to know one” can be applied pretty accurately to many aspects of life. Whenever an individual can walk a mile in one’s shoes, they are more apt to understand the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Jan 02 2022
College Soccer: Breaking Down UCLA Forward Reilyn Turner’s NIL Deal With Nike

College Soccer: Breaking Down UCLA Forward Reilyn Turner’s NIL Deal With Nike

Some thought it might’ve been the University of Alabama’s football star Bryce Young. Other might have thought that University of Connecticut women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers might have been the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Dec 31 2021
NCAA Announces Division II Implementation Committee

NCAA Announces Division II Implementation Committee

In an effort to become more malleable across all of its bodies, the NCAA has spent considerable effort in the last several months trying to become more nimble in its decision making processes. One of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Dec 30 2021
College Football: Ranking Alabama’s Heisman Trophy Winners

College Football: Ranking Alabama’s Heisman Trophy Winners

The University of Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, and Ohio State University’s C.J. Stroud all had impressive seasons this year in college football. At the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Dec 27 2021
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College Football: Jackson State Pulls An Off-Season Upset

College Football: Jackson State Pulls An Off-Season Upset

Most longtime fans of college football can rattle off some of the largest upsets in history without hesitation. Boise State defeating Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, or Vince Young single-handedly...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Dec 25 2021
College Football: NCAA Moves Forward With Replacement Bowl Game

College Football: NCAA Moves Forward With Replacement Bowl Game

As the old ESPN catchy commercial used to go every December, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The classic song was re-done to include football jargon, but it was an effective campaign to...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Dec 24 2021
College Football: Jack Coan’s Unlikely Path To Notre Dame

College Football: Jack Coan’s Unlikely Path To Notre Dame

Sometimes, life takes you in directions that you don’t expect. That could certainly be said for the adolescent life and collegiate career of current Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Jack...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Dec 20 2021
NCAA Graduation Rate: Student-Athletes Graduate In Record Numbers Last Year

NCAA Graduation Rate: Student-Athletes Graduate In Record Numbers Last Year

As the chatter surrounding players leaving school early, and their ability to profit handsomely from their name, image and likeness increases in volume, it seems like one wholesome trend is working...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Dec 18 2021
How Cincinnati Made The College Football Playoff: A Look At How The Bearcats Got So Good

How Cincinnati Made The College Football Playoff: A Look At How The Bearcats Got So Good

It’s been one of the most memorable stories we’ve had in recent college football history. The Cincinnati Bearcats [https://gmtm.com/organizations/210/university-of-cincinnati], out of the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Dec 16 2021
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NCAA Testing New Coach To Player Communications In College Football

NCAA Testing New Coach To Player Communications In College Football

We know it well in the NFL game. Quarterbacks putting both hands on either side of the helmet in order to help drown out crowd noise. They’re doing this in order to hone in on the audio connection...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Dec 14 2021
NCAA Creates Championships Channel For LG Smart TV Streaming

NCAA Creates Championships Channel For LG Smart TV Streaming

The end product on the field of play is usually a sight to behold. Collegiate athletes putting their best foot forward on display on the court [https://gmtm.com/articles/tag/college-volleyball], on...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Dec 10 2021
Simpson College Becomes Third Division-III School To Add Gymnastics Team

Simpson College Becomes Third Division-III School To Add Gymnastics Team

Slowly but surely, it seems like gymnastics is starting to establish itself as a presence in the landscape of American sports. It’s always a big hit during the Olympic games, and some of that...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Dec 09 2021
New Jersey Continues To Say “No” To Local College Sports Betting

New Jersey Continues To Say “No” To Local College Sports Betting

As states around the country continue to ponder whether or not to delve into the revenue stream that sports gambling could represent, New Jersey has had to look in the mirror to decide whether they...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Dec 05 2021
Women’s Golf Championship Format Update

Women’s Golf Championship Format Update

When the very best female golfers tee off for the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship’s next May, there will be an alteration to the format. There used to be four different locations hosting...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Dec 03 2021
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Checking In On NCAA Draft Constitution Developments

Checking In On NCAA Draft Constitution Developments

November has been a progressive month for the NCAA with regards to fleshing out its draft constitution. The NCAA has long been criticized as a reactive body, and efforts to make the organization more...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Dec 02 2021
NCAA, ESPN Will Broadcast More Women’s Gymnastics In 2022

NCAA, ESPN Will Broadcast More Women’s Gymnastics In 2022

With the momentum of the Summer Olympics [gmtm.com/articles/tag/summer-olympics/] behind it, NCAA women’s gymnastics will be a lot more accessible via mainstream media in 2022. The ESPN family...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Dec 01 2021
Can College Athletes Be Considered Employees?

Can College Athletes Be Considered Employees?

There’s been a whirlwind of change surrounding the rights of college athletes that has taken place in 2021. The new name, image and likeness rules allow student-athletes to profit off of their...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Nov 29 2021
NCAA Launches Program To Increase Student-Athlete Financial Literacy

NCAA Launches Program To Increase Student-Athlete Financial Literacy

The NCAA and its student-athletes have entered a whole new world with regards to finances. With student-athletes now being able to profit off of their own name, image and likeness, certain players...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Nov 28 2021
College Football: Carnegie Mellon Withdraws From Division-II Championship Bracket

College Football: Carnegie Mellon Withdraws From Division-II Championship Bracket

While we have a come a long away as a society, nation and planet with regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are still chilling reminders that it is not yet in the rear view mirror. Carnegie...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Nov 25 2021
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GameOn Active Operate: AirBnB For Sports Facilities

GameOn Active Operate: AirBnB For Sports Facilities

Most people are familiar with the concept of AirBnB. Someone rents out their home in part or in whole to travelers looking for an affordable, yet comfortable place to stay. GameOn Active is a...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Nov 24 2021
James Madison Athletics Caught In Conference Re-Alignment Crosshairs

James Madison Athletics Caught In Conference Re-Alignment Crosshairs

As conference realignment continues to occur at an increased rate in college sports, fans are becoming increasingly familiar with the positives and drawbacks. Schools tend to make more money, gain...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Nov 23 2021
Gender Equity Examination In College Sports Continues For NCAA

Gender Equity Examination In College Sports Continues For NCAA

As the NCAA continues [https://ncaagenderequityreview.com/]to assess itself in an effort to make strides towards equality for all student athletes, they’ve retained the law firm of Kaplan, Hecker,...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Nov 19 2021
NCAA Softball Has New Leader Calling Balls and Strikes

NCAA Softball Has New Leader Calling Balls and Strikes

After Craig Hyde retired from his post as the NCAA softball national coordinator of umpires, the search for a seasoned veteran to replace him began. It’s an important job, as the role is critical in...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Nov 18 2021
The Stingley’s And Their Injury Curse

The Stingley’s And Their Injury Curse

You may be familiar with all-world cornerback prospect Derek Stingley Jr., who’s in his third season with the LSU Tigers. He burst on to the scene in a massive way as a freshman in 2019, recording...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Nov 17 2021
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NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes A Familiar Face

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes A Familiar Face

What’s old is new again, when it comes to leadership at the NCAA for women’s lacrosse. A new coordinator of officials will be brought into the fold, as Melissa Coyne will re-assume a...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Nov 15 2021
Women's Squash: Unpacking the Dickinson College Controversy

Women's Squash: Unpacking the Dickinson College Controversy

There’s been quite a debate brewing in the last several weeks at a liberal arts school in central Pennsylvania. Dickinson College, an institution with just under 2,000 matriculants according to 2020...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Nov 14 2021
How Will Trading Cards Factor Into The NIL Era?

How Will Trading Cards Factor Into The NIL Era?

Growing up, it is always fun to collect trading cards of your favorite professional athletes. For millennials, having a major sports collection featuring Kobe Bryant, Ken Griffey Jr. and Brett Favre...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Nov 09 2021
Diving Into 2021’s Top Swimming Recruits

Diving Into 2021’s Top Swimming Recruits

Even though the summer is coming to an end, the swimming pool will still be a place to focus your attention this fall. There’s no shortage of talent entering the NCAA this season, and they’ll be...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Nov 09 2021
NCAA Receives Grant To Expand Research Of Concussions

NCAA Receives Grant To Expand Research Of Concussions

There have been many injuries over the last twenty years or so that have garnered more attention, and dare we say, gained in popularity. The dreaded Jones foot fracture in basketball and football is...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Nov 05 2021
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Standardized Test Score Importance To Be Reduced By NCAA?

Standardized Test Score Importance To Be Reduced By NCAA?

We often focus on the “athlete” portion of the student-athlete designation, but the educational eligibility requirements of players hoping to play in Division I or Division II sports might change...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Nov 03 2021
Could The Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Field Expand?

Could The Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Field Expand?

For many years, both the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournament field was set at 64 teams. It was a pretty symmetrical and logical number to arrive at, with 16 teams each playing in four...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Nov 02 2021
Looking Back At 3 World Series’ Stars’ Amateur Careers

Looking Back At 3 World Series’ Stars’ Amateur Careers

It’s been an exciting MLB season, culminating with a thrilling postseason this October. In the American League, the Houston Astros overcame the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox to make it to the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Oct 29 2021
Checking The Books: How Utah Colleges Are Subsidizing Their Athletic Departments

Checking The Books: How Utah Colleges Are Subsidizing Their Athletic Departments

In September, the Utah office of the State Auditor unveiled its findings related to athletic department revenue subsidization for colleges throughout the state. This type of deep dive investigation...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Oct 29 2021
Team Impact: Bringing Smiles To Kids’ Faces Through College Sports

Team Impact: Bringing Smiles To Kids’ Faces Through College Sports

In the heat of athletic competition, players are doing everything they can in order to bring home a victory that day. That type of focus and perseverance can immeasurably help an individual develop...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Oct 27 2021
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First Point Volleyball Foundation Focused On Growing The Sport

First Point Volleyball Foundation Focused On Growing The Sport

As we continue to return to life as we knew it before the pandemic began, fans, coaches and athletes alike have been able to get back out on the court and field in 2021. It’s certainly been a welcome...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Oct 27 2021
NCAA Grants Temporary Football Scholarship Limit Relief For One Year

NCAA Grants Temporary Football Scholarship Limit Relief For One Year

Given the unique times that we live in, the NCAA has decided to allow for unprecedented flexibility regarding the number of scholarships that an FBS football can hand out. They’ve decided that for...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Oct 24 2021
Which 3 Teams Can Win The Division I Men’s Soccer Championship?

Which 3 Teams Can Win The Division I Men’s Soccer Championship?

NCAA men’s soccer has kicked off within the past several weeks, and there are a bunch of very talented teams vying for supremacy this season. Head coach Chris Grassie led the Marshall Thundering Herd...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Oct 24 2021
The Top Women’s College Volleyball Players To Watch This Year

The Top Women’s College Volleyball Players To Watch This Year

NCAA Division I women’s volleyball is off to a flying start. As outlined in this article [https://gmtm.com/articles/recap-week-1-of-the-division-1-womens-volleyball-season] , there are a few...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Oct 22 2021
Women's Basketball: Looking Back at Three WNBA Finals Stars’ College Careers

Women's Basketball: Looking Back at Three WNBA Finals Stars’ College Careers

The WNBA Finals matchup has two star studded teams doing battle, and the league has to be thrilled with the way it turned out. The Phoenix Mercury and the Chicago Sky are in the middle of a best of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Oct 20 2021
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Santa Clara Women’s Soccer Begins Partnership With ChiliSleep

Santa Clara Women’s Soccer Begins Partnership With ChiliSleep

The reigning NCAA Division I women’s soccer champions appear to be getting all of the perks associated with being on top. The Santa Clara Broncos, in a partnership with ChiliSleep, will presumably be...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Oct 17 2021
Ferrum College Soccer Grieves After Loss Of Teammate

Ferrum College Soccer Grieves After Loss Of Teammate

Over and above the benefits sports provides on the field—-teamwork, persistence, discipline, among others—are other positives that make the experience a rewarding one. These end up looming larger...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Oct 17 2021
College Football: BYU Walk-ons Receive Surprise NIL Deal

College Football: BYU Walk-ons Receive Surprise NIL Deal

We’re still in the infancy of the NIL era in college sports, but there have already been some very interesting developments across the country. One looming initial question about NIL related to the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Oct 16 2021
Will NIL Rule Changes Lead To Players Staying In School?

Will NIL Rule Changes Lead To Players Staying In School?

It’s common knowledge that the landscape of college sports has potentially changed forever with the allowance of student athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness. Athletes in the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Oct 12 2021
College Baseball: Young Pitchers Focus On Throwing Harder Than Ever

College Baseball: Young Pitchers Focus On Throwing Harder Than Ever

In a game where physical strength really isn’t emphasized like it is in football and sometimes basketball, baseball still has certain areas where players can show off their powerful prowess. One of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Oct 12 2021
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Miramar College Athletics Features Mother And Son Duo

Miramar College Athletics Features Mother And Son Duo

You’ve heard of the Lopez brothers in basketball, who starred for the Stanford Cardinal for two seasons from 2006-2008. Perhaps you also know the Pouncey twins (Mike and Maurkice), who were on the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Oct 12 2021
NCAA Division II SAAC Gives Student Athletes A Louder Voice

NCAA Division II SAAC Gives Student Athletes A Louder Voice

It’s always a great experience when individuals on the ground have a forum to express ideas, concerns, thoughts and achievements in an organization. The NCAA...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Oct 10 2021
NCAA Inclusion Department Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

NCAA Inclusion Department Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

You may not have realized it, but we’re actually in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage month in the United States. The period of recognition for this important topic started on September 15th,...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Oct 09 2021
College Basketball: NCAA Discusses Combining Future Men’s and Women’s Final Fours

College Basketball: NCAA Discusses Combining Future Men’s and Women’s Final Fours

When we tune into March Madness for the men and women’s NCAA basketball tournament, we’re used to the announcers and studio analysts playing up the host city of the Final Four. Will the number one...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Oct 09 2021
How Will Additional Days Affect Three Women’s NCAA Playoff Competitions?

How Will Additional Days Affect Three Women’s NCAA Playoff Competitions?

The NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee has been busy recently, as they’ve announced decisions that will presumably reduce the wear and tear on female athletes at the pinnacle of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Oct 08 2021
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NCAA Attempts To Modernize Division-I Basketball Offseason Rules

NCAA Attempts To Modernize Division-I Basketball Offseason Rules

While the NCAA has been a popular punching bag for many pundits, one of the most consistent criticisms it receives is its lack of ability to adjust. The organization as a whole is viewed as having...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Oct 06 2021
What Is The Knight Commission? And How Can It Redistribute College Sports Revenue?

What Is The Knight Commission? And How Can It Redistribute College Sports Revenue?

If there’s a lightning rod pairing of topics that goes hand in hand in college sports, in the NCAA and money. At the center of the whirlwind for many decades was the matter surrounding college...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Oct 05 2021
What's Expected From COVID-19 Relief Packages For College Sports Teams

What's Expected From COVID-19 Relief Packages For College Sports Teams

As many wise individuals have said over the years, it’s never a bad idea to follow the money. By following its trail, one can usually find who has ultimate power, discern where priorities lie, and...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Oct 03 2021
St. Thomas Athletics Gets Its First Taste of Division I

St. Thomas Athletics Gets Its First Taste of Division I

The most publicized jumps in sports usually center around when high school athletes head directly into the professional ranks. However, St. Thomas’ athletic program is making quite the leap of its...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Sep 30 2021
Celebrating the Pre-Eminent Elder Stateswoman of College Sports Fandom

Celebrating the Pre-Eminent Elder Stateswoman of College Sports Fandom

Any time anyone lives to be 102 years old, major props and a celebration are in order. When the birthday girl is Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt of Loyola Chicago March Madness fame, an all-out party of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Sep 29 2021
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How Will Arizona Wildcats Basketball Look Moving Forward?

How Will Arizona Wildcats Basketball Look Moving Forward?

The University of Arizona basketball program has been among the most successful in the country over the past 35 years. The Wildcats made the NCAA Tournament every season from 1984-2009, and had some...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Sep 26 2021
Division III Cross Country Runs Into Re-Alignment

Division III Cross Country Runs Into Re-Alignment

Changes are coming to the NCAA Division III cross country regional model that has been in place [https://www.miacathletics.com/general/2021-22/releases/20210723bxmnhm] for an estimated minimum of 40...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Sep 24 2021
Who Will Be The Next Head Football Coach At UConn?

Who Will Be The Next Head Football Coach At UConn?

Although he didn’t have the success that Jim Calhoun experienced on the men’s basketball side, University of Connecticut men’s football coach Randy Edsall has been a fixture in Storrs for a...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Sep 16 2021
NCAA Field Hockey Officiating Leadership Update

NCAA Field Hockey Officiating Leadership Update

With the impending retirement of current NCAA Field Hockey National Coordinator of Officials Steve Horgan, there was a pressing need to find his replacement soon. Tim Vaughan has been tabbed as the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Sep 16 2021
Will Naomi Osaka’s Recent Actions Affect College Athletes?

Will Naomi Osaka’s Recent Actions Affect College Athletes?

It’s been quite the year for international tennis star Naomi Osaka. She’s been in the news a lot, but most of it has nothing to do with her play on the court. She competed in the most recent Olympics...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Sep 14 2021
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Rethinking Female Team Names In College Sports

Rethinking Female Team Names In College Sports

The Baylor Lady Bears women’s basketball team made an emphatic statement last week. Don’t call us “Lady” Bears, they essentially said. From now on, they will be referred to as the Bears, which falls...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Sep 13 2021
Who Are The 3 Best FCS Alumni on Current NFL Rosters?

Who Are The 3 Best FCS Alumni on Current NFL Rosters?

Most rebuilding NFL teams look to stock up on draft picks from players in powerhouse NCAA Division I FBS schools. It’s a well known fact that universities like Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Sep 12 2021
Women’s Soccer: Three Division-I Teams Who Can Win A National Title This Year

Women’s Soccer: Three Division-I Teams Who Can Win A National Title This Year

As the 2021-2022 NCAA Women’s soccer season enters its second full month of play, it’s a good time to take the temperature of which squads might be contenders, and which might be pretenders. The...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Sep 11 2021
A Record Setting FCS Football Performance You May Have Missed

A Record Setting FCS Football Performance You May Have Missed

It’s one of the oldest clichés in sports, but it is often said that watching a game is a chance to witness something that has never been done before. Most contests have compelling game storylines,...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Sep 09 2021
Examining Division II’s Decision To Expand Coaches Connection Program

Examining Division II’s Decision To Expand Coaches Connection Program

Networking events for professionals across the same industry can only be a good thing. New ideas and reminiscing of the way things used to be in the past take place and allow for individuals to gain...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Sep 07 2021
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Leaping Into College Gymnastics’ Format And Scoring Changes

Leaping Into College Gymnastics’ Format And Scoring Changes

Did you enjoy watching primetime gymnastics during the Tokyo Olympics this summer? If so, there’s more quality content where that came from. NCAA sports features talented gymnasts from all over the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Sep 07 2021
NCAA Men’s Basketball To Appoint New Rules Czar

NCAA Men’s Basketball To Appoint New Rules Czar

The 2021-2022 NCAA men’s basketball season will mark the end of an era in a little considered way. Art Hyland has been the secretary rules editor for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules committee for 11...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Sep 07 2021
2021 NCAA Woman Of The Year Nominees Announced

2021 NCAA Woman Of The Year Nominees Announced

Last week, the NCAA unveiled a special list of female college athletes who are excelling on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. 154 of the nation’s brightest, most athletic and...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Sep 02 2021
College Water Polo: Which Athletes Could Earn The Sport’s Highest Honor in 2021

College Water Polo: Which Athletes Could Earn The Sport’s Highest Honor in 2021

On September 2nd, six of the nation’s most accomplished collegiate water polo players will be up for the most coveted individual distinction in the sport. On the men’s side, the three finalists for...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Aug 30 2021
How Would Rumored Signing Limit Changes Affect College Football?

How Would Rumored Signing Limit Changes Affect College Football?

It may not have been the main intended consequence, but the NCAA’s new policy on transfer players has created a bit of a free for all. Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the NCAA is...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Aug 28 2021
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Notre Dame Fencing: A Sports Powerhouse You’ve Never Heard Of

Notre Dame Fencing: A Sports Powerhouse You’ve Never Heard Of

College sports are full of dynasties fans can recite off the tip of their tongue. Alabama football. UCLA men’s basketball. Connecticut women’s basketball. Michigan men’s hockey. It might be time to...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Aug 26 2021
How Do Young Athletes Prepare To Face The Media?

How Do Young Athletes Prepare To Face The Media?

In any walk of life, it’s not always easy to regain one’s bearings after the heat of a particularly demanding event. Now imagine being 18-22 years old, with dozens of reporters grabbing you shortly...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Aug 24 2021
JR Smith Is Enrolled In College... And Trying Out For The Golf Team

JR Smith Is Enrolled In College... And Trying Out For The Golf Team

J.R. Smith had an extremely fun NBA career arc. Coming straight out of high school into the league ahead of the 2004-2005 season, and last playing with the Los Angeles Lakers championship team in the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Aug 21 2021
How Did Makur Maker’s Stint At Howard Affect HBCU Athletics?

How Did Makur Maker’s Stint At Howard Affect HBCU Athletics?

The top 15 players in the 2020 college basketball recruiting class all went to teams fans might expect. Duke, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Kentucky. A couple of prospects took their talents to the NBA G...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sat Aug 21 2021
How Can Politicians Affect Conference Realignment?

How Can Politicians Affect Conference Realignment?

As the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma prepare to leave the Big 12, it seems like there might be no end to the exodus college sports programs will be involved with in the next decade....

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Aug 18 2021
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Academic Progress Rate Points System Updated For Division I Transfers

Academic Progress Rate Points System Updated For Division I Transfers

While the athletic performance of Division I athletes is most commonly under the microscope, there’s a system in place to measure how well institutions are developing their players in the classroom...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Aug 17 2021
Examining Hartford’s Decision To Leave Division I

Examining Hartford’s Decision To Leave Division I

Even though the University of Hartford announced their decision to leave Division I athletics in favor of Division III in May, their election to remove themselves from big time college athletics is...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Aug 15 2021
Will More Student Athletes Skip Part Of High School?

Will More Student Athletes Skip Part Of High School?

Earlier this week, Carroll High School starting quarterback Quinn Ewers made a bold decision about his athletic...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Aug 13 2021
University Of Alabama Tops CBS Sports’ List Of Best Athletic Program

University Of Alabama Tops CBS Sports’ List Of Best Athletic Program

It’s tough to quantify what school has the best college sports program in the country, but CBS Sports gave it their best shot this summer. With the help of a mathematical weighted formula...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Aug 12 2021
Grambling State Might Soon Flip The Gymnastics Script

Grambling State Might Soon Flip The Gymnastics Script

Gymnastics have certainly been at the forefront of sports consciousness in the past couple of weeks with the Olympics going on. The American public, as well as spectators from across the globe have...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Aug 11 2021
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Reviewing the Highlights Of The NCAA’s Fall Sports COVID Guidelines

Reviewing the Highlights Of The NCAA’s Fall Sports COVID Guidelines

While it does seem like there are brighter days ahead for collegiate sports and the prospects for improved global health in general, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a significant part of how...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Aug 11 2021
How Would Video Review Work In College Softball?

How Would Video Review Work In College Softball?

“Whatever it takes to get the call right”. That’s usually the initial sentiment about video replay and its involvement in sports. Throughout the course of the past two decades, we’ve seen action on...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Aug 08 2021
Can the NBA's G-League Ever Replace Big-Time College Basketball?

Can the NBA's G-League Ever Replace Big-Time College Basketball?

We’ve seen some promising NBA hopeful prospects take a few roads less traveled in the last decade or so, as an alternative to big time college basketball. Brandon Jennings decided to forgo playing...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Jul 16 2021
Tracking Errin Joe’s Path From Successful O-Lineman To Georgia Tech Assistant Coach

Tracking Errin Joe’s Path From Successful O-Lineman To Georgia Tech Assistant Coach

If there’s one aspect to take away from Errin Joe’s sit-down with GMTM’s Torrian Wilson, it’s that he absolutely loves the game of football. His life has been devoted to being involved with the game...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon May 03 2021
How Does Coaching in College Football Players Differ From Coaching NFL Players?

How Does Coaching in College Football Players Differ From Coaching NFL Players?

We see it all the time in football—college coaches with innovative offensive minds or longstanding track records as leaders of young men making the leap into the NFL. It’s a little less publicized,...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Feb 12 2021
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Looking Back at LeBron James’ High School Experience

Looking Back at LeBron James’ High School Experience

We know LeBron James today as a few things. He’s the reliable, supremely experienced leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, who takes incredible care of his body and does not subscribe to the “load...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Feb 10 2021
Taking A Closer Look At The Two Week Break Before The Super Bowl

Taking A Closer Look At The Two Week Break Before The Super Bowl

Just a few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put the finishing touches on an incredible team win against the Green Bay Packers at historic Lambeau Field. The energy on the field was palpable, as...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Feb 09 2021
From the Backyard to the Super Bowl: Looking Back at Tom Brady’s and Patrick Mahomes’ Childhood

From the Backyard to the Super Bowl: Looking Back at Tom Brady’s and Patrick Mahomes’ Childhood

For every one of the players participating in Super Bowl LV on February 7th, it will be the culmination of a dream that took at least two decades to achieve. The vision would have started at a local...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Feb 08 2021
Coach Errin Joe’s Tips And Tricks For Offensive Line Development And Branding

Coach Errin Joe’s Tips And Tricks For Offensive Line Development And Branding

Georgia Tech offensive line coach Errin Joe stopped by GMTM's Crafting Lineman show recently to talk about some of the consistent trends he’s noticed with young linemen in the high school and college...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Feb 07 2021
The Stretch Five: How Do Big Men Develop For Modern Day Basketball?

The Stretch Five: How Do Big Men Develop For Modern Day Basketball?

Basketball fans thirty years of age or older remember the way the game used to be played. The point guard would methodically bring the ball down the court, pass it off to a forward who was beyond the...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Feb 01 2021
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How Do Multisport Athletes Choose Their Preferred Sport?

How Do Multisport Athletes Choose Their Preferred Sport?

Sometimes in life, there are good problems to have. Imagine being so talented that in the course of a month, you're able to say you made a three pointer in the final minutes to win an important road...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jan 26 2021
College Opportunities For Hearing Impaired Students

College Opportunities For Hearing Impaired Students

Hearing the roar of the crowd after throwing a game winning touchdown pass, sinking a buzzer beating three pointer, or hitting a walk off home run are some of the best sensory feelings in sports. But...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Jan 19 2021
Looking Back At Tua Tagovailoa’s Virtual Pro Day

Looking Back At Tua Tagovailoa’s Virtual Pro Day

As the Miami Dolphins season has recently come to an end with a 56-26 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, fans and evaluators have a natural break to take a step back and review QB Tua...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Jan 14 2021
Walking On At a Larger School Versus Taking A Scholarship At a Smaller School

Walking On At a Larger School Versus Taking A Scholarship At a Smaller School

There are many versions of the classic “Would You Rather” game out there in the world, but the real life dilemma of deciding between whether to walk on at an athletic program at a bigger school, or...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Dec 21 2020
How Do You Get Media Credentials For a College Sports Game?

How Do You Get Media Credentials For a College Sports Game?

Have you ever watched a Big 10 basketball tournament game and wondered, how does CBS’ Tracy Wolfson go about getting permission to get close to the Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers’...

ByAndrew Pistone | Tue Dec 15 2020
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Jordan Palmer: Examining Leadership For Young Quarterbacks

Jordan Palmer: Examining Leadership For Young Quarterbacks

You’ve got ten other guys looking at you in the huddle at all times. It doesn’t matter whether you’re up ten points and just threw a 70-yard bomb, or down by three touchdowns, coming off a pick-six....

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Dec 14 2020
Sarah Fuller: Will We See More Non-Male Athletes Playing On Men’s Teams?

Sarah Fuller: Will We See More Non-Male Athletes Playing On Men’s Teams?

There are certain moments in sports that reach fans and society differently. Where were you when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier? What were you doing when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in...

ByAndrew Pistone | Sun Dec 06 2020
Lucas Ballinger Is Hard To Miss In Ohio's 2022 Class

Lucas Ballinger Is Hard To Miss In Ohio's 2022 Class

There are offensive line prospects, and then there are the special guys who make other large players look like they’re in Pop Warner. Offensive tackle Lucas Ballinger, a junior at Manchester High...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Dec 03 2020
Trent Dilfer’s Lipscomb Academy On The Verge of Tennessee State Title

Trent Dilfer’s Lipscomb Academy On The Verge of Tennessee State Title

If you asked former Super Bowl winning quarterback Trent Dilfer where he would want to be in life after his playing days, his answer would be right where he is now—leading the Lipscomb Academy...

ByAndrew Pistone | Thu Dec 03 2020
Jordan Palmer: Three Tips For Quarterbacks of All Ages

Jordan Palmer: Three Tips For Quarterbacks of All Ages

Whether you’re Joe Burrow, who was selected first overall in the NFL Draft, or a 12-year-old with a rocket arm playing in a flag football league, the basic mechanics of playing the quarterback...

ByAndrew Pistone | Mon Nov 30 2020
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Andrew Tiller: "Most NFL coaches are training a position they’ve never played before"

Andrew Tiller: "Most NFL coaches are training a position they’ve never played before"

They say timing is everything, and if you asked offensive line coach Torrian Wilson, many NFL teams don’t always put in the necessary time to develop their offensive linemen at the highest level of...

ByAndrew Pistone | Fri Nov 27 2020