🏈 Pay ’em what you owe ’em
A college football players’ group wants to bargain with the NCAA without becoming employees
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On Monday, the College Football Players Association (CFBPA) joined the student-athlete compensation movement by proposing that players be allowed to collectively bargain with their schools, conferences, and the NCAA — without becoming official employees.
May 08, 2024
🏀🏈 Big money moves
Major moves rock NCAA basketball and football as spring transfer portal windows close
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Unlimited trips to the transfer portal mean basketball and football players always keep us on our toes, even in the offseason.
May 01, 2024
🏈 Welcome to the big time
The 2024 NFL Draft, by the numbers
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While Thursday’s first round had all the hype, the second and third days of the NFL Draft saw even more NCAA superstars’ dreams come true.
April 29, 2024
🏈 Justice served
Legendary USC running back Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman Trophy is reinstated IMAGE
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On Wednesday, legendary Trojan running back Reggie Bush was reinstated as the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner, college football’s MVP award, 14 years after he was stripped of the honor.
April 26, 2024
🏈 The king has left the building
Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh returns to the NFL to coach the LA Chargers
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After years of teasing an NFL return — and less than three weeks after leading his alma mater to a national championship — Michigan football HC Jim Harbaugh announced Wednesday that he’s leaving the Wolverines to helm the LA Chargers.
January 26, 2024
🏈 This GOAT wears khakis
Alabama head coach Nick Saban retires after a legendary 28-year career
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January 12, 2024
Alabama HC Nick Saban — arguably the greatest college football coach ever — has officially retired, marking yet another massive change in the sport’s landscape.
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Ep #382

WNBA All-Star Weekend preview, media rights deal breakdown, and an interview with Team USA gymnast Stephen Nedoroscik

July 18, 2024
WNBA All-Star Weekend preview, media rights deal breakdown, and an interview with Team USA gymnast Stephen Nedoroscik

Happy Thursday!

Or should we say hoopy Thursday because today’s episode of The GIST of It tips off with all things WNBA. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz preview the upcoming All-Star Weekend festivities before digging into the league’s groundbreaking new media rights deals. A true slam dunk.

Then to close things out, we have the next installment in our Olympic athletes interview series — a conversation with Team USA men’s gymnast Stephen Nedoroscik. Our associate managing editor Lauren Tuiskula chatted with the pommel horse specialist before he makes his Olympic debut in Paris later this month. Magnifique.

A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist.

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🏈 Never in doubt
The Michigan Wolverines win their first national championship since 1997
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The scandal-plagued Wolverines exceeded their sky-high preseason expectations despite heaps of off-field chaos.
January 10, 2024
🔮 The times, they are a’changin’
The end of an era for the four-team CFP format and Pac-12 football
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Thanks to the shifting landscape of college sports, Monday’s natty marked the end of two eras: the four-team CFP and Pac-12 football.
January 10, 2024
🏈 The final rose
No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Washington will meet in the CFP championship
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Monday’s College Football Playoff (CFP) games delivered the best semifinals in its 10-year history, officially dethroning the Pop-Tart Bowl celebration as the highlight of bowl season.
January 03, 2024
🏈 Going bowling
A College Football Playoff preview
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Nurse your New Year’s Eve hangover by settling onto your couch on January 1st to watch the College Football Playoff semifinalists duke it out.
December 22, 2023
🏈 Flipping TF out
Who's moving through the college football transfer portal
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Coaching carousels and the transfer portal-palooza are popping off this week, but the biggest shake-ups have come in anticipation of today’s National Signing Day, when most high school seniors in the 2024 recruiting class commit to their future homes.
December 20, 2023
🏈 Dancing with the stars
Who's playing in the FCS final four?
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The FCS, where Division I’s other Final Four will fight tonight and tomorrow for a spot in the NCAA’s January 7th FCS National Championship title game.
December 15, 2023