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Recent articles by Dan:

Washington State coach Mike Leach attacks Texas Tech, state law on Twitter

The former Texas Tech football coach’s Twitter has been a hub of activity, largely focused on one topic: sovereign immunity. → Read More

Ole Miss officials were told not to harm Houston Nutt's reputation as football coach

University of Mississippi insists it did "what we promised" in the separation agreement, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports. → Read More

Hunter Renfrow, Clemson look to make new memories after last year's national title

The play called Smash helped Hunter Renfrow and Clemson beat Alabama for the national title. Now they look to make new memories. → Read More

Houston Nutt offers to settle defamation lawsuit vs. Ole Miss

Ex--Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt offered to settle his defamation suit vs. Ole Miss in exchange for public apology, sports commission. → Read More

Strip club near Starkville, Miss., prepares for 'Hugh Freeze Tribute Party'

Jerry Westlund, who owns The Pony in Starkville, Miss., says this party is about getting even with Hugh Freeze, who banned players from the club. → Read More

Big Ten replaces the SEC as college football's most overrated conference

The Big Ten lands four teams in the top 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll, but that seems high. The disrespect to the SEC, meanwhile, has gone overboard. → Read More

UCF kicker controversy wouldn't happen if NCAA gave athletes the rights they deserve

UCF backup kicker Donald De La Haye gave up his scholarship rather than his YouTube videos. And the NCAA once again plays the bad guy. → Read More

Attorney claims Ole Miss trying to avoid full disclosure of Hugh Freeze's phone records

Attorney for Houston Nutt, says university engaging in “stonewalling tactics” for dealing with requests under the Mississippi Open Records Act. → Read More

Hugh Freeze is gone, but question remains: What did Ole Miss know, when did it know it?

Details will come out. People who knew the double life Hugh Freeze was leading will come forward. → Read More

Hugh Freeze's fall reminds again we should stop turning football coaches into demigods

With Hugh Freeze, just like the defrocking of Baylor’s Art Briles and Penn State’s Joe Paterno, the lesson doesn’t seem to get learned. → Read More

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze made call to number tied to escort service

The call made from Hugh Freeze's phone to a number tied to an escort service is the latest scandal involving the Ole Miss coach. → Read More

UNLV's new athletics director gets to know campus by living in a dorm

Desiree Reed-Francois wants to send the message that her department will be humble and work really hard. → Read More

Bob Stoops walks away a winner, still at the top of his game

At only 56, many will wonder why? But now he gets to enjoy the life he has earned. → Read More

Why is Ole Miss going to such great, and risky, lengths to save Hugh Freeze?

Throughout its NCAA ordeal, Mississippi has constantly said it's eager to tell its side of the story. Now it has with its response to the Notice of Allegations accusing coach Hugh Freeze of Level I violations. → Read More

SEC changes graduate transfer rule opens door for Malik Zaire to Florida

Florida will be able to bring in graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire from Notre Dame following a rule change the SEC made official as its spring meetings concluded Friday. → Read More

Butch Jones needs to win, or no amount of explaining will satisfy Tennessee fans

Four years into his tenure at Tennessee, it’s still up for debate whether Butch Jones is a good enough coach to win titles or a good personality fit in the highly scrutinized environment he signed up for. → Read More

Dawn Staley would accept invitation to White House to meet President Trump

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said she has not yet received an invitation to bring her national championship-winning team to the White House but said she would have no problem meeting with President Trump. → Read More

Don't move Auburn to SEC East; just get rid of divisions altogether

This won't happen anytime soon, but it would be the best solution to many problems. → Read More

SEC coaches con fans by opposing graduate transfer rule, early signing period

SEC football coaches already have all the advantages stacked in their favor, so when they criticize the league's stringent rule on graduate transfers and a new early signing period, it comes off as self-serving. → Read More

North Carolina disputes NCAA findings in response to Notice of Allegations

The University of North Carolina is digging in against the NCAA in its years-long fight over the scope of academic fraud allegations involving classes taken by athletes in the African-American studies department. → Read More