Jordan Kobritz

Athletics too offen wags the dog in the NCAA

Jordan Kobritz

In an effort to become or remain competitive on the field of play, too many schools have lost sight of their primary mission – education. The tail – athletics – too often wags the dog – academics. And that reversal of order is oftentimes endorsed by campus presidents. Until that mindset changes, the NCAA is…

NFL TOPS LIST OF MOST ARROGANT AND INCOMPETENT

by Jordan Kobritz If a contest were held to determine the most arrogant and incompetent sports organization in the country, there would be no dearth of worthy candidates, with the NCAA and the NFL topping the list. But the NFL’s recent handling of its Personal Conduct Policy stamps it as the prime contender to take home…

NASCAR’S Jeff Gordon has earned bragging rights

Jordan Kobritz

NASCAR is losing an icon. Jeff Gordon recently announced that 2015 will be his last season racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series. Every driver should utter a “Thank you” to the guy who ushered in stock car racing’s current era. Gordon has spent the past 23 seasons wheeling a stock car around tracks that…

Is Goodell doing the job? Jordan Kobritz says No

After the Patriots defeated the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX the 2014 NFL season came to a merciful end. And not a minute too soon for Roger Goodell, the embattled leader of the nation’s most popular and financially successful sports league. The popularity of the NFL is both a blessing and a curse. The league…

NCAA Admits Defeat in Restoring Paterno Wins

Jordan Kobritz

NCAA erred in imposing original Penn State sanctionsby Jordan Kobritz The biggest news emanating from the recently concluded NCAA annual convention wasn’t the new rules enacted by the Big-5 Conferences, which further distances themselves from the realm of amateurism. As significant as that news was, it took a back seat to the agreement by the…

Jordan Kobritz suggests NCAA might relax its drug policy

Jordan Kobritz

The short-handed Oregon Ducks lost to Ohio State 42-20 in Monday’s first ever College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game. Two Oregon players, wide receiver Darren Carrington and running back Ayele Forde, were forced to sit out the game after failing drug tests mandated by the NCAA. Carrington tested positive for marijuana although Forde’s specific…

Jordan Kobritz’s Sports Predictions

Jordan Kobritz

It’s the time of year to trespass into the unknown and predict the biggest sports business stories to watch in 2015 Last year I should have played the lottery, hitting on all six predictions: The continuing saga of concussions in football and all of sports; Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to relevancy in NASCAR and what…