Talking Bull : Sensible NCAA Rule changes? Yes they do happen

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Typically when the NCAA changes their rules it's a safe bet that they get more restrictive and less sensible (thought not necessarily in that order). They recently made a rule change which actually makes sense.

NCAA rule changes eliminate many recruiting restrictions - SBNation.com
In an effort to streamline its manual, the NCAA announced a set of rule changes on Saturday, including the elimination of rules against coaches sending text messages and printed materials to potential recruits.

Until the rule changes, restrictions were placed on certain methods and modes of communication between coaches and recruits. Coaches were also required to send data on graduation rates and a list of banned substances to prospective student-athletes, but weren't allowed to send any other type of printed materials.

Looks like the method of communication is no longer important. Facebook, twitter, email, fax, carrier pigion, or pony express. They all now operate under the same set of rules.

And now the non existant GF will have her say

Tuiasosopo family to plan response this week to Manti Te'o hoax tale - ESPN
The person cast as the mastermind of the hoax involving Notre Dame's Manti Te'o may tell his side of the story, a family member said Sunday. Peter Navy Tuiasosopo, uncle of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, says the family plans to hold a meeting this week to determine when and how his nephew would talk about the bizarre

The piece reads like a disaster waiting to happen. Peter Tuiasosopo mentions his family's faith a half dozen times and church kept coming up. This usually does not bode well once the full truth is known.

Get 30 points and lose?

The dreaded 30 points, 10 rebounds - Hustle Belt
When UB lost to Kent State 80-68 on Wednesday, McCrea had one of the best lines by a MAC player this year: 33 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks on 9-12 shooting and 15-15 from the free throw line. That's incredible. It's also a sign that, for some reason, you're going to lose.

Sadly, for the most part he right.

Sabres get first win

Stafford, Ott Set Different Tone For Sabres In 5-2 Win Over Flyers - Die By The Blade
One goal for Sabres GM Darcy Regier during the offseason was to make the Sabres tougher to play against. He responded by bringing in Steve Ott and John Scott, getting rid of Derek Roy, and drafting size and grit down the middle in Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons.

Bills sign an offensive line coach

Buffalo Bills Complete Staff With Offensive Line Coach Pat Morris - Buffalo Rumblings
The remaining significant hole on Doug Marrone's coaching staff has been filled, as the Buffalo Bills announced the hiring of Pat Morris today. The 58-year-old Morris will add some seasoning to the tenderfoot Bills coaching staff as offensive line coach.

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