Thursday, September 13, 2012

Morning Six Pack: September 13, 2012, clear, crisp and refreshing. That’s these six college football stories from around the country.

Are you serious, Clark?

People love to say Notre Dame doesn't matter anymore. But a deal with the ACC that allows it to keep its football independence is proof the Irish are relevant.

Missouri's offensive line again in need of repair

Missouri coaches are running low on options to fix their depleted offensive line, but for the linemen pressed into new roles, one course of action is not allowed. No commiserating.

Back by Popular Demand, It's Meltdown Time!

Y'all wanted more Meltdown Time, so you've got it.

Forde-Yard Dash: Coaching moves shake up college football landscape

Offseason coaching hires have some schools grinning ear-to-ear early this year.

Press man coverage isn't an option for Auburn's secondary right now, Brian VanGorder says

Tiger cornerbacks have to get better in man-to-man coverage before VanGorder feels comfortable playing a lot of press coverage.


Long considered one of the best academic institutions in the world, Harvard has been improving in athletics as well, winning the Ivy League title in football last year and reaching the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time in 46 years.

But the unprecedented cheating scandal and the reported link to some of the school's top athletes raises the question of whether success in sports has required academic compromise at the institution that, on the list released Wednesday, placed first in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings for the fifth consecutive year.

Harvard President Drew Faust was not immediately available for comment Wednesday. But she said last week that the yet-unproven allegations, "represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends." Faust also alluded to the scandal in last week's convocation for the incoming freshman, quoting a letter sent to them by undergraduate dean Jay Harris that said, "Without integrity, there can be no genuine achievement."

"That is what each of us owes to Harvard," she told the students when she welcomed the Class of 2016 to campus. "But, far more importantly, it is what each of us owes to ourselves."

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