First, it's always fun to see analysts provide opinions outside of their usual sport. It's also fun when it kind of matches up to yours.
There aren't many days on the sports calendar that I care less about than today--the NBA Draft! Oh the pain! Give me Marlins/Padres all day!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) June 22, 2017
Next, it seems like political controversy is creeping into college athletics on a regular basis. Now it's the state of California.
California bans state travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota (includes public university sports teams): https://t.co/0j465f1UKw— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 23, 2017
So, don't expect to see Cal or UCLA invited to Jerryworld or Houston for an opening week kickoff game. Better hope they don't qualify for one of those bowls.
After 1st bans in Feb, Cal stated "Coaches would be restricted from using state funds to recruit in affected states" https://t.co/UOT0YKTOUr— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 23, 2017
It's possible that if this keeps up, you might not see any players at state schools in California come from states like Texas.
California’s state-funded travel ban to discriminating states raises mild football scheduling concerns https://t.co/k9rkI9dS1m— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) June 24, 2017
Overall, it looks like they aren't being so drastic to affect anything that is already scheduled. It's possible that this entire situation could end without any affect on a sports schedule, seeing as those are done well in advance, and political minds could change relatively soon.
Next up, some news on the upcoming ACC Network.
ACC Network, ESPN still targeting 2019 launch with digital distributors lined up https://t.co/PxHdskKJz7 pic.twitter.com/2wScSZHM4q— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 26, 2017
And in that same year, a celebration!
Committee launched to formulate plans for college football’s 150th birthday https://t.co/6dbrIBPw7e— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) June 27, 2017
A school that is trying very hard to be a big boy, but will probably fall short very quickly.
Liberty spent more than $45m on athletics in 2015-16, more than every school in C-USA and 3rd in VA after UVA & VT: https://t.co/BPCBrSlkqw— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 27, 2017
Sponsorship gets caught up in the rivalry of college.
Pepsi agrees to remove royal blue branding for new Univ of Utah sponsorship, as it's the same color as BYU: https://t.co/r9JwoSl2gQ pic.twitter.com/brZO4R45Ix— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 27, 2017