Big Ten Imposes Martial Law: College Football World in Shock

The handling of the Michigan sign-stealing scandal has been a debacle from the start, and it culminated Friday with the Big Ten suspending coach Jim Harbaugh for the final three games. U-M filed a temporary restraining order against its own conference that it hopes can be expedited before kickoff at 10 a.m. EST. Two of those contests Harbaugh is slated to miss are the Wolverines’ only against top 10 teams in the regular season so it’s no surprise that one last-second heave was met with another. You know an investigation was botched when it makes Roger Goodell look like a seasoned judge. The bulletin board material, for a team that started the season without its head coach for four games, was readily acknowledged with members of the Wolverines tweeting “Bet” after the ruling was handed out. Prayers up for James Franklin and the Nittany Lion offense. This is further evidence that of all the institutions without control, the NCAA is 1A. We’ll see how Michigan responds — on the field. I’m not smart enough to know where this goes in the courts. The Los Angeles Clippers have three Los Angeles natives, and a guy from Palmdale. Between them, they have two MVPs, two finals MVPs, and two NBA titles. After a 22-point loss against the Dallas Mavericks in a much-ballyhooed in-season tournament game, the Clips are now 0-3 when new addition James Harden plays, and 3-5 overall.