NCAA: Mixed Messages
"Outside the Lines" and ESPN.com present a monthlong series starting this weekend that examines several hot-button issues facing the NCAA. This Sunday, Dec. 13, the series looks at Florida State University, where 61 athletes allegedly were involved in an academic-fraud scandal that included, in some cases, access to test answers and tutors who edited and typed papers. The NCAA ruled Florida State guilty of major violations, announcing it would reduce scholarships in football and other sports, and force Bobby Bowden's team to vacate as many as 14 victories from 2006 and 2007. Watch Tom Farrey's report on "Outside the Lines" at 9 a.m. ET Sunday on ESPN.
ESPN.com's companion series begins with an examination by investigative reporter Mike Fish of the worth to a university of top college football players such as Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford, and a database showing how much money flows into each of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision college athletic departments and how it is spent.
• OTL: Making Paper: More Than Just a Scholarship
• OTL: Financial Impacts of Tebow, McCoy and Bradford
• OTL: The Money that Moves College Sports