Around SB Nation's college blogs today:
- Team Speed Kills says that the NCAA got the Cam Newton decision wrong and merely muddied waters in desperate need of clarity instead. The site also takes a close look at the source documents and draws the conclusion that this week's decision does not necessarily mean that Auburn is out of the woods:
Auburn ruled Cam Newton ineligible for whatever it found that caused all this activity this week. (My bet is that they nailed down the fact that Cecil Newton asked for money.) Auburn then appealed for reinstatement under NCAA bylaws, as they are allowed to do. Because Newton was ruled ineligible this week and the reinstatement was made this week, Newton has not participated while ineligible. In other words, he has not participated while ineligible because he was reinstated before Auburn played any games -- not because the NCAA is finding that he can't be ruled retroactively ineligible based on what they already know.Looks like a solid reading to me.
- Kentucky blog A Sea of Blue wonders if the Newton decision may be good news for the Wildcats' Enes Kanter.
- Nebraska blog Corn Nation and Oklahoma blog Crimson and Cream Machine talk about the Big 12 Championship.
- Duke Basketball Report wonders just how special the 2010-11 Blue Devils must be if they can beat a very good team like Michigan State even without their A game.