SoCon commish: “It’s getting harder and harder to chase big boys”


I talked to SoCon commissioner John Iamarino about a couple issues that have cropped up recently: The Big Ten’s proposal to stop scheduling FCS teams, which could spread to the ACC and SEC and deny vital paydays to FCS programs; and the NCAA’s move to deregulate recruiting practices, which could drive up spending in athletic departments.

Our talk:

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Jerry Moore won’t get to tell new Citadel story


Jerry Moore, in happier times

One of the sad parts about the end of the Jerry Moore era at Appalachian State is that the venerable old coach won’t get to update his Citadel story.

For years, the 73-year-old coach — who was fired, resigned, retired or had his tenure concluded, depending on which account you read — would turn to the same Citadel story whenever the Mountaineers were preparing to play the Bulldogs.

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The SoCon So Far … Thank goodness for Kennesaw State

The turkey’s barely been digested and Clowney just sacked Tajh Boyd again, but it’s already time for Southern Conference basketball.

The SoCon season tips off Wednesday with Elon at Georgia Southern and Western Carolina at Furman. Our two local squads swing into league action Saturday, with College of Charleston at Elon and The Citadel at UNC Greensboro.

So what have we learned so far?

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