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College sports are fun today, but they're not.

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Soccer is the tail-wagging dog in college track and field.

Thanks to its TV deal, football is the cash cow, the ATM, and the check for most sports on campus.

Basketball is still profitable, and at the University of Arkansas, Eric Musselman brought the Razorbacks back into the year-round sport.

Under Hall of Fame coaches Nolan Richardson and Eddie Sutton, the Hoggs were headliners for 12 months a year, then seasonally and sometimes almost without it.

The NCAA Basketball Tournament, the sport’s largest event, is the NCAA’s number one source of revenue.

What the NCAA is doing now seems up in the air, especially now that they are looking for a new president.

A once-powerful organization that dominated college athletics with a strong fist, was stripped of its power when its last leader appeared to lack vision.

Transfer portals, NILs, and reorganizations of conferences are all elusive.

This Wednesday, the NCAA appears poised to allow unlimited transfers to athletes who have grades and transfers within a specific time frame.

Both requirements are good ideas. However, unlimited portions wreak havoc in college football.

In a recent USA Today online column by Dan Wolken, Tom Mars was quoted as calling unlimited transfers “utter chaos.”

If you don’t know who Mars is, you aren’t paying attention.

He is an Arkansas attorney who has worked with the NCAA to ensure that transferred athletes qualify quickly and do not have to take a year off.

Mars is a leading litigator who knew little about college athletics until he took on Houston Nutt as a client at the urging of his former pastor, Rex Horn.

Nat had been accused of most of the NCAA violations by former employer Ole Miss. Nat had a few violations, but the majority of them were under former head coach Hugh Freese. Nat apologized.

Mars then quickly qualified at Michigan after Shay Patterson moved from Ole Miss.

Suddenly, Mars’ phone explodes with athletes wanting him to represent them. A coach then joined the action, and at one point the NCAA spoke to him about hiring.

Meanwhile, the Big 12’s new commissioner, Brett Jormak, says his league is open for business, but expansion of the conference appears to be in a pending pattern.

New Pac 12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said he doesn’t expect his league to shop in the Big 12 countries.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said USC and UCLA may not be the end of his league’s expansion and will take a “bold” approach to further growth.

SEC’s Greg Sankey recently said his league would be “nimble,” while ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, who has been on the job for a year, said everything is under consideration.

Nobody said it, but the trophy they want is in South Bend, Indiana, which borders Kentucky, making it a neighboring state in the SEC’s footprint.

Semi-independent Notre Dame should be at the top of everyone’s wish list. Because college athletics as we know it no longer exists, you will eventually find yourself needing to attend conferences.

It’s still good and fun, but it’s going to be different. Southern Cal and UCLA didn’t attend the conference because they wanted to experience the game in a snowstorm. they did it for the money.

They did it for football money.

There is no normality in college athletics until some kind of leadership is found. If it’s not too late, the NCAA should target the Moon or Mars for a leader who can manage the NIL, transfers, and reorganization of the conference.