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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum: ‘The NCAA is on its last breath’

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Plus: A new foe arises for Texas baseball

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Name, image and likeness has changed the game, quite literally, in more ways that none.

The top talking heads across the college football landscape realize as much.

That includes ESPN’s mouth of the South analyst Paul Finebaum, who opined earlier this week on his radio and TV show that the NCAA is falling apart as we speak. Not later. Now.

“It’s not only the future — it’s the present,” Finebaum said, per 247Sports. “And I read something over the weekend from Jack Swarbrick of Notre Dame, respected individual — highly respected — and he said that he thought the NCAA current structure, Power Five, would be obsolete by the middle of the 2030s that’s 10 years off. I think he’s being very, very generous. I don’t think this is a sustainable model that will last another couple of years. Now, it’s impossible to predict the breakup of an organization like this because it moves so slowly. But it is going to come apart. The NCAA is on its last breath. And I think college football, as we know it, is on its last breath.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas football becoming more of a team?

247Sports: The Brew: Texas will be better at safety in 2022; Jackson Jeffcoat; Big 12 titles for women’s golf, tennis

247Sports: Program-changers? There’s a lot to love about Texas’ 2022 transfer class

Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns spring game: Offensive takeaways

Inside Texas: Tuesday: Texas’ talent disparity between offense, defense

Inside Texas: IT Today: Steve Sarkisian on Justice Finkley and Aaron Bryant, Ivan Melendez slugs

Inside Texas: Trio of Longhorn DBs gain comfort at safety during spring

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas makes the top 6 for Iowa State transfer G Tyrese Hunter

Reacts Survey Results: Offense over defense

Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Burnt Orange Nation

Podcast: What we took away from the spring game

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Austin American-Statesman: Statesman Q&A: Cedar Park’s Gisella Maul on why she committed to Texas

247Sports: Five-star running back Rueben Owens has a new decision date in mind

247Sports: Spencer Shannon talks Washington, Texas visits, locks in official visit No. 1

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Oklahoman: Tramel’s ScissorTales: Ranking the 2022 college football coaching hires

Dallas Morning News: Big 12 spring games low on analysis, big on position battles — especially at QB

247Sports: Coop’s Corner: Recapping a weekend full of spring games

Our Daily Bears: Caleb Lohner eye test

Viva the Matadors: Red Raiders take West Virginia series and end losing streak

Frogs O’ War: TCU baseball wins series at No. 3 Oklahoma State

The Smoking Musket: West Virginia gets one win over No. 8 Texas Tech

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Texas baseball takes on UTRGV today at 6:30pm Central.