Huddle Up is a 3x weekly newsletter that breaks down the business and money behind sports. If you are not already a subscriber, sign up and join 100,000+ others who receive it directly in their inbox each week. Friends, Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines football team are 8-0. They have the No. 1 scoring defense and No. 10 scoring offense in the country. They are outscoring opponents 325-47 through eight games. They haven’t played a game closer than 24 points, and they currently have the best odds to win the CFP National Championship (+225) — ahead of Georgia (+275), Florida State (+700), and Ohio State (+700).
Letting this go is not an option. If the CMU photos are not a one-off, that suggests a broader practice of coaches allowing the use of sideline access for competitive advantage, which is intolerable in a world of legalized gambling.