“Help!” Whether he was joking or serious, Ivan Maisel believes there is plenty to be concerned about regarding the current state of college football. The highly accomplished national reporter and author joined #SportsTalk recently to discuss the sport he began covering with Clemson’s national championship in 1981.
Maisel believes the biggest problem right now is the NCAA is governing afraid. “I guess the politest way to describe it is they’ve probably been scared to death that whatever they do they’re going to get sued. As a response, they haven’t done much of anything for a number of years. The worst thing to do is just sit there and watch it (NIL) come and not prepare for it.”
The former Atlanta Journal, Dallas Morning News, and ESPN reporter has also authored a book about the presumed suicide death of his son Max entitled, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye. Maisel serves on the board of directors of the Jordan Porco Foundation, which works to prevent suicide and promote mental health among young adults. He has also developed a bond with former Gamecock quarterback Ryan Hilinski and his family as they’ve dealt with the suicide of Tyler Hilinski during his time as a quarterback at Washington State.