What is Extra Points?

There aren’t as many places on the internet that talk about the COLLEGE part of college sports. Extra Points is one of those places.

This newsletter covers all the off-the-field stuff that shapes college sports, from the largest FBS schools to the smallest NAIA programs. Four days a week, you’ll get commentary, analysis and original reporting on major issues like NIL legislation, how college athletic budgets function, how athletic departments fit (and don’t fit) with the rest of the university, and how the entire enterprise really works.

If you care about the college and the sports in college sports, you'll love Extra Points.

What do I get with a free subscription?

With a free subscription, you'll get two newsletters a week, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays. You'll also get a podcast, Going For Two, that I record with Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports, which digs into Extra Points-type topics that can't be squeezed into a single newsletter.

What do I get with a paid subscription?

In addition to those two newsletters, you'll also get two more newsletters, giving you four newsletters a week. You'll also get access to our private Discord server, shared with my friends at Moon Crew (the folks who run the popular Shutdown Fullcast and Split Zone Duo podcasts).

You'll also get the satisfaction that comes with supporting independent media.

Who are you?

I'm Matt Brown I used to oversee SB Nation’s college team sites and regularly contributed to SBNation.com’s college football coverage. That coverage increasingly focused on off-the-field issues, from conference realignment to media rights to athletic department finances.  I also wrote a book on great college football What If questions.

Prior to getting into sports journalism, I taught elementary school, worked as a political organizer, and in executive search. I'm passionate about open records, college football history, higher education, and building an internet for humans, rather than algorithms.

I have a degree from The Ohio State University, by way of brief pit stops at American University and Ohio State's Newark campus. I grew up in Ohio, lived a bunch of other places, and now currently live in Chicago.

How can I reach Matt?

Drop me an email at Matt@ExtraPointsMB.com, shoot me a tweet at @MattBrownEP, or mail me something at:

Good Spot Publishing LLC

C/O Matt Brown

PO Box 411023

Chicago Illinois 60641