LARAMIE -- Is college football about the game or only money?

Though that question seems rhetorical, first-time author and Wyoming native, Jon Deryck, poses it anyway in his new book: Rekatsi: Saving College Football From Itself.

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"Year upon year college football is dying at the hands of charlatans wanting to milk it for whatever it is worth," Deryck said. "If it stays on its present course, casual football fans -- and even college football diehards and the talking heads on ESPN -- may find that the sport has lost its soul. College football in 2024, more than any other time in history, is driven by unadulterated greed.

"Greed, while always present in the past, is eating up the sport like a swarm of

Deryck gathered more than a hundred years of data, analyzed all the moves being made, along with the dominoes that preceded. Beyond examining the failures of the past, Rekatsi offers up realistic solutions to save college football before it destroys itself.

This 180-page publication breaks it all down, from practice limits to officiating to transfer rules for coaches and players to officiating. Rekatsi touches on conference realignment, preserving regional rivalries, television revenue, Name, Imagine and Likeness (NIL), scheduling, postseason play and so much more.

Rekatsi can be found HERE on Amazon, in paperback or eBook.

Jon Deryck is a college football expert, rookie author and a blue-collar technical
tradesman. For more information, please email Jon at or on X @rekatsi.

Amazon review of the book Rekatsi:

"I agree with the author that college football has to make some changes before it goes over the cliff. This huge money machine is riding the back of young athletes and the regulations vary by conference. I thought some of the author’s suggestions - like regulating sports hours - were great. Others would require so much oversight that they’re not really viable without massive systemic change. Overall an interesting read and some good stuff inside that should be taken seriously.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit:

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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