RECENT ARTICLES
  • Campus Judicial Systems in Legal Gray Area

    by Collin Binkley, Mike Wagner, Jill Riepenhoff and Sara Gregory November 2014

    Those who work in the campus judicial system say that, because the private proceedings aren't bound by the laws and rules of criminal courts, they function differently and hold different standards. They point out that, legally, schools are allowed to enforce their own rules.

  • Opinion: If FSU Won't Punish Winston, NCAA Should

    by ZACH BRAZILLER November 2014

    The NCAA should do what Florida State refuses to do: Punish Jameis Winston for breaking a rule.

  • Columnist: In OSU Band, Success Trumps Behavior

    by Joe Blundo, The Columbus Dispatch November 2014

    If I had to pick one sentence as most telling in the latest Ohio State University marching-band report, I'd pick this one: "It appears that the university did not assert proper oversight because of the band's continued successful performance on the field."

  • FSU Athletic Events Will Go On Despite Campus Shooting

    by News Wire Services November 2014

    Florida State University coaches and athletics department leaders expressed sadnesss and offered prayers after a shooting on campus. Seminoles athletics events will go on as scheduled, the lineup includes the football team's home contest against Boston College.

  • UNC Addresses Academic Scandal Response, Reforms

    by LAURA OLENIACZ loleniacz@heraldsun.com;919-419-6636 November 2014

    Despite a number of reforms implemented in response to the athletic and academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the school's provost, James W. Dean Jr., said that he doesn't expect "anyone to do the victory dance any time soon."

  • Lawmakers Seek $25K Fine, Jail for Autograph Seekers

    by Kristina Torres; Staff November 2014

    Call it Gurley's Law: The next guy who tries to pay a Georgia running back for his autograph may want to think twice after state lawmakers proposed new penalties this week including jail time and a $25,000 fine.

  • New Report: More OSU Band Lewdness, Lax Oversight

    by Collin Binkley, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH November 2014

    Ohio State University failed for decades to rein in its marching band and eliminate widespread alcohol abuse and sexual harassment, according to a follow-up investigation of the group that also uncovered some new instances of inappropriate and lewd behavior within the band.

  • Universities Drop 'Lady,' Unify Athletes, Polarize Alums

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Last Monday, the University of Tennessee decided to drop the term "Lady" from all of its women's athletic programs, besides basketball.

  • Winston to FSU Officials: Some Signatures Are Forgeries

    by Tom D'Angelo November 2014

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature that were forgeries, sources told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that thousands of authenticated items were for sale. He was able to point out several signatures he said were forged and several items that had his signature that he knew he had not signed.

  • Columnist: Enough Hyperventilating Over UNC Scandal

    by Jay Zenner November 2014

    On the editorial pages of The Herald-Sun I have seen the money in big-ime college sports described as an "ocean of revenue" and UNC's recent athletic scandal as part of the "swamp of today's academic-athletic complex." If you look close enough that ocean looks more like a quiet pond and that swamp just a dewy lawn. Years ago, I was a "student-athlete" in the football program at a school generally considered elite. I was neither a star nor a great scholar but I got a good education. Many years later as a consultant, I was working inside N.C. State University and got a close-up look at events when the scandal broke that led to Jim Valvano's dismissal.