- NLRB: Private Schools Cannot Restrict Athletes’ Tweets
by Jason Scott October 2016
In an unprecedented move, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Northwestern University must remove “unlawful” restrictions on football players’ expression, allowing them to post freely on social media or speak to media as they see fit.
- Hurricane-Caused Flooding Forces Game to Be Postponed
by The Virginian-Pilot October 2016
East Carolina will reschedule its American Athletic Conference football game against Navy from Thursday night to Nov. 19 because of flooding from Hurricane Matthew.
- Opinion: SEC Must Reschedule LSU-Florida
by George Schroeder October 2016
There were good reasons to postpone LSU at Florida. The bickering back and forth about wheres, whys and hows of the decision is unseemly. Hurricane Matthew didn't hit Gainesville, Fla. But as late as Thursday, when the decision not to play was made, there wasn't certainty as to just what would happen. Various predictions suggested it would be as strong a storm -- potentially catastrophic -- as has hit Florida's Atlantic coast in a very long time. Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned, "This is going to kill people."
- Former Pitt Player Files Suit Against School, NCAA
by Brian Bowling October 2016
A former Pitt football player claims in a federal class-action lawsuit filed Thursday that the university, NCAA, former Big East Conference, ACC and American Athletic Conference failed to protect football players from concussions.
- Florida, LSU Game Likely Won't Be Rescheduled
by Ross Dellenger October 2016
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva continued to strongly insist that the game between LSU and Florida is unlikely to be rescheduled, and he expects to speak with the league office regarding the effect a canceled game will have on the SEC standings.
- Greenville to Host Relocated 2017 NCAA Tourney Games
by A. Brenner October 2016
CLEMSON March Madness, welcome back to the state of South Carolina. On Friday, the NCAA announced Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville is the site for one of its eight men s basketball first and second round sites, after theNCAAmoved all postseason tournaments out of the state of North Carolina in response to its controversial Bathroom Bill.
- Storm-Related Schedule Changes No Simple Task
by Dan Wolken October 2016
For Massachusetts athletics director Ryan Bamford, the week began with a signal from the skies. Early forecasts were showing Hurricane Matthew might impact the football team's trip to Old Dominion, and the last thing he wanted to do was have an entire team stuck in the Norfolk, Va., area, unable to get home. "The last thing we wanted to do was sit there for three days," he told USA TODAY Sports.
- Opinion: East Carolina Officials Err on Anthem
by Christine Brennan October 2016
For well over a month, athletes from the NFL to the WNBA to colleges and high schools have taken a knee during The Star-Spangled Banner and our nation has not crumbled. Actually, you could make the case that it has never looked better. With the exception of a vocal minority on social media and radio talk shows, the rest of us have noted the development, acknowledged the lovely existence of the First Amendment and basically moved along. Some have joined in. Others have shaken their heads. We might like the protests or despise them, but a vast majority of us have defended them, or at least accepted them.
- Alabama's Saban Against June Football Signing Period
by David Paschall October 2016
On Wednesday the NCAA Division I Council proposed two early signing periods for football, with the first in late June and the second in mid-December. Alabama coach Nick Saban was quick to voice his opinion Wednesday evening after practice.
- Political Football: USC Game On Over Haley's Objections
by Andy Shain October 2016
Hurricane Matthew's powerful winds have disrupted much of South Carolina with a coastal evacuation, but the fierce storm has not blown away the state's major college football game this weekend.