• Proposal: Let College Athletes Sign Endorsement Deals

    by Steve Berkowitz May 2016

    A Tulane law professor who also serves as the university's associate provost for NCAA compliance has offered an extensive proposal under which college athletes could be allowed to use their names, images and likenesses to make regulated endorsement deals while playing their sports in school.

  • Opinion: Arrest Underscores Minnesota's Problems

    by Chip Scoggins May 2016

    A Gophers basketball player was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. That's all the public knows at this point. Reggie Lynch remained jailed in Minneapolis on Monday but had not been charged. Until the county attorney announces whether charges will be brought against him, Lynch deserves presumption of innocence.

  • Mississippi State Student Dies in Stadium Fall

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    A 21-year-old student at Mississippi State University died Saturday when he fell through the roof of the video board at Davis Wade Stadium.

  • Athletes Differ with Coaches, ADs on Time Demands

    by Steve Berkowitz May 2016

    Faced with a number of proposals intended to reduce the amount of time athletes spend on their sports, the schools and athlete representatives tabled those concepts in favor of a resolution to study the issue and develop new proposals for the 2017 convention.

  • ACC will Follow NCAA's Lead on Discrimination

    by Powell Latimer May 2016

    The ACC will require hosts for conference championship sites to prove their commitment to non-discriminatory practices in a written statement, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Sunday. In an interview with the ACC Digital Network during the league 's spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., Swofford said the conference likely would adhere to the same standard the NCAA announced in April.

  • Duke Completes Investigation of Women's Hoops Coach

    by Sun Journal May 2016

    Duke has completed the investigation of its women's basketball team and says Joanne P. McCallie will remain the coach.

  • Report: As Many as Six Assistants Alerted Paterno of Abuse

    by Jeremy Roebuck May 2016

    By Friday, more accusers had come forward with claims that they, too, had alerted Paterno or others on his staff to Sandusky's sexual misconduct decades before it drew law enforcement scrutiny.

  • ODU Defends Decision to Reject Stadium Proposal

    by Harry Minium May 2016

    Stephen Ballard submitted his proposal under the Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act, which encourages the private sector to bid for government contracts. The PPEA, as the act is known, is designed to reduce the time and cost of building new facilities. Under the conventional process, government asks for bids for the design of a project, then after completing design, asks for bids for construction. The PPEA combines it all into one process.

  • PSU: No Evidence Paterno Knew About Latest Allegations

    by By Susan Snyder; Staff Writer May 2016

    Pennsylvania State University president Eric Barron said Sunday that the university has found no evidence to support the latest allegations that Joe Paterno and members of his coaching staff knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children as early as the 1970s. Barron turned the heat on the media for reporting the allegations, some of which surfaced in court papers last week. Others were reported by CNN and NBC News.

  • Softball Player Earns 'Landmark' $1M Contract

    by Troy Provost-Heron May 2016

    On Thursday, the news became public as the Houston Scrap Yard Dogs, an expansion franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch league, announced that they signed the greatest softball pitcher in University of Tennessee history to a six-year, $1 million contract.