• NCAA Agrees to Restore Paterno Wins, Restructure Fine

    by Susan Snyder, Angela Couloumbis, and Jonathan Tamari; Inquirer Staff Writers January 2015

    The agreement ends at least two of the legal battles that erupted after the 2012 sanctions, and marks a victory for thousands of Penn State and Paterno supporters who argued that the punishment of the school and its celebrated coach was unjustified.

  • Penn State Board of Trustees to Debate NCAA Lawsuit

    by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer January 2015

    Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees will debate today whether to join a lawsuit against the NCAA, which sanctioned the university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, a board member said Thursday.

  • Did Emmert Deceive PSU Over Death Penalty Threat?

    by Rachel Axon and Erik Brady, @RachelAxon, @ByErikBrady, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    As a lawsuit against the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal winds its way toward trial, depositions have prompted questions about the validity of NCAA President Mark Emmert's threat that a committee of university presidents was in favor of shutting down Penn State's football program.

  • Lawmaker: Bill Isn't Intended to Force ODU Demotion

    by Harry Minium January 2015

    As written, a bill introduced by the majority leader of the House of Delegates on Tuesday could force Old Dominion University eventually to withdraw from Conference USA and the Football Bowl Subdivision.

  • Over Past Three Years, UW Coaching Bonuses Hit $2.6M

    by TODD D. MILEWSKI January 2015

    When the Wisconsin men's basketball team was selected for the NCAA tournament last March, head coach Bo Ryan earned a $50,000 bonus.

  • Will Redefined College Scholarships Bring Shenanigans?

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    Saturday at the NCAA convention, college and athlete representatives from the nation's five wealthiest conferences likely will vote to redefine an athletic scholarship so it can cover not only the traditional tuition, room, board, books and fees but also the incidental costs of attending college. It's a straightforward idea.

  • Former Pro: Stop the Ripoff, Pay College Athletes

    by Steve Siebold January 2015

    Some say college sports is entertainment. Others say it's the road to the pros. The one thing it most certainly is: a business.

  • Pay Hikes, Bonuses, Buyout Lead to $13M WSU Deficit

    by Jacob Thorpe January 2015

    WSU's revenue rose from $45.7 million in 2013 to about $47.3 million in 2014. However, the spending on WSU sports soared to $59.7 million last year - $10 million more than in 2013.

  • UT Sells Ticket Price Hike as 'Cost of Living Adjustment'

    by Dustin Dopirak January 2015

    Tennessee football season-ticket prices will increase approximately 6.5 percent for the upcoming season after the sales for the 2014 season snapped a downward trend that went back to 2005.

  • Opinion: Bring Back Paterno Statue - with Caveat

    by Bob Brookover; Inquirer Columnist January 2015

    Time always allows the most complete story to be told when a historic event occurs. Days, weeks, months and years give us a chance to digest, investigate and take a step back from the initial emotions and accusations.