• Ohio State Trustees Hear Band Alumni, Close Case

    by Collin Binkley, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014

    For five minutes yesterday, the Ohio State University board of trustees allowed a supporter of Jonathan Waters to make his case that the fired band director should be reinstated.

  • Opinion: Stop Forcing Athletes to Stay in College

    by Super User September 2014

    As the college football season kicks off, the question of whether college athletes should be treated as professionals hangs in the air. Yet one issue has been oddly absent from the debate: the age restrictions the National Football League and National Basketball Association place on their players.

  • Purdue Offering Free Football Tickets to Students

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    It’s practically an epidemic for colleges and universities around the country: How can we get students to attend football games?

  • Report: Penn State Postseason Ban Could Be Lifted Early

    by By Joe Juliano August 2014

    Penn State could have its ban on postseason football lifted by next year if it receives a favorable report on how it has complied with recommendations made in the Freeh report in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal, the Sporting News reported Wednesday.

  • Former Temple Track Coach Accused of Abusive Ways

    by Susan Snyder August 2014

    Temple University is examining allegations raised in a student newspaper that a former head coach of track and field verbally abused, intimidated, and compromised the safety of his athletes, the chairman of the university board of trustees said Wednesday. The report, published this week in the Temple News, contended that for years, the school failed to respond to the complaints. "We will get a recommendation with respect as to how it was handled and next steps in the next several days," board chairman Patrick O'Connor said.

  • USC Player Admits Making Up Drowning Rescue Story

    by Tess Quinlan, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw said he sprained both ankles while rescuing his 7-year-old nephew from a pool Saturday, admitted Wednesday that he made up the entire story.

  • Ex-Coach's Suit: Stadium Debut Questions Caused Firing

    by Eric Heisig August 2014

    A former baseball coach for the University of Wisconsin-Oskhosh is suing the school for allegedly retaliating against him after he accused officials of mishandling money earmarked for stadium renovations. Tom Lechnir coached at the university for 25 years. His contract was terminated in May 2013. In his lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, Lechnir claims he was denied due process and was the subject of retaliation for speaking his mind about the school taking on debt to build the baseball stadium.

  • USC Investigating Injured Football Player's Heroic Story

    by Nicole Auerbach, Josh Peter and Tess Quinlan August 2014

    Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that he has received several calls questioning the validity of cornerback Josh Shaw's story describing how he suffered two high ankle sprains last weekend.

  • WSU to End Tradition of Playing Football Game in Seattle

    by Jacob Thorpe, (509) 710-8070 August 2014

    With the exception of 2010, Washington State has played one home game at Seattle's CenturyLink Field every year since 2002, when the venue was known as Seahawks Stadium.

  • PSU President: Post-Sandusky Changes Deserve Reward

    by Angela Couloumbis August 2014

    HARRISBURG - The new president of Pennsylvania State University said Monday that the school should be "rewarded" for establishing what he said was the best compliance and sports ethics program nationwide following the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, but stopped short of calling for a reduction of NCAA penalties.