• UT Files New Motion to Keep Lawsuit Docs Out of Media

    by Dan Fleser June 2014

    The University of Tennessee filed another protective order Friday in district court, seeking to prohibit “extrajudicial use or disclosure” of documents and information developed in discovery pertaining to Debby Jennings’ lawsuit against the university and athletic director Dave Hart.

  • Bill Cosby Concert Seeks to Save Temple Gymnastics

    by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer June 2014

    LEAVE IT TO Bill Cosby to turn a sad situation into a laughing matter. Cosby will hold a benefit concert for Temple's men's gymnastics program at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market streets, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Duration of KU Tickets-for-Bond Deal Questioned

    by Mike Vernon and Jesse Newell, The Capital-Journal June 2014

    This isn't what Andrew Knopp intended to sign the Kansas student body up for. Knopp - KU's student body president from 2003-04 - questions the ethics of KU Athletics in regards to a contract signed in 2004. The contract terms, he says, were never supposed to stretch nearly a quarter-century. In April 2004, Knopp signed a contract with former athletic director Lew Perkins. The main point of the contract was this, according to Knopp: KU Athletics would pay up to $1 million per year for the new recreation center expansion and in exchange would get to sell 1,431 seats in Allen Fieldhouse that previously were student tickets. The swap, according to Knopp, would basically be $1 million for $1 million each year, with Perkins assuring Knopp that KU Athletics could make at least $1 million extra by selling those 1,431 seats as season tickets instead of single-game tickets when those seats went unused by students.

  • Sale of HS for Temple U. Rec Space Met with Protest

    by Kristen A. Graham; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    The sale of the old William Penn High School to Temple University is a done deal, as far as the Philadelphia School District is concerned. But a group of North Philadelphia neighbors is crying foul, alleging that the process was tainted and that the community's wishes were ignored in the name of political horse-trading. Dozens gathered Tuesday outside the school, waving signs and declaring their dissatisfaction.

  • Hearing Officer: Sandusky Deserves $4,900/Mo. Pension

    by Allison Steele; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    In an opinion released Monday, the examiner recommended the state employees' retirement system reinstate the $4,900-a-month pension Sandusky collected before being convicted on child sex abuse charges in 2012.

  • Sandusky Probe Report Less Critical than AG Kane

    by Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy; Inquirer Staff Writers June 2014

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's review of the investigation into pedophile Jerry Sandusky was supposed to finally explain why the case took nearly three years to build, and whether it was bogged down by politics.

  • Forward Passports: Schools Prepare for Bowl in Bahamas

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports June 2014

    Every day this week from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., Marshall University has set aside space in its football office for something that might not even matter by the end of the season. But Mark Gale, the assistant athletics director for football operations, would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to getting passports for a possible trip to December's Bahamas Bowl. Because the first-year bowl will be in a foreign country, schools in Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference already are working on securing passports for their players, coaches and support staff.

  • As O'Bannon Trial Drags On, It's Easier to Foresee Payday

    by Tim Dahlberg June 2014

    They come calling with promises of a good education, a chance to play on television and some of the best facilities that money can buy. There may come a time, though, when recruiters chasing the best high school football and basketball players offer something else: a nice paycheck to take with them as a parting gift when their college days are over. Football players could get several hundred thousand dollars.

  • Northwestern's Peanut-Free Policy to Include Five Sports

    by Rexford Sheild June 2014

    The Northwestern athletic department has announced it will hold three peanut-free football games in 2014, including games against Cal on Aug. 30, Northern Illinois on Sept. 6 and Western Illinois on Sept. 20. 

  • Three Key Questions Asked in the UNC Academics Probe

    by Wes Platt June 2014

    CHAPEL HILL - During the past five months, former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein and his team have interviewed 80 people, searched 1.5 million emails and electronic documents and analyzed thousands of transcripts - some dating back to the 1980s. "We're in the thick of it," Wainstein told the University of North Carolina Board of Governors during a high-level briefing Friday. "It's impossible to give an exact timeframe (for when the investigation will end). We think it's important to do it thoroughly and do it right."