• Redskins' Visit to U of M Promises Atypical Protest

    by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    Protesters will hold a "No Honor in Racism" rally Sunday when the Washington Redskins play at the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing new there: Protesters rallied against the team's Indian name last season when Washington played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, as well as 22 years ago, when Washington won Super Bowl XXVI there. But this time, with the Metrodome gone, the Vikings are renters at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

  • NCAA's Emmert: Autograph Rules Worth Reviewing

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

    In light of the issues that have sidelined Georgia running back Todd Gurley and prompted questions about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, NCAA President Mark Emmert told USA TODAY Sports the next calendar year would be a good time to have a discussion about whether the rules related to college athletes and autographs are proper.

  • No, the University of Texas is Not Going to Pay Players

    by Wire Services October 2014

    It was much ado about nothing. The Internet blew up Wednesday when Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson's comments about paying his school's athletes $10,000 a year were misconstrued.

  • NCAA: Mo'ne Davis Can Keep Money, Amateur Status

    by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer October 2014

    The dimwits at the NCAA take a lot of flak, so when they get something right, it's worth mentioning. In this case it's a ruling that Mo'ne Davis - Philly's most popular ballplayer - will keep her amateur status even though she was paid for her role in a TV commercial.

  • Petitioners Back Sayreville Coaches as Board Set to Meet

    by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014

    Sayreville, restive for weeks over a high school football scandal and officials' response to it, braced for more turbulence Monday as the school board prepared to discuss the fate of the team's coaches, and supporters of the coaches thronged to an online petition.

  • Penn State Trustees to Revisit Controversial Freeh Report

    by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014

    Pushed by alumni members, Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting next week to revisit the controversial report that concluded that former top administrators conspired to cover up child sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

  • NCAA: Conferences, Presidents to Debate Autograph Pay

    by Paul Ladewski October 2014

    NCAA President Mark declined to say whether he would be in favor of compensation on a limited basis because of the pending O'Bannon case, which the NCAA is appealing.

  • Opinion: Different Rules for Students, Student-Athletes

    by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail October 2014

    For as long as I can remember the NCAA has tried to convince folks that “student-athletes” are just like any other student. It even went so far as to outlaw athletic dorms back in 1996. But with college sports’ primary governing body calling the shots, student-athletes can’t be like any other student.

  • Georgia Lawmakers: Protect Schools Against Profiteers

    by Nicholas Fouriezos; Staff October 2014

    In the wake of the suspension of Georgia running back Todd Gurley, state legislators are considering ways to punish people who jeopardize college athletes' eligibility.

  • FSU Coach: Winston's 'Never Taken a Dime' for Signing

    by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Although hundreds of Jameis Winston-signed memorabilia can be found online, it does not mean the Florida State quarterback was paid or willingly signed for a dealer who profited off his signature, according to a manager of the company that authenticated hundreds of Winston's autographs.