RECENT ARTICLES
  • Debate Continues on Medical Costs for Injured Athletes

    by Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) October 2014

    If a college football player is hurt in a game, it would seem to make sense that the school pays his medical expenses, right?

  • Sweeping Changes Coming to Illinois High School Football

    by Daily Herald report October 2014

    A total of 16 amendment proposals to current Illinois High School Association bylaws were received prior to the October 14 deadline from official representatives of IHSA member schools, the association announced Tuesday.

  • Pac-12 Conference Sets Standard for NCAA Reformation

    by Jacob Thorpe, jacobt@spokesman.com October 2014

    The Pac-12 is changing college athletics and its football coaches are mostly on board, with some reservations. One of the biggest reforms announced by the conference on Monday is that all athletic scholarships will be guaranteed for at least four years.

  • 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.