• UNC Poised for NCAA Fight in Notice of Allegations Response

    by Luke DeCock May 2017

    We're headed for a showdown now. There's no way around it. Whatever happens to North Carolina, whether the university is punished by the NCAA or wriggles off the hook, the battle lines have never been drawn more sharply. After five years, judgment is coming.

  • NBA Announces Return of All-Star Game to Charlotte

    by Steve Reed May 2017

    The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years later than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets.

  • NFL Tweaks Celebration, OT Rules; Moves Super Bowls

    by Bob Glauber May 2017

    The No Fun League is no more. Commissioner Roger Goodell has responded to increased criticism that the NFL discourages players from having fun by loosening the celebration rules following big plays. Goodell announced Tuesday at the league's annual May meetings in Chicago that players can be more expressive without fear of incurring a penalty.

  • ACC Commissioner Swofford Addresses UNC Concerns

    by Andrew Carter May 2017

    Responding to a question about conflict-of-interest concerns in North Carolina's NCAA investigation, ACC commissioner John Swofford said that peer review has been part of the NCAA's investigative process for "a long, long time."

  • Payout for Iowa Discrimination Suits Reaches $6.5M

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Former Iowa athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, have settled discrimination suits filed against the University of Iowa for a total of $6.5 million.

  • Opinion: Why Is the NCAA Silent on Baylor?

    by Jeff Schultz May 2017

    Baylor, whose football program generated $38.3 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year, hasn't heard a peep from the NCAA, despite the school's failure to properly respond to a series of alleged sexual assaults that date to 2012.

  • Opinion: NCAA Could Do More to Compensate Athletes

    by Nancy Armour May 2017

    There are two very simple truths in college athletics: Athletes are not being fairly compensated for the value they bring to their schools and conferences or the revenue that follows, and there is more than enough money to correct that.

  • At 54-3, Minnesota Softball Unseeded by NCAA

    by Chip Scoggins May 2017

    The NCAA softball coaches who cast votes in that sport's national poll will unveil their new rankings Tuesday.

  • IHSAA Mulls Limits for Offseason Contact

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    A rules-change proposed at this year’s spring area principals meeting was brought up for further discussion at the Indiana High School Athletic Association executive committee meeting earlier this month.

  • OHSAA to Consider Limiting Playoffs to Fridays

    by Marc Pendleton May 2017

    The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors will address the possibility of instituting a Fridays-only game rule during its regular June meeting.