• Report: Tyndall to Be Charged with So. Miss Violations

    by Ben Frederickson July 2015

    The lengthy NCAA investigation into former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and the Southern Miss program he departed to briefly coach the Vols is reportedly nearing its conclusion — a notice of allegations.

  • NCAA Bias, Rule-Breaking in Reggie Bush Investigation?

    by Michael Lev & Ryan Kartje, Orange County Register (California) July 2015

    A new batch of documents released Wednesday further suggest the NCAA broke its own rules and displayed bias toward USC and former assistant coach Todd McNair during the Reggie Bush investigation.

  • Hockey Team Seeks Tuition Break for Visiting Players

    by Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News (New York) July 2015

    The owner of the Lockport Express junior hockey team said this week that he would like to start more teams in lower age groups, but it might be difficult if the Lockport City School District won't give the players a break on tuition. Most, but not all, of the Express players are past school age.

  • Former FIFA Committee Member Receives Lifelong Ban

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Chuck Blazer, a former member of FIFA’s executive committee and ex-CONCACAF general secretary, was given a lifelong ban from all football-related activity by FIFA following an investigation into his illegal activity while he was part of the organization, which included accepting bribes and tax evasion.

  • Analysts: Trademark Ruling Won't Impact Other Teams

    by Andrea Noble, The Washington Times July 2015

    A federal court ruling ordering the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademarks could pave the way for government overreach in the federal trademark office but is unlikely to lead to any immediate problems for other sports teams under scrutiny for use of American Indian imagery or names, according to analysts monitoring the case.

  • U.S. Softball Team Hopes Success Will Sway IOC

    by Maggie Hendricks, @maggiehendricks, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    Heading to the Pan Am Games, starting Friday in Toronto, U.S. softball players and coaches have twin goals: winning the tournament and continuing to make a good impression on the International Olympic Committee.

  • MMA Ban Remains in N.Y., Despite Risks to Amateurs

    by Carla Varriale July 2015

    The sport of Mixed Martial Arts remains controversial. Once the province of bare-knuckled underground fights, MMA has evolved into a lucrative and increasingly mainstream sport.

  • History Still Not on Side of Women's Pro Soccer in U.S.

    by Bob Ford, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2015

    When Christie Rampone took the field for the United States in the 86th minute of the Women's World Cup final on Sunday evening, slipping on the captain's armband one last time, the reverberations in Vancouver's BC Place stadium were also the echoes of the cheers that followed the first rock stars of women's soccer in this country, the 1999 national team.

  • Foes of Skowhegan 'Indians' Name Vow to Keep Up Fight

    by Doug Harlow, Morning Sentinel June 2015

    Letters have been sent to the state education commissioner, the state Board of Education, the Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 school board and to the Maine Press Association. The letters say the same thing: Please stop using the word "Indians" when referring to Skowhegan Area High School sports teams.

  • Could NCAA Benefit from Sports Gambling Legalization?

    by John Harris, Pittsburgh Tribune Review June 2015

    Like their more vocal professional brethren, the NCAA stands staunchly against legalizing sports gambling and largely for the same reason: the integrity of the games. However, unlike the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, the NCAA has been plagued with scandals related to game fixing during the past two decades.