• NFL Concussion Settlement to Include Five Changes

    by Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015

    The proposed deal between the NFL and its retired players addressing long-term effects of repeated concussions is inching closer to final approval, as lawyers amended their settlement proposal to include five changes requested by a federal judge.

  • NHL's OT System: What's Point of Rewarding Defeat?

    by AB Staff February 2015

    The Blackhawks beat the Penguins 2-1 in a shootout Sunday, raising a familiar question. Why can't anyone explain the NHL's overtime point system in a way that makes sense.

  • To End Cheating, Little League Needs to Change

    by Rick Morrissey, Chicago Sun-Times February 2015

    Little League International took the right action by stripping Jackie Robinson West of its national title. But how the multimillion-dollar organization found its way to that decision is ridiculous.

  • Lawmaker Urges Probe into NCAA Role in PSU Case

    by Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis; Inquirer Staff Writers February 2015

    The NCAA last month gave Joe Paterno his football wins back, but the bronze statue of the coach that for years greeted visitors outside Beaver Stadium remains in seclusion.

  • IHSAA Penalizes Teams Involved in Basketball Brawl

    by Paul Steinbach February 2015

    The Indiana High School Athletic Association on Tuesday cancelled the seasons of boys’ basketball teams involved in a Feb. 10 brawl, video of which went viral.

    In addition, the rival programs from Hammond and Griffith high schools have been placed on probation for the 2015-16 season. Other penalties include mandatory completion by coaches and players of online courses administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations and a $500 per-game reimbursement to other schools scheduled to host the teams yet this season.


    The game, which Hammond led 4-0 with 5:32 remaining in the first quarter, was ruled a double forfeit.

  • New 40-Member Council to Make NCAA 'More Nimble'

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Changing a rule, and particularly one that shakes up the concept of a so-called level playing field, is almost never done at warp speed.

  • Hardy Case Tests New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

    by Christine Brennan,, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Greg Hardy, the Carolina Panthers defensive end who was found guilty of domestic violence last summer and not allowed to play for most of the 2014 season, is a free man today.

  • Tech Trumps Play Pace as NCAA Football Rules Priority

    by Wire services February 2015

    Rogers Redding said Monday the use of technology on the sideline will be a focus during committee meetings today and Wednesday. Redding said the conversation about pace of play has been "muted."

  • USA Swimming Addresses Culture of Sex Abuse

    by Joe Paisley, February 2015

    USA Swimming's Safe Sport program took another step in its efforts to create an organization-wide culture that would prevent the sex abuse that rocked the national governing body five years ago.

  • Maine House Leader Champions Rec Development

    by Sun Journal February 2015

    A bill to develop a network of recreation destinations throughout rural Maine is on the docket in Maine's House of Representatives this session.