• 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.

  • Florida State Asks Winston About Autograph Payments

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

    Florida State reportedly is looking into whether its embattled quarterback, Jameis Winston, was paid for autographs being sold online.

  • Big Ten Becomes First Power Conference to Guarantee Scholarships

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    The Big Ten has become the first major conference to guarantee scholarships to all student-athletes through the duration of an athlete's enrollment at one of its universities.

  • Former Exec: NFL Ignored 100s of Domestic Violence Incidents

    by Josh Peter, @joshpeter11, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    A former NFL executive said teams did not discipline players in "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence incidents during his 30 years in the league, and he regrets his role in the failure to take action.