• North Carolina Receives Amended Notice of Allegations

    by Powell Latimer April 2016

    North Carolina received its amended notification of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, the school confirmed after multiple media reports. The Associated Press first reported the school 's receipt of the amended Notice of Allegations, which pushes the long-running NCAA investigation of UNC's academic fraud case one step closer to resolution.

  • Opinion: Unless NBA Moves All-Star Game, Threat Is Empty

    by Nancy Armour April 2016

    Inaction can be just as damaging as taking the wrong action. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday that the All-Star Game wouldn't be played in Charlotte next February if hatred, bigotry and discrimination continue to be the law of the land in North Carolina. He even went so far as to say the league has looked into alternate venues. But Silver also said he sees no reason to move the game now, thinking it's more effective to try to work with state officials than issue ultimatums or threats.

  • Beach Volleyball to Become Official HS Sport in Florida

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    Beginning in the spring of 2017, beach volleyball will become an official high school sport in the state of Florida.

  • IOC Concerned About Rio Olympic Venues

    by Chris McGaughey April 2016

    International sports federations expressed concern Tuesday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week. Two top International Olympic Committee officials, meanwhile, will be dispatched to Rio for frequent visits to monitor the final preparations for South America s first games. Members of the Association of Olympic International Sports Federations reviewed the status of the Rio Games, which open in less than four months on Aug. 5.

  • Inside the NFL Scheduling Process

    by Sam Farmer April 2016

    Theirs is the NFL’s most secretive room. It’s on the fifth floor of the league’s Park Avenue headquarters, has glass that’s frosted opaque, soundproof walls, encrypted computers, and can be accessed only by a special key card. Even Commissioner Roger Goodell has to knock.

  • Emmert Owes $49K to Scholarship Fund

    by Brent Schrotenboer April 2016

    After becoming one of the nation's highest-paid public school presidents at the University of Washington, Emmert signed a pledge form that year to give some of his money back to the school -- $100,000 to go toward a scholarship fund.

  • NBA Could Approve Jersey Ads for 2017-'18 Season

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    A vote among NBA owners scheduled to take place this week may allow for advertisements on NBA jerseys, according to ESPN.

  • Bribes in Brazil: Corruption Overshadowing Olympics

    by Taylor Barnes April 2016

    Four months before the opening ceremony of the Rio Games, investigators said the probe had found evidence of bribes potentially paid in two key Olympic works, including an urban renewal project in Rio's historic port zone and a new metro line.

  • NCAA Puts Moratorium on New Bowl Games

    by Matt Murschel April 2016

    The NCAA is putting a three-year moratorium on adding any new bowls games. The NCAA Division I Council approved the measure Friday after receiving a recommendation from the Football Bowl Games Ad Hoc Working Group.

  • HS Association Votes to Maintain Playoff Format

    by Telegram & Gazette Staff April 2016

    When the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association adopted a statewide high school football playoff format in 2012, it was billed as a pilot program that would be revisited after two years. That deadline came and went, but opponents finally got their long-awaited opportunity to hold a second vote on whether to continue with a system that has led to six state champions being crowned each of the past three seasons on a Super Bowl Saturday at Gillette Stadium. But what was expected to be closely contested turned out to be a rout as representatives from 266 of the MIAA’s 379 member schools voted, 161-105, to continue with the current format.