• 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.

  • New NCAA Benefits May Change Recruiting Game

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

    Whereas coaches used to go into homes with pictures of weight rooms and presentations about academics, they will soon be armed with dollar figures and cost-of-living adjustments.

  • IOC, UNESCO Pushes for Better Phys. Ed. in Schools

    by The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) February 2015

    The International Olympic Committee and other international organizations are urging governments to improve physical education in schools.

  • NHL Players in No Rush to Adopt 3-on-3 OT Format

    by Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    NHL players have reservations about a potential move to use three-on-three play in overtime next season to lower the number of games decided by shootouts. "My real concern is that top guys are going to be put in these situations, and there will be more wear and tear on them," NHL Players' Association executive Mathieu Schneider told USA TODAY Sports.

  • Latest NFL Leak Takes Some Air Out of Deflategate

    by Bart Hubbuch, The New York Post February 2015

    Deflategate could be turning in the Patriots' favor, if the latest media leak in the NFL's investigation proves true.