• Counterpoint: Lawsuit Threatens Future of HS Football

    by contributors April 2015

    High school sports create everlasting bonds among teammates and coaches, and contribute to the fabric of communities throughout Illinois and the United States.

  • Major League Baseball Showing Gains in Diversity

    by Bob Nightengale,, USA TODAY Sports April 2015

    MLB, which will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day throughout every ballpark today, is represented by only 7.8% of African Americans among the 868 players on the opening-day rosters and disabled lists, according to a study by USA TODAY Sports. Yet that percentage remains flat from a year ago, and the total number of players has gone up, with 68 African Americans on opening-day rosters.

  • Ex-Felon Wins Case to Coach Prep Football in Ohio

    by Charlie Boss, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    The state Board of Education defied a state hearing officer's recommendation and decided yesterday to grant an ex-offender a permit to continue coaching football -- with conditions.

  • Strike 'Free Agent' Provision from FHSAA Overhaul

    by Palm Beach Post (Florida) April 2015

    For years now, there has been growing tension between some Florida legislators, particularly in the House, and the Florida High School Athletic Association.

  • Court Gives San Diego Schools Okay to Practice Yoga

    by The Bismarck Tribune April 2015

    A court of appeal upheld a lower court ruling tossing out a family's lawsuit that tried to block Encinitas Union School District from teaching yoga as an alternative to traditional gym classes.

  • NCAA Threat Credited with Swaying Indiana Decision

    by Nancy Armour,, USA TODAY Sports April 2015

    Mark Emmert, hero of the hour. Who would ever have imagined?

  • Indiana to Alter Controversial Law, NCAA Pleased

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    With the men’s Final Four just two days away, one of the biggest story lines has had nothing to do with basketball. Instead, the spotlight has been on host-state Indiana and its controversial “religious freedom” law, which is being amended just one week after its introduction.

  • Proposal Would Pay Certain Clemson, USC Athletes

    by April 2015

    Football and basketball players at South Carolina and Clemson would be paid up to $5,000 per year under a proposal discussed Wednesday by state lawmakers.

  • Naming Field After Mayor Now Requires Super Majority

    by BOB BAUDER April 2015

    Pittsburgh has the bronze plaque emblazoned with "Ravenstahl Field," but it will take six City Council votes to officially name a North Side soccer facility for the former mayor.

  • Opinion: Sports and Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

    by Deron Snyder, The Washington Times March 2015

    We use sports as a respite, a means of escape from real-life issues that can keep us awake at night. However, although there are plenty of other forums to tackle potential third-rail topics such as politics, religion, socioeconomics, race and pop culture, our fun and games become a platform time and again.