• 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.

  • Legal Battle Involving Ice Arena, Water Leak Gets Political

    by Thomas J. Prohaska October 2014

    LOCKPORT - Democrats are accusing Corporation Counsel John J. Ottaviano of ethics violations regarding his dual role as the city's attorney and the president of the not-for-profit group that built Cornerstone Arena, the new ice rink. City Democratic Chairman Edward W. Tracy said Tuesday that he was directed by committee members at a recent meeting to send the city a letter challenging Ottaviano's role and seeking an investigation by the Board of Ethics.

  • NFL Begins Testing Players for Human Growth Hormone

    by Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    For the first time, the NFL began random testing Monday for human growth hormone. This isn't the last battle against performance-enhancing drugs, but it is the latest.

  • Domestic Violence Tops NFL Owners' Meeting Agenda

    by Jim Corbett, and Lindsay H. Jones October 2014

    Commissioner Roger Goodell will engage in a comprehensive dialogue concerning new ways to tackle the biggest issues embroiling the NFL and his leadership when the league's owners converge here today for quarterly meetings.