• Opinion: NCAA, ACC Actions Akin to Political Bullying

    by Deseret News September 2016

    It stands to reason that cowing opponents into submission does not result in goodwill and social harmony, but rather increases resentment, retrenchment and civic discord. There is no more sure-fire way to bring about the demise of true democracy than zero-sum, scorched earth politics.

  • Experts Warn 2020 Tokyo Olympics Could Cost $30B

    by Mari Yamaguchi September 2016

    The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in the latest blow to Japanese organizers.

  • NBA Hopes to Cut Replay Review Times

    by Jeff Zillgitt September 2016

    In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league's staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J.

  • OU President Denies He's Against Big 12 Expansion

    by Jay Drew September 2016

    The president of a Big 12 school who probably favored expansion the most has reversed his course. Or, maybe not. Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush website reported on Tuesday, in an article written by former New York Times writer Pete Thamel, that Oklahoma president David Boren is no longer in favor of adding two, or four, schools to the league.

  • Format Change Adds Teams to State HS Hoops Tourneys

    by Greg Lee September 2016

    Four more boys and girls basketball teams will advance to state tournament sites in Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima beginning this winter. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved a state format change on Monday. In conjunction with the format change is a new seeding system. A Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) system replaces the drawing of names out of a hat. Teams will continue to qualify for state through district/subregional play. The qualifiers will be seeded 1 through 16 based on the RPI system.

  • MEAC Considering Moving Events Over HB2

    by Ray Gronberg September 2016

    More athletics-related fallout from House Bill 2 might be in store for North Carolina, according to N.C. Central University's athletics director. Officials with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference are going to check with the presidents and chancellors of its member universities about continuing to hold championship events in this state, NCCU Director of Athletics Ingrid Wicker-McCree told campus trustees on Tuesday. The MEAC at present is scheduled to hold just one championship in North Carolina in 2016-17, an early May outdoor track and field meet in Greensboro at N.C. A&T State University, she said.

  • Port Authority Asserts Role in MLS Stadium Plans

    by Jessie Van Berkel September 2016

    The St. Paul Port Authority decided Tuesday to lay the groundwork that would allow the agency to get involved, if needed, with a land deal related to the development of the MLS soccer stadium.

  • Cities Bid on 2017 NCAA Tournament Games

    by David Jablonski September 2016

    The University of Dayton announced Tuesday that it has submitted an official bid to host games in the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA tournament.

  • Group Pushes to Save Site from Athletics Development

    by Eric Roper September 2016

    Preservationists are mobilizing to save a unique steel grain elevator complex that has stood beside the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus for more than a century. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota recently called on its supporters to urge the university's Board of Regents not to approve demolition of the Electric Steel Elevator. The complex sits just east of TCF Bank Stadium, and the university hopes to move a recreational sports dome and baseball field there.

  • Florida Changes HS Playoff Format to Point System

    by Jodie Wagner September 2016

    Florida's football landscape will change significantly beginning with the 2017 season. In a 14-2 vote Monday, the Florida High School Athletic Association's Board of Directors approved a plan that would eliminate district play for small schools, and do away with some automatic postseason bids for schools in all classifications. The plan first was proposed earlier this year and fine-tuned during a board of directors meeting in June. It was approved on an 11-2 vote by the Athletic Directors Advisory Committee on Sept. 7.