• Economist: Student-Athletes Could Make Seven Figures

    by The Associated Press June 2014

    Football players at big schools could make several hundred thousand dollars in their college careers if they were paid a portion of the broadcast rights to games similar to what NFL players now get, under a model suggested by a sports economist.

  • USA Hockey Policy Statement on the Look-Up Line

    by Super User June 2014

    Source: USA Hockey

    The USA Hockey Board of Directors approved the Policy below regarding the Look-Up Line at the Saturday June 7th, 2014 Board Meeting.  Installation of the Look-Up Line is not required under USA Hockey rules, and USA Hockey has not taken a position about whether the Look-Up Line should be recommended.  The specific policy passed by the USA Hockey Board of Directors is as follows:

  • ACC's Swofford Optimistic About Big Five Autonomy

    by Ken Sugiura; Staff June 2014

    In recent years, ACC Commissioner John Swofford showed a deft enough touch to secure his conference's long-term future when many speculated it was on the brink of collapse. Along with his colleagues, Swofford is again navigating uncertain territory as the five power conferences seek the autonomy from the rest of Division I to create their own rules within the NCAA structure without having to break away. "A 'Division 4' is always a fallback, but my sense is that this is on a good path from an NCAA standpoint, and that it's likely to pass in a form that the five of us (conference commissioners) are comfortable with and the five conferences are comfortable with," Swofford said Thursday in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • Emmert: NCAA Reformers 'Not That Far Apart'

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports June 2014

    Despite saber rattling from Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive that resuscitated talk of a separate division for the 65 wealthiest athletics departments, NCAA President Mark Emmert told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that he remains confident the current framework for a new governance structure under the Division I umbrella will be approved in August.

  • Columnist: If Lawsuits Don't Kill NCAA, Members Might

    by Deron Snyder, The Washington Times June 2014

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: The NCAA that we've come to know and despise is in critical condition with a prognosis that suggests the end is near. The equivalent of flesh-eating bacteria are close to devouring the body from within. Outside, it is suffering injury from a series of blows that ultimately could be fatal. External attacks include the trial in Ed O'Bannon's class-action antitrust lawsuit, which enters day four Thursday in Oakland. Just as those proceeding got underway, the NCAA announced a settlement to pay $20 million to current and former college athletes who sued in a lower-profile case involving use of their likenesses in video games.

  • TSSAA Proposes 'Best of Both Worlds' Classification Plan

    by Stephen Hargis June 2014

    Looking to simplify the state's high school football playoff scenario, TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress unveiled a classification plan designed to combine the best aspects of two proposals.

  • AMA: Cheerleading as Rigorous, Risky as Any Sport

    by The Associated Press June 2014

    The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.

  • Sixers Given $82M in Tax Credits to Build Facility in NJ

    by Julia Terruso; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    In one of the most generous development deals in state history, New Jersey awarded the 76ers $82 million in tax credits over 10 years to build a practice facility on Camden's waterfront. The dollar-for-dollar exchange allows the Sixers to recoup every cent they spend - not to exceed $82 million - on construction of a 120,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility and team headquarters. For Camden, it means 250 new jobs - about 200 of which are already filled by Sixers administrators, players, and staff - and the hope that the state-of-the-art behemoth lures additional developers to its tax revenue-strapped city. The state predicts the deal will net $76.6 million over 35 years, but naysayers called the projection inflated and questioned how the move will help local residents. "This will be the biggest and best training facility ever built in the U.S.," Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said at a news conference Tuesday, after a meeting of the state's Economic Development Authority (EDA) at which the board voted unanimously to approve the project.

  • NFL's Super Bowl Hosting Demands Lengthy, Expensive

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    If your city wants to host the Super Bowl, it better prepare to bend over backward for the NFL. The league has plenty of demands, 153 pages of them to be exact, and they're not all exactly easy to meet.

  • NCAA Settles EA Video Game Lawsuit

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    The NCAA announced Monday morning it had agreed to settle the lawsuit brought against it over the popular college-themed Electronic Arts video games.