• NFL to Consider 23 Rule Proposals This Week

    by The Tampa Tribune March 2015

    Once again, potential tweaks to the current instant-replay system will be discussed during a three-day session that could have a major impact on the way games are played this fall.

  • Florida HS Coach Out Amid Foreign Recruiting Scandal

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    On the bright side, Lake Wales High School’s boys’ basketball coach led his team to a winning record on the court. On the down side, he was willing to do almost anything — including recruiting students from other countries to get there. At least that’s what a report filed by the school to the Florida High School Athletic Association is claiming.

  • Opinion: NCAA Women's Tourney Could Use Date Change

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    It's that time of year again, time for every American to focus on the basketball games being played by men and all but ignore the basketball games being played by women.

  • Concussion Education: Borland Move May Catch On

    by Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    Chris Borland is not the first NFL player to retire because of head injuries. Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach stepped aside because of head injuries, and more recently quarterback Kevin Kolb and receiver Sidney Rice retired from the NFL because of concussions. What made Borland's decision, announced Monday night in an interview with ESPN, reverberate so much was that Borland doesn't have a long history of concussions.

  • Opinion: SEC's Search for Slive Successor Lacked Vision

    by AB Staff March 2015

    The SEC did the expected Thursday. It hired Greg Sankey as conference commissioner. And for that, it needed a search committee? What did it search? The office?

  • TSSAA Close to Resolving Public vs. Private Debate

    by Chris Thomas March 2015

    The TSSAA Legislative Council voted on Wednesday to hold a special meeting prior to next school year — likely during the summer — to decide whether or not to place public and private schools into separate divisions for athletic competition.

  • SEC ADs Still Sorting Out 'Cost of Attendance' Issue

    by Chip Towers; Staff March 2015

    The hotly debated issue of cost of attendance was discussed during an executive session of the SEC's athletic directors' meeting at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Wednesday.

  • NCAA Has $80M Surplus; 2014 Revenue Neared $1B

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    The $80.5 million surplus for the year is almost $20 million more than the surplus the NCAA had in 2013 and the fourth consecutive year in which the annual surplus has exceeded $60 million.

  • Maine Nearing Switch from Four Hoops Classes to Five

    by Travis Lazarczyk, By Travis Lazarczyk Morning Sentinel March 2015

    With a final vote less than two months away, the Maine Principals' Association Classification Committee decided Tuesday to make no changes to a proposal that would expand high school basketball from four classes to five.

  • Minnesota Bill Aims to Undo HS Transgender Policy

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    Minnesota legislators have introduced a new bill that would undo the state high school league's controversial transgender athlete policy.