• State's Role in New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Expanding

    by Greg Bluestein; Staff January 2015

    A $23 million proposal tucked into Gov. Nathan Deal's budget plan to extend a downtown Atlanta parking deck will force lawmakers to again confront a debate over the state's growing role in the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

  • Important Steps Taken, Now Real Work Begins for NCAA

    by George Schroeder, @GeorgeSchroeder, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    Even as members of the NCAA's Power Five conferences embraced new authority to provide unprecedented benefits for athletes, they recognized they were just beginning -- and it's not clear to anyone where they're headed.

  • NCAA Agrees to Restore Paterno Wins, Restructure Fine

    by Susan Snyder, Angela Couloumbis, and Jonathan Tamari; Inquirer Staff Writers January 2015

    The agreement ends at least two of the legal battles that erupted after the 2012 sanctions, and marks a victory for thousands of Penn State and Paterno supporters who argued that the punishment of the school and its celebrated coach was unjustified.

  • Opinion: Ruling for Penn State Reveals NCAA Irrelevance

    by The Philadelphia Daily News January 2015

    The legal words have been stacked now with such care. The news releases explaining the legal words have been massaged just so. Nowhere do they say that the NCAA, the pig, has just been slaughtered with its own knife. But that's what happened.

  • Did Emmert Deceive PSU Over Death Penalty Threat?

    by Rachel Axon and Erik Brady, @RachelAxon, @ByErikBrady, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    As a lawsuit against the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal winds its way toward trial, depositions have prompted questions about the validity of NCAA President Mark Emmert's threat that a committee of university presidents was in favor of shutting down Penn State's football program.

  • NCAA May Rethink Sanctions Against Penn State

    by Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis; Inquirer Staff Writers January 2015

    The NCAA, state officials, and Pennsylvania State University are in talks to reconsider the historic punishment imposed on the school stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.

  • White House Meeting May Include State of College Sports

    by Steve Berkowitz and Dan Wolken January 2015

    A meeting including Obama administration officials, NCAA executives and college athletics directors is scheduled at the White House this week, according to three people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

  • Amendment to Bill Would Keep Old Dominion in FBS

    by Harry Minium January 2015

    A bill designed to cap student athletic fees at the 15 state colleges and universities was amended by a House subcommittee on Monday, in part to ensure that Old Dominion can remain in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

  • Rejection of IHSA Playoff Change a Win for Tradition

    by MIKE CLARK. Twitter: @mikeclarkpreps January 2015

    When the results of this year's amendment voting came out on Tuesday morning, plenty of people were paying attention to one item in particular: Proposal 10.

  • Proposal Would Revamp Calif. Prep Football Playoff

    by Record Searchlight January 2015

    If the California Interscholastic Federation approves a proposal in January to expand the regional bowls, every team with a section title would be chosen to play in the bowls.