• Columnist: Time for UNC's Williams to Take Some Heat

    by Mark Wiedmer October 2014

    Note to Tar Heel alums and fans the world over: When your problems have risen to No. 2 on SNL's Weekend Update list, you know you're in a heap of public relations trouble.

  • Laker Greats Help Present Refurbished Basketball Courts

    by Sandy Mazza October 2014

    The sounds of squeaking shoes on newly laid beechwood filled the Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club on Monday as kids explored two refurbished indoor basketball courts awarded by the Los Angeles Lakers after an online contest.

  • Some Peers Side with Coach Fisher on FSU's Winston

    by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    While Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has done much to enhance Jimbo Fisher's brand on the field, many believe the Heisman Trophy winner has put his coach in a difficult position off of it. National media members have questioned Fisher's ethics because he recently defended Winston.

  • Opinion: SEC's Slive Will Be Difficult to Replace

    by Mark Wiedmer October 2014

    Mike Slive's vision, respect and forcefulness have made the SEC the envy of every other NCAA conference.

  • SEC Commish Slive Retiring, More Leaders Sure to Follow

    by George Schroeder, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    Mike Slive's plans for retirement sound intriguing. Along with wife Liz, he plans relaxing road trips through the South, an unhurried exploration of the region they've adopted as their own.

  • High School AD Makes Rare Midseason Coaching Change

    by James Yodice, Journal Staff Writer October 2014

    It rarely happens to any high school football program, but there has been a midseason coaching change at Hope Christian.

  • Opinion: High School's Firing of Coach Leaves Black Eye

    by Pat Disabato October 2014

    I've been made aware of some coaching firings and hirings through my career, but what happened at Crete-Monee the last three days is without equal. And in no way, shape or form should that be considered a compliment. On Monday, boys basketball coach Tom Cappel found a termination letter in his school mailbox. He was blind-sided. Cappel attempted to get an explanation from athletic director Linda Peete, but she had a "do not disturb" note posted on her office door, according to Cappel.

  • HS Adds Incentives to Revive the Multisport Athlete

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The multisport athlete is a rare breed these days. In fact, in his September column, our own editor in chief, Dennis Van Milligen, proclaimed the multisport athlete was dead altogether.

    "This was back when your best athletes played multiple sports — an era that appears to be ending, as sport specialization dominates the modern high school scene," he wrote.

  • NFL Players Not Buying Goodell's Accountability on Abuse

    by Nancy Armour,, USA TODAY Sports September 2014

    After being on the receiving end of his authoritarian ways for years, players want to know where the accountability is now that it's commissioner Roger Goodell who is in trouble.

  • Tennessee HS Names State's First Woman Football Coach

    by Chip Cirillo The Tennessean September 2014

    Brittney Garner, who was hired recently by Pickett County, is believed to be the first female football coach in Tennessee.