• N.C. Venues Clarify Transgender Restroom Policies

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A North Carolina woman and transgender activist won a personal battle to gain clarity on policies at sports stadiums, arenas and race tracks on bathroom access now that all of the major venues in North Carolina have gone on the record to say transgender fans can use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.

  • New SEC Commissioner Nudges Ahead on Flag Issue

    by Gene Sapakoff, The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) July 2015

    New Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey opened his first SEC Media Days address Monday quoting Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin." Ah, just the right tone for a lot of talk about progress.

  • O'Connell's Dayton Work Prepped Him for All-Star Gig

    by Tom Archdeacon July 2015

    For a few moments he feared he had just cut a hole in the bottom of his career and was about to fall through it. Tim O'Connell was senior associate athletics director at the University of Dayton and his primary job was running the university's various athletic facilities, especially UD Arena.

  • Locals Remove Construction Debris Dumped on Diamond

    by Karen Zamora, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015

    Volunteers stepped up recently for the Brooklyn Center Little League, removing broken concrete and construction waste that had been dumped by unknown parties at the organization's baseball complex.

  • Opinions Mixed on Year-Round Prep Coaching Proposal

    by Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) July 2015

    South Charleston football coach Donnie Mays sat at his desk in his classroom this spring, almost apologetic that he couldn't stop the words from coming out of his mouth.

  • WNBA Star Seeks More Respect for Women's Sports

    by Mike Jensen, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015

    Elena Delle Donne, pride of Delaware, hit a new frontier, scoring 45 points last week for the Chicago Sky. It was her second 40-point game of the young WNBA season.

  • Opinion: Coaching Is a True Calling, No Matter the Pay

    by Steve Christilaw, Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) June 2015

    Coaching is a calling, no matter the salary When I read that Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan signed a five-year, $30 million contract to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder, I laughed.

  • NFL Rookie Symposium Focuses on Domestic Violence

    by Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports June 2015

    Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter scanned the crowd gathered inside a ballroom at the NFL's annual rookie symposium and locked eyes with Tennessee Titans wideout Dorial Green-Beckham.

  • Humbled Former Hawks GM Ferry Admits Mistake

    by Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports June 2015

    Danny Ferry occupied his time while on indefinite leave of absence as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks. Went to his daughter's travel swim meets. Attended basketball games at his kids' high school.

  • Stadium's Executive Director Gets 15 Percent Pay Raise

    by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press June 2015

    Finley Stadium executive director Paul Smith received a 15-percent pay raise Tuesday during a quarterly meeting of the Stadium Corp. board.