• Brady’s Suspension Overturned, Available for Week One

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” controversy overturned by a U.S. district judge.

  • Use of Football Field for Mass Baptism Under Investigation

    by Andrew Blake September 2015

    An apparent mass baptism that unfolded on the football field of a public high school in Georgia is now under investigation, the local school district says. Carroll County Schools said Tuesday that it's determining if any state or federal laws were violated when more than a dozen athletes on the Villa Rica High School football team were reportedly baptized on camera before a recent practice.

  • Bill Seeks to Exempt Parks, Sports Venues from Gun Law

    by Richard Locker 6152554923 September 2015

    Two Democratic lawmakers filed a bill Monday to exempt events held in public parks and major sports venues from the “guns-in-parks” law, passed by the Tennessee legislature this year to block cities and counties from banning handgun-carry permit holders from going armed in locally owned parks.

  • College Football Coaches Tackling Domestic Violence

    by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports September 2015

    Each time a Colorado State position group meets with its coach, five or 10 minutes are devoted to what coach Mike Bobo calls "character ed" time.

  • With No Settlement, Judge Will Rule on Deflategate

    by Wire services September 2015

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved "tried quite hard" to reach a deal in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won the AFC title game in January, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in federal court in Manhattan.

  • Virginia Tech Scraps Plan to Fine Football Players

    by Andy Bitter August 2015

    Nearly as quickly as the Virginia Tech football team's idea of fining players as a disciplinary measure came, it went. The Hokies created a brief firestorm Wednesday night by saying they were looking into fining players, possibly from their cost of attendance stipend, as a form of punishment for frequent misbehavior in a variety of areas.

  • Did Rutgers Coach Interfere with Player's Eligibility?

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood could face suspension or firing because of alleged “impermissible contact” with a university employee regarding the academic eligibility of one of his players.

  • Opinion: USC Drops Ball by Not Disciplining Sarkisian

    by Jeff Miller August 2015

    Steve Sarkisian did exactly what he was supposed to do. This time, at least. The USC football coach repeatedly apologized Tuesday, to everyone from the school's president to the football team's fans.

  • NFL Nutrition Targets Muscle, Not Taste Buds

    by The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) August 2015

    Long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and banned junk food in favor of personalized smoothies, fitness experts have been helping NFL players get bigger, stronger and faster by changing their eating habits. Whether players are trying to bulk up or slim down, proper nutrition is essential.

  • What Did Boise State, Baylor Know About Ukwuachu?

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Former Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual assault of a former Baylor soccer player last week. Ukwuachu transferred to Baylor following his 2013 dismissal from the Boise State program. The circumstances surrounding his exit from Boise State have come under scrutiny lately, as many have questioned whether he should have been allowed to enter Baylor in the first place.