• Counterpoint: Steubenville Second Chance a Good Thing

    by The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register August 2014

    It would have been easy for Steubenville High School football Coach Reno Saccoccia to say no when Ma'Lik Richmond asked to rejoin the team. But Saccoccia chose to give Richmond a second chance - and he should be supported in that.

  • Minnesota Law: Parent Complaints Still Dog HS Coaches

    by David LaVaque, Star Tribune Staff Writer August 2014

    A new law enacted to keep disgruntled parents from costing Minnesota high school coaches their jobs seems to have quelled some of the potential firings. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the law stipulated that "parent complaints must not be the sole reason" for a school board to get rid of a coach.

  • Opinion: Academics, Athletics Don't Mix at Big Schools

    by Rick Morrissey, Staff Columnist August 2014

    Notre Dame always has viewed itself as the ideal of how academics and athletics should coexist. Raising the question: If the Irish can't make this work, who can?

  • Prep Football Scandal Spurs Talk of Recall Provision

    by LESLIE BRIDGERS Staff Writer August 2014

    City councilors said Monday that they support adding a provision to the city's charter that would enable voters to recall elected officials. They just don't want to make it too easy to do.

  • Nonrevenue Sports Could Lose if NCAA Amateurism Ends

    by Matthew Piper The Salt Lake Tribune August 2014

    If football and men's basketball players are to have a greater share of the revenue pie, then somebody else's slice must get thinner.

  • Opinion: Fraud Scandal Further Tarnishes Notre Dame Rep

    by Rick Telander, Sports Columnist August 2014

    Four Notre Dame football players, all likely starters - including a potential All-American in defensive back KeiVarae Russell - were dropped from the team Friday in the midst of an academic-fraud scandal. We'll see where this leads, but it doesn't look too super for the Irish's football program or coach Brian Kelly. Last offseason, you'll recall, starting quarterback Everett Golson was suspended for academic impropriety. Golson is back this season, and he's starting again.

  • Editorial: Steubenville Wrong to Reinstate Sex Offender

    by The Columbus Dispatch, Editorial August 2014

    Rape is deeply, inexcusably wrong. What part of that does the Steubenville City School District not understand? When Steubenville's Big Red football team took the field on Tuesday in a scrimmage against Cambridge, Ma'lik Richmond, 17, was back as a wide receiver.

  • Penn State Trustees Won't Challenge NCAA Sanctions

    by By Joseph N. DiStefano; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014

    Trustees voted, 19-8, in favor of a litigation settlement proposal that would bind the state-backed university to "remain committed to full compliance with the Consent Decree" signed with the NCAA in 2012.

  • Is Prep Baseball Next for Girl Little League Hero?

    by Tyler Tynes; Daily News Staff Writer August 2014

    SHE STRUTS to the plate nodding to "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyonce. Her long, black braids swing uncontrollably when she whips heat from 46 feet away. But for as long as anyone in the Philadelphia region has cared, Mo'Ne Davis has never been the average female baseball player. Taney Little League's ace was unknown outside the city until Sunday, when she threw a shutout against a team from Newark, Del., and sent her team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

  • AD: Transfers Denied Eligibility for Issues Out of Control

    by RONNIE BLAIR; Tribune staff August 2014

    The Pasco County School Board is taking another look at its athletic transfer policy, just one year after the policy was put into place in an effort to prevent students and coaches from circumventing recruiting rules. Board Vice Chairman Steve Luikart asked for a workshop to discuss the rules next week after a mother and father complained Tuesday that their sons aren't being allowed to play sports after transferring to Ridgewood High School from Fivay High. The policy is definitely not clear enough as it should be, Luikart said.