• Attitudes Over Gambling in Sports Rapidly Evolving

    by Craig Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 2015

    Each year, $15 million from two gambling-related pots helps pay for Consol Energy Center, the white-roofed megastructure that’s home to the Penguins. The complex deal forged between team owners and state and local leaders in 2007 to keep the team in Pittsburgh couldn’t have happened without that money.

  • Prep Girls' Hoops Players Against Lowering the Rim

    by Walter Villa, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    In volleyball, women play on nets that are 8 inches lower than in the men's game. This allows the women to play above the net in much the way their male counterparts do.

  • Pro Leagues Maintain Dicey Relationship with Gambling

    by John Harris, Pittsburgh Tribune Review June 2015

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver had just completed a halftime interview during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors when ABC cut to a commercial for DraftKings.

  • Price War Heating Up Over Student-Athlete Stipends

    by Michael Cunningham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 2015

    Calculating colleges' cost of attendance makes for fuzzy math. With just about every other power structure at educational institutions subordinate to them, football coaches at major programs now can turn their sights to financial aid offices.

  • Foes of Skowhegan 'Indians' Name Vow to Keep Up Fight

    by Doug Harlow, Morning Sentinel June 2015

    Letters have been sent to the state education commissioner, the state Board of Education, the Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 school board and to the Maine Press Association. The letters say the same thing: Please stop using the word "Indians" when referring to Skowhegan Area High School sports teams.

  • Could NCAA Benefit from Sports Gambling Legalization?

    by John Harris, Pittsburgh Tribune Review June 2015

    Like their more vocal professional brethren, the NCAA stands staunchly against legalizing sports gambling and largely for the same reason: the integrity of the games. However, unlike the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, the NCAA has been plagued with scandals related to game fixing during the past two decades.

  • Columnist: JRW Won't Back Down in Little League Fight

    by Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times June 2015

    The Jackie Robinson West champions and their parents sat silently last week as attorney Victor Henderson announced the long-awaited court filing against Little League International.

  • Opinion: 'Indians' Demise Only a Matter of Time

    by JR Radcliffe, Lake Country Reporter (Hartland, WI) June 2015

    Eventually, the time will come where the Mukwonago Indians mascot ceases to exist. I admit, I thought it would be sooner.

  • College to Let Steubenville Rapist Enroll, Play Football

    by Mary Beth Lane, The Columbus Dispatch June 2015

    One of the Steubenville High School football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party will attend Hocking College in the fall and play on its new football team, college President Betty Young said.

  • 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.