• Documents Detail GSU Tennis Coach's Drinking, Gambling

    by Doug Roberson; Staff April 2014

    The details of the recent dismissals of two Georgia State men's tennis coaches for what the school calls minor violations of NCAA rules reads like a soap opera.

  • Taxpayers Want Answers in Mankato Coach Firing

    by Super User April 2014

    In the wake of new details about the bungled effort to fire Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, Minnesotans deserve an answer to this important question: DidMnSCU officials handle this difficult, high-profile personnel issue in a manner commensurate with their pay?

  • Opinion: End the 'One Year of College Basketball' Charade

    by RICK MORRISSEY. | @MorrisseyCST April 2014

    Jabari Parker's decision Wednesday to turn pro had all the suspense of a sunrise. I knew he was leaving Duke, you knew he was leaving Duke and your pet goldfish knew he was leaving Duke. It was the right move. And if the silly rule that requires all players entering the NBA draft to be at least 19 and one year out of high school hadn't been in effect, he would have turned pro out of Simeon last year.

  • MLB Only Pro Sports League with Paternity Leave Policy

    by The Buffalo News (New York) April 2014

    Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave. "They didn't give you any time off when I was playing," the Hall of Fame slugger said, recalling that he got the news about noon before going to the ballpark. "We played that night. We got a day off in Chicago the next day and I flew home on my own."

  • Florida State Rape Case Follows President to Penn State

    by Karen Heller; Inquirer Columnist April 2014

    After a Florida State University freshman reported she had been raped in December 2012, the prime suspect was identified as star quarterback Jameis Winston, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy and lead the Seminoles to a national championship. Winston was never charged.

  • Conversion of Rink into Y Fitness Center Mired in Appeals

    by MATTHEW SANTONI April 2014

    The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh's plan to convert an ice rink in Bethel Park to a fitness center is wading through court appeals from a resident and two rival health clubs, but officials say that shouldn't delay a planned renovation. Bethel Park resident Harry Chapman, Curves of Bethel Park and HealthTrax Fitness and Wellness are appealing the Bethel Park Zoning Hearing Board's decision to allow the YMCA to turn part of the Blade Runners building on Church Road into a fitness club. They argue the board improperly gave the Y a zoning variance to allow education, aerobics and weight lifting uses on a property that's doing fine as an ice rink.

  • UNC Consultants Can't Reproduce Athlete Illiteracy Data

    by Wes Platt April 2014

    Overall, the trio of academics hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill backed up assertions that Mary Willingham's data about student-athletes didn't support claims of widespread illiteracy.

  • NY Times: Winston Rape Investigation Seriously Flawed

    by Super User April 2014

    Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly's.

  • High School Fires Star Coach Who Recruited Star Players

    by Nick Swedberg And Tony Baranek April 2014

    The District 233 school board voted 4-3 to not renew the employment contract for Anthony Smith, who was suspended in February by the Illinois High School Association just before the state tournament was to start.

  • Opinion: Expanded Summer Practice Provides Flexibility

    by Dmedit April 2014

    The State Secondary Schools Activities Commission, the group that regulates middle school and high school athletics in West Virginia, voted last week to expand by three weeks the time in which high school teams can practice during the summer.