• MLB's New Anti-Hazing Rules Splits Players

    by Ted Berg March 2017

    Increased social media attention around the annual rite of passage of forcing rookies to dress as women for a late-season road trip alienated fans, resulting in the new, collectively bargained Major League Baseball rule that prohibits the long-standing tradition.

  • Opinion: Shortening NBA Season Would Be Costly Move

    by Brad Rock March 2017

    The Golden State Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr told reporters he would be willing to take a pay cut in order to reduce the number of NBA games.

  • NHL Seeks Concessions for Olympic Participation

    by The Bismarck Tribune March 2017

    League owners don't want to stop their season for three weeks again and put their stars at risk of injury without what they consider a tangible return.

  • Legal Bills in UNC Academic Scandal Case Nearing $18 Million

    by Jessica Coston March 2017

    From mid-2015 to near the end of last year, UNC said Friday that it has spent another $5.6 million on legal costs for the NCAA investigation, three lawsuits by former athletes who say they were harmed by the scandal and document reviews for two public records requests.

  • HS Baseball Coaches React to New Pitch Count Rules

    by Sam Waller March 2017

    For the most part, the new pitch-count rule instituted by the University Interscholastic League for this baseball season shouldn't be much of an issue for high school coaches. Unless, that is, a team finds itself in an extremely long game.

  • U.S. Soccer's Protest Rule Gets Mixed Support

    by Martin Rogers March 2017

    With the U.S. men's team due to take on Honduras in World Cup qualifying Friday at Avaya Stadium, any player who refuses to stand for the national anthem for that or any subsequent game will be subject to sanction.

  • NBA Influence Filtering Down to College Game

    by Michael Marot March 2017

    The shot clock has been shortened, the 3-pointer has been embraced and everyone from 5-foot-6 Keon Johnson of Winthrop to 6-10 Moe Wagner of Michigan seems comfortable shooting from long range.

  • Coach Accuses High School Team of Recruiting Players

    by Jodie Wagner March 2017

    A former Boynton Beach High School assistant football coach was turned down for a job at Santaluces High because of allegations of recruiting players. That assistant now is accusing Boynton of the same thing: recruiting players. "It's my turn to talk about the truth," Korey Banks told The Palm Beach Post. "(Boynton Beach High School is) bringing allegations on me for recruiting, but they're still calling kids." While the Florida High School Athletic Association forbids recruiting, allegations of recruiting misconduct have been going on for years among schools. But it is rare for a coach to make such explosive allegations publicly, and by naming coaches and schools. The saga began Dec. 13 when Banks was hired away from Boynton Beach to become the head football coach at his alma mater, Santaluces.

  • Opinion: Ideas for NIT Rules Experiments

    by Paul Woody March 2017

    Hard as it might be to imagine now, the NIT's importance and impact once was equal to, if not greater than, the NCAA tournament.

  • Confederate Flag Flies Outside S.C. NCAA Arena

    by Pete Iacobelli March 2017

    A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to the arena hosting two men's NCAA Tournament games.