• Audit Questions Parks Dept's No-Bid Contract Approvals

    by NORBERTO SANTANA JR., VOICE OF OC September 2014

    Internal auditors say they have substantiated allegations that Orange County executives granted no-bid contracts to a friend of a county Parks Department official - dividing the contracts to avoid scrutiny from the Board of Supervisors.

  • UConn Coach's Call to Little League Pitcher an NCAA Violation

    by The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA.) September 2014

    The NCAA determined that Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo'Ne Davis last month.

  • 'No Negatives' Seen in Debut of OHSAA's 'Mercy Rule'

    by Steve Blackledge, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014

    Beau Rugg, an assistant commissioner for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, eagerly monitored how teams responded to and officials handled some rule changes implemented this season.

  • FSU Talks to Accuser as Part of Title IX Winston Probe

    by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports September 2014

    Florida State is proceeding with a school investigation of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston related to allegations he raped a fellow FSU student in 2012, an attorney for the woman told USA TODAY Sports.

  • Florida Coach Defends 10-Second Player Suspensions

    by Mark Long, The Associated Press September 2014

    Florida coach Will Muschamp came to his own defense Wednesday, ripping critics who questioned his decision to reinstate three players suspended for a season opener that lasted just 10 seconds. Muschamp said on the weekly Southeastern Conference coaches call that "it's not just about suspending players for games."

  • Critics: Students Suffer with Unchanged Transfer Policy

    by RONNIE BLAIR; Tribune staff September 2014

    The Pasco County school district plans to modify procedures for carrying out its transfer policy for high school athletes, but no changes are planned for the policy itself.

  • NCAA Rebuts Report of Eased Penn State Sanctions

    by Chris Adamski September 2014

    Calling a national media report from earlier this week "irresponsible," the NCAA's chief legal officer on Friday insisted no decision has been made concerning further reduction of the sanctions the organization levied on the Penn State football program.

  • New NCAA Meal Rules Fill Athletes' Stomachs, Pockets

    by Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star September 2014

    Arizona athletes, cheerleaders and even Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat can dive into more free food than ever, now that wide-open NCAA meal guidelines went into effect this month. Their bank accounts could fatten up as a result, too.

  • Ohio State Trustees Hear Band Alumni, Close Case

    by Collin Binkley, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014

    For five minutes yesterday, the Ohio State University board of trustees allowed a supporter of Jonathan Waters to make his case that the fired band director should be reinstated.

  • City Council Plans $500K in Upgrades to Tropicana Field

    by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL; Tribune staff August 2014

    Almost half of the money would go to replace four obsolete and worn air-conditioning units that cool separate back-of-the-house areas not connected to the stadium's main cooling system.