• 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.

  • Confederate Flag Cited in Redskins Trademark Appeal

    by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports June 2015

    The Confederate flag, which is much in the news in other contexts this week, took center stage at a federal court hearing Tuesday in a long-running dispute over the Washington NFL club's team name.

  • NCAA Waiting on Flag Decision Before Lifting S.C. Ban

    by David Caraviello, Post & Courier June 2015

    Just like everyone else, the NCAA is watching and waiting to see if the Confederate flag comes down. Until that happens, the organization's policy banning predetermined championship events in the Palmetto State remains intact, a spokesperson said Tuesday.

  • Vitale: Shorter Shot Clock Could Mean Fewer Upsets

    by Jason Smith, The Commercial Appeal June 2015

    Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is all for speeding up the men ’s game. So is the NCAA, which approved several rules changes this month to men’s basketball for the 2015-16 season — most notably a 30-second shot clock and fewer timeouts — aimed at creating a faster-paced game.

  • City Fixes Parking Typo That May Have Stalled Stadium

    by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2015

    A zoning provision from the early 1990s would have required developers to provide one parking space per seat for a sports facility, far more than the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros planned for the $135 million stadium and complex they hope to open in January 2017.