• Did Rutgers Coach Interfere with Player's Eligibility?

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood could face suspension or firing because of alleged “impermissible contact” with a university employee regarding the academic eligibility of one of his players.

  • Opinion: USC Drops Ball by Not Disciplining Sarkisian

    by Jeff Miller August 2015

    Steve Sarkisian did exactly what he was supposed to do. This time, at least. The USC football coach repeatedly apologized Tuesday, to everyone from the school's president to the football team's fans.

  • NFL Nutrition Targets Muscle, Not Taste Buds

    by The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) August 2015

    Long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and banned junk food in favor of personalized smoothies, fitness experts have been helping NFL players get bigger, stronger and faster by changing their eating habits. Whether players are trying to bulk up or slim down, proper nutrition is essential.

  • What Did Boise State, Baylor Know About Ukwuachu?

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Former Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual assault of a former Baylor soccer player last week. Ukwuachu transferred to Baylor following his 2013 dismissal from the Boise State program. The circumstances surrounding his exit from Boise State have come under scrutiny lately, as many have questioned whether he should have been allowed to enter Baylor in the first place.

  • In Vermont, Schools Now Mandated to Monitor Heat

    by Greg Fennell August 2015

    What was once a suggestion for avoiding heat-related health issues is now a requirement with the Vermont high school sports season on the horizon. Where the Vermont Principals Association recommended its schools keep an eye on the effects of heat on athletes, the governing body for high school athletics in the Green Mountain state is now mandating it. VPA associate executive director Bob Johnson outlined the issue for visiting media members on Monday at the association's annual media day gathering in Montpelier. In a phone interview following the Monday morning meeting, Johnson said the VPA is putting a big focus on providing training to coaches on a variety of medical issues. That includes heat awareness, a topic that gained some traction during the heat and humidity that hit the state last week.

  • Ex-Vanderbilt Athlete Accused of Rape to Play at Lane

    by Press Services August 2015

    Lane President Logan Hampton told The Jackson Sun on Monday that 21-year-old Brandon Banks had been admitted, and head football coach Derrick Burroughs confirmed Banks is on campus and will sign with the team.

  • Opinion: 'Cost of Attendance' Is Lunacy

    by Geoff Calkins August 2015

    Starting immediately, the University of Memphis will be giving an extra $5,373 a year to each of its women basketball players. This is insane. Now, any questions? Yes, Geoff, why is it insane? Because women basketball players already get a good deal. They get room, board, fees and tuition. That’s pretty good, right? For a program that loses money every single year? Then why will the women get the $5,373?

  • Board Upholds Year-Long Suspension in Hazing Case

    by Eric Stirgus; Staff August 2015

    The Parkview High School baseball player was accused of being part of a group of upperclassmen who participated in hazing and the alleged sexual battery of younger students, the student's attorney said.

  • Team Got Big Donations Before Stripped of LL Title

    by Chris Fusco August 2015

    Jackie Robinson West took in at least $324,000 in donations before Little League International stripped the Chicago team of its 2014 U.S. title - money that's enabled the organization to build more than $200,000 in cash reserves, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.

  • Colorado School to Honor Fallen Soldiers with Patch

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) August 2015

    After its original plan to honor fallen members of the U.S. armed forces with names on the back of jerseys was denied, the Fossil Ridge High School football team has found a compromise.