• Opinion: Wisconsin's Competitive Balance Proposal Works

    by JR RADCLIFFE, Kettle Moraine Index November 2014

    "Competitive balance" has been top of mind in the hallways of WIAA headquarters since last spring, when a "multiplier" proposal advanced by members of the Six Rivers Conference sought to address inequities in the state's prep sports landscape.

  • Was FSU's Winston Involved in Point-Shaving Plot?

    by Wire reports November 2014

    Alabama-Birmingham reportedly is investigating defensive end Chris Rabb for an alleged point-shaving scandal that involves Jameis Winston, a friend and former teammate at Hueytown High in Alabama.

  • UNC's Special Talent Admissions Being Debated

    by LAURA OLENIACZ; 919-419-6636 November 2014

    In response to concerns voiced by a few UNC-Chapel Hill professors about the admissions process that gives special consideration for athletes' prowess on the field, court or in the pool, administrators say they've already reformed the process to make it more rigorous.

  • Are Recent Firings at Iowa Sign of Gender Bias?

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    The University of Iowa has lost five female coaches in five years to resignation or firings. In August, the school fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum just days before the start of the season. The details surrounding Griesbaum's firing are mysterious. She was the most successful coach at the school with 169 wins and 12 winning seasons in 14 years.

  • Excessive? Prep Player's End Zone Prayer Flagged

    by Adam Fisher, Naples Daily News (Florida) November 2014

    The Florida High School Athletic Association isn’t against prayer, just as long as it’s not on the field.

  • Corbett: PSU 'Probably' Should Not Have Fired Paterno

    by Angela Couloumbis November 2014

    In his most expansive comments since the child-sex-abuse scandal erupted at Pennsylvania State University three years ago, the governor said that Paterno "technically complied with the law" in dealing with pedophile Jerry Sandusky and that university trustees should have let the iconic coach end his career when the season did.

  • Suspensions Show Lady Vols Take Academics Seriously

    by Dan Fleser November 2014

    Tennessee’s roster won’t be as deep or as experienced for its exhibition against Carson-Newman and for the start of the women’s basketball regular season.

  • Opinion: NCAA Rushed to Judgment in Penn State Case

    by Mike Sielskim, Inquirer Columnist November 2014

    Sometimes you'll hear a person or an organization or an institution described in inflammatory terms: power-hungry, arrogant, invasive, bullying. Still, even in our age of instant and oft-artificial outrage, it's rare that the person or organization or institution actually meets the measure of those epithets, actually behaves in a manner consistent with the very worst expectations we have for it.

  • The Latest Example of Poor Social Media Behavior

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    Jake Marchment and Greg Betzold certainly aren't the first athletes to get in trouble thanks to social media, but they are the latest. (At least that we know of.)

  • As Co-Owner, County Wants Say in Turner Field's Fate

    by David Wickert, Katie Leslie; Staff November 2014

    In an Oct. 28 letter to Reed and others obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, County Commission Chairman John Eaves has asked to be included in any future negotiations over the stadium's fate.