• Expansion of Big 12 Conference Easier than Thought

    by Mike Casazza July 2015

    As inviting as it is to dismiss the new round of conference realignment and expansion rumors because we don't have any idea what will happen, the reality isn't nearly that accommodating.

  • Semi-Pro Team Posed as Nonprofit for Gym Discount

    by Andrew Marra Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2015

    A semi-pro basketball team posed as a nonprofit organization in order rent out Boynton Beach High School's gymnasium at a steep discount, school board investigators say.

  • MLS Rules Hamper Real Salt Lake Stadium Progress

    by Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune July 2015

    Four months after Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and West Valley City entered an exclusive negotiating window for a proposed 8,000-seat soccer-specific stadium to house RSL's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, newly implemented commercial rules from Major League Soccer and multiple site surveys have slowed the process.

  • FIFA Concussion Rules Face Scrutiny

    by Martin Rogers, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    So much about FIFA, soccer's world governing body, flies directly in the face of basic logic. A sport watched and enjoyed by billions of people is controlled politically by a tiny, cliquish collective of bureaucrats.

  • Attitudes Over Gambling in Sports Rapidly Evolving

    by Craig Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 2015

    Each year, $15 million from two gambling-related pots helps pay for Consol Energy Center, the white-roofed megastructure that’s home to the Penguins. The complex deal forged between team owners and state and local leaders in 2007 to keep the team in Pittsburgh couldn’t have happened without that money.

  • Prep Girls' Hoops Players Against Lowering the Rim

    by Walter Villa, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    In volleyball, women play on nets that are 8 inches lower than in the men's game. This allows the women to play above the net in much the way their male counterparts do.

  • Pro Leagues Maintain Dicey Relationship with Gambling

    by John Harris, Pittsburgh Tribune Review June 2015

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver had just completed a halftime interview during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors when ABC cut to a commercial for DraftKings.

  • Price War Heating Up Over Student-Athlete Stipends

    by Michael Cunningham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 2015

    Calculating colleges' cost of attendance makes for fuzzy math. With just about every other power structure at educational institutions subordinate to them, football coaches at major programs now can turn their sights to financial aid offices.

  • 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.