• Appalled by Rice Video, Goodell Says NFL Was Misled

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports September 2014

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he never saw the elevator video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée until Monday morning, but when he did, he found it "sickening," he told USA TODAY Sports in a telephone interview Tuesday evening.

  • NCAA Lifts PSU Bowl Ban, Will Restore Scholarships

    by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer September 2014

    The NCAA rewarded Penn State on Monday for its efforts to change the university's culture and improve campus security following the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal by lifting two of the most onerous penalties from the football program.

  • New Jersey OKs Sports Betting, Effective Immediately

    by Harold Brubaker; Inquirer Staff Writer September 2014

    When the Christie administration declared on Monday that, effective immediately, casinos and horse racetracks may legally offer sports betting, legislators were quick to welcome the move.

  • Videographer's Drone Flight Over Neyland Stadium Probed

    by News Sentinel staff September 2014

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a drone that flew above Neyland Stadium during the University of Tennessee-Utah State football game late last month, the agency has confirmed.

  • Opinion: Hawks Owner Acknowledged That Racism Exists

    by Dianne Williamson September 2014

    Let's call a timeout on Bruce Levenson's self-flagellation tour to pose some questions about this latest race-based "scandal" of the National Basketball Association. First, if someone acknowledges that racism exists, does that make him a racist?

  • 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."