• Big Ten's Delany Seeks Better NCAA Enforcement

    by Max Cohen; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he isn't happy with the NCAA's enforcement process. He discussed the need for improvements Monday on the first day of the conference's media days.

  • Five Congressmen Ask NCAA to Drop PSU Sanctions

    by Jonathan Tamari; Inquirer Washington Bureau July 2014

    Five U.S. representatives from Pennsylvania have asked the NCAA to rescind the penalties imposed on Pennsylvania State University for its leaders' handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

  • Some Athletes Don't Use Scholarship Money as Intended

    by Mark Smith, Assistant Sports Editor July 2014

    It may surprise the casual fans that NCAA student-athletes receive checks, even if they aren't yet playing for pay. But they do. Dawn Martinez, assistant athletic director/compliance at the University of New Mexico, said student-athletes with full-ride scholarships will receive $9,340 for the coming school year if they stay in the dorms. She said off-campus student-athletes will receive $9,970.74. Those funds are divided into monthly checks during the fall and spring sessions.

  • Editorial: UNC's Athlete Graduation Program Incomplete

    by Editorial July 2014

    UNC Chapel Hill's announcement Thursday that it is formally instituting a program to support former athletes who want to return to the university finish their degrees may be well-intentioned, but misses the mark.

  • Enforcement Director Defends NCAA's Track Record

    by The Capital (Annapolis, MD) July 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done. Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and "broken," the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools. Yes, sometimes, teams or schools might get away with breaking the rules for a while, Duncan said, but eventually most are caught.

  • Nonprofit IHSA Hit with Open-Records Lawsuit

    by CHRIS FUSCO. Staff Reporter July 2014

    The not-for-profit group that oversees high school sports in Illinois should be subject to state open-records law because it "performs a governmental function" and generates income "from events involving predominantly public schools," a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Better Government Association contends.

  • School Board Bans Parents from Coaching Own Kids

    by Lindsay Street July 2014

    Despite strong public opposition, the Berkeley County school board approved Tuesday a so-called ban on parent coaches. The amendment to the district s student activity policy instructs principals not to assign volunteer parents of student athletes for coaching responsibilities at the varsity or junior varsity level within the program in which their son or daughter is participating. The rule allows for exceptions to be made at the discretion of the principal and for full-time employees of the district.

  • Editorial: Wrong to Penalize Players More Than a Coach

    by Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board July 2014

    So under the New Mexico Activities Association's rationale, if an adult violates recruiting rules, it's worth a one-week suspension. If students follow his lead and put down false addresses that allow them to play for him, it's worth a season on the bench.

  • How the New College Football Postseason Will Work

    by Mike Strange July 2014

    HOOVER, Ala. — Repeat after me: CFP. CFP. CFP. The BCS is dead. Long live the CFP. On a Monday evening, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas, some college football team will hoist the CFP trophy for the first time. If, as Florida defensive lineman Dante Fowler confessed Monday, you hadn’t heard, the College Football Playoff era begins in 2014.

  • KHSAA Recommends Softball Players Wear Facemasks

    by Rexford Sheild, Athletic Business Intern July 2014

    As safety has become a bigger priority at every level of sports, the state of Kentucky is considering taking things even further for its high school softball players. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) voted to recommend that softball players playing first base, third base and pitcher wear protective face gear during games.