• Saban Unapologetic About Signing Risky Players

    by Press Services March 2015

    Nick Saban and the Alabama football program are dealing with the weekend arrests of two Crimson Tide players in separate incidents, including a domestic violence case involving a player some say should have never been on the team.

  • NFL Punishes Falcons, Browns; Are Patriots Next?

    by Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    It's Hammer Time in the NFL.

  • Opinion: Sports and Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

    by Deron Snyder, The Washington Times March 2015

    We use sports as a respite, a means of escape from real-life issues that can keep us awake at night. However, although there are plenty of other forums to tackle potential third-rail topics such as politics, religion, socioeconomics, race and pop culture, our fun and games become a platform time and again.

  • School Official Seeks Mercy Rule for Prep Basketball

    by Ryan Bakken, Forum News Service March 2015

    William Shakespeare wrote: “The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.” Jay Townsend, the school superintendent at Fairmount in North Dakota’s southeastern corner, agrees with England’s bard of centuries ago.

  • Tennessee Fires Donnie Tyndall Amid NCAA Probe

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    The University of Tennessee has fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, the school announced Friday morning. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported Tyndall's departure.

  • Ohio State Looking Into QB's Product Pitch on Instagram

    by From staff and wire reports March 2015

    Ohio State's compliance office is checking into whether any NCAA rules were violated when a picture of quarterback Braxton Miller promoting himself as a distributor of Advocare products appeared on his Instagram page before being removed.

  • NFL Spotter to Deem When Concussion Test Needed

    by Jeff Howe, Patriots Notebook March 2015

    It might as well be called the Julian Edelman Rule. The NFL passed a rule yesterday that will place an independent spotter above the field who can stop the game if he believes the on-field officials haven't noticed a player who requires a concussion test.

  • Opinion: Obama Should Drop Stadium Financing Idea

    by The Buffalo News (New York) March 2015

    Should a provision in the president's 2016 budget proposal that would bar the use of tax-exempt bond financing for new stadium projects be taken out?

  • Opinion: Baseball's Clock Rules a Needless Imposition

    by David Switzer March 2015

    Beginning with the current spring training, MLB has new rules intended to shorten total game time and reduce batters' "bad habits" between pitches, according to the Washington Post.

  • Florida HS Penalized for Impermissible Benefits

    by Nick Williams, Tribune staff March 2015

    Tampa Catholic boys basketball coach Don Dziagwa allowed a student-athlete to live with his family Monday through Thursday because the student's mother worked late hours.