• 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.

  • Opinion: College Football Playoff System Not Good Enough

    by Bob Brookover; Inquirer Columnist November 2014

    Nearly six years passed before baseball finally made things right by instituting an extensive replay system in 2014. Let's hope college football does not wait a half-dozen years before it moves from its four-team College Football Playoff system to something far more adequate.

  • NFL Players Support Peterson's Return to Field

    by Tom Pelissero, @TomPelissero, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wouldn't comment Tuesday on the possible return of exiled star Adrian Peterson. But Peterson's teammates said they'd have no problem with him returning after the resolution of his court case in Texas.

  • Some UNC Faculty Call for Athletic Department Reforms

    by LAURA OLENIACZ November 2014

    Faculty members called for changes to the special-talent admissions process and to the time student-athletes can devote to practice and games at a standing-room-only meeting Friday.

  • Cal U. Cancels Game After Players Beat Man Unconscious

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    California University of Pennsylvania has canceled Saturday’s football game against Gannon University after five of its players were arrested in connection with a violent beating outside a California restaurant.

  • AIA Approves First Out HS Transgender Athlete

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

     The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board has approved the state's first ever transgender student-athlete to compete as their self-identified gender.

  • Study: College Concussion Protocols Need Improvement

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    In September, University of Michigan coach Brady Hoke drew a firestorm of criticism (including calls for his firing) for leaving a player in the game despite what many considered obvious signs of concussion. 

  • OU Changes Sideline Policy Following Player Collision

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Photographers and videographers at Oklahoma Sooner football games will have to live without a few extra comforts after a sideline collision shook up one of Oklahoma’s star players last week.