• Sayreville Coach: 'Big Kids Didn't Protect Little Kids'

    by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014

    The dream of becoming a Bomber on this town's beloved high school football team begins across the street from the stadium floodlights, down the hill on the playing field tucked behind a lake.

  • Opinion: Different Rules for Students, Student-Athletes

    by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail October 2014

    For as long as I can remember the NCAA has tried to convince folks that “student-athletes” are just like any other student. It even went so far as to outlaw athletic dorms back in 1996. But with college sports’ primary governing body calling the shots, student-athletes can’t be like any other student.

  • Ohio State Issues Revised Rules for Band Road Trips

    by Julie Carr Smyth, Dayton Daily News October 2014

    Ohio State University told federal education officials Wednesday that the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.

  • UNC Profs Voice Expectations for Academic Fraud Report

    by Laura Oleniacz, October 2014

    UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members are in a "holding pattern" while waiting on the results of an independent investigation into academic irregularities in one department, one professor said this week.

  • Scripture to Be Removed from HS Stadium Monument

    by Jessica Chasmar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES October 2014

    A controversial monument at the entrance of a Georgia high school football stadium will be altered to remove its biblical scripture after atheists complained it was offensive.

  • Use of Ninth-Semester Student Leads to Football Forfeits

    by TOM CHARD Staff Writer October 2014

    Traip Academy must forfeit its three football victories this fall after discovering that a transfer student on the team is in his ninth semester of high school.

  • Columnist: State of Denial at Florida State University

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

  • Sign of the Times: Coaches Warn Players about Profiteers

    by Daniel Uthman, @TheFootballFour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    In the last week, two investigations have been launched to find out how more than 1,000 sequentially numbered items signed by two players ended up in the hands of one memorabilia dealer.

  • High School Coach Accused of Striking Player to Retire

    by Lori Kurtzman and Steve Blackledge, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014

    Nearly a month after he was suspended after allegedly striking a player, longtime Westerville South football coach Rocky Pentello has announced his retirement.

  • Sayreville Officials Defend Move to Nix Football Season

    by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014

    Sayreville's mayor and Borough Council members Tuesday night defended a decision by the school district superintendent to abolish the high school football season because of a hazing scandal that has caught nationwide attention.