• Utah Compliance Staff Seeking to Improve Self-Audits

    by Matthew Piper The Salt Lake Tribune May 2014

    A review of recent Utah Athletics compliance self-audits shows that the U. -- so far as it knows -- has steered clear of significant violations. It's also evident that compliance staff wants to know more.

  • Cubs Unveil Revised Reno Plan, Threaten to Leave Wrigley

    by FRAN SPIELMAN. City Hall Reporter May 2014

    The Cubs on Tuesday showcased - and put a $75 million price tag on - their revised plan to add more signs, seats and lights at Wrigley Field and said if the team is not allowed to "control our ballpark," it would consider moving and look first at other Chicago sites.

  • Cobb Commissioners Approve Major Stadium Agreements

    by Dan Klepal, Brad Schrade; Staff May 2014

    At a packed public meeting, county commissioners approved a series of seven legal agreements with the team and with several community agencies that will be involved in building, operating and paying for a new $622 million ballpark in the Cumberland Mall area.

  • Opinion: Transfer Reform Sorely Needed in College Sports

    by Bob Hunter, The Columbus Dispatch May 2014

    If you have somehow missed the sad case of Kansas State women's basketball player Leticia Romero, a guard from Spain who has been trying to transfer because of a change in coaching staffs, it looks like a billboard advertising what's wrong with major-college athletics.

  • California Prep Leagues Plan Realignment Appeals


    The Sunset and Pacific Coast leagues in football are among the Orange County leagues that plan to appeal their placement in playoff divisions for future school years.

  • Does Running Clock in Prep Football Soften Game?

    by Rob Oller, The Columbus Dispatch May 2014

    If only high-school sports were as black and white as the vertically striped shirts of those who officiate the games. No in-betweens; just clean lines separating right from wrong. Then tough issues would be solved in a snap. Instead, most solutions print only in gray scale.

  • Senators Pressure NFL to Replace 'Redskins' Nickname

    by S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES May 2014

    A group of 50 members from the Senate Democratic caucus signed on to a letter Thursday urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to follow the lead of the National Basketball Association, which banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for his racist comments about African-Americans attending basketball games.

  • Pac-12 Presidents Lobby Peers, Push for More Autonomy

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star May 2014

    With major college conferences hoping to gain autonomy to make changes to the NCAA model in August, Pac-12 presidents have proactively sent a letter of proposals to their peers in the other four major conferences.

  • Voters Block Health Club Owner's Purchase of School

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter May 2014

    The owner of Ultimate Physique said Wednesday he was "flabbergasted" that Lockport City School District voters rejected his planned purchase of Washington Hunt Elementary School.

  • Prep Coach Accused of Recruiting Can Return to Team

    by Tony Baranek May 2014

    Tony Smith will return as the girls basketball coach as well as a health and driver's education teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor, it was confirmed Wednesday by Jodi Bryant, the director of human resources and public relations at the school.