• Conferences Should Be Worried About Future TV Deals

    by Mike Casazza August 2015

    NCAA attendance figures have been sliding while television ratings soar. Every penny that goes into a fan's Saturday in the fall adds up to build a big number.

  • Sports Keep Wary Eye on Live-Stream Apps

    by Zolan Kanno-Youngs, @KannoYoungs August 2015

    As Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao met in a Las Vegas ring in May, another fight was being contested around the world. Instead of paying Showtime and HBO $89.95 to $99.95 to watch Mayweather beat Pacquiao or hundreds or thousands of dollars to get a ticket to the fight, viewers found a cheaper way to watch the historic bout. As in free. Thousands tuned into live streams broadcast by spectators at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and those watching it at home on television. Many used relatively new smartphone apps such as Periscope and Meerkat, which allow a user to point, shoot and stream to the world, provided they have a stable Wi-Fi connection.

  • ESPN Fights to Unseal Notre Dame's Police Records

    by AB Staff August 2015

    The legal fight by ESPN to have incident reports from the University of Notre Dame's Security Police Department declared public records gained some momentum last week.

  • NFL Steamrolls Right Over Recent Bumps in Road

    by Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports August 2015

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent two days here discussing the three-team race for a billion-dollar stadium project in Los Angeles, then boarded a plane back to New York for the latest round in his legal bout with New England Patriots star Tom Brady.

  • Flyers Still Plan to Drop Puck on Eve of Pope Visit

    by Jeff Neiburg, The Philadelphia Daily News August 2015

    With all the Pope Francis madness surrounding the last weekend in September, the Flyers are one of the few organizations not making changes to their schedule . . . at least not yet.

  • Is Virtual Competition the Next Step in Sports?

    by Jay Greeson August 2015

    There is a new sport out there paying millions to its elite. Hold it, let's rewind. It is not actually a sport by the conventional definition.

  • Book on Rape a 'Must Read' for All Involved in CFB

    by Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times (TNS) August 2015

    Football is about to begin. Coaches are handing out playbooks. Here's a suggestion for a second book they should hand out: "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." Missoula is a city of about 77,000. It is home to the University of Montana and its popular and successful football team, the Grizzlies.

  • Female Coaches Right at Home in Professional Sports

    by Steve Christilaw, Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) August 2015

    Female coaches in professional sports are good fit A new day is dawning in the sporting world. A year ago Becky Hammon became the first woman to be a full-time paid assistant coach in the National Basketball Association.

  • Testimony: Brady Asked for Inflation at Low End of Range

    by Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports August 2015

    Tom Brady's testimony from his June 23 hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about Deflategate became public Tuesday when the NFL Players Association filed its amended answer and counterclaim to the NFL's lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York.

  • Beijing Catches '22: First to Host Summer, Winter Games

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced this morning. This decision makes Beijing the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics. The city played host for the Summer Olympics in 2008.