• No, the University of Texas is Not Going to Pay Players

    by Wire Services October 2014

    It was much ado about nothing. The Internet blew up Wednesday when Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson's comments about paying his school's athletes $10,000 a year were misconstrued.

  • Some Peers Side with Coach Fisher on FSU's Winston

    by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    While Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has done much to enhance Jimbo Fisher's brand on the field, many believe the Heisman Trophy winner has put his coach in a difficult position off of it. National media members have questioned Fisher's ethics because he recently defended Winston.

  • Opinion: FSU Coach's Defense of Winston Proves Galling

    by Nancy Armour October 2014

    There is a fine line between supporting a player and enabling him, and Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher keeps crossing it. Jameis Winston bears responsibility for a seemingly endless string of misdeeds ranging from juvenile antics to criminal acts, no question. At 20, he is old enough to know better, and, if not, one misdeed should have been enough to educate him. But Fisher's equally endless capacity to not only absolve his star quarterback but also discount or belittle anyone who would dare hold him accountable has served to embolden Winston. How can we expect Winston to realize his actions have consequences when his coach, the guy who is supposed to be the adult in the room, displays his own stunning immaturity?

  • USC Alum LenDale White 'Hurt' by Perception, Treatment

    by Scott Wolf, Press - Telegram October 2014

    Former USC tailback LenDale White said he was scheduled to be interviewed for a TV show Monday at the Coliseum, when the production company called him to say the USC athletic department had canceled use of the historic stadium. It was just the latest incident between White and the athletic department since Saturday.

  • Former USC Star Blasts AD after Post-Game Incidents

    by Scott Wolf October 2014

    Instead of basking in the glow of a 28-point homecoming victory over Colorado, another off-the-field incident dominated the conversation with USC over the weekend.

  • Georgia AD: Bogus Info Rampant in Gurley Benefits Case

    by Scott Adamson, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) October 2014

    A day after the University of Georgia announced that junior tailback Todd Gurley had been suspended indefinitely, athletic director Greg McGarity released a statement on the matter. With most media outlets reporting that Gurley’s suspension centers around whether or not he received compensation for signing memorabilia, McGarity says there is “misinformation” in many of the reports.

  • Former U. of Miami Players Take to Twitter, Rip Program

    by Matt Porter October 2014

    Former Miami Hurricanes players, disappointed by the team's performance, continue to vent on social media and talk radio. After Saturday's 28-17 loss at Georgia Tech, which dropped UM to 3-3 (1-2 ACC), coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio were blasted by several former players.

  • Even in Replay Era, MLB Umps Subject of Player Scorn

    by Paul White, @PBJWhite, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    These first playoffs of the replay era are supposed be a new world for major league umpires. Yet even before the division series round has been completed, the disdain is starting to sound awfully familiar.

  • City, County to Each Pay ESPN $140K to Carry Boca Bowl

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Florida Atlantic University Stadium would host the Boca Raton Bowl, an annual college football bowl game, for six years starting in December under a proposal the Palm Beach County Commission will consider today.

  • Opinion: College ADs Should Be Accountable for Hires

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports September 2014

    Now that firing season has officially begun, with Kansas handing Charlie Weis his walking papers Sunday morning, it's time to bring up an annual pet peeve of the Misery Index.