• Pelini Farewell Meeting Costs HS Staffer Room Rental Fee

    by Andrew Brandt December 2014

    When Nebraska's athletic department let head football coach Bo Pelini go on Sunday, his players were — to say the least — upset. 

  • More Bad News: UAB's Bowl Hopes Now 'Nonexistent'

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    If it's true that "when it rains, it pours," consider UAB's football program drenched in a torrential monsoon.

  • First Male Active Big League Sports Official Comes Out

    by Jorge L. Ortiz December 2014

    As a major league umpire for 29 years, the last thing Dale Scott ever wants is attention. That's usually a sign he has missed a call. This kind of attention is different, though. Scott said Tuesday he has received an overwhelmingly supportive response to his decision to publicly come out, becoming the first active male referee or umpire in major American pro sports to openly declare he's gay. NBA referee Violet Palmer announced in late July that she's a lesbian. Scott, a crew chief for 12 seasons, said his colleagues and Major League Baseball officials have known of his sexual orientation for years. He revealed it to the rest of the world Tuesday in a story on

  • Police Not Fans of Rams' Ferguson Protest Gesture

    by Naples Daily News (Florida) December 2014

    The St. Louis Police Officers Association released a statement of righteous indignation after five Rams — Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Jared Cook and Chris Givens — walked onto the field with a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” pose before the game.

  • College's eSports Program Gives Scholarships to Gamers

    by Michael Sanserino Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) December 2014

    Robert Morris University Illinois has become the first U.S. university to offer scholarships for video gaming when it launched its eSports program this fall. The school gave out 35 scholarships to gamers from around the country.

  • Role of 'Big Shoe' Affects Athletes from Youth to College

    by Steve Hummer; Staff November 2014

    What is the ultimate sign of success in basketball? The embarrassingly large shoe contract, and maybe even getting your name on one of the overpriced sneakers, like a Jimmy Choo with ups.

  • Opinion: Peterson's Return to NFL Could Be Learning Tool

    by Nancy Armour,, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    Imagine the difference Peterson can make if he's allowed to bring the bright spotlight of the NFL to an issue that, for too long, has been hidden away as a dirty family secret. Or excused because of cultural or regional differences.

  • Opinion: FSU's Off-Field Problems Expose Leadership Void

    by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    When your starting quarterback and leading rusher are under investigation by either the school or the authorities, that's not a witch hunt. It's a problem.

  • TCU Routs Texas Tech, Uses Season's Worth of Fireworks

    by Andrew Brandt October 2014

    On Saturday, the TCU Horned Frogs football team walloped Texas Tech 82-27. The 82 points put up by the Horned Frogs are the most scored in an FBS game in four years.

  • 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.