• SEC Schools Get $150K Jump in Recruiting Race

    by Erik Brady, John Kelly, and Steve Berkowitz, USA Today Sports February 2015

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of big-time college football, and the Southeastern Conference's current run of success might relate to this: During a recent five-year span, SEC public schools spent, on average, roughly $150,000 more a year recruiting football players than did public schools in the other four power conferences.

  • UT Spending on Football Recruiting Leads Nation

    by Matt Slovin, The Tennessean February 2015

    The University of Tennessee routinely outspends every school in the country on football recruiting, according to data compiled by USA Today from reports by the schools on NCAA-mandated financial statements.

  • In Super Bowl Ticket Market, Fans at a Loss

    by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    The NFL has a pretty old and simple formula for determining who gets tickets to the biggest game in the world. "It's 100% about money and control," said Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research.

  • Lessons for NFL in 2004 Clemson-USC Brawl

    by Gene Sapakoff January 2015

    The 2004 Brawl a football slugfest that marred the Tigers 29-7 victory over the Gamecocks at Death Valley didn't have a chance to stain reputations because school officials quickly administered strong penalties.

  • Opinion: Early Football Signing Period Great Idea

    by Naples Daily News (Florida) January 2015

    The idea of an early-signing period for college football is not a new concept. Many coaches, players and administrators have long been proponents of the idea, looking to create a way to ease the burden placed on 17- and 18-year-olds who have finalized their decision on where to continue their football careers long before National Signing Day.

  • Winston Sexual Assault Accuser Goes Public

    by Joey Johnston, Tribune staff January 2015

    The woman who accused former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston of rape has gone public with her side of the story in a documentary that debuted Friday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

  • Football Recruits See Edge in Early Enrollment

    by Matt Porter, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015

    Among top-level football recruits, the disease known as senioritis is largely being eradicated. Beginning Feb. 4, seniors may sign binding letters of intent with Division I schools. But most programs have a chunk -- some more than half -- of their recruiting classes on campus today.

  • Tom Brady Denies Involvement in Deflategate

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied involvement in the deflategate controversy, he suggested quarterback Tom Brady may be able to provide more information. He wasn't.

  • Belichick: 'No Knowledge Whatsoever' of Deflategate

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    The New England Patriots' deflategate scandal added another chapter on Thursday.

  • In This Year's Super Bowl, Only Sure Winner is Comcast

    by Bob Fernandez; Inquirer Staff Writer January 2015

    From grass turf to the video stream inside your home, Comcast Corp. will have a hand in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.