• Kiss Cam Creates Pressure to Pucker Up

    by Jim Stingle Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2015

    Kiss cams at sporting events. They're all fun and games until the stranger sitting next to you tries to push his tongue down your throat. Some idiot reportedly did just that to a woman at a Syracuse University football game earlier this month, leading the school to suspend the live on-scoreboard kissing for now and triggering discussions about whether this is yet more sexual assault on college campuses and beyond. Smooching on camera for our entertainment isn't the problem. We swooned when former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn locked lips recently at an Atlanta Braves game.

  • Athletic Department, Media School Partner at Indiana U.

    by Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette September 2015

    Indiana University unveiled a partnership Tuesday between its media school and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics that will enhance coverage of IU's sports while giving students unique access to facilities, including the new Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology.

  • NCAA Leaders Could Be Losers in Daily Fantasy Game

    by Ryan Kartje, The Orange County Register September 2015

    On DraftKings, the most prominent site in this rapidly burgeoning industry of daily fantasy, one could have played UCLA freshman quarterback Josh Rosen for Saturday's game against Arizona for a mere $7,600 of a $50,000 salary cap.

  • Players Opting to Bypass Mid-Match Interviews at U.S. Open

    by Nick McCarvel, @NickMcCarvel September 2015

    In 2001, when massive video-board screens were installed at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open, Andre Agassi wouldn't play with them turned on. "When we first put the video screens in the stadium, Andre told us, 'Turn them off,' so we did," Chris Widmaier, the U.S. Tennis Association's managing director for communications, told USA TODAY Sports. "But the next year, it was old hat for all the players." Fourteen years later, there is a new initiative being pushed by the USTA and ESPN: the mid-match, on-court interview.

  • College Officials Wary of ESPN's Betting-Friendly Coverage

    by George Schroeder, @GeorgeSchroeder, USA TODAY Sports September 2015

    ESPN's coverage of college football's first weekend included increased discussion of point spreads and even the over-under, or the total points expected to be scored in a game, as well as specific segments on various shows focused directly on betting.

  • 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.

  • The AB Extra: July 17

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about Nike's response to a ban by CrossFit, a rebranding of a Canadian town to welcome a new hockey arena and the United States' top swimming city.

  • Judge Upholds Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A federal judge in Northern Virginia has ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations, marking a huge loss for the team in their legal battle over the mascot’s name.

  • e-Sports Athletes Looking for Recognition

    by Emily Attwood April 2015

    At first glance, one might scoff at any comparison between the athletic feats of an athlete on the field and a gamer online, but for e-Sports competitors, there may be more similarities than differences.

  • Daryl Gross Out as Syracuse AD, Boeheim to Retire

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    Syracuse Athletics is experiencing a major shakeup. Daryl Gross is out as Syracuse athletic director, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports, and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim plans to retire in three years, the university announced.