• Tanking Schools Shamed by National Media Attention

    by The Daily News Journal February 2015

    Media outlets from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times and many others have chronicled an incident last Saturday at Riverdale High where the host Lady Warriors and Smyrna each tried to tank the District 7-AAA consolation game, which Smyrna won 55-29.

  • Sixth Grade Too Young to Recruit Athletes?

    by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    The recent decision by to run profiles of Daron and fellow sixth-grader Tyson Thornton sparked a firestorm about how young is too young to treat kids like pros in the making

  • Student's Gym Mat Death Still Polarizes Community

    by Christian Boone; Staff February 2015

    It's been 15 months since U.S. Attorney Michael Moore launched a federal probe into the death of Johnson, an athletic 17-year-old found dead in a wrapped-up gym mat, and the lack of a resolution has started to take its toll on this South Georgia town best known for its 28 state high school football championships. Lives have been threatened.

  • How to Cure College Basketball's Early Season Ills?

    by Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    College basketball season stretches from early November into April, though for the most casual of fans, it truly only occupies the month of March. This is a sport that celebrates its end better than any other, dominating the sports landscape from Selection Sunday through the Final Four. But college basketball's regular season is a different story.

  • Packers to Jack Up Ticket Prices for Sixth Straight Year

    by Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) February 2015

    President Mark Murphy says the increases have kept the Packers in the middle of the pack in the NFL in average ticket price.

  • UT Finds Sex with Player 'Consensual'; Accuser Stunned

    by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean February 2015

    She was just three weeks into her freshman year at the University of Tennessee — her first-choice college — when one Saturday night party derailed all of her plans.

  • Media Buzz Brings Postponement of 'Indian' Meeting

    by DOUG HARLOW Morning Sentinel February 2015

    A meeting between Skowhegan school officials and Indian tribal leaders on use of the "Indians" mascot and nickname for sports teams has been indefinitely postponed because of the attention it has received in the news media.

  • FSU's Fisher Advocates August Football Signings

    by Tom D'Angelo Palm Beach Post February 2015

    College football is moving closer to an early signing period, but Jimbo Fisher said it's not early enough.

  • Should Penn State Bring Back Joe Paterno Statue?

    by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Here's the thing: Joe Paterno never wanted the statue. He was so disinterested in a monument to his success that in 2001, when the school commissioned a local sculptor, Angelo DiMaria, to create a statue to place outside of Beaver Stadium, DiMaria had to take pictures of his subject on the sly -- Paterno wouldn't stand still and pose, so DiMaria had to find another way to get the angles he'd need to create the coach's likeness.

  • 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.