• Yankees' Girardi: MLB Ready for Openly Gay Player

    by Ken Davidoff February 2014

    If and when an openly gay player enters Major League Baseball, as Michael Sam intends to enter the National Football League, Joe Girardi believes his sport will be ready.

  • Ten Colleges With the Most 2014 U.S. Olympians

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    The 2014 US Olympic team has 230 competing athletes from 39 states. But we were curious as to where our Olympians went to college. It turns out, Business Insider already put together a list, but we've reposted it in case you missed it.

  • New Penn State Coach Holds Inaugural 'Signature Event'

    by Dan Norton; For The Inquirer February 2014

    James Franklin pulled out all the stops when he welcomed his first recruits to Penn State. Wednesday was college football's national signing day, when high school players made their commitments official, and Franklin introduced the Nittany Lions' newest 25 players that evening at the Bryce Jordan Center.

  • Digital Letters of Intent Rival Faxes on Signing Day

    by Michael Cunningham; Staff February 2014

    Most recruits still use that anachronism, the fax machine, to send their letters of intent to schools on signing day. But at least some schools have moved into the digital age.

  • In Recruiting, Handwritten Letters Are Enduring Staple

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    Wednesday is National Signing Day for prep athletes. When the student-athletes sign their Letter of Intent, it will mark the end of a months-long, or in many cases, years-long recruiting process.

  • Recruiting Expert: Social Media Can 'Screw Up a Program'

    by David Briggs February 2014

    Five-star running back Damien Harris was a target of negative tweets after decommitting from Michigan. They called him a traitor and much worse. When coveted five-star running back Damien Harris retracted his commitment to Michigan last month, he found himself in the eye of the most modern type of storm. On Twitter, a rabid fringe of fans messaged the Kentucky high school junior. Supporters of other suitors - including Ohio State - renewed their sales pitches while a megaphone-wielding minority of Michigan followers vented.

  • Crasher 'Dumbfounded' by Super Bowl Security Failure

    by TOM MAHON; Daily News Staff Writer February 2014

    ON SUNDAY, the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that it was proud to partner with the NFL to ensure safety "before, during and after" the Super Bowl. Someone obviously dropped the ball.

  • Technology and Social Media Alter the Future of Heisman Trophy Campaigns

    by Michael Gaio December 2013

    As gutsy coaching calls go, this one ranked right up there with any in the career of Baylor University's Art Briles. What set this one apart, though, was that it was made away from the football sideline.

    Briles' decision to give Baylor's athletic communications staff the green light to pursue an all-out Heisman Trophy campaign for a then under-the-radar quarterback named Robert Griffin III would change the school forever and rewrite a marketing playbook for other schools with Heisman hopefuls.

  • RG3's Best Qualities Transcend Football

    by Michael Gaio December 2013

    A man best known for his athletic accomplishments does his best work off the field.

  • College Athletics Officials Adamantly Against Pay for Play

    by Paul Steinbach September 2013

    The Division IA Athletic Directors' Association, a record 120 members of which met this week in Dallas, released a statement Wednesday relaying a unified "rejection of the 'pay-for-play' model" of student-athlete compensation.