Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Oregon Basketball Gets Two Years Probation
by Andy Berg December 2018
Oregon’s athletic department was slapped with two years of probation after an NCAA investigation found violations by both the school’s men’s and women’s basketball programs.
USA Gymnastics Files for Bankruptcy Amid Scandal
by Liz Clarke | The Washington Post December 2018
Facing 100 lawsuits from more than 350 sexual-assault victims of team physician Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday.
Opinion: CFP Committee Gutless, Made Poor Choices
by Zach Braziller December 2018
The large early point spreads are not a coincidence. They are an indication of misjudgment. Alabama and Clemson aren't just expected to advance past the semifinal round of the College Football Playoff, the experts believe the two will cruise there, both installed as double-digit favorites.
Opinion: CFP Committee Got It Right Again
by Teddy Greenstein December 2018
Welcome to Spin Cycle Sunday. It's the day we craft our College Football Playoff arguments to fit our personal agendas and preconceived notions.
NHL Board to Vote on Seattle Expansion
by Stephen Whyno December 2018
Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL Board of Governors is expected to approve Seattle as the home of the league's 32nd franchise. "Seattle's one of the fastest-growing cities in the country," Commissioner Gary Bettman said recently. "It gives us a geographic balance. It creates a nice geographic rivalry with Vancouver. I know Vancouver's particularly excited about the possibility. The ownership group, the plans for the arena - it's all of the above. It's never one factor. If you're going to have a successful expansion application, all of the bases need to be touched and all of them need to be checked off as being appropriate and right."
Teacher Fired from Coaching over Drunken Fundraiser
by Andy Berg November 2018
A Kentucky high school coach has learned the hard way that bad behavior away from the field of play can have very real consequences.
FHSAA Baseball to Remain in Fort Myers Through 2021
by Ed Reed November 2018
"Staying in Fort Myers was important to us based on the first-class facilities and experience provided to us by the fine people of Lee County," FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said.
ACC Issues Penalties After UNC, NC State Brawl
by News & Record November 2018
Four North Carolina football players and three from N.C. State have been suspended or reprimanded for their roles in the fight after the State-Carolina rivalry game Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Opinion: New NCAA NET Rating System Needs Work
by Mark Wiedmer November 2018
Despite defeating a very good Michigan State team in the Champions Classic to open the season, the University of Kansas basketball program lost its No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll the following week.
LSU Coach Punched Following Seven-OT Loss
by Andy Berg November 2018
The high-scoring football game Saturday between LSU and Texas A&M, which entailed seven overtimes, ended in a fight on the sidelines after a coach from LSU was punched by someone in apparent possession of an A&M bench credential.