• FBI Subpoenas OSU for ‘Mountain’ of Documents

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    The FBI is taking to the next level its investigation of NCAA basketball.

  • Microchips Suggested as Anti-Doping Solution

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Microchips are used to track lost pets, so why can’t they be used to mitigate doping in professional sports?

  • Debate Ensues Over Benefits of Late Pac-12 Kickoffs

    by Anne Peterson October 2017

    Washington coach Chris Petersen has moved on from the debate over Pac-12 After Dark, those late-night televised conference games that end in the wee hours on the East Coast...

  • Michigan Passes Concussion Protocol Update

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    As the concerns about head injuries continue to swirl around youth sports, legislatures are taking a look at concussion protocols at the state level.

  • Opinion: Baseball Needs Games to Be Shorter

    by Telegram & Gazette October 2017

    The owners in Major League Baseball may sometimes crow about attendance, but the fact is baseball is losing popularity. According to a Forbes article from just this past week, the 2017 MLB regular season marks the third consecutive season of total attendance declines, and five out of the last six that saw drops.

  • Update: NCAA Transfer Rules Still Under Consideration

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    This article was updated Oct. 6, 2017, to reflect new information from the NCAA.

    Following a meeting of the Division I Transfer Working Group, the NCAA announced Wednesday that the group’s proposal to grant immediate playing eligibility to transfer student-athletes who meet certain academic standards is still under consideration.

  • Opinion: Louisville Deserves Death Penalty, ACC Ouster

    by Harry Minium October 2017

    I don’t blame the ACC for expanding to 14 schools a few years ago. Had commissioner John Swofford not cherry-picked Pitt and Syracuse from the Big East, the ACC likely would have been raided by other leagues. It was survival of the fittest, and expansion saved the ACC, guaranteeing its status among the Power 5. Without expansion, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Florida State might be in the SEC.

  • HS Football Player Suspended for Slamming Opponent

    by Diana C. Nearhos October 2017

    Sevier County will be without a player for its next game after he was ejected from Friday's game against Gibbs. Defensive end Jeffrey Bersch picked up a Gibbs player and pile drove him into the ground. He was ejected for the action, and that ejection carries an automatic one-game suspension.

  • Opinion: NFL needs its Own Targeting Rule

    by Wes McElroy October 2017

    What I learned in sports this week is that the NFL needs to make a radical change. It'll be unpopular and disliked by many around the game, and this has nothing to do with protests or any shows of unity, nor will the name President Trump make a cameo in this column. This change is 100 percent about an issue on the field.

  • Superintendent: Student-Athletes Must Stand for Anthem

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    Thirty-four schools in Bossier Parish, La., ranging from elementary to high school, have been encouraged by the district superintendent to require student-athletes to stand while the national anthem plays at school-sponsored events.