RECENT ARTICLES
  • College Football Playoff System Drives Change

    by Dan Wolken August 2017

    Unintentionally, perhaps, one of the most revealing moments about the power of college football's four-team playoff system occurred Jan. 6, 2015, six days before Ohio State would go on to defeat Oregon for the first title of the Playoff era.

  • Indiana U. Error Results in Student-Athlete Ineligibility

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    Indiana University true freshman Bryant Fitzgerald has been ruled a final non-qualifier, making him ineligible for the upcoming football season and unable to practice with the team, according to the INDYSTAR.

  • OSAA Recruits Student-Officials to Call Games

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    The dwindling number of qualified officials for student sports has been a topic of concern for decades. The combination of relatively low pay and a notoriety for taking abuse makes the job less than appealing for many, which in turn puts added strain on athletic programming.

  • UCF Kicker Ruled Ineligible Due to YouTube Channel

    by Jason Scott August 2017

    University of Central Florida kicker Donald De La Haye has reportedly been ruled ineligible to compete this season after he refused the stipulations of an NCAA waiver related to his popular YouTube channel.

  • Transgender Wrestler Hits YouTube to Oppose Texas Bill

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    The transgender wrestler who won the Texas state girls' championship but identifies as a boy is hoping to take down a proposed “bathroom bill” in his home state.

  • States Mandate Face Masks in High School Softball

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    The Missouri State High School Activities Association has updated the softball manual for the 2017 season with a new mandate that all pitchers wear a protective mask during play.

  • Montana Governor Signs Youth Concussion Bill

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Montana Governor Steve Bullock on Monday signed into law House Bill 487, which was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year, in an effort to expand the protection of young athletes.

  • Law Professor Promotes Way to Pay College Athletes

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    It's called the Duke Model for a number of reasons. Its architect attended Duke University's School of Law, the Blue Devils basketball program is emblematic of big-time college sports, and the Rice Model sounded too agricultural for David Grenardo, who played football for the Owls in the mid-1990s. People are just starting to digest Grenardo's writings on collegiate student-athlete compensation, which suggest athletic conferences control payment amounts based on their own purse and individual performance — a player's availability (games started) and statistical impact (categories led), as well as conference members' post-season success. Poised to see his 46-page work published this year by the Brooklyn Law Review, the author believes this to be a better approach than the type of free-market system being fought for in the ongoing Jenkins v. NCAA class action. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Grenardo, an associate professor of law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, to make his case.

  • NCAA Policy Aside, UCF Player Keeps YouTube Channel

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    Donald De La Haye, a kicker on the University of Central Florida’s football team, has decided to maintain his popular YouTube channel — a move that could prompt NCAA sanctions.

  • YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.