| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Already deep in the football bunker at training camp in Kenosha, Wis., Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald sounded last week as if he barely knew or cared about a judge's ruling likely to shake the college sports world around him.
"I don't think there's a...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It's always sunny in Bethlehem, or at least sunny enough for Musikfest to draw near record crowds. That's enough to put a smile on the face of outgoing president and founder Jeff Parks. Who's driving the surge in auto sales? Let's just say they're not...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The NCAA will appeal a ruling by a U.S. judge that would allow universities to offer student-athletes a limited share of revenue, the president of the association said on Sunday.
A federal judge said on Friday that the NCAA had violated antitrust laws by...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Football games don't begin for about three weeks, but college sports has its first winners and losers of the season.
Two major decisions in about a 30-hour period Thursday and Friday shook the landscape. First, the NCAA granting governing autonomy to the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A federal judge here dealt a major blow Friday to the NCAA and its long-held value of amateurism, ruling in an antitrust case that the association's policies banning athletes from profiting from their own names, images and likenesses "unreasonably...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The NCAA board of directors voted Thursday to grant the five wealthiest college football conferences more freedom to pass legislation without approval of the full NCAA membership.
Although the outcome was widely anticipated, the 16-2 decision...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
College football training camps open this week and, frankly, it’s about time somebody hit something besides the lunch buffet.
No other sport in the world (that I can think of) launches its campaign three weeks before it lifts a finger.
| Jun 30, 2014
I've been following the trial meant to determine whether players should get a piece of the billions of dollars generated by big-time college athletics, and all I can say is that if intellectual gymnastics were a sport, defenders of the status quo would...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:23 PM
The landmark antitrust trial against the NCAA came to a close Friday after 15 days of testimony, with both sides expressing confidence that the outcome will tilt in their favor and lead plaintiff Ed O'Bannon calling it "amazing" that student-athletes were...
| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:16 PM
NCAA President Mark Emmert may be embattled, but he doesn't appear broke.
Federal tax returns reveal Emmert earned $1.7 million in 2012, a 5% increase over 2011.
Emmert, who became NCAA president in 2010, has come under increasing fire as...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:59 PM
CHICAGO — NCAA President Mark Emmert provided “arrogant” and “completely unacceptable” responses to Pennsylvania lawmakers’ questions about the Penn State football sanctions, prompting a renewed call to rescind them,...