| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:09 PM
As the antitrust trial against the NCAA wore into its fourth day Thursday, dueling experts disagreed on whether student athletes have a legal right to their names, images and likenesses that they could sell to live telecasters of collegiate games.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
NCAA president Mark Emmert was not surprised by fiery comments from the SEC’s Mike Slive, but he’s confident everything will work out for the organization and its members.
Emmert met with athletic directors in a private session during the ...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday he remains confident that the NCAA and the five power conferences are not that far apart in what they want to get accomplished in a new governance structure.
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:21 PM
USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free.
Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete.
“It's been a long four years,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:49 PM
After 35 years as a private-practice attorney, David Roberts was ready to step away and spend more time on his golf game.
"To straighten my slice," Roberts said.
Then he received a request he couldn't ignore.
USC's athletic program was reeling...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer.
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
| Apr 27, 2014
Think of Friday's union vote by Northwestern University football players as the necklace in "Titanic," the ruby slippers or the meaning of Rosebud.
It's what filmmakers, like the late Alfred Hitchcock, would call a MacGuffin — something pursued and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up.
Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:19 PM
A decade after the NCAA created a new measure of college athletes' classroom success, officials announced Wednesday that the latest scores show overall academic performance edging up.
The average "academic performance rate" for Division I four-year...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:07 PM
The NCAA president railed against the past Friday by uttering the contracted sentence many have been waiting to hear.
“That’s absurd,” Mark Emmert said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” Show.
The words didn’t cover...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night.
Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...