| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:36 PM
James Franklin's family grew tired of waiting for the house to be ready, so they're coming to State College on Friday. After six months sleeping in hotel rooms and, most recently, his office, the Penn State football coach welcomes the pending stability....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The infighting and bickering among NCAA leaders continued this week when the group's president, Mark Emmert, denied claims that the organization's enforcement unit wasn't doing its job.
Emmert, in an internal letter obtained by CBSSports.com, said it...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
CHICAGO The James Franklin Show made its first appearance at Big Ten media days on Monday, as the Penn State football coach strolled to the podium dressed in a sharp gray suit, white shirt and navy tie, his bald head and rimless glasses glistening in...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, in his annual state-of-the-league address this week in Alabama, quoted Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill to emphasize the importance of fundamentally reforming intercollegiate...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day.
Is it really that hard to see the 800-pound ego in...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The NCAA and its member schools have preached a vision of amateurism whereby young men and women play for the love of the game, not money.
That concept will be put on trial in an Oakland courtroom this week.
A class-action antitrust suit led by former...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Mark Emmert played Chicken Little over the weekend, which is what you would expect from someone heading up the NCAA.
Emmert is the president of the NCAA, which staged its championship game in front of 80,000 fans who paid to sit in a billion-dollar...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:41 PM
In his second day of testimony in the Ed O’Bannon case, NCAA President Mark Emmert on Friday held fast to his views on amateurism as a plaintiffs’ attorney sought to show that purported ideals of collegiate athletics have already been...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:35 PM
| 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...