| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has delivered his share of game-winning shots, so he can appreciate Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison's recent run.
Harrison lifted his team to a victory over Wisconsin Saturday with a three-pointer with 5.7...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Win or lose the cadre of Northwestern University football players in the upcoming vote on union representation has exposed the arrogance and unbridled power of the NCAA and shattered assertions that athletes’ interests are uppermost in its...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board.
"In this unprecedented decision, the...
| 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 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 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
As NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand Thursday in the landmark antitrust lawsuit against the 108-year-old association, much sparring on “the revered tradition of amateurism in college sports” is expected.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Taking the witness stand Thursday in the Ed O’Bannon case, NCAA President Mark Emmert emphasized his belief that student-athletes are “amateurs” because they are not paid to play and because they operate in the broader context of a...
| 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 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,...
| 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...