| 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...
| 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 15, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Ben Bogardus, an assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University, was in Germany for the World Cup final Sunday in which Germany beat Argentina, 1-0. "I saw flags hanging from bedroom windows and car roofs all week long," he said through the...
| 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 12, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Tuesday night during baseball's All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, thirsty fans (of legal age) will be able to pour their own beer.
Science making our lives better.
What could go wrong with that?
So is it mere coincidence that Saturday was...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:33 AM
It was a tumultuous spring off the field for the NCAA, and the effect could change college lacrosse in substantial ways. The consensus to this point, however, is that there’s still so much to be determined that it’s impossible to project how...
| 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 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....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:05 PM
What's next, BCS bobbleheads?
The Class A Lake County (Ohio) Captains will stage Mark Emmert Fan Appreciation Night in honor of the beleaguered NCAA honcho on July 2, featuring:
Fans being allowed to move to a different seat after a one-inning waiting...
| 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...