| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:02 PM
On Nov. 12, 2011, Jay Paterno arrived at Beaver Stadium wearing his father's coat. It was the same coat Joe Paterno had worn on the sideline 10 years earlier, when he won his 324th career game (then a record) as Penn State's head football coach.
| 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.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules.
The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:35 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...