| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The NCAA will appeal a ruling by a U.S. judge that would allow universities to offer student-athletes a limited share of revenue, the president of the association said on Sunday.
A federal judge said on Friday that the NCAA had violated antitrust laws by...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It's always sunny in Bethlehem, or at least sunny enough for Musikfest to draw near record crowds. That's enough to put a smile on the face of outgoing president and founder Jeff Parks. Who's driving the surge in auto sales? Let's just say they're not...
| 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....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
It's good to know there are still some things you can count on.
The USA Today coaches' poll, for example, remains a model of cockeyed consistency.
On Saturday, Virginia Tech improved to 2-0 with an impressive victory at Ohio State.
On Sunday, the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
It seemed to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The deluge of litigation targeting the NCAA continued Wednesday when former West Virginia running back Shawne Alston accused the governing body of college sports and five major conferences of violating federal antitrust laws in a complaint filed in U.S....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:38 PM
COLLEGE PARK — The NCAA may need to mandate new "dead periods" to rein in the time demands on college athletes that increasingly pull them away from the classroom, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday.
"One of the things that's being very...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The addition of Stanford runner Jessica Tonn to the dozens of current and former athletes suing the NCAA over concussions Wednesday is the latest in a stream of litigation targeting the organization.
At last year’s Final Four, NCAA President...
| 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....