| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:09 PM
As the antitrust trial against the NCAA wore into its fourth day Thursday, dueling experts disagreed on whether student athletes have a legal right to their names, images and likenesses that they could sell to live telecasters of collegiate games.
| May 7, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up.
Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon.
Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night.
Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...
| 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 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said Sunday that unionizing students is a “ridiculous idea” to solving the problems of intercollegiate athletics.
“It would blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics,&...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:22 AM
NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
| 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...