| May 14, 2014
| 2:19 PM
A decade after the NCAA created a new measure of college athletes' classroom success, officials announced Wednesday that the latest scores show overall academic performance edging up.
The average "academic performance rate" for Division I four-year...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:59 PM
CHICAGO — NCAA President Mark Emmert provided “arrogant” and “completely unacceptable” responses to Pennsylvania lawmakers’ questions about the Penn State football sanctions, prompting a renewed call to rescind them,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:44 PM
It took the NCAA years to investigate and rule on USC's case involving Reggie Bush.
The NCAA required less than a day to rule on USC's latest appeal to modify the sanctions handed down in the case.
A day after USC Athletic Director Pat Haden met...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:59 PM
The UC Irvine women's cross country program has earned a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA based on its Academic Progress Rate.
The Anteater team's score ranked among the top 10 percent in its sport for 2011-12, the most recent year in the report....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:17 PM
Matt Whitehouse, a junior pitcher for UC Irvine in 2013, has signed with the Cleveland Indians on Friday and has been assigned to the Mohoning Valley Scrappers, their short-season Single-A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
Whitehouse was chosen in...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
These are dark times for the NCAA.
As an organization in charge of monitoring all things college athletics, the NCAA has prided itself with creating a certain brand of integrity. That integrity, however, has taken a big hit as of late.
From the way it...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Exit plan a must
Mark Emmert needs to go. His rogue enforcement staff has heaped embarrassment on a group that already might have been less popular than Congress.
And it's not as if the botched Miami case is the...