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Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

CHICAGO | Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 2:48 pm
O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

LAS VEGAS | Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.

August 09, 2014 6:11 pm
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. | Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics' substantial monetary pie for years.

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm

Indiana to offer multiyear scholarships

BLOOMINGTON | Indiana plans to immediately begin guaranteeing four-year scholarships to athletes and will agree not to reduce the amount of money students on partial scholarship receive year to year based on illness, injury or ability, athletic director Fred Glass said Friday.

June 27, 2014 5:15 pm
Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany insisted he is all for empowering college athletes and improving conditions for them.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Delany: unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany: unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Rosemont, Ill., where the league's administrators gathered for meetings.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.

May 13, 2014 4:51 pm
Northwestern players to cast historic union vote today

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote today

EVANSTON, Ill. | Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes – a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

April 24, 2014 5:53 pm

NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and dec…

April 24, 2014 5:19 pm

Panel of administrators agree NCAA system must change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive.

April 15, 2014 6:09 pm
Dantonio: 'No issues' with Buckeyes

Dantonio: 'No issues' with Buckeyes

EAST LANSING, Mich. | Mark Dantonio wants to make it abundantly clear there is no lingering animosity between him and the coaching staff at Ohio State.

December 03, 2013 7:00 pm
Dantonio: 'No issues' with Buckeyes

Dantonio: 'No issues' with Buckeyes

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, congratulates Kurtis Drummond following a 14-3 win over Minnesota on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

December 03, 2013 5:19 pm
Kelly's message: Notre Dame close to title caliber

Kelly's message: Notre Dame close to title caliber

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, right, dives into the end zone in front of Pittsburgh linebacker Joe Trebitz for a two-point conversion to tie the score late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Golson is expecting a lot more of himself and the Fi…

April 19, 2013 3:26 pm
Kelly's message: Notre Dame close to title caliber

Kelly's message: Notre Dame close to title caliber

SOUTH BEND | Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly knows the importance of staying on message and he has been consistent all spring.

April 19, 2013 3:26 pm

Sports are a civil right for disabled, U.S. says

WASHINGTON |  Breaking new ground, the U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options. The directive, reminiscent of the Title IX expansion of athletic opportunities for women, could bring swee…

January 24, 2013 4:51 pm
Increase in court cases could impact NCAA image

Increase in court cases could impact NCAA image

As the NCAA prepares to open its annual convention today near Dallas, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the body he governs are faced with more than a half-dozen lawsuits across the country in what could signal a new era of court activity.

January 15, 2013 4:29 pm
Increase in court cases could impact NCAA image

Increase in court cases could impact NCAA image

INDIANAPOLIS | The NCAA will open its annual convention this week with a host of reform measures on the agenda, part of President Mark Emmert's push to address several years of high-profile scandals.

January 15, 2013 4:29 pm
Lembo turns around Ball St. fortunes with approach

Lembo turns around Ball St. fortunes with approach

MUNCIE | The last thing Ball State players figured they needed last season was more changes.

August 22, 2012 6:30 pm
Penn St fined $60M, wins vacated from '98-11

Penn St fined $60M, wins vacated from '98-11

Penn State Office of Physical Plant workers cover the statue of former football coach Joe Paterno near Beaver Stadium on Penn State's campus in State College, Pa., on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The university announced earlier Sunday that it was taking down the monument in the wake of an investi…

July 23, 2012 9:06 am
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