Paul Newberry, Ap Sports Columnist Updated 12:25 am CDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018 FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer leads the team in singing Carmen Ohio after beating Miami of Ohio 56-10, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night, Aug. 22, 2018, for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach's treatment of his now-fired assistant was also clouded by his abiding devotion to the legacy of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, the grandfather of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and an early coaching mentor for Meyer. less FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer leads the team in singing Carmen … [Read more...] about Column: Urban Liar is a perfect symbol for college athletics
One of the least surprising aspects of the Bryan Colangelo/Twitter scandal – granted, there aren’t all that many unsurprising aspects of it – has been his admission that he had maintained one anonymous account to keep up with NBA news. In the age of social media, this practice has become common among pro athletes, coaches, and executives. Many of them are out there watching and reading and refraining from interacting with media and fans. It’s just that no one knows who they are. >>READ MORE: Sources say the investigation should be finished within days What makes the Colangelo situation so unusual, of course, is that he or presumably someone close to him was maintaining another four “burner” accounts – and was tweeting sensitive information and incendiary opinions from them. The great reporting feat that The Ringer pulled off in its initial story was finding out what accounts might be connected to Colangelo, because the accounts’ … [Read more...] about Bryan Colangelo isn’t the only Philly sports figure with a hidden Twitter history (wink, wink)
Steve Berkowitz and Erik Brady USA TODAY Published 8:28 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 OXON HILL, Md. – Tom McMillen is CEO of an association of college athletics directors, a former Congressman, a former NBA player – and now, unofficially, an odds-maker. “I’ll give you something that I’ll put 100% odds on,” he said the other day. “If gambling on colleges is in 20 or 30 states there is probably a 100% chance of a point-shaving scandal at some school.” McMillen was part of a panel discussion at last month's annual conference of the Sports Lawyers Association. He stopped short of offering an over/under as to how soon he thinks such a scandal could come now that the Supreme Court has ruled states are free to allow gambling on sports, including college sports. The calculus behind McMillen’s assertion is simply this: Athletes in the major team sports are paid so much that they are unlikely to risk their careers by … [Read more...] about Legalized sports betting will wreak havoc on college athletics. Or not.
PHILADELPHIA - A little over two months ago, Ralph Russo of The Associated Press did an interview in New York with NCAA president Mark Emmert. It raised eyebrows because of how dramatically it broke precedent. Emmert said in the interview that allowing athletes to earn money through outside endorsement deals was an idea worth debate: "There's a lot of discussion about the Olympic model and think it's well deserving of serious consideration inside the context of college sports." What? Mark Emmert, the ultimate utterer of platitudinous gibberish about maintaining "the amateur model," admitting that allowing college athletes to make money like everyone else in college athletics might be worth considering? This was seen momentarily as a sign of a crack in the wall of fantasy university presidents and athletic directors have erected and continued to spackle around their lucrative tax-exempt business. It's worth noting that, a few weeks later at the Final Four in San Antonio, Emmert and … [Read more...] about Penn State AD Sandy Barbour: Allowing college athletes to cut endorsement deals is “a viable alternative”
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest J.J. Watt, Kevin Durant among sports figures honored on 'Time' Most Influential list Several athletes, including the Texans' J.J. Watt, Warriors' Kevin Durant and Olympian Adam Rippon, join Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and others on Time's 100 Most Influential list. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports Published 11:19 a.m. ET April 19, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz looks at the top five quarterbacks of the 2018 NFL Draft and the teams that would be the best fit for each. USA TODAY Sports CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT … [Read more...] about J.J. Watt, Kevin Durant among sports figures honored on ‘Time’ Most Influential list