NCAA Approves ‘Name, Image, Likeness’ Rights

College athletes are now free to cash in on their fame.

NC State DQ’d from College World Series

Stupid is as stupid does.

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

Alabama Wins 6th Championship in Saban Era

The Crimson Tide’s best season is one that shouldn’t have been played.

Nick Saban Tests Positive

Alabama’s head football coach and athletic director have both tested positive for COVID-19.

John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

Worse Than 9/11 and the Great Recession Combined

The greatest crisis the nation has faced in my lifetime.

The Hidden Left-Liberal Divide

One side is arguing over rules while the other is focused on consequences.

The Childlike Foreign Policy Stylings of Donald J. Trump

A bold new plan for security in the Middle East.

NCAA Allows ‘Image and Likeness’ Compensation

Bowing to Immense political pressure to pay college athletes will dramatically change the game.

Martina Navratilova Faces Blowback For Comments On Transgender Athletes

Tennis great Martina Navratilova is facing criticism for raising questions about how sports handles the issue of transgender athletes competing within the gender they identify with. She shouldn’t be.

Citing Health Issues, Urban Meyer Retires As Ohio State Head Coach

Nine years after retiring as Head Coach at Florida, Urban Meyer announced earlier this week that he would retire from his current position at Ohio State after the Rose Bowl.

Another Federal Court Deals A Setback To Trump’s War On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The Trump Administration’s war on so-called “Sanctuary Cities” suffers yet another defeat in Court.

ESPN Won’t Air Anthem Before Monday Night Football

ESPN won’t air the National Anthem before regular season games this year, but that probably won’t stop the President from ranting about it.

Federal Judge Rejects Administration Challenge To “Sanctuary Cities”

A Federal Judge in California has largely rejected a Trump Administration challenge to a series of new laws in California designed to protect so-called “sanctuary cities.”

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Accused Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse At Ohio State

Jim Jordan, who heads the powerful House Freedom Caucus, is being accused of ignoring reports of sexual abuse by a team doctor while he was a coach at The Ohio State University.

Supreme Court Tosses Federal Law Barring Sports Betting

A big win for Federalism and common sense at the Supreme Court.

Rice Commission Issues NCAA Reform Recommendations

The Commission on College Basketball recommended an end to the one-and-done rule and other major reforms.

Anfernee Simons Bucks One-and-Done, Heads for NBA

A top basketball prospect is skipping the farcical year in college before turning pro.

UMBC Whips UVA in First 16-Seed Over 1-Seed in NCAA Tourney History

The near-impossible happened last night, demonstrating why March Madness is the most exciting and most absurd way to pick a champion.

Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical Of Law Barring Legalization Of Sports Gambling

The Supreme Court heard argument today in a case challenging a 1992 law barring sports gambling in all but a handful of states, and the Justices appeared skeptical of the law.

Supreme Court Begins What Promises To Be A Momentous Term

Previewing the next term of the Supreme Court, which starts today.

Pat Summitt Dead at 64

One of the greatest coaches of all time has passed.

Frank Gifford, C.T.E., And The N.F.L.’s Continuing Concussion Problem

The news that the late football legend Frank Gifford suffered from the same chronic brain disease that has been diagnosed in many N.F.L. players in recent years, and the upcoming release of a new film on the issue, seems certain to increase pressure to protect players at all levels of football.

N.L.R.B. Denies Student Athletes’ Bid To Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board refused to certify an effort by athletes at Northwestern University to unionize.

Republican Candidates Battle For Final Debate Slots

With just over a week to go, Republican candidates for President are fighting for the movement in the polls that could get them in to the August 6th debate.

Republicans Largely Out of Step With The Rest Of America On ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

Another poll shows that Republicans are largely out of step with public opinion on the question of whether businesses should be free to refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Louisiana Set To Become The Next ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Battleground

A bill pending in Louisiana seems likely to become the next national focus in the debate between marriage equality and claims of ‘religious freedom.’

RFRA Battle Moves Beyond Indiana

Arkansas, North Carolina, and Virginia may soon see the same battle over RFRA laws that is playing itself out in Indiana

Indiana Governor Calls For Changes To State’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.

Joe Paterno’s Wins Restored

A victory for evil.

Bring Back the BCS!

Some preliminary thoughts on the inaugural college playoff system.

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State Head To College Football Playoffs

You’ve got your playoff College Football fans, as imperfect as it was inevitably going to be.

Federal Judge Blocks New Jersey Sports Betting, But N.B.A. Commissioner Says ‘Legalize It’

Once again, a Federal Judge has barred New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting based on Federal law. it’s time for the Federal Government to get out of the way on this issue.

President Obama Urges FCC to Make Internet a Utility

Obama proposes four ‘net neutrality’ rules.

Cable TV Cord Cutting Won’t Come Quickly, Could Be More Expensive Than Cable

We are obviously moving toward an era of streaming and other services that don’t rely on Cable/Satellite providers, but it will still take some time to get there and for it to be cost effective.

The New College Football Playoff System Won’t Be Any Better Than the B.C.S. Was

The B.C.S. was far from perfect, and the College Football Playoff system will be, at best, only slightly better.

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

ESPN Was Right to Suspend Bill Simmons for Calling Roger Goodell a Liar

The Worldwide Leader has a conflict of interest. But it handled it correctly in this case.

N.C.A.A. Lifts All Of Its Sanctions Against Penn State

Well, that punishment didn’t last for very long.

UConn Dominates College Basketball . . . Not So Much College Itself

UConn won another national championship. Their graduation rate remains embarrassing.

NLRB Official Rules Football Players At Northwestern Can Unionize

Are student athletes employees? According to an NLRB hearing officer they are, but that’s hardly the end of the story.