The NCAA can no longer prohibit schools from compensating men’s basketball and football players. But will players be paid fairly? And does the ruling mean the end for schools with smaller athletic budgets? We round up some of the pros and cons.
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While football prognosticators have been handicapping college football teams, Bill Littlefield has found a candidate for the game’s most candid coach.
In less time than it takes Major League umps to rule on plays subject to video review, Only A Game’s Gary Waleik delivers a plea for shorter baseball games…or at least shorter broadcasts.
As Rory McIlroy won the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ drought in majors continued. He’s stuck on 14 major victories and Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 seems further away than ever. Sports writer Chuck Culpepper says even if he falls short, missing the mark won’t tarnish Tiger’s career.
Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday due to back spasms. The man who once seemed destined to win majors into his 40s has not won one since 2008. Bill Littlefield speculates about the consequences of his latest injury.
Under Armour has made two moves this past week that could expand the reach of the sports apparel company.
On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.
A major change for the sport of boxing is on display at the Commonwealth Games. Male boxers at the Games in Glasgow are fighting without headgear. That same change is also coming to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Boxers have worn headgear during Olympic bouts since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
Scottish hospitality, humor and charity were on display at the opening ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night at Glasgow’s Celtic Park.
Rory McIlroy’s recent triumph at the British Open has some golf enthusiasts hoping for a rise in the game’s popularity. That’s caused Bill Littlefield to remember his own youthful attempts to play golf.