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  • W.Va. administrators debate summer practice rule

    Some high school administrators are opposed to a proposed athletics rule that would expand voluntary summer practices in West Virginia.

  • Former marathon world record holder Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, aged 40, who will be the pacemaker for the elite men's runners at the London Marathon, poses for photographers at a hotel in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  The London marathon takes place on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics

    Surveying the state of the sport he dominated for so many years, running great Haile Gebrselassie sees a bleak future.

  • Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Straily, Athletics can't beat King Felix

    Dan Straily last appeared in a game over two weeks ago. His final spring training start was rained out.

  • Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir works against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Indians rally to split doubleheader with A's

    As much as Scott Kazmir won over Oakland fans with his dazzling debut, new Athletics closer Jim Johnson is losing them with another ninth-inning meltdown.

  • Jon Peters, of Ohio, gets in the spirit of March Madness before a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Ohio State and Dayton in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham) TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT; DUNKIRK OBSERVER OUT; JAMESTOWN POST-JOURNAL OUT; LOCKPORT UNION-SUN JOURNAL OUT; NIAGARA GAZETTE OUT; OLEAN TIMES-HERALD OUT; SALAMANCA PRESS OUT; TONAWANDA NEWS OUT

    EDITORIAL: The march of sports madness and unpaid collegiate athletes

    March Madness comes to a close next week. The annual collegiate basketball tournament determines which of 68 teams takes home the men's championship trophy. The students who participate, even the ones who win, won't take home anything — except, if they stay out of trouble and stick around long enough, a college diploma.

  • M. Grace Calhoun named Penn athletic director

    Loyola of Chicago athletic director M. Grace Calhoun has been named athletic director at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Cespedes homers in A's 6-4 loss to Mariners

    Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run of spring training, but the Seattle Mariners rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat a split-squad of Athletics on Sunday.

  • Players on the North Dakota State bench stand and cheer as their team takes the lead against Oklahoma in overtime during a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. North Dakota State won 80-75 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    ND State built basketball program in football town

    North Dakota State's ascension to NCAA basketball tournament darling began more than a decade ago with a college president who wanted to see the school name scrolled across the ticker on cable TV stations and set out to raise millions of dollars for Division I athletics.

  • Northwestern defends football program's academics

    Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the first college athletes' union in U.S. history.

  • QB backs bid to form college athletes union

    Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter testified Tuesday that he was essentially paid to play via his scholarship as the National Labor Relations Board opened a closely watched hearing on a bid to form what would be the first union for college athletes in U.S. history.

  • Northwestern quarterback Kain Coulter speaks during a news conference in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan., 28, 2014. Calling the NCAA a "dictatorship," a handful of Northwestern football players announced Tuesday they are forming the first labor union for college athletes, the College Athletes Players Association. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    College athletes take step toward forming union

    Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern's quarterback and the United Steelworkers announced plans Tuesday to form the first labor union for college athletes - the latest salvo in the bruising fight over whether amateur players should be paid.

  • Notre Dame plans $400M project at football stadium

    The University of Notre Dame's iconic football stadium will be flanked by three massive buildings under a $400 million project that will also create nearly 4,000 premium seats at the "House that Rockne Built."

  • Vanderbilt hires Stanford DC Derek Mason as coach

    Vanderbilt took less than a week before filling its vacant head football coaching position, announcing Friday the university had tabbed Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason.

  • FENNO: Ed O'Bannon lawsuit ruling could hasten end of NCAA model

    On Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oakland, Calif., Judge Claudia Wilken will hear arguments on certifying O'Bannon's long-running litigation against the NCAA into a class-action lawsuit. The changes to the structure of college athletics could be seismic.

  • **FILE** In a Jan. 17, 2013 file photo NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the organization's annual convention in Grapevine, Texas. The University of Miami is critical of the NCAA's investigation into the University. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

    FENNO: NCAA silence on North Carolina academic scandal speaks volumes

    Where is NCAA president Mark Emmert? That the scandal is academic and not athletic is irrelevant. The president has already shown a devil-may-care willingness to disregard tradition and intervene at Penn State.

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