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  • Column: Is the NCAA hiding something?

    Fifteen months ago, Alabama coach Nick Saban called for a crackdown on agents, saying some were no better than pimps. It seemed like a curious choice of words at the time, since the same could be said about some college coaches, who play just as fast and loose recruiting those kids in the first place. But the comparison was spot on in one regard: Like pimps, rogue agents rarely have to worry about getting caught.


  • NC Secretary of State pursuing NCAA records

    The North Carolina Secretary of State's office wants a court to force the NCAA to turn over documents from its investigation of UNC's football program to see if the state's sports agent laws were broken.


  • Robert Quinn, rear, watches Marvin Austin run drills during North Carolina's annual football pro timing day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. Austin, Quinn, and Greg Little were back on the practice field with their North Carolina teammates for one day. The three participated in the workouts after missing all of last season due to an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct in the football program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    AP source: Investigators subpoena UNC's Austin

    Investigators from the North Carolina Secretary of State's office have subpoenaed Tar Heels defensive tackle Marvin Austin, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.


  • Robert Quinn, rear, watches Marvin Austin run drills during North Carolina's annual football pro timing day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. Austin, Quinn, and Greg Little were back on the practice field with their North Carolina teammates for one day. The three participated in the workouts after missing all of last season due to an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct in the football program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    NCAA clears UNC's Sturdivant, Carter to play

    North Carolina linebackers Quan Sturdivant and Bruce Carter have been cleared to play in the 18th-ranked Tar Heels' opener against No. 21 LSU on Saturday.


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