August 23, 2014

Chicago Little League Team Wins U-S Title

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars beat the Mountain Ridge team from Las Vegas 7 to 5 Saturday to win the U-S title in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania.


Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL
(Peter Gray/WUIS)
August 19, 2014

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.


Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon
(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
August 19, 2014

NCAA’s Strongest Argument Might Be Cap Limit

The NCAA could soon find itself in the awkward position of arguing against capping compensation for future players, based on the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case.


NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.


July 30, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof: NCAA Settlement Over Concussions “Not Much”

A professor of labor relations says the NCAA’s approval of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit over head injuries is good news in that it would obligate schools to have safety protocols for athletes.  But Michael LeRoy thought the amount would be more.


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