Quote of the Day

"The NCAA got it right, empowering Emmert -- at least temporarily -- with the far-reaching clout more fitting for a commissioner of a professional sports league. And with that power, Emmert showed the sort of intelligence and guts that I used to think had been completely eroded from the landscape of big-time college athletics."
-– St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell, on NCAA President Mark Emmert handing down harsh sanctions against the Penn State football program yesterday. (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 7/24)
Tuesday July 24, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 224 Print This Issue

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  • Dawn Of A New Day?

    NCAA receives mostly praise from media for its unprecented sanctions against Penn State

    The NCAA “as we once knew it may be no more” following the strong sanctions the organization brought down on the Penn State football program yesterday, according to David Steele of SPORTING NEWS. Every aspect of the way the NCAA went about imposing punishment on the program “was almost the exact opposite of how it has handled its business any time before” ( SPORTINGNEWS.com, 7/23 ). In Raleigh, Caulton Tudor writes NCAA President Mark Emmert “made it clear that his organization is anything except a toothless watchdog” ( Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 7/24 ). In DC, Tracee Hamilton writes, “If this is the new, muscular NCAA, let me be the first to say I like it. And I hope this won’t ...

  • The Man Out Front

    Just two years into his tenure as NCAA President, Mark Emmert may have already had his "defining moment."

  • Off-Field Loss

    Penn State football program loses State Farm sponsorship.

  • Coming Up Big

    BTN praised for coverage of Penn State sanctions after whiffing on Freeh Report.

  • Running Up That Hill

    David Hill, who launched Fox Sports nearly two decades ago, is taking a new position within News Corp.

  • To The Max

    Pepsi officially back as Super Bowl halftime show sponsor.

  • Mic Check

    BBC, Danny Boyle meet to discuss commentary for Friday's Opening Ceremony.

  • Michigan Man

    UM gives AD Brandon contract extension three years early.

  • Technical Issues

    Buccaneers backing away from iPads as playbooks.

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