Quote of the Day

"A model that forces somebody to go to college who has no interest in being in college is fundamentally flawed."
-- NCAA President Mark Emmert, on creating a college basketball commission to improve the sport amid the recent FBI investigation. (N.Y. TIMES, 10/12)
Thursday October 12, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 24 Print This Issue

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  • Center Of Attention

    Bailey said there have been numerous calls with the NFLPA regarding the situation

    Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones met with players and coaches yesterday and informed them that his stance on protesting during the national anthem was "rooted in a desire to play the bad guy and deflect attention from the players," according to a source cited by Todd Archer of ESPN.com. The source said that Jones sought to "ensure that players also saw the bigger picture regarding the business side of the situation, including concerns over TV ratings and sponsors." Some Cowboys players were "frustrated" by Jones' recent comments in which he threatened to bench players who disrespected the flag . The source said one Cowboys player said the team had a "better feeling for Jones' comments, because at first he wondered if Jones had turned against them ...

  • Enough Is Enough

    NFL hopes meetings next week can put "draining" anthem issue to bed one way or another

  • Time To Hit Reset?

    Critics are calling for a complete overhaul of U.S. Soccer, including Sunil Gulati's departure.

  • Spin Move

    NCAA hopes new hoops commission can reform sport amid FBI investigation.

  • Hitting On A Hot Streak

    Yankees SS Didi Gregorius' postseason magic can only help his marketability.

  • Blurred Lines

    ESPN Public Editor: Not Jemele Hill's job to worry about net's business dealings.

  • Dave's World

    Red Sox back Dombrowski firing Farrell; GM faces defining moment with next hire.

  • Wardrobe Fix

    Capitals' Ovechkin officially switches from Bauer to CCM.

  • Eyeing The Bottom Line

    Increased Big Ten money helps Iowa to more than $115M in total income for FY '17.

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