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  • Lindley, Tom.jpg NCAA could become casualty of paid athletes

    The NCAA is arguing a losing case in a California courtroom. Television and marketing deals heap money on athletic conferences, colleges and coaches while those who actually play the games get scholarships that don't even cover their full cost of attendance. Here's the hard question: What would fairness look like?
     

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg College World Series finally onto baseball-like scores

    College baseball deadened its aluminum bats three years ago, deflating the game's offense and dialing back runaway scores. Fans who watch this year's College World Series may actually catch a shutout, or even a pitchers' duel.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Cowboy's galloping tirade helps nobody

    Steve Coburn's angry outburst after his horse finished fourth at last weekend's Belmont Stakes was the colorful, albeit unproductive, consolation prize to seeing an historic coronation.

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Heisman winner's legacy wasn't about football

    Nile Kinnick helped turn around the Iowa Hawkeyes in 1939, figuring in 16 of the team's 19 touchdowns that season and winning athletic and academic accolades. But, on the eve of World War II, t Kinnick had a far more important contribution to make.

    June 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg College powerhouses force change upon NCAA

    The powers in college athletics want more freedom from the NCAA to decide things like whether to give their players stipends. If the big-time conferences don't get their way, they might just leave.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Scandals, lawsuits could sink NFL commissioner

    The NFL is beset with a litany of legal problems, from claims by players with head injuries to cheerleaders who say they're subjected to unfair labor practices. That's not to mention Aaron Hernandez. So does commissioner Roger Goodell make too much money? Or not enough?

    May 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Dodgers pitchers were great but no Haddix

    The L.A. Dodgers' run at consecutive no-hitters the other night fell on the 55th anniversary of one pitcher's performance for the ages - a perfect game Harvey Haddix carried into the 13th inning, then lost.

    May 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg New NBA commissioner gets impressive first win

    The L.A. Clippers were the dregs of the NBA when team owner Donald Sterling made matters far worse. But disaster for the Clippers - that other pro basketball franchise in Los Angeles - created opportunity for the league's new commissioner.

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg NCAA forces academic progress in the locker room

    Three-dozen college teams failed to meet the NCAA's academic progress rates, forcing post-season bans. The ratings are harsh, especially for historically black colleges, but the system has done a lot of good, too.

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Mountain biking, rollerblading edge out baseball, football for some athletes

    High-profile teams - in sports like basketball, baseball and football - face declining membership among the youngest players. At the same time overall participation in youth sports is growing. The nature of youth athletics is changing.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo