ATHLETES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ATHLETES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: Bowl blunders forced renewed emphasis on special teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58322006-88/poppinga-game-teams-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58322006-88/poppinga-game-teams-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Bowl blunders forced renewed emphasis on special teams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:47:37.603-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When BYU football coaches watch film of last December’s 31-16 loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl, it quickly becomes clear why the Cougars failed to extend their bowl winning streak to five. “Special teams play killed us,” said outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Kelly Poppinga. “If that doesn’t happen in the Washington game, I believe we have a really good chance to win that game.” The Cougars gave up an electrifying 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322006@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT As reforms loom, some Utah college athletes just scraping by http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289596-77/says-utah-players-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58289596-77/says-utah-players-ncaa.html.csp">As reforms loom, some Utah college athletes just scraping by</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper and Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:37:00.084-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">His sister, living in Miami, needs bus money to get to school. His brother, playing football at his second junior college in two years, can’t always pay his bills alone. His mother toils at an Atlanta Wal-Mart to support his four younger siblings. While he was suiting up for Utah State University’s football team, it wasn’t enough for linebacker Tavaris McMillian to perform. He had to provide. An injury has ended his playing career, but McMillian will continue to receive a monthly stipend and se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289596@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:37:00 MDT BYU RB Jamaal Williams suffers "mild, not serious" knee sprain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58322809-65/byu-holmoe-williams-announce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58322809-65/byu-holmoe-williams-announce.html.csp">BYU RB Jamaal Williams suffers "mild, not serious" knee sprain</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T15:32:14.024-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A BYU football spokesperson confirmed today that junior running back Jamaal Williams suffered a mild knee sprain during Wednesday’s scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium, but described the injury as “not serious.” Media members were not allowed to watch the scrimmage, which coach Bronco Mendenhall said on Tuesday was mostly held to give coaches a good look at younger players. There is no timetable for Williams’ return to practice, and he will be evaluated on a daily basis. The Cougars begin prepar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322809@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:32:14 MDT BYU’s Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp">BYU’s Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:49:44.004-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU should learn this week whether it will be punished by the NCAA for providing alleged improper benefits to some of its student-athletes, Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe told reporters Wednesday in a far-reaching roundtable discussion regarding the school’s sports programs. Holmoe said BYU submitted the findings of its own internal investigation to the NCAA months ago after allegations surfaced regarding former director of football operations Duane Busby. The school recently heard fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317730@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:49:44 MDT Letter: Non-athletes struggle in college, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309713-82/college-athletes-struggle-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309713-82/college-athletes-struggle-lake.html.csp">Letter: Non-athletes struggle in college, too</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.563-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having read in Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune how college athletes “struggle” to support self, family, and/or loved ones “playing” their way through college broke my heart! How do you think 99 percent of all the non-athletes make it through college? They “struggle” financially, just like college athletes do. It’s called welcome to the real world. K.T. Magnusson Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309713@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Trib Talk: Should college athletes get paid more to play? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58300745-231/tribtalk-college-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58300745-231/tribtalk-college-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Should college athletes get paid more to play?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T12:56:06.855-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 12:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College athletes typically get nominal living stipends, but that’s poised to change. A landmark court ruling and a NCAA decision to negotiate with Power 5 conferences are paving the way for players to make more money, a move many players embrace while others worry about the professionalization of college sports. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., former Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride and Tribune reporters Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the changing equation o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300745@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:56:06 MDT Know the Signs of a Concussion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296403-77/concussion-utah-concussions-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296403-77/concussion-utah-concussions-athletes.html.csp">Know the Signs of a Concussion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Melinda Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> University of Utah Health Care</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T09:36:28.677-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For high school football players, Friday nights spent on hard-fought victories on the field are a memorable part of the game. Most players will enjoy a safe and healthy football season, but it’s inevitable that some will find themselves on the sidelines after a hit that results in a concussion —which in some cases can escalate into a serious health issue. The issue of youth concussions strikes close to home for parents and coaches, who worry when children and teenagers take a hard fall on the pl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296403@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:36:28 MDT Pay to Play: Utah ADs anxious about shifting landscape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293713-77/ncaa-athletes-college-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293713-77/ncaa-athletes-college-model.html.csp">Pay to Play: Utah ADs anxious about shifting landscape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T13:01:29.496-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the NCAA v. O’Bannon verdict came down this month, some experts predicted federal Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling would have a powerful and sweeping effect in college sports. It would crack open a door that could let student-athletes earn income from their image. But Utah State University athletic director Scott Barnes wasn’t exactly holding his breath. Before Wilken’s decision, Barnes predicted that the NCAA would lose the case initially, then appeal. Barnes hopes, for the sake of college at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293713@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:01:29 MDT Pay to Play: Nonrevenue sports could ‘lose’ if NCAA amateurism ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293925-77/sports-football-nonrevenue-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58293925-77/sports-football-nonrevenue-utah.html.csp">Pay to Play: Nonrevenue sports could ‘lose’ if NCAA amateurism ends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:18:30.435-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A hard fact looms over all this talk of change in college sports. Somebody has to lose. If football and men’s basketball players are to have a greater share of the revenue pie, then somebody else’s slice must get thinner. It seems unlikely that those somebodies will be the commissioners, athletic directors and coaches who are paid top dollar because (their organizations believe) they drive revenue in college football and basketball that keeps the rest of the operation afloat. After all, Universi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293925@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:18:30 MDT Prep football preview: Kanab Cowboys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58211489-190/orton-kanab-season-anderson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58211489-190/orton-kanab-season-anderson.html.csp">Prep football preview: Kanab Cowboys</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Raskin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:16:18.173-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Kanab Cowboys Bucky Orton has enviable problems in Lane Anderson and Monty Glover. The two sophomore quarterbacks will split time under center throughout Kanab’s upcoming season. Glover is a traditional pass-and-run quarterback while Anderson is a wiry runner that can make big plays in open field. Orton ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211489@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:18 MDT Monson: It’s OK, the sky isn’t falling on college sports — yet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58279460-77/college-ncaa-athletes-sports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58279460-77/college-ncaa-athletes-sports.html.csp">Monson: It’s OK, the sky isn’t falling on college sports — yet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T23:30:54.876-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you, alongside the NCAA, love holding fast to the dusty ideals of amateurism, you probably frown upon the decision reached Friday by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken. In what has come to be known as the O’Bannon case, Wilken ruled that the NCAA’s ban on athletes profiting from their own names, images and likenesses was an unreasonable restraint of trade. Of course it was. In a 99-page report, the judge indicated, in so many words, that she didn’t buy — or find sound legal reasoning in — th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279460@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:30:54 MDT Emmert says NCAA will appeal O’Bannon ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58281279-77/ncaa-appeal-emmert-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58281279-77/ncaa-appeal-emmert-college.html.csp">Emmert says NCAA will appeal O’Bannon ruling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL MAROT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:49:19.016-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports. In the NCAA president’s first public comments since Friday’s ruling, Emmert told ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” that college sports’ largest governing body found a lot in the decision that was “admirable” and some parts they disagreed with so strongly that they could not let it go unchallenged in court. “Yes, at least i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582812792014-08-12T17:49:19.016-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:49:19.016-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281279@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:19 MDT Federal judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58276902-77/ncaa-college-players-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58276902-77/ncaa-college-players-athletes.html.csp">Federal judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T10:20:44.734-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 10:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. In a partial victory for the NCAA,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276902@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:20:44 MDT NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp">NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T22:02:19.466-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The difference between the power programs in college athletics and the have-nots is about to get more clear-cut than ever before. The power balance of the NCAA has shifted after the board of directors of college sports’ governing body voted 16-2 in favor of a new structure that will give more influence to the 65 schools in the “Power 5” conferences of Division I: ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 — the latter includes the University of Utah. Under the reforms, the NCAA’s Power 5 — the upper cr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272437@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:02:19 MDT Questions abound for BYU athletics due to NCAA governance structure changes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58274626-65/byu-student-athletes-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58274626-65/byu-student-athletes-football.html.csp">Questions abound for BYU athletics due to NCAA governance structure changes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:32:03.502-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At about the same time word started spreading that the NCAA’s board of directors had voted 16-2 in favor of a new governance model that will seemingly put more distance between the haves and the have-nots in college football, the BYU Cougars were breaking huddle on their sixth practice session of preseason training camp. Coach Bronco Mendenhall got the word from an aide as he was walking off the practice field, so he was prepared to answer the questions I had for him about his thoughts on the gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58274626@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:32:03 MDT NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp">NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael marot</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolos • The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1, though few expect change to come that quickly. “I am immensely proud of the work don...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582718582014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271858@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:51 MDT MLB: Biogenesis owner tied to MLB scandal plans to plead guilty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58264408-77/bosch-rodriguez-drugs-guilty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58264408-77/bosch-rodriguez-drugs-guilty.html.csp">MLB: Biogenesis owner tied to MLB scandal plans to plead guilty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER KAY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TIM REYNOLDS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:09:33.1-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of America owner Anthony Bosch and six others marked one of the biggest salvos yet in a case that has dragged on for nearly two years. The case has sparked lawsuits, mudslinging and suspens...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582644082014-08-05T22:09:33.1-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T22:09:33.1-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264408@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:09:33 MDT Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256204-77/cadets-johnson-misconduct-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256204-77/cadets-johnson-misconduct-athletes.html.csp">Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T18:13:30.763-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado Springs, Colo. • The Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the academy’s superintendent, released a statement acknowledging “troubling” behavior by some athletes and other cadets. She cited a 2011 party that eventually led to the court-martial and expulsions of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58256204@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:13:30 MDT NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58236805-77/ncaa-athletes-football-chicago.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58236805-77/ncaa-athletes-football-chicago.html.csp">NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL TARM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T23:18:55.588-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a Tuesday filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Crit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368052014-07-29T23:18:55.588-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T23:18:55.588-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236805@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:18:55 MDT Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp">Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T16:33:02.443-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As high school football is about to begin, can the UHSAA make some better rules when it comes to recruitment? As Juan Diego Catholic and Judge Memorial Catholic can open and close the doors to any prep athlete, the UHSAA can make it fairer to the schools they compete against by bumping them up completely to class 4A. (Judge Memorial plays 3A in football and 4A in basketball and baseball.) That should be a consequence for being able to recruit junior high school athletes entering high school and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT