Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with a slap on the wrist

After Donald Sterling’s racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the guys with the biggest checkbooks. Then … Read more

NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women’s refs

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines various disparities across men’s and women’s sports, pressure is … Read more

Big Ten Daily: Ryan Day, Wife Nina Donate $1 Million to Fund Mental Health Research

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day and his wife Nina donated $1 million to The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine to fund mental health research, they announced Wednesday. “Ohio State has been very, very good to our family, and we feel that investing in the mental wellness of Buckeye nation … Read more