As Major League Baseball opens up Monday, most MLB ball clubs across the United States will be suiting up to take to the field for the first season games in five months. But, as fans turn on their televisions or … Continue reading
The National Labor Relations Board has made a landmark ruling in favor of football players at Northwestern University who claim they are school employees. Currently the decision only applies to private schools, but it is expected to reverberate more widely. Jeffrey Brown examines the case with Michael McCann of the University of New Hampshire Law School. Continue reading
In a decision that may have a huge impact on college athletics, the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees and can unionize.
After a 260-year wait, women will finally get the chance to become members at the “home of golf,” The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland. The current roster of around 2,500 elite members will vote in September on whether to admit women. A statement from the club said committees are “strongly in favor of the rule change and are asking members to support it.” Founded in 1754, with its male members spanning the globe, the R&A is golf’s governing body outside the U.S. and Mexico.
Raise your hand if you have ever filled out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Now keep them up if you’ve ever torn it up after watching an unheard-of university (Mercer?) ruin your picks. It’s OK to admit to it. It’s all just part of the beautiful chaos that is March Madness. But what might surprise you is just how close this yearly national hysteria came to being quashed. Continue reading
Concerns that Ukraine would be boycotting the Sochi Paralympic Games were quelled on Friday when the Ukrainian Paralympic Committee announced that — despite Russian occupation in Crimea — its team would still be competing. Valeriy Sushkevich, president of the National … Continue reading
The gear that a sled hockey player puts on for a game is pretty much the same as it is for an able-bodied player. With one key difference. Rather than ice skates, players ride on a sled with blades on the bottom. Jay Shefsky of WTTW in Chicago reports. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, American Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest athlete to win gold in Olympic slalom skiing. Also, Ukraine’s pro-Russian President Yanukovych negotiated a deal with pro-Western opposition leaders to limit his power and hold earlier presidential elections. Protesters are supposed to disarm and withdraw, but it is unclear if they will do so after the bloody week in Kiev. Continue reading
A state board in Virginia on Wednesday approved a new policy that will allow transgender high school student-athletes to play a given sport based on the gender with which they identify. According to U.S. News and World Report, at least … Continue reading