May 24, 2024

NCAA, Power 5 conferences sign off on $2.8 billion antitrust settlement

The NCAA and the nation’s five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start directing millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025 fall […]

May 23, 2024

Ravens’ Jackson hopes losing a few pounds will make him even more agile

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A slimmer Lamar Jackson hopes to be even more agile in 2024. His actual weight at the moment? That’s something of a secret. Jackson acknowledges that he’s lighter but isn’t offering many specifics. “I’m like two-something right now,” he said Wednesday. “I’ll say it was important enough to be able to […]

May 23, 2024

TNT to air College Football Playoff games through sublicense with ESPN

TNT Sports will begin airing College Football Playoff games this upcoming season through a sublicense with ESPN. The five-year agreement announced Wednesday gives TNT two first-round games the first two years. Beginning in 2026, it expands to two first-round and two quarterfinals. ESPN’s $7.8 billion deal with the CFP, which was announced in March, allowed […]

May 22, 2024

Proposed $2.8 billion settlement clears second step of NCAA approval

A potential multibillion-dollar settlement of an antitrust lawsuit cleared the second of a three-step NCAA approval process Tuesday, with no change to a payment structure that would have the 27 college conferences not named in the suit cover the majority of a $1.6 billion portion of the damages. The Division I Board of Directors voted […]

May 22, 2024

Lombardi instilled, valued inclusivity in a time of widespread exclusion

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s recent remarks on abortion, gender roles and the looming national celebration of Pride Month were a reminder that sports inevitably reflect the controversies and complexities of the society around them. It’s true today and it was true 55 years ago, when legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi quietly but firmly […]

May 21, 2024

Power conferences, NCAA to vote on landmark $2.7 billion settlement

University presidents around the country are scheduled to meet this week to vote on whether to accept a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that would cost the NCAA nearly $3 billion and create a landmark revenue-sharing system with college athletes. The terms of the agreement have met some pushback from Division I conferences that […]

May 21, 2024

Major news site publishes Harrison Butker rumor from TikTok

“Bombshell Accusation Claims Harrison Butker Hooked Up With Male Cheerleader In College,” blared the headline of a story from Blast, which was picked up and posted on Yahoo. “Following the controversy surrounding Harrison Butker‘s graduation speech on gender roles and ‘bad leadership,’ the NFL star is being accused of hooking up with a male cheerleader […]

May 20, 2024

Netflix will carry NFL games on Christmas Day

Netflix and the NFL announced a three-year deal Wednesday to stream games on Christmas Day. The streaming giant will carry two games this year and at least one game in 2025 and ‘26. Netflix announced during a presentation to advertisers that it will have defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City at Pittsburgh followed by Baltimore […]

May 20, 2024

Uproar after conservative Catholic NFL player expresses conservative Catholic views

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, a conservative Catholic who has been outspoken about his religious beliefs, is suddenly the most controversial topic in the NFL after criticizing abortion and LGBTQ Pride month, and suggesting that motherhood might be more rewarding for some women than a professional career. Butker, 28, shared his conservative views with […]

May 19, 2024

‘Catholics watch games, too’: Catholic groups raise alarm after NFL stiff-arms Harrison Butker

Conservative Catholics want to know if the NFL’s commitment to “inclusion” includes them after watching the league distance itself from Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker. CatholicVote President Brian Burch fired off a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt raising concerns about the league’s chilly reaction to the Pro Bowler’s […]