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September 30

Lights On: The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it repealed its sports blackout rule for the National Football League, eliminating a decades-old ban on airing local games that were not sold out.

posted by Bonkers to football at 03:05 PM - 0 comments

August 08

NCAA Loses O'Bannon Suit...for now.: A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA's limits on what major college football and men's basketball players can receive for playing sports "unreasonably restrain trade" in violation of antitrust laws. Though it will of course be appealed, natch. Analysis from SBNation and the Chronicle of Higher Ed

posted by Bonkers to general at 11:00 PM - 2 comments

June 25

Broken Aereo: The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Aereo, a service that lets users watch broadcast television on Internet-connected devices with dime-sized digital antennas, is effectively stealing content from the media companies.

posted by Bonkers to general at 11:10 AM - 3 comments

December 08

Johnny Football is now Johnny Heisman: Johnny Manziel becoms the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

posted by Bonkers to football at 09:06 PM - 3 comments

December 19

Lights Out at Monday Night Football: The Monday Night Football game in San Francisco between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been delayed twice because of a power outage at Candlestick Park. A transformer explosion caused the first outage before the game. Another began at approximately 9:30 p.m. Eastern with the 49ers leading 6-0.

posted by Bonkers to football at 09:58 PM - 15 comments

September 25

The Shame of College Sports: A litany of scandals in recent years have made the corruption of college sports constant front-page news. We profess outrage each time we learn that yet another student-athlete has been taking money under the table. But the real scandal is the very structure of college sports, wherein student-athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies while earning nothing for themselves. Here, a leading civil-rights historian makes the case for paying college athletesand reveals how a spate of lawsuits working their way through the courts could destroy the NCAA.

posted by Bonkers to culture at 09:13 PM - 39 comments

September 15

The Shame of College Sports: The Atlantic on some of the legal problems with the NCAA's amateurism rules.

posted by Bonkers to other at 11:04 AM - 1 comment

June 07

And so he leaves...: Terrelle Pryor is leaving Ohio State.

posted by Bonkers to football at 06:22 PM - 19 comments

April 13

Bonds guilty on one count...: But mistrial on the other three.

posted by Bonkers to baseball at 06:03 PM - 18 comments