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NCAA: Donnie Tyndall Hired Assistants To Do Players' Homework

Men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall lasted one season at Tennessee before the school canned him, but his firing wasn’t due to the Volunteers’ 16-16 record. Allegations surfaced that Tyndall had been directly involved in multiple NCAA academic violations at his previous employer, Southern Mississippi. The NCAA… »7/28/15 2:16pm7/28/15 2:16pm

WNBA Refs Award Made Basket For Shot That Clearly Did Not Enter Basket

In case you were wondering, there are people who actually wager on WNBA games. And some of those people were likely paying very close attention to the final minutes of last night’s Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream game, because referees awarded Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne a basket that did not even come close to going in. »6/20/15 12:25pm6/20/15 12:25pm

How To Survive Your Favorite Team's Dumb, Embarrassing Scandal 

St. Louis Cardinals fans have had to deal with everyone heaping shit on their team for awhile now, and at times, they’ve reacted poorly. With yesterday’s revelation of the FBI investigation into team officials hacking the Astros for information, the Best Fans in Baseball should prepare for a new truckload of shit.… »6/17/15 10:42am6/17/15 10:42am

Sources: ESPN Really Has No Way To Tell Who Changed Draft Rankings

After Sunday's announcement from ESPN that the network remains unsure who modified Chad Ford's NBA pre-draft rankings years after the fact, we immediately asked, "How is that possible?" Nearly every known content management system tracks changes, and we're told ESPN's usual process is especially well-monitored, with… »1/27/15 9:30am1/27/15 9:30am

Infographic: How Should I Feel About The Latest Sports Scandal?

You can't pick up a magazine or turn on the radio these days without hearing about a new scandal in the world of sports. This player's career was a front for a massive interstate drug smuggling operation; that league's games were fixed for the benefit of gamblers; players and owners from that other league were… »9/11/13 6:00pm9/11/13 6:00pm

Texas Assistant Coach Major Applewhite Was Disciplined For "Inappropriate, Consensual Behavior With An Adult Student" Four Years Ago

Former University of Texas quarterback and current UT co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite (that's his first name, not his rank) was disciplined in 2009 by the University of Texas for an infraction now being described as, if we're accurately connecting the very clear dots—"inappropriate,"… »2/02/13 10:45am2/02/13 10:45am

Dan Marino Fathered A Love Child With A CBS Production Assistant

Today's New York Post features a story about former NFL quarterback and current CBS football analyst Dan Marino impregnating a former CBS Sports production assistant. Marino, who has been a CBS pregame analyst since 2003, had an affair with Donna Savattere at some point in 2004, which led to Savattere giving birth to… »1/31/13 9:26am1/31/13 9:26am

Lance Armstrong Lied To Oprah, Is Being Sued By People Who Bought His Book, And Refuses To Talk To The USADA

Lance Armstrong was motivated to do the Oprah Winfrey interview that made everyone hate him in part because he thought "coming clean" would be the first step toward reducing his lifetime competitive sports ban. Unfortunately, Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and the person who could adjudicate that ban, says… »1/26/13 12:30pm1/26/13 12:30pm

Alleged High School Hockey Team Sex Tape Leads To No Consequences, One Jersey Shore Reference

Last Saturday, Minneapolis/St. Paul's City Pages reported that Maple Grove high school, in a suburb of Minneapolis, had suspended much of its hockey team and its head coach for reasons that have gone undisclosed in the intervening week. A source told City Pages the rumor that Maple Grove hockey players make sex tapes… »1/26/13 10:15am1/26/13 10:15am

How Do Recovering Cheaters Comply With NCAA Regulations?

While the NCAA has a vested interest in keeping premier programs strong, the Urban Meyer hire at Ohio State may still have been disheartening to those in charge of keeping the school's football team in line. Five months after paragon Buckeye Jim Tressel resigned in the wake of a non-compliance scandal that vacated a… »10/13/12 6:15pm10/13/12 6:15pm

Oscar Pistorius Lost The 200m Final At The Paralympics, And Everyone's Giving The Side-Eye To The Guy Who Won

Here's Oscar Pistorius, who seemed well on his way to an overwhelming victory in the men's 200m at the Paralympics, losing to Brazil's Alan Oliveira. Oliveira finished the race in 21.45 seconds, .07 seconds faster than Pistorius. The video above is worth watching if only for the deafening silence that greets… »9/03/12 2:45pm9/03/12 2:45pm