College sports’ governing body probably will consider new rules in the coming months that allow the most powerful football programs to spend more on their athletes, while giving poorer programs the option to adopt them.
Ohio State University suspended tailback Daniel Herron, receiver DeVier Posey and offensive lineman Marcus Hall for this weekend’s game at the University of Nebraska after an investigation showed they were overpaid at their summer jobs.
Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears were among seven of the National Football League’s 32 head coaches to get fired a day after the conclusion of the regular season.
Urban Meyer took a year off from coaching and said it was precisely the perspective he needed, shifting focus back to family and his health after winning two national championships at the University of Florida.
Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel may face further sanctions from the National Collegiate Athletic Association after being suspended and fined by the school for failing to disclose that players including quarterback Terrelle Pryor had violated eligibility rules.