Our Conference Mock Draft: Pac-12 Edition

Our Conference Mock Draft: Pac-12 Edition

Image: Picking in the middle of the rounds made strategizing to keep rivals together a challenge, but we’ve got the finances to thrive once we’re inevitably forced to categorize student-athletes as employees. The new Pac-12 is a clash of cultures instead. It’s still got the Pac-12 flavor, but as a temporary commish, I combined it … Read more

All-USA Today HSSA Girls Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year

All-USA Today HSSA Girls Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards is pleased to announce the 2021-22 All-USA TODAY HSSA Girls Swimming & Diving Team! These 24 standouts will be honored as nominees for National Softball Player of the Year. The winner and three finalists will be revealed on July 31 during an on-demand broadcast. This year will feature … Read more

Eagles’ AJ Brown lays the smackdown on Micah Parsons

Eagles’ AJ Brown lays the smackdown on Micah Parsons

AJ BrownPhoto: Getty Images Philadelphia Eagles’ new star wide receiver AJ Brown is diving-in headfirst to the NFC East rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys. Brown participated in a charity softball home-run derby hosted by teammate DeVonta Smith. In the final, it was Brown against Micah Parsons, with AJ coming away the victor by one home … Read more

All-USA Today HSSA Softball Player of the Year: Meet the nominees

All-USA Today HSSA Girls Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards is pleased to announce the 2021-22 All-USA TODAY HSSA Softball Team! These 24 standouts will be honored as nominees for National Softball Player of the Year. The winner and three finalists will be revealed on July 31 during an on-demand broadcast. This year will feature top athletes in … Read more

High school softball: NFCA 2022 All-Region Awards

High school softball: NFCA 2022 All-Region Awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced 175 student-athletes have received 2022 NFCA High School Spring All-Region accolades. The awards honor softball student-athletes from eight (Regions III through X) of the Association’s 10 regions with first- and second-team selections. NFCA member head coaches from each respective region voted on the teams. Additionally, … Read more

USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten

USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten

UCLA’s women’s volleyball team would have to travel all over the country to play conference games if UCLA joins the Big Ten.Image: Getty Images Damn. What a day yesterday. Before yesterday, I would have said that UCLA and USC joining the B1G was probably the last conference realignment on earth that could happen. Oh, how … Read more

Long-term benefits are clear, and we have the 1972 legislation to thank for it

Long-term benefits are clear, and we have the 1972 legislation to thank for it

US First Lady Jill Biden (R) and high school track athlete Maya Mosley (L) listen to tennis legend Billie Jean King speak during an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX at Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2022Image: Getty Images One of Title IX’s most significant triumphs in the … Read more