Big Ten Players Wonder Where They Fit Into a $1 Billion TV Deal

Penn State guard Myles Dread felt “important” and “valuable” when he heard that the Big Ten Conference had signed the richest annual television contract in college sports. The Michigan gymnast Sierra Brooks is looking forward to being on television consistently. Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud thinks the money should be shared with the student-athletes who … Read more

Big Ten Gets More Than $1 Billion a Year in Record TV Deal

The Big Ten Conference has reached the richest-ever television agreement for a college athletic league, selling the rights to its competitions for an average of at least $1 billion a year. The seven-year arrangement cements the Big Ten as one of the nation’s pre-eminent college sports leagues, but it promises to fuel the intensifying debate … Read more

At Least 4 Players on Alabama’s ’60s Football Teams Had CTE

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Near the end, his brain deteriorated after almost a lifetime around football, Ray Perkins was still captivated by the sport. Perkins, who played and coached at Alabama and led the N.F.L.’s Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, asked once for his whistle. Twice, he clutched his aged briefcase and announced that he had … Read more

Art Briles, Who Coached Baylor During Sexual Assault Scandal, Is Hired at Grambling State

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired in 2016 after a university investigation found that he and other coaches botched sexual assault accusations levied against football players, was hired Thursday as Grambling State University’s offensive coordinator, school officials said. Briles had not coached in college football since his ousting from Baylor, but … Read more