NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

Pete Carroll is going back to Southern California — as a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
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Zach Green (Jesuit High School) didn’t listen to his body. He just figured he would play through the discomfort and it eventually would go away. But the pain didn’t go away. The Philadelphia Phillies’ third-round selection in the 2012 draft wasn’t 100 percent when he reported to spring training. Two weeks into the Class-A South Atlantic League season, the Lakewood third baseman couldn’t feel or move his leg.
A national organization representing college and university presidents is disputing a federal ruling that students who receive college athletic scholarships are essentially employees of their schools and thus entitled to join unions and exercise collective-bargaining rights.

Chatter echoed throughout Ben Utecht's home just miles south of the Twin Cities on a recent Monday morning as his daughters got dressed and ready for the day.

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