Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
Heisman finalists include two quarterbacks, a pair of running backs and a defensive player. The Heisman finalists will find out who won Saturday night.
BCS title game isn't just about prestige, it could put another $42 million into the coffers of the SEC, making the conference even more difficult to beat.
Part of the immediate fallout from the investigation of child sex abuse at Penn State is economic. Sales of hats, shirts, and other items emblazoned with the Penn State name have plummeted.
Penn State reports that its seven-year capital campaign has reached 72 percent of its target. But the remaining 28 percent could present a challenge if donors don't rally around Penn State.
Miami Hurricanes, in trouble with the NCAA, play Ohio State Buckeyes, already sanctioned by the NCAA. So who won in terms of financial sanctions?
Monday Night Football kicks off the 2011 season with the Dolphins hosting the Patriots and the Raiders facing the Broncos. ESPN recently announced an extension of their Monday Night Football television deal with the NFL, worth some $15 billion.
With Nevin Shapiro’s allegations from behind bars that he lavished millions of dollars in goodies on University of Miami football player over eight years, in violation of NCAA rules, chatter intensified in print and online about whether Miami might suffer the worst punishment the NCAA can dish out. Unofficially known as the 'death penalty,' it eliminates the offending sports program from competition for one season (and sometimes more). It has been meted out to only five schools.
NCAA critics were growing more vocal even before new allegations that University of Miami football players accepted gifts and prostitutes from a booster. Now, the NCAA faces a test of its credibility.