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NFL – Google News

Here are four things the NFL needs to do to fix its concussion problem – CBSSports.com


CBSSports.com

Here are four things the NFL needs to do to fix its concussion problem
CBSSports.com
The NFL Competition Committee has a bevy of potential changes to the game to consider this week as it continues to meet in Naples, Florida, before ultimately making suggestions for owners to vote on later this month. I can only hope that when these …

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:45 am

Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne chases NFL dream with 49ers contract – CNN International


CNN International

Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne chases NFL dream with 49ers contract
CNN International
The 6' 2", 226 lb New South Wales native ran a 4.53 second 40-yard dash in a December workout. NFL analyst Daniel Jeremy tweeted his support, saying that he believed Hayne has "an excellent chance" of becoming an excellent punt/kickoff returner.
Hayne officially scores three-year dealFox Sports
Jarryd Hayne signs three-year deal with NFL team San Francisco 49ersABC Online
Australian Rugby Star Hayne Signs with NFL's 49ersVoice of America
Sky News Australia -ninemsn -Stuff.co.nz
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:32 am

McCoy-for-Alonso swap would be a rare, fascinating NFL transaction – NBCSports.com


NBCSports.com

McCoy-for-Alonso swap would be a rare, fascinating NFL transaction
NBCSports.com
Yes, NFL teams are willing to give out big deals. However, because the vast bulk of the money in those deals is not guaranteed, few teams are willing to take them secondhand. They are tailored financial instruments that generally just fit one team and
NFL players react to LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso tradeSB Nation
Eagles, Bills to swap LeSean McCoy for Kiko AlonsoNFL.com
Source: Eagles Agree To Trade McCoy To BillsESPN
Boston Globe (subscription) -Syracuse.com -Tribune-Review
all 568 news articles »

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:17 am

Ndamukong Suh leads NFL’s top 25 free agents – Washington Post


Washington Post

Ndamukong Suh leads NFL's top 25 free agents
Washington Post
Ahead of the start of NFL free agency on March 10, here is a look at the best and most intriguing players available. Some of them will be slapped with their team's franchise tags by Monday afternoon's deadline, but that doesn't change the potential
2015 NFL franchise tag tracker: Who got tagged, who didn't on March 2CBSSports.com
Rise & Grind: Getting primed for NFL free agencySB Nation
NFL Franchise Tag Tracker: Lions won't tag Ndamukong Suh, Chiefs tag Justin FOXSports.com
Bleacher Report -USA TODAY -Big Cat Country
all 519 news articles »

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 3:39 am

Seahawks notes: NFL salary cap rises to $143.28 million – seattlepi.com (blog)


USA TODAY

Seahawks notes: NFL salary cap rises to $143.28 million
seattlepi.com (blog)
The 2015 NFL salary cap will be much higher than originally expected, according to NFL.com. Ian Rapoport reported Monday that teams were notified that the cap for 2015 would be $143.28 million, several million dollars higher than the league's original …
The 2015 NFL salary cap explainedSB Nation
NFL salary cap will be $143.28 million in 2015NFL.com
NFL's salary cap to be set at record $143.28 millionUSA TODAY
The Denver Post -CBSSports.com -SportingNews.com
all 184 news articles »

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 3:04 am

2015 NFL Free Agent Tracker: See where the top 123 names go – CBSSports.com


2015 NFL Free Agent Tracker: See where the top 123 names go
CBSSports.com
The 2015 NFL free agent rankings determined by an average of all top-rated free agents by CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco and CBS Sports NFL insider Pat Kirwan. Not all free agents will be listed.

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 1:30 am

Brennan: NFL wants Hardy to supply photos of crime scene – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Brennan: NFL wants Hardy to supply photos of crime scene
USA TODAY
Less than a year after the Ray Rice incident erupted into the worst controversy in NFL history, league officials have requested that Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy give them all relevant information from his domestic violence case
Greg Hardy, NFL officials to meetESPN
AP Source: Greg Hardy to Meet With NFL OfficialsNew York Times
Greg Hardy to meet with NFL officials on WednesdayRock Hill Herald

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 1:26 am

Can the 49ers’ new Australian rugby star make an impact in NFL? – Yahoo Sports (blog)


Sydney Morning Herald

Can the 49ers' new Australian rugby star make an impact in NFL?
Yahoo Sports (blog)
If Jarryd Hayne doesn't make it in the NFL, it won't be because he can't hack it athletically. Hayne, an Australian rugby star, signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. It's easy to see why he was a great rugby player. He measured 6-foot-2, 226
Americans curious about Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment after star signs futures Sydney Morning Herald
Jarryd Hayne handed NFL place with San Francisco 49ersThe Guardian
Jarryd Hayne signs with San Francisco 49ers as his NFL career beginsThe Daily Telegraph
The Australian -New Zealand Herald -ABC Online
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:48 pm

NFL stars to donate brains for medical research – BBC News


BBC News

NFL stars to donate brains for medical research
BBC News
About 4,500 former players are suing the National Football League (NFL) over head injuries suffered during their careers. They are close to a settlement worth about $1bn (£655m). "A lot of my team-mates and a lot of close friends have dealt with
NFL Champions Steve Weatherford And Sidney Rice To Donate Brains To ScienceHuffington Post
Two more NFL players vow to donate brains to scienceFox News
2 NFL players to donate brains to medical research after deathLas Vegas Review-Journal
SportingNews.com
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:33 pm

NFL admits responsibility for Super Bowl seating fiasco – NBCSports.com


NBCSports.com

NFL admits responsibility for Super Bowl seating fiasco
NBCSports.com
The first day of the Super Bowl XLV seating fiasco included a development that should surprise no one. The NFL has admitted responsibility for the gap between paid tickets and actual seats. “The NFL let them down. The NFL takes full responsibility, and
Jury In Super Bowl Seating Trial To Hear From NFL CommisionerCBS Local
Ex-NFL official: Last-minute scramble kept Super Bowl XLV seating debacle from Dallas Morning News (blog)

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 3:38 pm

NCAA – Google News

Google News

Men’s basketball to conclude regular season against USC before NCAA play – Daily Bruin


Daily Bruin

Men's basketball to conclude regular season against USC before NCAA play
Daily Bruin
Amid the speculation over UCLA's NCAA tournament fate, what's somewhat lost is the fact that the Bruins still have a regular-season game left to play. It comes to an end Wednesday, though the speculation likely won't. UCLA's up-and-down regular season …
UCLA in search of late-season wins to make NCAA TournamentFresno Bee

all 47 news articles »

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:59 am

Bracket Watch: Villanova replaces Gonzaga as No. 1 seed in the West – SI.com


SI.com

Bracket Watch: Villanova replaces Gonzaga as No. 1 seed in the West
SI.com
Underachieving Michigan State needs to prove it is bett… by Brian Hamilton. One And One: NCAA tournament No. 1 seeds and X-factor p… Bracket Watch: Villanova replaces Gonzaga as No. 1 seed in the West …
BYU improves NCAA Tournament resume with upset of No. 3 GonzagaSportingNews.com
NCAA Tournament bubble watch: BYU, Boise State notch statement wins; Texas OregonLive.com

all 302 news articles »

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:49 am

NCAA women’s tournament could be missing some familiar names – TheNewsTribune.com


TheNewsTribune.com

NCAA women's tournament could be missing some familiar names
TheNewsTribune.com
Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament tips off later this month. Georgia has reached the tournament 20 straight years for the nation's fourth-longest active streak, but a late-season slide has

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 7:35 am

What the 2015 NCAA tournament bubble really looks like – Washington Post


International Business Times

What the 2015 NCAA tournament bubble really looks like
Washington Post
A look back at RPI profiles dating from the 2000 NCAA tournament illuminates a fairly consistent cutline and a strong correlation among at-large bids, total losses and ranking in the Ratings Percentage Index. And while that cutline moved slightly after
12 Bubble Teams To Watch For Before 2015 NCAA Men's TournamentInternational Business Times
Bubble watch: Purdue, Michigan State miss critical opportunitiesSportingNews.com

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 2:39 am

DII men’s and women’s indoor track and field champ qualifiers announced – NCAA.com


Observer Online

DII men's and women's indoor track and field champ qualifiers announced
NCAA.com
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee has announced the participants for the 2015 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships. A total of 540 participants, …
Acadiana High alum headed to NCAA Indoor ChampionshipsThe Daily Advertiser
ND readies for NCAA ChampionshipsObserver Online
Track & Field to Send 14 to NCAA Indoor MeetLSUSports.net
OregonLive.com -Oregon Daily Emerald -Tucson News Now
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:15 pm

Field of 62 announced for 2015 DIII men’s basketball tournament – NCAA.com


Fox11online.com

Field of 62 announced for 2015 DIII men's basketball tournament
NCAA.com
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Committee announced on Monday the field of 62 teams for the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship. Forty-three conferences have been granted automatic qualification for the 2015 …
St. Norbert men's hoops will host NCAA opening roundsFox11online.com
Hope Women Face Bethel (MN) in NCAA D-III Hoops Tourney; Flying WHTC
Three area basketball teams make NCAA TournamentRochester Democrat and Chronicle
Allentown Morning Call -WXIX -Stevens Institute of Technology
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:15 pm

In the NCAA, a Push to Reform Health Standards – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

In the NCAA, a Push to Reform Health Standards
Wall Street Journal
When the NCAA hired a neurologist two years ago to improve protocols for handling concussions, nobody foresaw that he would make a priority out of sudden cardiac death. But as the first chief medical officer in the history of the NCAA—an organization …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 8:35 pm

New NCAA legislation in works – ESPN


ESPN

New NCAA legislation in works
ESPN
A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student-athletes. Ohio University President Rod McDavis, the chairman of the …
New NCAA legislation on academic misconduct in worksNews & Observer

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:58 pm

NCAA On Academic Fraud At NCAA Schools: Not Our Responsibility! – Huffington Post


SI.com

NCAA On Academic Fraud At NCAA Schools: Not Our Responsibility!
Huffington Post
However, unlike a separate academic fraud lawsuit filed against UNC in November, McCants and Ramsay's lawyers are attempting to hold the NCAA accountable too, writing in the lawsuit that the association acted “carelessly and negligently,” failed to …
NCAA says it's not legally responsible for academic fraud at UNCSI.com
NCAA says it has no legal responsibility for UNC academic fraudCBSSports.com
NCAA claims to have no legal responsibility for academic fraud at UNCSportingNews.com

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 4:48 pm

NCAA, Turner Launch March Madness YouTube Channel – Variety


Variety

NCAA, Turner Launch March Madness YouTube Channel
Variety
March Madness is coming to YouTube, with the launch of the first official channel dedicated to updates from the NCAA men's basketball tournament on the Google-owned video service. But to watch full games online, you'll still need a pay-TV subscription.
NCAA and Turner Sports announce March Madness YouTube channelNCAA.com
NCAA, Turner Sports launch March Madness channel on YouTubeAL.com
The Resume: Big week for U of L's tourney seedThe Courier-Journal
Washington Post
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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 7:02 pm

NFL.com

C.J. Spiller: I’m pretty sure Chip has my agent’s number

Less than 30 minutes after news went down that the Bills had acquired LeSean McCoy, C.J. Spiller found himself under the lights at NFL Network answering questions about a career-altering move.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 12:43 am

Eagles, Bills to swap LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso

Buffalo and Philadelphia have agreed to a major trade. The Bills and Eagles are set to swap linebacker Kiko Alonso for running back LeSean McCoy, NFL Media columnist Mike Silver reported.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 11:45 pm

Trent Cole to be released by Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are set to release outside linebacker Trent Cole after a decade in Philadelphia, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. What does that mean for the futures of Jeremy Maclin and Brandon Graham?

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:55 pm

Baltimore Ravens ask Lardarius Webb to take pay cut

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Baltimore Ravens have approached Lardarius Webb about taking a pay cut, but it remains unclear if the veteran cornerback will be agreeable.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 8:02 pm

Andre Johnson ‘laughed’ at not starting for Texans

Andre Johnson says that Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien told him last week that he shouldn’t expect to catch more than about 40 passes next season. "I just laughed," Johnson said.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 7:46 pm

Cowboys, Cole Beasley agree to four-year, $13.6M deal

The Dallas Cowboys announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed on a new four-year deal with wideout Cole Beasley, locking down Tony Romo’s productive slot receiver.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 6:04 pm