College athletes would need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

SALT LAKE CITY — College athletes in Utah who are looking to profit off their name, image and likeness will have to seek written approval from their schools for any business deal exceeding $600 under a bill that received final legislative approval in the state Senate on Friday. The policy giving Utah universities more control … Read more

The Missouri governor shortens the DWI prison sentence of former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday shortened the prison sentence of former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old girl. Parson’s commutation converted the remainder of Reid’s three-year prison sentence to house arrest, subject to several conditions. Reid had been sentenced … Read more

Michigan State starts sending convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar documents to attorney general

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University has begun sending documents from its investigation into convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar to state Attorney General Dana Nessel, the school said Friday. A group of 2,000 documents was being transferred Friday, but the transfer of all 9,000 documents will take about a month, school spokesperson Emily Guerrant … Read more

New York Attorney General says a county must rescind its ban on female transgender athletes

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday demanded that a county on Long Island scuttle its new prohibition against transgender women and girls competing in female sports. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman issued an executive order on Feb. 22 banning sports organizations from county-run athletic facilities if they allow transgender girls … Read more

North Carolina’s public system will require colleges to get OK before changing sports conferences

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The board overseeing North Carolina’s public university system will require schools to get approval to change athletic conferences, which most notably could impact any potential move by Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina and North Carolina State. The system’s board of governors approved the measure Thursday. It comes amid another wave … Read more

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

PHILADELPHIA — Jessica Gelman sharpened her basketball skills in pickup games at YMCAs growing up in suburban Chicago, rocking her black sneakers just like Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Sure, the future co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference wanted to play like Jordan — and Gelman developed into the kind … Read more