Slive: Bullish on potential changes in NCAA
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says "important questions need to be answered" in the NCAA's governing structure over college athletics.
Slive used part of his annual address opening SEC media days Tuesday to reiterate his push for athletes to receive the total cost of attendance and stress the importance nationally of "innovative leadership to slash through our Gordian knot."
He says the SEC still supports the NCAA's role in governing college athletics. He says important questions needing to be addressed include the makeup and role of the NCAA's board of directors and changes to the governing body's structure to ensure major roles for school and league administrators and coaches.
However, the longtime commissioner is "bullish on the fact that this is being talked about now." Slive declined to offer specifics.
Spurrier: SEC coaches all for paying players
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier thinks it's unanimous among his SEC brethren: Football and basketball players should get paid, and Notre Dame should join a conference for football.
Spurrier opened his quip-filled media days address by saying the 28 football and men's basketball coaches were in favor of paying players about $300 a game in football and perhaps a little less in hoops.
He says only President Barack Obama could get him to back down from that push. Spurrier also says the coaches were each willing to pony up the $280,000 or so it would cost.
The head ball coach also says the football coaches all thought Notre Dame "should join the ACC and play football like all the rest of us."
RIC FLAIR-ARREST ORDER
Arrest order issued for former wrestler Ric Flair
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest order for former professional wrestling champion Ric Flair for not paying his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support.
The Charlotte Observer reports Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr, was ordered to pay $4,000 a month to Jacqueline Beems, who filed for a legal separation last summer. Court documents say Flair didn't pay $32,352.51 following two court orders.
Documents say the arrest order was issued on July 3, but Flair can avoid jail if he pays what he owes.
Beems was charged Tuesday with making a harassing phone call. She's accused of making a series of calls to Flair's girlfriend.
Beems was released on a $500 unsecured bond, and her attorney calls the charges "unfounded and outlandish."
NASCAR crew member reinstated
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has reinstated former Sprint Cup crew member Jackson L. Dodson II after he completed its "Road to Recovery" policy.
NASCAR announced the move Tuesday.
Dodson was a mechanic on Clint Bowyer's car when he was indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on May 9 for violating the sanctioning body's substance abuse policy. Michael Waltrip Racing fired Dodson upon learning he'd failed a drug test.
Created: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:15:13 EST
Updated: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:15:13 EST