News & Notes 8.11.11

Ohio State isn't out of the woods yet with the NCAA investigations into its football program

NCAA Sends Second Letter Investigating Ohio State: ESPN.com reports that as Ohio State heads into its Friday meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions, it appears the university’s dealings with the NCAA over problems within its football program will not end there. The NCAA notified Ohio State by letter last week that it is still investigating other issues involving the program. The result could be a second notice of allegations and a second trip through the NCAA justice system.

Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Stow Beating: ESPN LA reports that the two men charged in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day pleaded not guilty to criminal charges Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court House. Judge Upinder Kalra set the preliminary hearing for defendants Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, for Sept. 30.

Super Agent Scott Boras Documentary Airs: Earlier this week, Bloomberg aired a fantastic profile of baseball agent Scott Boras. Bloomberg highlighted everything from Boras’ early days growing up on a farm and listening to baseball on the radio up to negotiating some of the biggest contracts in the MLB. Thanks to SportsAgentBlog.com for uploading the video here.

NCAA Eyes Smaller Rulebook: The Associated Press reports that NCAA leaders are ready to give college sports a complete overhaul. They want to simplify the massive 439-page Division I rulebook, enforce stronger penalties for rule-breakers, increase academic standards and link academic performance to possible postseason bans. And if NCAA President Mark Emmert gets his way, all of this would be approved in the next 12 months.

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