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The NFL’s preseason schedule ended Thursday night after four games — two games too many of exhibition football at regular-season ticket prices for season-ticket buyers. It’s time the NFL scrapped two preseason games and extended the regular season to 18 games. More bang for everyone’s buck, a win for the fans, a big win for the owners, and a smaller win for the players. Read the rest at Sporting News
Josh Shaw's lie is another black eye for Southern Cal's football program. Its timing couldn't be worse. Long respected and time honored, Trojans football is the definition of success with its national championships and ability to send talent to pro football. The team opens its 2014 season on Saturday against Fresno State with a renewed sense of purpose and mission. Read the rest at Sporting News
One of NASCAR’s biggest brands, Tony Stewart, will resume racing in the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart's return will be one of the biggest stories in recent NASCAR history. It will be the lead story on cable news networks, and it will be on the front pages of newspapers nationwide. Everyone will be talking about it. Read the rest at Sporting News
What will it cost the Washington Redskins to adopt a new name and rebrand their franchise? Clearly more than owner Daniel Snyder is willing to pay. While the debate over the name rages on — from Mike Ditka and Sarah Palin staunchly supporting it, to President Obama and Native American advocacy groups pushing hard for its abolishment — Snyder remains stiff-necked Read the rest at Sporting News
College sports and in particular football is a money-losing game. The NCAA released a report last week that 20 of the 125 — 16 percent of the FBS team — turned a profit in 2013. With the college football season beginning this week, is it time for schools that are losing money to “punt” their program out of existence? Read the rest at Sporting News