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First bills filed for Ga. legislature range from pot to sexual abuse to college athletics

...driving except with hands-free devices, make it illegal to knowingly jeopardize the competitive eligibility of a college athlete, boost the state's minimum wage, limit what drone aircraft can photograph and bar racial profiling by police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-04/first-bills-filed-ga-leg
Georgia coach Mark Richt believes Todd Gurley will finish season 'with honor'

...NCAA president Mark Emmert told USA Today that he hopes NCAA member schools discuss the current rules related to college athletes and autographs."I hope the members do look at it," Emmert said. "Whether they change it or not is less important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-29/georgia-coach-mark-richt-
The price of fame

...But Gurley's rule violation doesn't make those rules any less irrational.We're certainly not calling for college athletes to be paid like employees. Universities already give student athletes education opportunities worth tens of thousands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-13/price-fame
Rants & Raves

...cheese. Even the potholes have potholes! THE 'BIG 5' PLAN to provide athletes more benefits. How about making the college athletes learn something besides athletics? WHAT ABOUT THE super speeders on Interstate 20 near the Bobby Jones exit, East...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-14/rants-raves
Peach Belt Conference forum addresses violence and sex assault

Dr. Debbie Wilson, the primary author of the new NCAA policy regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, spoke on Monday to a gathering of college athletes and women's administrators.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-22/peach-belt-conference-for
Paige, Harrell head The Associated Press' preseason All-America team

...early in his life to be an exemplary college basketball student athlete."Okafor has just started his life as a college athlete.The 6-11 forward from Chicago was the MVP of the McDonald's All-American game and was considered by many recruiting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-03/paige-harrell-head-associ
Legal experts say challenging cap limit might be NCAA's best bet

...the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision.Less than two weeks after the court decision opened the door for college athletes to receive a small portion of the millions of dollars they help generate, several attorneys told The Associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-18/legal-experts-say-challen
Mark Emmert says NCAA will appeal antitrust ruling

Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports.In the NCAA president's first public comments since Friday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-10/mark-emmert-says-ncaa-wil
Concussion deal a big win for NCAA

...concussion settlement isn't even on the radar of what should be a fair agreement," said Ramogi Huma, the head of the College Athletes Players Association. "It offers no resources for players who are struggling with the effects of traumatic brain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-29/dahlberg-concussion-deal-
Mike Slive believes NCAA reform will come soon

...current system, including full cost-of-attendance scholarships and providing long-term medical coverage to college athletes. The NCAA's board of directors will vote on the Big Five's autonomy request in August.Slive said during the SEC's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-14/mike-slive-believes-ncaa-