Tom Schad, USA TODAY

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • The News Leader
  • Indianapolis Star
Past:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Providence Journal
  • MetroWest Daily News
  • Milford Daily News
  • Enquirer
  • Florida Times-Union
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • The Courier-Journal
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • The Tennessean
  • and more…

Recent articles by Tom:

Washington Football Team ends relationship with Daniel Snyder's charitable foundation for Native Americans

The Washington Football Team says it will no longer make contributions to Original Americans Foundation, which was founded by Daniel Snyder in 2014. → Read More

How sports arenas ran up score on 2020 election, hosting hundreds of thousands of voters

USA TODAY Sports analysis found more than 298,000 people cast their ballots at 40 sports arenas, and that the facilities "solved major problems." → Read More

Counties with Big Ten, Big 12 schools see bigger increases in COVID-19 cases

As college football struggles to contain the coronavirus, cases in counties with Power Five programs are significantly outpacing the national rise. → Read More

Four ways Joe Biden's presidency could impact the world of sports

Joe Biden's policies could have a significant impact on sports in America, including how and when fans can return to events in bigger numbers. → Read More

These college coaches are working to drive voter turnout among athletes

Athletic department officials and coaches are going to new lengths this year to ensure that their athletes cast their ballots by Election Day. → Read More

College football coaches' COVID-19 pay cuts are not always what they seem

USA TODAY Sports found temporary pay cuts range from as little as the elimination of an $80 monthly cell phone allowance to as much as $1.25 million. → Read More

5 college football coaches with biggest COVID-19 pay reductions

Many college football coaches have agreed to pay cuts this year as schools face budget shortfalls, but these five are giving up the most. → Read More

5 surprising findings from college football coaches salaries report

USA TODAY Sports' review of coaches' compensation found that the average scheduled pay for FBS coaches is $2.79 million, up 4.5% from last year. → Read More

Sports team owners listen to players, but support Republicans to the tune of millions of dollars

USA TODAY Sports reviewed federal political contributions of 183 team owners, and found they have donated at least $14.6 million so far in 2019-20. → Read More

Sports team owners listen to players, but support Republicans to the tune of millions of dollars

USA TODAY Sports reviewed federal political contributions of 183 team owners, and found they have donated at least $14.6 million so far in 2019-20. → Read More

Sports team owners listen to players, but support Republicans to the tune of millions of dollars

USA TODAY Sports reviewed federal political contributions of 183 team owners, and found they have donated at least $14.6 million so far in 2019-20. → Read More

Sports team owners listen to players, but support Republicans to the tune of millions of dollars

USA TODAY Sports reviewed federal political contributions of 183 team owners, and found they have donated at least $14.6 million so far in 2019-20. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden NFL video game for first time since 2016

Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned, but he will be available as a free-agent quarterback on Madden NFL this year for the first time since 2016. → Read More

How college football schools are handling attendance and tailgating during COVID-19

Schools are adjusting plans for game day activities this college football season due COVID-19. A look at where fan attendance will be allowed. → Read More

'A very risky proposition': As some schools punt on football, others prepare for return of fans — and tailgating

When the Football Bowl Subdivision kicks off its season one week from now, some schools will be welcoming fans and tailgating at stadiums. → Read More

Helicopter company in crash that killed Kobe Bryant sues air traffic controllers

Island Express Helicopters alleges the January crash was result of "a series of erroneous acts and/or omissions" by two air traffic controllers. → Read More

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19

Usain Bolt won gold medals in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at three consecutive Olympic Games from 2008-2016. → Read More

Why college football players whose teams canceled fall season won't be sent home

Though seasons have been scrapped due to COVID-19 concerns, football players are still living on campus and attending practices and workouts. → Read More

Former Angels employee Eric Kay charged with distributing fentanyl in connection with Tyler Skaggs' death

Eric Kay, the Angels' former director of communications, was charged with providing fentanyl in connection to the 2019 death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. → Read More

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson becomes part owner of XFL; joins group to purchase league for $15 million

Johnson and business partner Dany Garcia partnered with RedBird Capital Partners to purchase XFL's parent company for about $15 million. → Read More