USA Today columnist, ABC News, PBS and NPR commentator, best-selling author, speaker. cbrennan@usatoday.com

Brennan: The better choices for 'Sportsman of the Year'

archive.dailyworld.com — Little League star Mo'Ne Davis could've been a fine choice for SI's "Sportsman of the Year." / Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports Let's take a little trip into the future. It's 2064, and an old Sports Illustrated is pulled out of a box in an attic.

Brennan: UT should drop Lady Vols for basketball, too

wbir.com — The moment of truth had finally arrived for the University of Tennessee athletic department. Decades behind all but a reluctant few universities in the nation, Tennessee had finally decided it was time to discontinue the use of its antiquated and discriminatory "Lady Vols" nickname and refer to its female athletes the same way it does its male athletes: Call them all "Volunteers."

Brennan: NASCAR fights to stay relevant and loses

usatoday.com — You know the Rodney Dangerfield saying, "I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out?" It's time to update that old chestnut, something along these lines: "I went to a hockey game the other night and a NASCAR race broke out."

Abby Wambach talks about Hope Solo, domestic violence

democratandchronicle.com — Two months after U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic violence arrest became a national issue, a well-known teammate is speaking out, voicing her concern about the situation and the U.S. women's national team's place in the conversation on domestic violence.

Abby Wambach talks about Hope Solo and domestic violence

usatoday.com — Two months after U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic violence arrest became a national issue, a well-known teammate is speaking out, voicing her concern about the situation and the U.S. women's national team's place in the conversation on domestic violence.

Column: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

indystar.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

usatoday.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Roger Goodell appears to make strides after toughest month

usatoday.com — It has been exactly one month since a video from inside an Atlantic City elevator dropped into our lives and changed the sports landscape as we know it, likely for good. Years from now, students and historians will look at the sports world in this manner: Before the Ray Rice elevator video.

Brennan: School president should end Michigan fiasco

usatoday.com — The best line in the best college fight song in the country says, simply, "Hail! Hail! To Michigan, the leaders and best!" Growing up, I sang that song hundreds of times at Michigan football games, or while just thinking about Michigan football games.

Brennan: Suspend Michael Phelps for at least a year

usatoday.com — Michael Phelps was once suspended for three months because of a photo. Now that he has been arrested for the second time in 10 years for driving while under the influence, Phelps should immediately be suspended by U.S. Swimming for at least a year, with the very real option for the banishment to extend through the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheGame730AM: Join Mad Dog in the Morning as scheduled to come on is Jamie Morris, Kavitha Davidson of Bloomberg View and @cbrennansports!

Dec 17, 2014

My full @USATODAYsports column on why releasing Ray McDonald was a no-brainer in today's NFL: usat.ly/16u1N8f

Dec 17, 2014

My early take on the 49ers' decision to cut Ray McDonald. The team had no choice in new NFL culture. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Dec 11, 2014

RT @ScottH_WSJ: .@cbrennansports w/this great line re: SI's choice 4 Sportsman of Year: "Please don't judge this year by that cover" usatoday.com/story/sports/2…

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