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

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."

Brennan: Ray Rice grievances signal showdown with NFL

usatoday.com — Prepare yourself, America. You won't believe who might be eligible to play football again, much sooner than you ever would have thought. Ray Rice. The man made infamous six weeks ago when a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator is likely to have two hearings within the foreseeable future that could end up allowing him to play football again.

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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Nov 22, 2014

Same here, LZ. More flights together! RT @Locs_n_Laughs: Each time I read or talk to @cbrennansports I learn something new. A treasure.

Nov 19, 2014

Looking back on it, that was a meeting Adrian Peterson should not have missed. My @USATODAYsports column: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Nov 19, 2014

Will be talking about Tiger Woods' silly rant at 3:45 pm ET on @CNN @donlemon usat.ly/1qTVHS1 via @USATODAY

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