Penn State Trustees to Revisit Controversial Freeh Report
by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
Pushed by alumni members, Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting next week to revisit the controversial report that concluded that former top administrators conspired to cover up child sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
Vols Football Program Spent $57K on Training Camp Hotel
by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel October 2014
Butch Jones said staying at a hotel for the first eight days of training camp this season was one of the best things Tennessee has done for the development of its young football team. The team stayed at Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza hotel from Aug. 10-17 instead of using dormitories.
2014 Facilities of Merit: Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center
by AB Editors October 2014
Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center | Stony Brook University | Stony Brook, N.Y.
What a difference color can make. More than half of the judging panel considered this project “bold,” most notably for its expression of color. One judge went so far as to call the facility’s exterior “iconic.”
Georgia Lawmakers: Protect Schools Against Profiteers
by Nicholas Fouriezos; Staff October 2014
In the wake of the suspension of Georgia running back Todd Gurley, state legislators are considering ways to punish people who jeopardize college athletes' eligibility.
First-Year Football Program Exceeds Business Goals
by Brad Iverson-Long, The Idaho Business Review October 2014
Just over one month into its first football season in decades, the new College of Idaho team has surpassed many of the goals that college leaders had set for the program.
Opinion: SEC's Slive Will Be Difficult to Replace
by Mark Wiedmer October 2014
Mike Slive's vision, respect and forcefulness have made the SEC the envy of every other NCAA conference.
2014 Facilities of Merit: Middlebury College Squash Center
by AB Editors October 2014
Middlebury College Squash Center | Middlebury, Vt.
There are upgrades, and then there is the Middlebury College Squash Center, which replaces an air-supported structure incapable of hosting tournaments.
Columnist: State of Denial at Florida State University
by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
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.
Sign of the Times: Coaches Warn Players about Profiteers
by Daniel Uthman, @TheFootballFour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
In the last week, two investigations have been launched to find out how more than 1,000 sequentially numbered items signed by two players ended up in the hands of one memorabilia dealer.
When to Suspend Dicey Decision for Schools, Teams
by Deron Snyder October 2014
ANALYSIS/OPINION: None of us are surprised by the preferential treatment star athletes receive on and off campus. That's the nature of big-time college sports, where only a few schools (like Texas under first-year football coach Charlie Strong) willingly err on the side of overkill when it comes to disciplining their players. Florida State certainly hasn't gone out of its way to teach Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston any lessons. His lesser offenses include shoplifting from a supermarket, putting soda in a Burger King water cup and engaging in BB gun battles.