- Opinion: NCAA, ACC Actions Akin to Political Bullying
by Deseret News September 2016
It stands to reason that cowing opponents into submission does not result in goodwill and social harmony, but rather increases resentment, retrenchment and civic discord. There is no more sure-fire way to bring about the demise of true democracy than zero-sum, scorched earth politics.
- Idaho AD Pushed to Delay FCS Move
by Josh Wright September 2016
A week before the University of Idaho announced that it would become the first school to drop from the highest level of college football, athletic director Rob Spear wanted to delay the move.
- Gonzaga Holds Groundbreaking for Athletic Facility
by Jim Meehan September 2016
With nearly 300 student-athletes and perhaps another 100 guests looking on, Gonzaga held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.
- OU President Denies He's Against Big 12 Expansion
by Jay Drew September 2016
The president of a Big 12 school who probably favored expansion the most has reversed his course. Or, maybe not. Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush website reported on Tuesday, in an article written by former New York Times writer Pete Thamel, that Oklahoma president David Boren is no longer in favor of adding two, or four, schools to the league.
- Ex-SDSU Women’s Coach Wins Wrongful Termination Suit
by Courtney Cameron September 2016
After a three-year legal battle and four weeks on trial, former San Diego State women’s basketball coach Beth Burns was awarded $1.35 million for past and future economic losses and $2 million for punitive damages by the San Diego Superior Court for wrongful termination.
- MEAC Considering Moving Events Over HB2
by Ray Gronberg September 2016
More athletics-related fallout from House Bill 2 might be in store for North Carolina, according to N.C. Central University's athletics director. Officials with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference are going to check with the presidents and chancellors of its member universities about continuing to hold championship events in this state, NCCU Director of Athletics Ingrid Wicker-McCree told campus trustees on Tuesday. The MEAC at present is scheduled to hold just one championship in North Carolina in 2016-17, an early May outdoor track and field meet in Greensboro at N.C. A&T State University, she said.
- Northwestern Hoops to Relocate 2017-18 Home Games
by Daily Herald September 2016
With its home court scheduled for a major renovation, the Northwestern men's basketball team will play its home games for the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
- Rugby-Style Tackling a Hit with Ohio State
by Tim May September 2016
Unlike the big-hit mentality that had overtaken football the previous couple of decades, the rugby style is a surer approach, targeting the mid-body of the ball carrier. It's also safer since the idea is to lead with a shoulder and wrap with the arms, instead of the old-school way of trying to get the head in front.
- Nebraska Gov. to Meet Husker Who Protested Anthem
by Stuart Goldman September 2016
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, who said earlier this week that the decision by three Nebraska football players to kneel during the national anthem was “disgraceful and disrespectful,” plans to meet with one of the players.
- Report: ACC Football Title Game Relocated to Orlando
by The Virginian-Pilot September 2016
The ACC is moving its football title game from Charlotte, N.C., to Orlando, Fla., according to a report from ESPN’s Rene Ingoglia.