• Petitions Seek to Honor Summitt

    by News Sentinel staff July 2016

    Two petitions aim to pay tribute to legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday morning after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

  • Prosecutors Won't Charge Minnesota Wrestlers, Coach

    by Libor Jany July 2016

    Prosecutors, citing a lack of evidence, have declined to pursue criminal charges in connection with several University of Minnesota wrestlers suspected of using and selling the prescription sedative Xanax this past winter. In addition, no charges will be pursued against their coach for his knowledge of the situation. But one official cautioned that the decision doesn't mean innocence in a case where newly released documents reveal investigators were stonewalled at nearly every turn - including by coach J Robinson, who refused to turn over the names of student-athletes and documents in his possession, saying it would cause "carnage" to his program.

  • KU's Self: NBA Draft Gives College Players 'False Hope'

    by Matt Galloway July 2016

    Bill Self isn't quite sure what the solution should be, but the Kansas basketball coach is at least convinced there is a problem. In the wake of former KU juniors Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene going unselected in last week's NBA Draft, Self took time Wednesday to opine on what he called an imperfect system during the Big 12's annual summer coaches' teleconference. "I think there's been some positive strides made," Self said. "I don't think it's perfect - I think everybody would agree with that. There's so much false hope with the draft."

  • Penn State Leads Large Universities on Fitness Index

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Penn State University is No. 1 among large public universities on the 2016 National Collegiate Fitness Index (NCFI).

  • Meet the First Female AD at U. of Delaware

    by Bill Fleischman June 2016

    Chrissi Rawak never set a university athletic director's job as her top professional priority. "I never managed my career that I want to be X," Rawak, the University of Delaware's new athletics director, said in a recent interview in her office. "If you focus on being X, you lose out on a lot of opportunities around you." Rawak, 46, was an outstanding swimmer for Germantown Academy and Team Foxcatcher. Later, she swam for the University of Michigan.

  • Fan Survey Calls for Arena Upgrades at Dayton

    by David Jablonski June 2016

    UD Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said any improvements to the arena would have to ensure that the building maintains its "soul." DAYTON - The University of Dayton received more than expected feedback in January in its online survey regarding potential upgrades to UD Arena.

  • Clemson Students Continue to Get Free Football Tickets

    by June 2016

    For now, Clemson students will continue attending home football games at Memorial Stadium free of charge.

  • Affidavit: Coach Refused to Reveal Names in Drug Probe

    by Amelia Rayno June 2016

    University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson told police investigators in April that he had "fully taken care of" his team's drug problem and refused to turn over the names of student-athletes involved and documents in his possession, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained Tuesday by the Star Tribune. Robinson was placed on paid administrative leave June 1, under investigation by both school administration and university police for his alleged knowledge and self-policing of several wrestlers' use and sale of the prescription sedative Xanax this past winter.

  • Marshall Pitches In for Flood Relief

    by Chuck McGill June 2016

    Marshall football players Chase Litton, Hyleck Foster, Ryan Yurachek and Ryan Bee stood inside a 53-foot equipment truck parked outside of Elkview Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. The sun was sweltering - it was nearly 90 degrees long after temperatures had peaked for the day - and sweat-soaked volunteers awaited on the truck's lift for supplies. Amongst those with waiting arms were Herd football coach Doc Holliday, who seldom left his post as he handed cases of water, mops, brooms and cleaning solution to be added to the donation piles outside of the church. At Holliday's side was MU athletic director Mike Hamrick, who had a special purpose for being in the flood-ravaged region.

  • Ex-Softball Player Sues Over Alleged Hazing

    by Scott O'Connell June 2016

    A former member of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s women’s softball team claims in a new lawsuit against the school she was permanently injured in a hazing ritual during spring training last year. Caroline Roch, who has since transferred to another school, also alleges the team’s head coach attempted to cover up the incident. In a civil complaint filed in Worcester Superior Court last week, the New Jersey resident is asking a jury to award her damages for negligence, saying she has spent $118,019 on medical expenses and other costs stemming from her injury, which has left her no longer able to play softball.