Coach's Planned Appearance Draws LGBT Backlash
by firstname.lastname@example.org May 2015
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is taking heat from two gay rights groups and a statehouse member for scheduling an appearance at an upcoming fundraising event for an organization advocating against gay marriage and abortion.
Opinion: Saban's Call for Level Playing Field Hollow
by Dan Wolken, email@example.com, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
Go ahead and change the SEC's name to Conference LPF -- as in Level Playing Field. Because after a day of the league's annual spring meetings, that appears to be the manra of a group of coaches who don't understand the new normal of college athletics.
NCAA's Second-Tier Schools Feeling Squeeze
by Erik Brady, Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars, @ByErikBrady, @ByBerkowitz, @chrisschnaars, USA TODAY Sports May 2015
Schools in the AAC, Mountain West and C-USA face different challenges but similar pressures: They are schools in lesser leagues with designs on keeping up with Power Five programs but typically without the means to underwrite their dreams.
Satellite Camps, Grad Transfer Rules Irk SEC Coaches
by David Paschall May 2015
The Southeastern Conference suddenly has gone from dominant to disadvantaged in college football, and league coaches aren't taking that well. SEC coaches had their say Tuesday afternoon as the conference's spring meetings kicked off in Destin, Fla.
Pac-12 Network Clinging to Total Ownership, Control
by Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake Tribune May 2015
They wanted to do something different, something that hadn't been done before. When the Pac-12 schools launched a seven-channel network in 2012 on its own without partnering with another network the sports world was captivated.
How U. of Tennessee Spent $1.25M on One Bowl Game
by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel May 2015
A bus company in Florida is $50,000 richer because Tennessee played in the TaxSlayer Bowl. The Sawgrass Marriott in Jacksonville made $300,000 for housing and feeding the Vols. Latitude 360, a restaurant/entertainment complex, made nearly $10,000 for hosting Tennessee’s welcome party.
Ex-Lady Vol Swimmer Outspoken About Brand Change
by Ben Frederickson, firstname.lastname@example.org May 2015
Erin Gaeckle figured she should keep her opinion to herself since she was on scholarship. So, the Tennessee swimmer bit her lip when UT announced in November its plan to eliminate the Lady Vols name and logo for all sports but women’s basketball.
Cost of Attendance Could Be Divisive Issue for SEC
by David Paschall May 2015
Because SEC schools have turned in estimates ranging from Tennessee's $5,666 that will be added to each athletic scholarship to Texas A&M's $3,100, there obviously are differing views entering this great unknown.
Independent Investigators Seek Evidence of Illini Abuse
by Mark Tupper email@example.com May 2015
On May 10, former Illini football player Simon Cvijanovic used Twitter to level a series of allegations against head football coach Tim Beckman, the team’s medical staff and other coaches.
Bottom Line: WVU's Move to Big 12 Paying Dividends
by Dave Hickman May 2015
Forget for a moment that all of West Virginia's traditional rivals have escaped to greener pastures. There's no going back even if the powers that be were wont to do so. Pitt and Penn State fled long ago. Ditto Syracuse and Rutgers and everyone else. They took the money and ran.