Boeheim to Use Brown Example During NCAA Appeal
by The Buffalo News October 2015
Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim will meet with the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee on Monday in Indianapolis, according to a report by ESPN's Andy Katz that surfaced on Wednesday night.
Georgia Football's Title Drought Tied to 'Tighter Ship'
by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports October 2015
Draw a 350-mile circle around this idyllic college town, and within it you'll find seven college football programs that have won a combined 14 national titles since the last time the Georgia Bulldogs reached the pinnacle in 1980. Florida and Florida State have done it with two different head coaches. Clemson and Auburn have had turns at the top, the latter winning with a quarterback who grew up in Georgia's backyard. Tennessee's championship in 1998 was the culmination of a decade-long domination over Georgia, and Alabama has become college football's pre-eminent program over the last decade, directly denying the Bulldogs a chance at the 2012 Bowl Championship Series title game. Even Georgia Tech, with far fewer resources and a significantly smaller fan base, has a shared title as recently as 1990.
Minnesota Regents Likely to OK $100M Facilities Outlay
by Sid Hartman October 2015
Look for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to give their stamp of approval on a plan to build athletic facilities and upgrade others when they meet Oct. 8-9. The project will cost more than $100 million. Close to $80 million has been raised for the project, a lot of it by Gophers football coach Jerry Kill. The balance will be raised by floating bonds that the administration might have to back, but will be paid for by revenue earned by the Gophers men's and women's athletic department. The full "athletics village" project has been projected to cost $190 million, but the actual total cost could be lower when new bids come in. The plan will need the backing of University of Minnesota Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Richard Pfutzenreuter, who in the past has rejected some financial plans that would improve the facilities of the athletic department. However, for once the university has a president in Eric Kaler who has proved he will go out of his way to make sure the Gophers athletes can compete with those at other schools.
New Basketball Arena Excites Utah Hoops Coaches
by Dirk Facer Deseret News October 2015
While the new $36-million Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Center will have a private grand-opening ceremony this morning, head coaches Larry Krystkowiak and Lynne Roberts are quite public about how the 80,000-square foot project will benefit their programs. "It's really kind of beyond words," said Krystkowiak, who regularly polices the area by picking up trash and on this day was eager to discover where the hoses were stored so he could help water the plants around the rooftop observation deck.
Opinion: U. of North Dakota Name Change Is Shameful
by Alan O'Neil October 2015
On a recent Saturday, there was a full schedule of college football games. Among the teams competing were the; Alcorn State University Braves, Catawba College Indians, Central Michigan Chippewas, Florida State Seminoles, Mississippi College Choctaws, University of Illinois Fighting Illini, University of Utah Utes and the University of North Dakota ...?
University of Texas Apparel Contract Up for Grabs?
by Jason Scott September 2015
The University of Texas’ apparel contract appears to be open for bidding, which means the richest program in college athletics may soon become even richer.
Opinion: Larry Brown Not Worth Violations Risk
by Nancy Armour, email@example.com September 2015
Larry Brown's record is mind-boggling. Not the NCAA championship or the NBA title. Not the 1,500-plus career victories or the fact he has won almost 60% of games he has coached. No, the stat that really stands out is 3-for-3. As in, at all three of his stops as a college coach, Brown's programs have been hit hard for NCAA violations. "I have nothing to be ashamed of in any of those cases," Brown said Tuesday after the NCAA suspended him and banned SMU from the postseason for multiple infractions, including academic fraud and unethical conduct.
Athletic Department, Media School Partner at Indiana U.
by Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette September 2015
Indiana University unveiled a partnership Tuesday between its media school and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics that will enhance coverage of IU's sports while giving students unique access to facilities, including the new Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology.
Air Force AD Reveals Strategic Vision for Stadium Renovation
by Brent Briggeman September 2015
Jim Knowlton doesn't know exactly how big the new scoreboard at Falcon Stadium will be, but he knows the measurements he'd prefer.
Details Emerge in Minnesota Duluth Coaches' Lawsuit
by Rachel Blount September 2015
In response to what attorney Dan Siegel called "a purge of women coaches at the University of Minnesota Duluth,'' three former coaches sued Monday in U.S. District Court alleging discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, age and national origin. Shannon Miller, Jen Banford and Annette Wiles - former Bulldogs women's hockey, softball and women's basketball coaches, respectively - are openly gay, and all claim their gender and sexual orientation played a part in their departure from UMD. In addition to the discrimination claim, the suit alleges the school created a hostile work environment, violated equal pay laws and Title IX principles and retaliated against the women.