- Ex-Illini Coach Beckman Volunteering with UNC
by Chris McGaughey August 2016
Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina s defense. Speaking after Wednesday evening s practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also gaining Beckman s expertise as a former head coach and defensive coordinator. Fedora and Beckman were assistants together at Oklahoma State in 2007.
- San Bernadino Valley Opens $61M Athletic Complex
by Allan Steele August 2016
It's taken 16 years from the funding phase to planning to construction, but San Bernardino Valley College's new athletics complex is officially open. "For us to be able to walk in here, our mouths drop every time," said sophomore football player Roman Holston, who along with teammates, recently picked up gear from the department's new equipment room. "During the construction everyone was anticipating it ... It's an unreal feeling." As teams began preparing for the upcoming season, the new locker rooms started to fill up.
- Schedule Strength Issues May Hurt FCS Teams
by John O'Connor August 2016
The ACC is considering changing from an eight-game league obligation to a nine-game requirement. If that happens, it may affect how some members view FCS games. FBS teams annually play 12 regular-season games and a proposed ACC scheduling model designed to provide attractive content for the new ACC Network could reduce games against the FCS.
- Coastal Carolina's $31.8M Stadium Project Approved
by firstname.lastname@example.org August 2016
By a slim margin, the State Fiscal Accountability Authority approved a $31.8 million expansion of Coastal Carolina University's football stadium over the objection of Gov. Nikki Haley.
- Concussion Awareness Rises Among Players
by The Commercial Appeal August 2016
m for football — the NCAA achieved record attendance levels in 2015 — college players are paying close attention, as evident during last month’s 2016 ACC Football Kickoff at Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Behind Clemson's $128M Facility Spending
by email@example.com August 2016
Clemson's athletic department finds itself in the midst of cutting the ribbon on three separate facility upgrades in a span of 18 months: a brand-new baseball operations center ($10 million) opened last October; renovated Littlejohn Coliseum ($63.5 million) will open its doors when basketball season begins in November; and the glittering new football operations center ($55 million) is on track to open Feb. 1, 2017, which is National Signing Day.
- U. of Buffalo Takes Step Toward New Fieldhouse
by Mark Gaughan August 2016
The school has hired an architecture firm to design the facility, the university announced. The move is another sign UB is confident the project will happen in the forseeable future. However, UB still has important fund-raising to do before a shovel hits the ground, and there is no target date yet for the beginning of construction.
- Iowa's Strength Coach Earns Coordinator Pay
by Chad Leistikow and Steve Berkowitz August 2016
There is now a major-college football strength and conditioning coach making nearly $600,000 a year: Iowa's Chris Doyle. Doyle will make $595,000 in base compensation from the university for a one-year period that began July 1, according to information provided by the school in response to an open-records request from USA TODAY Sports. Doyle's compensation reflects a raise of $80,000, or 15.5%, over his pay from last year, and it matches the basic amounts that Hawkeyes offensive coordinator Greg Davis and defensive coordinator Phil Parker are scheduled to make.
- Notre Dame Hands Out Punishment After Player Arrests
by Associated Press August 2016
Notre Dame kicked starting safety Max Redfield off the team Sunday, suspended reserve cornerback Devin Butler indefinitely after they were arrested in separate incidents, and said four others arrested with Redfield face internal discipline.
- Big 12 Bid Would Be Boost for Memphis
by Phil Stukenborg August 2016
An invitation to the Big 12 — a lucrative Power Five conference — would result in an unprecedented revenue stream for the University of Memphis. The Tiger athletic department would be in position to receive annual shares of more than $30 million from its portion of the Big 12’s television and postseason money, roughly 10 times more than the school receives as a member of the American Athletic Conference, a non-Power Five league. But would joining the Big 12 solve the program’s financial hurdles? And what would be some of the costs incurred?