Football Recruits See Edge in Early Enrollment
by Matt Porter, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015
Among top-level football recruits, the disease known as senioritis is largely being eradicated. Beginning Feb. 4, seniors may sign binding letters of intent with Division I schools. But most programs have a chunk -- some more than half -- of their recruiting classes on campus today.
Athlete Stipends Not a Priority for FCS Programs
by John O'Connor, Richmond Times Dispatch January 2015
Among Football Championship Subdivision programs, there is no momentum to add cost-of-attendance stipends to scholarships, CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said Friday.
College of Charleston Preps for Final Home Swim Meet
by firstname.lastname@example.org January 2015
With its swimming and diving program on the chopping block, the College of Charleston's last home meet this weekend may also be one of the largest in its 37-year history.
Olympic Stadium Plans Raise Public Financing Questions
by ERIN SMITH January 2015
Boston 2024 organizers are opening the door to creating a new quasi-public agency to oversee development of a 60,000-seat Olympic stadium - calling into question whether bid backers can keep their promise that taxpayer money won't be used for the Summer Games.
Opinion: BYU Drops Ball in Its Response to Bowl Brawl
by Brad Rock Deseret News January 2015
The second-most surprising thing about BYU I've seen in the last month was when its football team engaged in a full-on brawl with Memphis at the end of the Miami Beach Bowl.
U. of Tennessee Adding Barber Shop to Training Facility
by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel January 2015
Tennessee’s athletic department strives to give its athletes as little reason as possible to leave campus.
Columnist: Make Football Early Signing Period Earlier
by Jay Greeson January 2015
Late last week, the Big Five passed the groundbreaking -- and potentially budget-breaking for smaller programs -- "cost of attendance," which will allow schools to give student-athletes yearly stipends.
Pace Picked Up for U. of Minnesota Sports Projects
by JOE CHRISTENSEN; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015
Construction bids to build new Gophers football and basketball facilities and a Center for Excellence for all student-athletes are now due in less than three weeks.
Campus Police Being Armed with Military Weapons
by Kellan Howell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES January 2015
Under the same program that has been criticized as "militarizing" local law enforcement, campus police departments have ramped up their armed presence, with Florida State University getting a Humvee and other university officers carrying semi-automatic rifles.
Important Steps Taken, Now Real Work Begins for NCAA
by George Schroeder, @GeorgeSchroeder, USA TODAY Sports January 2015
Even as members of the NCAA's Power Five conferences embraced new authority to provide unprecedented benefits for athletes, they recognized they were just beginning -- and it's not clear to anyone where they're headed.