Report Questions Whether UAB Football Was Unprofitable
by Emily Attwood April 2015
The University of Alabama-Birmingham drew national attention — and a great deal of anger locally — last fall when it announced it was dropping its football program due to cost concerns. A new report released this week, however, questions that decision, asserting that the sport did make money for the university and would continue to increase in value.
Study: Pac-12 Athletes Burned Out, Sleep-Deprived
by Paul Steinbach April 2015
A study of Pac-12 Conference student-athletes has found that an average of 50 hours per week is consumed by the individual's given sport, with as much time spent traveling (22 hours) as is devoted to the actual athletic activity (21 hours). The result is students sacrificing sleep as they try to keep pace on the field and in the classroom.
The AB Extra: April 24
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week we've got news on a fantasy-focus in NFL venues, a hot-dog drama in Kansas City, an update on the NBA's inroads in Africa, and plans that would allow you to live at a minor league ballpark.
Opinion: "The Clemson Will" Good Idea, Could Be Better
by Gene Sapakoff April 2015
Clemson's effort to win big and influence recruits historically has been ahead of the college athletics curve. It appears Clemson is on the cutting edge again with this week's roll out of The Clemson Will.
Stadium Reno, Engagement Top Priorities for Air Force AD
by Brent Briggeman, By BRENT BRIGGEMAN firstname.lastname@example.org - April 2015
Jim Knowlton's fact-finding mission as the new Air Force athletic director has taken him to Texas, to the offices of Colorado Springs leaders and even to the bathrooms at Falcon Stadium.
Opinion: Colleges Fumble Cost Complaints
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
The schools in the Power Five conferences haven't even started cutting the checks yet, and already some coaches are moaning about how paying the full cost of attendance is going to give somebody else an advantage.
College Football 'Satellite Camps' Popular, Controversial
by Brad Senkiw April 2015
NCAA bylaws state college football programs can have camps on campus, anywhere within the state or within a 50-mile radius if out of state.
Swinney on Full Cost of Attendance: 'It's a Nightmare'
by A. Brenner, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) April 2015
Dabo Swinney has long been a staunch defender of the NCAA's college football system, and he's not sure recent pledges to provide full cost of attendance are the right call.
Clemson Gets Initial OK to Buy Private Recruiting Jet
by SEANNA ADCOX; Associated Press April 2015
The Joint Bond Review Committee approved the university s plans to buy an eight-passenger aircraft to be used primarily for athletic recruiting and fundraising.
Opinion: One-and-Done Hurting College Game's Integrity
by Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily April 2015
Missouri's Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill, caused quite a stir in the college sports world this week when she ripped the Duke basketball team. "I've got no problem with these kids going to the NBA," she said. "But let's not call them "students,' because we are now recruiting these kids for an NBA tryout, not to go to college . . . I think one-and-done is not good for college basketball."