• 'Cheated': New Book Examines UNC 'Paper Class' Scandal

    by Kelsey Dallas Deseret News March 2015

    Published March 15, the book details a broken model for life as a student-athlete, focusing on a flawed NCAA eligibility system that rewards players for remaining eligible at any cost.

  • AD: 'High Percentage' Agreed with 'Lady Vols' Change

    by Staff and wire reports March 2015

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he has no regrets about the way he has handled the phasing out of the Lady Vols nickname for all women’s sports other than basketball, though he acknowledged the move didn’t have unanimous approval.

  • Schools, Athletes Juggle Basketball, Books During Tourney

    by J. Brady McCollough March 2015

    If the NCAA could paint a picture of its ideal student-athlete, Butler forward Andrew Chrabascz's performance during the NCAA tournament would suffice quite well.

  • Georgia State Hoops Sounder Investment than Football

    by Jeff Schultz; Staff March 2015

    Basketball, not football, is far more manageable in terms of expense and personnel required. If done correctly, it can quickly make a significant impact on campus, in the community and sometimes even on "SportsCenter."

  • Product Spotlight: Star Trac BoxMaster (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff March 2015

    Star Trac's education market manager John Brey explains why the BoxMaster® is the new form of boxing style conditioning that will wow clients in any facility. Shot at the University of Missouri's Student Recreation Complex, this video shows how the BoxMaster® is being utilized to engage people of all ages and abilities in group exercise classes.

  • Three Sweet 16 Players Eschewed Sport Specialization

    by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    In a world in which kids specialize at younger and younger ages, how did three athletes avoid the pressure to do so? And how has it helped them and, by extension, their current basketball teams?

  • Restriction of 'Lady Vols' Recommended by Nike Audit

    by Dustin Dopirak March 2015

    In an evaluation of the University of Tennessee brand last April, Nike said it believed “The continued use of Lady Volunteers further segments an athletic institution that is striving to be united as ‘One Tennessee.’ ”

  • FGCU Close to Securing 'Dunk City' Trademark

    by Dana Caldwell, Naples Daily News March 2015

    FORT MYERS — Dunk City is almost officially Florida Gulf Coast University’s. FGCU’s claim on the trademark for the men’s basketball program was filed on April 30, 2013, a little less than a month after the Eagles first used it in commerce.

  • Eighth-Grader Commits to Play Softball at Tennessee

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel March 2015

    Madison Webber didn’t need another night to think about it. The extra sleep couldn’t have altered her initial feelings, anyway. Webber, an eighth-grade first baseman/outfielder from The King’s Academy, committed to play softball at Tennessee on Wednesday, just a day after being offered a scholarship by UT co-head coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly.

  • Investment in Teams Doesn't Always Buy NCAA Victories

    by Jay Tokasz, News Staff Reporter March 2015

    But by and large, colleges and universities don't see more wins or more revenue by increasing their spending on sports...