• Texas A&M OKs $68M for New Track, Softball Stadiums

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The Texas A&M Board of Regents approved new stadiums for the track and field and softball teams Wednesday that will cost a combined $68 million.

  • Idaho Expected to Move to FCS Big Sky Conference

    by Sean Kramer April 2016

    President Chuck Staben, athletic director Rob Spear and football coach Paul Petrino will meet with the media Thursday morning and are expected to announce they've accepted an invitation to join the Big Sky in football beginning in 2018.

  • $4.3M in Player-Friendly Upgrades Coming to Hockey Arena

    by Brian Johnson April 2016

    Mariucci Arena hasn’t yet seen its 23rd birthday, but University of Minnesota athletics officials say the home of men’s hockey has fallen behind peer venues when it comes to player-friendly features. That’s part of the impetus for a privately funded $4.3 million project that will expand and improve locker, equipment and training areas, and add a team lounge and video room to the 10,000-seat arena at 1901 Fourth St. SE on the U of M’s East Bank. The site is being prepped for construction, which is expected to wrap up by September. The arena’s new team area will almost double in size from the existing 6,248 square feet to nearly 12,000 square feet, the U of M said.

  • Ex-Women's Basketball Player Sues School, Coach

    by April 2016

    Former College of Charleston women's basketball player Zoe Wallis is suing the school, alleging gross negligence on the part of head coach Candice Jackson and her staff. The suit alleges that Wallis, a 6-3 center from Chesterfield, Missouri, suffered serious organ damage, including damage to her liver and kidneys during a team practice in August 2014. The suit says Wallis was forced to perform a five-mile timed run across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge from Charleston to Mount Pleasant and back. She collapsed during the run after multiple attempts to tell the coaches she was having trouble and needed to stop, the suit says.

  • Opinion: UNC Navigating NCAA Investigation Well

    by Ed Hardin April 2016

    The NCAA, apparently trying this case in real time with Carolina's help, is now looking at a condensed time frame and at what appears to be cushioned charges.

  • Should Eastern Michigan Drop Football?

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    A report released by faculty and students at Eastern Michigan University suggests that Division I football is too large of a drain on the school’s resources and should be dropped in order to save students money.

  • Feds: Does Satellite Camp Ban Hurt Prospects?

    by Paul Myerberg April 2016

    The Justice Department has begun an informal inquiry into the topic of satellite camps by calling college football coaches, conference commissioners and college administrators, two people with knowledge of the matter told USA TODAY Sports.

  • Religious Liberty, LGBT Rights Debate Could Impact NCAA

    by Erik Brady and Scott Gleeson April 2016

    NCAA director of inclusion Amy Wilson says her organization respects the differing views of its diverse membership while also working with them to promote respect for all athletes.

  • North Carolina Receives Amended Notice of Allegations

    by Powell Latimer April 2016

    North Carolina received its amended notification of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, the school confirmed after multiple media reports. The Associated Press first reported the school 's receipt of the amended Notice of Allegations, which pushes the long-running NCAA investigation of UNC's academic fraud case one step closer to resolution.

  • Dartmouth Tackling Dummy Paves Way to Smart Football

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The MVP on the Dartmouth football team is not a player, but an actual MVP — a motorized, remote-controlled tackling dummy called the Mobile Virtual Player.