• Ole Miss Coach Freeze Resigns Amid Conduct Questions

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    A one-minute call made from the university-issued phone of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze to a number associated with a female escort service was raised as a potential issue in the back-and-forth between the university's legal counsel and the attorney for former Rebels football coach Houston Nutt, according to records and correspondence obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

  • New Mexico Athletics Owes Health Center for Treatment

    by Geoff Grammer July 2017

    The cost of health care for the University of New Mexico athletics department is about to double. And it has nothing to do with what's going on with politicians in Washington, D.C. The Journal has learned the department did not pay the $263,062 it owed the UNM Health Sciences Center for various services for student athletes during the fiscal year 2015-16. So it will double its payments this fiscal year, which started July 1, according to the university. "There was an issue with the internal billing from the Health Sciences Center to Athletics in FY-16," UNM interim athletic director Janice Ruggiero told the Journal in an email Tuesday. "The Athletic Department did not receive the bill that would have triggered the $263,062 payment for that year."

  • Colorado State Reveals $220M Football Stadium

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    Athletic department officials, players and reporters were on hand for a sneak preview of the new on-campus football stadium at Colorado State University.

  • Opinion: Big 12's Strength Depends on Texas, Oklahoma

    by George Schroeder July 2017

    A few days ago, Oklahoma President David Boren made some ripples by saying he is "philosophically in favor of...

  • AAC's "Power Six" Push Could Pay Off

    by Paul Myerberg July 2017

    Between the Power Six-themed golf balls, hashtags, pennants and helmets, the American Athletic Conference's push for a seat at the table is in full swing. In terms of trinkets, at least, the league is already spending at a Power Five level. "It's definitely a conference on the rise, and we should be promoting it as a Power Six," Tulane football coach Willie Fritz said.

  • New Baylor Coach Rhule Says Team Will Learn from Past

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    Matt Rhule was peppered with questions about the fallout from the school's sexual assault scandal at his first Big 12 media days appearance Tuesday.

  • CSU-Pueblo Reaches Settlement with Suspended Player

    by Colorado Springs Gazette July 2017

    Colorado State University-Pueblo, which suspended a student athlete, recently agreed to pay him to settle his lawsuit that alleges the university falsely accused him of raping his girlfriend.

  • NCAA to Investigate Strength Coach Certification, Oversight

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    During the Big 12 Conference’s media event on Monday, league commissioner and chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee Bob Bowlsby said that the governing body will examine the certification of NCAA strength and conditioning coaches.

  • Opinion: Big 12 Title Game Won't Fill Void of Elite Team

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    What the Big 12's new theme lacks in creativity and grandiosity, it makes up for in accuracy...

  • Opinion: Unpaid Hoops Suites Latest of UNM Woes

    by Albuquerque Journal July 2017

    The hits just seem to keep on comin' from UNM Athletics. Let's run down the top of the charts...