Former Illini Women's Basketball Players File Race Suit
by Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun-Times July 2015
Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players are suing the basketball program's head coach and former associate coach, alleging they created a "racially hostile environment" - including segregating players during practice and while traveling.
Harvard Athlete Among First Openly Trans Swimmers
by Collin Binkley, The Bismarck Tribune July 2015
Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men's team instead, competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the NCAA.
Suspended FSU Quarterback Charged with Battery
by Brendan Sonnone, Orlando Sentinel July 2015
Suspended FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Opinion: UT Should Have Aired Rebranding Before Public
by Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) July 2015
Starting today, the University of Tennessee begins a new eight-year contract for athletic apparel with Nike, ending a previous contract with adidas that dated to 1997.
Opinion: Big 12 Conference Shouldn't Rush Expansion
by George Schroeder, USA TODAY Sports July 2015
When University of Oklahoma President David Boren suggested last week the Big 12 "should strive for" expansion, he set off a predictable wave. In the college landscape, the topic of conference realignment is dry tinder.
Marshall Opens Student-Athlete Academic Center
by Derek Redd, Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) July 2015
When Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick first returned to the university in that job, the former Thundering Herd linebacker asked where student-athletes went for tutoring, computer labs and academic advising. He didn't like what he saw.
Vanderbilt Looks to Build $12M Baseball Facility
by Adam Sparks, The Tennessean July 2015
Vanderbilt will build a new $12 million baseball facility beginning after the 2016 season, pending approval by the university’s Board of Trust.
South Carolina Men's Basketball Coach: Take Down Flag
by Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
Frank Martin is a bit confused by the national perception of South Carolina after the racially motivated church shooting in Charleston that left nine dead and sparked a national discussion about race relations.
Athletic Departments Spending New Monies Quickly
by Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) June 2015
Mike Slive concluded his final state-of-the-league address as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference recently by dropping a whopper.
UNM's Inaugural All-Star Hoops Exhibition Draws 9,497
by Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) June 2015
Invite a few former Lobo basketball players. Roll out a basketball. Open the doors. They'll show up.