• BYU Won't Budge on Sunday Games

    by Jeff Call June 2016

    For decades, BYU has fought to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Is the Sunday play issue a major factor that's keeping the Cougars out of a Power 5 conference? While the answer to that question isn't clear right now, there's no doubt that BYU's unbending refusal to compromise on Sunday play has stirred up controversy in the past and has prevented its athletes from competing in certain cases.

  • Some Oppose OSU Athlete-Only Academic Center

    by Mary Mogan Edwards June 2016

    Ohio University wants to build a $6.1 million academic-support center for its NCAA-level athletes. Supporters say it's expected and needed for intercollegiate teams, but some OU professors see it as inappropriate special treatment of athletes.

  • Meeting Between Rape Survivor and Coach Benefits Both

    by Nicole Auerbach June 2016

    Nebraska football coach Mike Riley and Brenda Tracy, who says she was raped by four Oregon State students in 1998, met for the first time Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb.

  • U. of North Dakota Unveils New Logo

    by Paul Walsh June 2016

    The final piece in the rebranding puzzle snapped into place Wednesday when the University of North Dakota unveiled a new logo to go with its new nickname — replacing the one the NCAA said the school's sports teams couldn't use because it was insensitive to American Indians.

  • Utah Valley U. Breaks Ground on $3.5M Practice Facility

    by Hayden Kim June 2016

    The new $3.5 million, 14,500-square-foot practice and conditioning center will offer 8,000 square feet of court space, nine basketball standards and what the program calls "game-day atmosphere" graphics.

  • Opinion: Matter of Time Until Briles Hired Elsewhere

    by John Adams June 2016

    Isn't it amazing what winning can overcome in a venture as competitive as college football?

  • In-Helmet Communication Coming to College Football?

    by Paul Myerberg June 2016

    Coaches and administrators might have found common ground with the idea that their sport would benefit from the implementation of headset technology, which would allow communication between a coach and an individual offensive and defensive player during the course of a game.

  • Citadel Approves $33M Athletics Facility Plan

    by June 2016

    The athletics facilities plan includes a new $28.9 million, 95,000-square foot building that would house Citadel athletics, as well as upgrades to McAlister Field House and the Bulldogs track and football practice facility.

  • UNC Football Hazing Case Reaches $795K Settlement

    by Andrew Carter June 2016

    Nearly two years after former North Carolina football player Jackson Boyer suffered an alleged concussion during an off-campus hazing incident that involved at least four of his teammates, the university has reached a $795,000 settlement with Boyer and his family. According to the settlement, a copy of which the News & Observer obtained Tuesday, the $795,000 that Boyer will receive from UNC "covers all of Jackson Boyer's actual or potential personal injury claims, including but not limited to, any claim for damages, attorneys' fees and litigation expenses."

  • Rape Survivor in NCAA Petition to Speak to Coach, Team

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Brenda Tracy, who claims she was the victim of a gang rape that included two Oregon State football players in 1998, is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Mike Riley, the Oregon State coach at the time who is now the head coach at Nebraska. Tracy also will speak to the Nebraska football team.