- C-USA Basketball Tourneys Head to Cowboys' Complex
by Harry Minium May 2017
Conference USA officials will announce today that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be held at the Dallas Cowboys’ training complex in Frisco, Texas, next season.
- SEC Coaches Agree Redshirt Proposal a Good Idea
by David Paschall May 2017
In a post-spring teleconference Monday, SEC coaches unanimously agreed to a recent proposal by the American Football Coaches Association allowing players to compete in up to four games without burning a redshirt year.
- Athletic Facility Upgrades Pay Off for Small School
by Brenden West May 2017
Since 2008, the University of Dubuque has returfed its soccer field; upgraded its baseball and softball fields; renovated the Stoltz Center; and built the Chlapaty Rec Center, football stadium/outdoor track, tennis courts, Debra Runkle Center and the Mercer-Birmingham Office Complex.
- Mexican University Hopes for NCAA Membership
by Chicago Daily Herald May 2017
A Mexican university located just south of San Diego is looking to become the first member of the NCAA to be located south of the U.S. border.
- College Recruit's Offer Revoked After Twitter Post
by David Paschall May 2017
Acknowledging a football scholarship offer from the University of Georgia may have cost a 2018 prospect the chance to quarterback at Wisconsin. Ben Bryant, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from La Grange, Ill., announced his offer from Georgia late Thursday night on social media and claims that Wisconsin pulled its scholarship on Friday. Bryant had been committed to the Badgers since Dec. 7.
- Changes Coming for South Carolina Athletic Facilities
by David Cloninger May 2017
With the University of South Carolina's Athletics Village completed and its Football Operations Center set to open after this season, what's the next project for Gamecock athletics?
- Athletic Tape a Costly, Necessary Part of College Sports
by Tom Schad May 2017
Athletic tape is so embedded in the daily routine of college football that players and coaches often don't think twice about it. But for University of Memphis athletic trainer Darrell Turner, it is arguably the most important tool of the trade, an incredibly complex and surprisingly costly part of college football that few fans rarely see or understand.
- Eastern Washington to Study Fundraising for Facilities
by Jim Allen May 2017
Eastern Washington University has taken the first steps in exploring the feasibility of improving the school's athletic facilities. Responding to an inquiry from The Spokesman-Review, EWU President Mary Cullinan said in a statement this week that the university has hired an outside consultant "to assess the university's fundraising capacity and help plan a comprehensive campaign that will include fundraising for the university's athletics facilities."
- Richmond AD Resigns After Support Fades
by John O'Connor May 2017
Among some of the University of Richmond's most influential donors, confidence in athletics director Keith Gill eroded to the point that there was speculation he wouldn't return next school year. UR announced Gill's resignation Wednesday, after The Times-Dispatch reported that Gill would not return. Gill was named athletics director on Nov. 2, 2012, by Edward L. Ayers, then the school president. Gill, who began working at UR on Dec. 11, 2012, succeeded Jim Miller, who supervised Spiders athletics during 2000-2012. In a letter to athletics department staffers, Gill said his resignation is effective June 30.
- How Proposed Redshirt Rule Could Help Football Programs
by Matt Porter May 2017
As reported by Fox Sports, an idea proposed by the American Football Coaches' Association would allow a player to retain his redshirt after playing in a maximum of four games. Current rules say a player has used up a year of eligibility the second he hits the field (the NCAA gives each player five years to play four seasons). Occasionally, players get their redshirt year back because of a season-ending injury. This would let all players get a taste of the action without docking them a full season of competition. If the AFCA's idea takes hold during various conference meetings this spring -- the ACC meets next week in Amelia Island -- and the NCAA's various committees, it could be put to a vote at the NCAA's convention in January 2018.