- Emails: Ex-New Mexico AD Sought to Protect Donors
by Geoff Grammer September 2017
Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs acknowledged in a draft retirement letter he wrote in early May that he initially withheld information about UNM paying for donors' expenses for a controversial Scotland golf fundraiser to protect the donors. Meanwhile, Krebs forwarded a reporter's questions in April regarding the school's search for a basketball coach to Gov. Susana Martinez's top political adviser at the same time Krebs said Santa Fe did not have any involvement in the search. Those are some of the details that emerged from emails recently obtained by the Journal from the final few months Krebs was athletic director. According to the emails the Journal obtained as part of an inspection of public records request, Krebs also:
- College Players Face Felony Charges for Hazing
by Jason Scott September 2017
A March 2016 incident in which a freshman football player at Wheaton (Ill.) College was kidnapped from his dorm room, restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked and hurt in a baseball field has landed five other players on the team in legal trouble.
- New Mexico Head Coach Davie Under Investigation
by Andy Berg September 2017
University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie is under investigation for alleged mistreatment of players and matters related to the school’s drug-testing program.
According to a report from NMfishbowl.com, UNM began an investigation of Davie after spring exit interviews with players.
UNM spokeswoman Cinnamon Blair has confirmed the investigation but added that the school would not make further comment until the investigation was complete.
Davie, who was hired in 2012, is not unfamiliar to controversy. NMfishbowl.com reported back in January that player exit interviews from previous two seasons showed signs of discontent amongst players.
- Miami Coach Richt Says Irma Turmoil 'Draining'
by Matt Porter September 2017
Mark Richt said the last 10 days have been draining in the wake of Hurricane Irma and Miami's temporary move to Disney's Wide World of Sports.
- Ole Miss to Vote on Adopting Landshark as New Mascot
by Ron Maxey September 2017
The University of Mississippi is reopening the thorny issue of mascots, more than a decade after the controversial decision to drop Colonel Reb.
- Miami Returns to Practice After Irma Causes Extended Break
by Matt Porter September 2017
Miami took another step toward normalcy Saturday, practicing at Disney's expansive Wide World of Sports Complex. It was an hour-long affair heavy on conditioning drills.
- University of Mary Pursues Hockey Program
by Dave Selvig September 2017
Adding a hockey program had been whispered about in the hallways at the University of Mary for many years. Things started heating up in recent months and now...
- Clemson Student Fakes ESPN ID to Get Into Game
by Georgie Silvarole September 2017
Last month, students at Clemson University fed up with how the university distributes football tickets petitioned to change the process. One student decided to take his discontent a step further to make sure he'd be on the sidelines at Clemson's game against Auburn - and it worked.
- Lady Vols Brand Back at Tennessee
by Dan Fleser September 2017
John Currie heard the "Lady Vols" chants that rang out across Lee Stadium during Tennessee softball games. Beverly Davenport read through the boxes and packets of petitions sent to her office, urging her to restore the Lady Vols nickname and logo for all women's sports at the university. Currie, UT's first-year athletic director, and Davenport, in her first year as university chancellor, were together Thursday at the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio, announcing the return of the Lady Vols nickname and logo for all women's sports. Currie expressed hope that the announcement will restore an overall sense of unity.
- Should College Football Teams Get Extra Bye Week?
by Dan Wolken September 2017
At the NCAA's annual convention in January, the top legislative committee for Division I floated the idea of a 14-week college football calendar, which would have the practical effect of putting two bye weeks into the schedule for every team in the country. Like every potential significant change, it has gone through the policy wringer over the ensuing months with various subcommittees discussing positives and potential unintended consequences, including whether that might push preseason practice back into July (something many coaches and probably some conference officials would be against). While the initial push for a 14-week calendar was rooted in building in extra recovery time for players during the grind of a long season, the extreme weather events that have wreaked havoc with games over the last two weeks have brought a second possible benefit into focus: more flexibility to reschedule games that get canceled. "The proposal was really directed for health and safety," said Northwestern athletics director Jim Phillips, who chaired the D-I council until rotating off earlier this year. "But after witnessing how Mother Nature can really cause issues -- lightning strikes, hurricanes, travel issues -- an additional week might take some pressure off and give flexibility for these types of (occurrences)."