Rutgers Athletics Subsidy Up 68% Since Joining B1G
by Keith Sargeant and, Steve Berkowitz, @KSargeantGNJ, @ByBerkowitz February 2014
To fund a sports program that university officials say will generate close to $200 million of additional revenue in its first 12 years in the Big Ten, Rutgers subsidized the athletics department nearly a quarter of that amount last year, according to the institution's financial report filed to the NCAA last month. T
NCAA to Allow South Carolina to Host Tournament Games
by Ryan Wood; email@example.com February 2014
South Carolina will be allowed to host NCAA tournament games for women's basketball next year without the Legislature removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.
ADs, Coaches Say They're Able to Nurture Diversity
by Super User February 2014
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has coached gay players during his 20-year career. Though Freeze declined to name the two players he coached before arriving on Mississippi's campus because of privacy, he said there is no exact protocol for how to handle a situation like the one that arose with Michael Sam.
U. of Georgia Bars Iconic Swim Coach from SEC Meet
by Chip Towers February 2014
Jack Bauerle, who has led UGA's swim program for more than three decades and coached the Bulldogs to five national championships, has been barred by UGA "from the pool deck" while an NCAA investigation continues into his involvement in an academic matter involving men's swimming star Chase Kalisz.
GSU Football Players Bond While Supporting Hoops Team
by Doug Roberson; Staff February 2014
They call themselves the Sixth Man Crew. Their home is along the baseline of men's basketball games at GSU Sports Arena.
College Players' Union Effort Starts Today with Hearing
by Kevin Trahan, @k_trahan February 2014
While the focus of the movement has been on what the players can get from the NCAA, that is of no concern to the labor board. It has one question to answer: Are college athletes employees?
Georgia Colleges Exploring In-State Basketball Event
by Doug Roberson; Staff February 2014
With teams representing the ACC, SEC, Sun Belt, Atlantic Sun and Southern conferences, it's difficult to know which college men's basketball team rules Georgia.
Radford U. Student-Athletes Fuming Over Sports Cuts
by Mark Berman February 2014
This week has brought sadness and uncertainty to some Radford University athletes. On Tuesday, the school announced it was dropping four of its 19 sports - men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field (considered a separate NCAA sport), women's swimming and diving, and field hockey. Radford also announced it will add women's lacrosse. "We're supposed to be a family, and they're chopping us off like we mean nothing," teary swimmer Laura Bradley, a freshman on partial scholarship, said at the Dedmon Center pool before practice Wednesday. "We want to swim here. We want to stay together. It's our family." This will be the final school year for all four sports.
Radford University Dropping Three Sports, Adding One
by Ray Cox Special to The Roanoke Times February 2014
The term being used is "realignment." That is how Radford University is describing a sweeping reorganization of its athletic program that will involve the loss of three sports and the addition of a new one - women's lacrosse.
New Penn State Coach Holds Inaugural 'Signature Event'
by Dan Norton; For The Inquirer February 2014
James Franklin pulled out all the stops when he welcomed his first recruits to Penn State. Wednesday was college football's national signing day, when high school players made their commitments official, and Franklin introduced the Nittany Lions' newest 25 players that evening at the Bryce Jordan Center.