• Feds: Does Satellite Camp Ban Hurt Prospects?

    by Paul Myerberg April 2016

    The Justice Department has begun an informal inquiry into the topic of satellite camps by calling college football coaches, conference commissioners and college administrators, two people with knowledge of the matter told USA TODAY Sports.

  • Religious Liberty, LGBT Rights Debate Could Impact NCAA

    by Erik Brady and Scott Gleeson April 2016

    NCAA director of inclusion Amy Wilson says her organization respects the differing views of its diverse membership while also working with them to promote respect for all athletes.

  • North Carolina Receives Amended Notice of Allegations

    by Powell Latimer April 2016

    North Carolina received its amended notification of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, the school confirmed after multiple media reports. The Associated Press first reported the school 's receipt of the amended Notice of Allegations, which pushes the long-running NCAA investigation of UNC's academic fraud case one step closer to resolution.

  • Dartmouth Tackling Dummy Paves Way to Smart Football

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The MVP on the Dartmouth football team is not a player, but an actual MVP — a motorized, remote-controlled tackling dummy called the Mobile Virtual Player.

  • Despite Objections, College Drops Missionary Mascot

    by The Bismarck Tribune April 2016

    Whitman College, a private, liberal arts school located in the rolling hills of Walla Walla, Washington, has dumped its long-time mascot. Whitman teams will no longer be called the Missionaries, a reference to Marcus and Narcissa Whitman who came to the Walla Walla Valley in 1836 and were massacred a decade later. Campus officials said Missionaries' mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.

  • South Carolina to Put Nearly $1M into Baseball Facilities

    by April 2016

    The USC Board of Trustees on Friday approved converting the current ground-floor media room at Founders Park into a player's lounge, and constructing a new media room and player's meeting room on the upper concourse of the eight-year-old stadium.

  • Penn State Leaning Toward Stadium Renovation

    by Mike Gross April 2016

    Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour admitted a final decision hasn't been made, but, she said, "it's very, very clear to me from the analysis that's been done ... that renovation is the direction that we need to head in."

  • Transfer Denied School Choice as Tampering Alleged

    by Jacob Thorpe April 2016

    A three-person faculty committee rejected Washington State center Valentine Izundu's appeal during a hearing on Wednesday afternoon, barring the player from contacting San Diego State University on the grounds that Izundu and the SDSU coaching staff had contact before the season was over.

  • Ex-Player Describes 'Emotional Abuse' by Swoopes

    by Patrick Finley April 2016

    Saying she was the victim of "emotional abuse" while playing for Loyola coach Sheryl Swoopes, Cate Soane is speaking out while her coach is being investigated for player mistreatment.

  • Old Dominion Rejects Unsolicited Stadium Proposal

    by Harry Minium April 2016

    Old Dominion University has rejected Stephen Ballard's proposal to build a 25,000-seat football stadium without reviewing his unsolicited bid, saying the timing isn't right for such a public-private venture.