• Coastal Carolina Breaks Ground for Stadium Expansion

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    Coastal Carolina University, known for its teal-colored turf, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Brooks Stadium on Tuesday.

  • N.C. Bill Seeks Student-Athlete Advocacy Commission

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a bill filed Tuesday, North Carolina lawmakers proposed the creation of the Legislative Commission on the Fair Treatment of College Student-Athletes. The purpose of the commission would be to advocate on behalf of student-athletes by investigating their concerns within the University of North Carolina system.

  • Baylor Hoops Team Blocks Out Football Scandal

    by George Schroeder March 2017

    As he bounced off the floor the other night in Tulsa, celebrating a berth in the Sweet 16, Baylor athletics director Mack Rhoades paused for a moment. "We needed this," he said.

  • On-Court Success, Off-Court Problems Divide KU Fans

    by Dave Skretta March 2017

    As the Jayhawks prepare to play in nearby Kansas City on Thursday for a spot in the Elite Eight, not every conversation has to do with how the team has played.

  • Will Others Follow New WCHA Championship Format?

    by Brad Schlossman March 2017

    After four seasons of sparse crowd at its conference tournament in the Xcel Energy Center, the Big Ten has opted to bring it back to campus.

  • Charity CEO: PSU Review Found 'Nothing Inappropriate'

    by Susan Snyder, Angela Couloumbis March 2017

    In nearly six years of dissection and discussion, no single incident has illustrated Jerry Sandusky's crimes like the oft-repeated account of how assistant football coach Mike McQueary walked into a campus locker room in 2001 and saw Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in a shower. But on Tuesday, the former head of Sandusky's charity for vulnerable children testified that Pennsylvania State University's athletic director at the time, Tim Curley, had assured him that the claim had been discredited. "He told me it had been investigated and nothing inappropriate was found," Jack Raykovitz, the former president and CEO of Second Mile, told jurors.

  • Minnesota Provost Clears Three Players in Assault Case

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a final round of appeals, three Minnesota football players have been granted a reprieve from punishments stemming from sexual assault and harassment allegations made in September.

  • What's Ahead for Clemson's Fledgling Softball Program?

    by Brandon Rink March 2017

    The Clemson athletic department's announcement of adding varsity softball as early as 2020 was met with a common response: finally.

  • Jury Selection Begins in Ex-PSU President's Trial

    by Jeremy Roebuck March 2017

    Two former Pennsylvania State University officials who struck plea deals with prosecutors and the one-time head of Jerry Sandusky's children's charity are among the witnesses expected to testify against ex-university president Graham B. Spanier when his child endangerment trial begins Tuesday. While selecting a jury Monday, Deputy Attorney General Laura Ditka named Tim Curley, Penn State's former athletic director, and ex-university vice president Gary Schultz on a list of people whose testimony she planned to present to the panel of seven women and five men chosen to hear the case.

  • Pitt Hires Eastern Michigan AD Heather Lyke

    by Jerry DiPaola March 2017

    Pitt will hire Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke, athletic director at Eastern Michigan since 2013, to replace Scott Barnes.