• Opinion: Penn State Fumbled Latest Sandusky Response

    by Christine Brennan May 2016

    Penn State is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. There are new allegations that longtime football coach Joe Paterno was aware of sexual assault complaints against convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky in the 1970s, which, if true, would reach much further back than originally thought.

  • New Mexico to Sell Beer and Wine at Football Games

    by Chris Quintana May 2016

    It appears Lobo fans will be able to enjoy a brew and cup of wine - legally - at University Stadium this fall. University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs wants to sell beer and wine during football games to lure more fans and revenue, and he has the support of UNM President Bob Frank and Board of Regents President Rob Doughty. "There is revenue to be made and it would help us to increase attendance," Krebs said Tuesday morning during a presentation to the regents' Finance and Facilities Committee meeting. He said the university already has the proper state licenses to sell alcohol to the public at both University Stadium and WisePies Arena, aka The Pit.

  • FedEx Throwing Weight Behind Memphis Big 12 Bid

    by Phil Stukenborg May 2016

    FedEx is vowing to sponsor a Big 12 Conference football championship game and offer other incentives to bolster the University of Memphis’ bid to become an expansion member of the Power Five conference, company chairman Frederick W. Smith said Tuesday in confirming a national report. Smith told The Commercial Appeal the Tigers in the Big 12 would be “a great thing for U of M and the city.”

  • Georgia Colleges to Cap Student Athletic Fees

    by Janel Davis May 2016

    Georgia State University would have to cut the amount of student fees and tuition that fund its athletic programs by about $700,000, according to a new policy adopted by the state's Board of Regents on Tuesday. The Regents set limits on the amount of money from student fees and tuition that can go toward athletic programs at the state's public colleges and universities. The cap will be between 65 percent and 85 percent of the athletic budget at most schools, depending on each school's athletic association. The new rules come as a national review of the high cost of athletics at some schools has led to debate about rising college costs and whether students get a good return on their investment when they foot the bill for sports. The goal is for Georgia colleges to seek money for sports through fundraising and other revenue sources beyond what students pay.

  • Proposal: Let College Athletes Sign Endorsement Deals

    by Steve Berkowitz May 2016

    A Tulane law professor who also serves as the university's associate provost for NCAA compliance has offered an extensive proposal under which college athletes could be allowed to use their names, images and likenesses to make regulated endorsement deals while playing their sports in school.

  • Opinion: Arrest Underscores Minnesota's Problems

    by Chip Scoggins May 2016

    A Gophers basketball player was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. That's all the public knows at this point. Reggie Lynch remained jailed in Minneapolis on Monday but had not been charged. Until the county attorney announces whether charges will be brought against him, Lynch deserves presumption of innocence.

  • Mississippi State Student Dies in Stadium Fall

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    A 21-year-old student at Mississippi State University died Saturday when he fell through the roof of the video board at Davis Wade Stadium.

  • Athletes Differ with Coaches, ADs on Time Demands

    by Steve Berkowitz May 2016

    Faced with a number of proposals intended to reduce the amount of time athletes spend on their sports, the schools and athlete representatives tabled those concepts in favor of a resolution to study the issue and develop new proposals for the 2017 convention.

  • ACC will Follow NCAA's Lead on Discrimination

    by Powell Latimer May 2016

    The ACC will require hosts for conference championship sites to prove their commitment to non-discriminatory practices in a written statement, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Sunday. In an interview with the ACC Digital Network during the league 's spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., Swofford said the conference likely would adhere to the same standard the NCAA announced in April.

  • Duke Completes Investigation of Women's Hoops Coach

    by Sun Journal May 2016

    Duke has completed the investigation of its women's basketball team and says Joanne P. McCallie will remain the coach.