• VCU Backs Up Basketball Success with Arena Upgrades

    by TIM PEARRELL May 2014

    VCU plans to add luxury suites in two corners and a center-hung scoreboard, and install a new sound system and an LED ribbon board, to the Siegel Center in time for next basketball season.

  • Pac-12 Presidents Lobby Peers, Push for More Autonomy

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star May 2014

    With major college conferences hoping to gain autonomy to make changes to the NCAA model in August, Pac-12 presidents have proactively sent a letter of proposals to their peers in the other four major conferences.

  • SEC Likely to Discuss Allowing Stadium Beer Sales

    by JOSH KENDALL; May 2014

    If beer sales are coming to an SEC stadium near you, South Carolina will not be leading the charge to bring them.

  • Legal Expertise Yields More-Detailed NCAA Enforcement

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    Jon Duncan, the vice president of the NCAA's frequently criticized enforcement arm, noted Wednesday that staff turnover has abated, the enforcement division has 100 open cases and he expects at least 10 more involving major violations will be processed by the end of the year, in addition to the 12 that have already moved through his office.

  • Columnist: At Florida State, Glory But No Guts

    by Christine Brennan,, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    Were Jameis Winston a fourth-string punter rather than a first-string quarterback, he almost certainly would have long since been kicked off the Florida State football team, probably for good. Instead, the Heisman Trophy-winning problem child is being protected by his university and athletics department for the worst reason possible. He is being coddled because of what he can do for them. He brought the school the Heisman and a national title last year, and who knows what goodies he can tack on this coming season. The school's leaders are unabashedly using him, hoping he stays one step ahead of the law long enough to win them more games this coming season. Sounds harsh? You bet it does. But we all know it's true. How else do we explain a university almost completely abdicating its duties under the law involving the handling of a sexual assault case, much less the care and education of a young man who just turned 20 in January?

  • Sprinkler Malfunction Delays Big South Baseball Tourney

    by May 2014

    In baseball, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains. And then, sometimes you have a sprinkler malfunction.

  • New Rules Hold Celebrating Dayton Students Accountable

    by Jessica Heffner Staff Writer May 2014

    The University of Dayton is implementing new rules in the wake of the chaotic and sometimes violent celebrations there in March that resulted in 32 arrests and nine police officers being injured.

  • Former U. of Utah Apparel Provider Sues University

    by McKenzie Romero, Deseret News May 2014

    By McKenzie Romero Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - A clothing company claiming fraud, breach of contract and "retaliation for whistleblowing" has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the University of Utah.

  • Dayton's NCAA Revelry Cost $57K in Police Overtime

    by Steve Bennish and Jessica Heffner May 2014

    Miami Valley taxpayers shelled out more than $57,000 in overtime to fund police officers from 13 jurisdictions to control crowds at the University of Dayton as its men's basketball team made a historic run in this year's NCAA tournament.

  • Congress Questions Academic Rigor of Student-Athletes

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    Congressional scrutiny of how well the NCAA is meeting the educational needs of student-athletes vs. building the business of college athletics will be increasing again today.