• NCAA Launches Largest Longitudinal Concussion Study

    by Jessica Wehrman, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH September 2014

    Those participating in the advanced research component -- initially athletes from UCLA, Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, with the University of Wisconsin participating beginning next year -- will undergo not only a baseline study but also exams six hours, then 48 hours, after every concussive event.

  • USC's Haden Fined $25K for Sideline Chat with Officials

    by Scott Wolf September 2014

    The Pac-12 fined USC athletic director Pat Haden $25,000 for his sideline actions Saturday at Stanford. USC coach Steve Sarkisian was also reprimanded.

  • University of Tennessee, City at Odds Over 'Amusement Tax'

    by Gerald Witt September 2014

    Sports programs at the University of Tennessee would benefit by keeping tax revenue the school collects for Knoxville, according to a news release from the athletics department. Knoxville officials, however, said the city does not expect to give up money collected in amusement taxes each year. On Thursday, the athletics department sent a release titled “The Facts on the ‘Amusement Tax’ ” that called the tax “an annual $1.6 million financial burden to Tennessee athletics.” The amusement tax is a fee that the city receives from ticket sales to local amusements, including movie theaters and some UT athletics events. The fee, similar to sales tax that a business collects when consumers purchase goods, is applied to ticket costs.

  • University Opens 78-Acre Complex as First 'Home Fields'

    by Eliot Kleinberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014

    The campus will be used by more than 190 student-athletes in NCAA Division II competition, plus some 1,100 intramural participants.

  • Florida to Pay Idaho $975K for Rained Out Football Game

    by John Blanchette, Correspondent September 2014

    Idaho, Florida agree to declare suspended game "no contest" Vandals, Gators agreeto play at Florida in 2017.

  • Purdue Offering Free Football Tickets to Students

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    It’s practically an epidemic for colleges and universities around the country: How can we get students to attend football games?

  • Mississippi State Wows With Plans for Baseball Stadium

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    Mississippi State is raising the bar when it comes to college baseball facilities. The school unveiled a $40 million plan for Dudy Noble Field on Tuesday that "aims to remake the Bulldogs’ home ballpark into the finest in college baseball." Looking at the renderings, and the fly-through video below, it's clear that goal isn't just hyperbole.

  • NCAA, Athletes Reach Head Injury Lawsuit Settlement

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    The NCAA and current and former college athletes have reached a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the NCAA's head-injury policy.

  • Synthetic Turf Install Complete at Notre Dame Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    It's a new era for Notre Dame football. The team took to Twitter Thursday morning to give the world its first look at the newly installed FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium.

  • USC to Spend $1M Annually to Feed Student-Athletes

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    If there's one thing we've learned from the ruling that allows NCAA Division 1 schools to feed their student-athletes however and whenever they want, it's that athletes eat a lot. And now, that "a lot" has an actual dollar amount attached to it.