'Proud Process' of CFP Rankings Largely Unchanged
by George Schroeder, @GeorgeSchroeder, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
Only the calendar will produce a noticeable tweak to the College Football Playoff's ranking and selection process.
UConn Legend Auriemma: Men's Basketball a 'Joke'
by The Hartford Courant April 2015
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma told reporters on a national conference call Wednesday that he was recently talking basketball with friend Phil Martelli, the men’s basketball coach at St. Joseph’s.
Proposal Would Pay Certain Clemson, USC Athletes
by email@example.com April 2015
Football and basketball players at South Carolina and Clemson would be paid up to $5,000 per year under a proposal discussed Wednesday by state lawmakers.
UW Forward Hayes Part of Suit Seeking Athlete Pay
by Josh Peter, @joshpeter11, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
Nigel Hayes has emerged as a March Madness celebrity, thanks to his puckish interactions with news conference stenographers.
Why One College Is Cutting Its Most Successful Sports
by Kyle Rowland, The Journal Gazette April 2015
IPFW on Saturday announced it is cutting two of its most successful sports, raising questions about its continued commitment to Division I athletics.
Partnership Earns Fargo Praise as NCAA Hockey Host
by Brad Scholossman, Forum News Service April 2015
The NCAA regionals don’t often stray from their usual destinations. Manchester, Albany, Worcester, Bridgeport, Grand Rapids, St. Paul, repeat. But Fargo wins praise for NCAA regional tourney.
Ohio State's 'Fuel Zones' Reflect NCAA Rules Relaxation
by Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch March 2015
In a new snack room for athletes at Ohio State University, players on the men's lacrosse team buzzed in after a recent practice and left with armloads of sandwiches, juice, yogurt. The snack room -- Ohio State calls it a "fuel zone" -- is one of two the university built this year to offer athletes a quick bite between practice and class.
Team Psychologist Helps Dayton Women See Success
by Tom Archdeacon March 2015
Team psychologist Dr. Becky Cook will be carrying a smooth, plum-sized rock into the arena. She's also carrying a small plastic bag that contains sand.
Most Schools Don't Itemize Spending of Athletic Fees
by Laura A. Bischoff March 2015
College students at 10 of Ohio's biggest public universities are paying more than $135 million for intercollegiate athletics through either mandatory fees or university subsidies - and most of the students don't even know it.
The AB Extra: March 27
by Laura Godlewski March 2015
Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.