• Opinion: Ban on Satellite Camps Hurts Student-Athletes

    by Paul Myerberg April 2016

    The NCAA's decision to ban satellite camps, effectively immediately, is seen largely as a victory for the Southeastern Conference, which has long railed against a practice it views as giving the rest of the Football Bowl Subdivision an unfair recruiting advantage. It didn't help, of course, that the SEC and the Atlantic Coast Conference had rules prohibiting coaches from participating as guest coaches at satellite-camp opportunities -- essentially giving the rest of the FBS free rein to hold camps in the Southeast.

  • Stark Differences in Handling of Cal Harassment Cases

    by Thomas Peele April 2016

    Just days after vowing to fight the university’s efforts to fire him, Cal assistant basketball coach Yann Hufnagel resigned Thursday, blaming the “toxic environment” of a campus stained by scandal and abruptly ending a high-profile effort to clear his name from a sexual harassment complaint.

  • Tyndall Hit with 10-Year Show Cause, Ex-Coach May Sue

    by Grant Ramey April 2016

    Donnie Tyndall plans to appeal the NCAA’s 10-year show cause ordered against him Friday. If that doesn’t work, he’s prepared to take legal action. The ruling announced Friday was “intended to drive him out of the coaching profession permanently,” according to the former Tennessee basketball coach’s legal representation, lawyer Don Jackson of The Sports Group, based in Montgomery, Ala. In an emailed statement to the News Sentinel late Friday night, Jackson said the planned appeal of the Committee on Infractions’ decision will “aggressively defend” Tyndall against “groundless allegations” made by the NCAA.

  • HS Athletes Committing to Colleges Earlier Than Ever

    by Phil Anastasia April 2016

    In one strange sense, Jack Herman was a college baseball player before he was a high school baseball player. As odd as that sounds, Herman's decision to orally commit to accept a baseball scholarship from the University of Maryland before playing his first game for Eastern High School in Voorhees, Camden County, was only an extreme example of an expanding trend. More high school athletes, especially in sports such as baseball and lacrosse, are committing earlier to colleges, many coaches say.

  • Parents: Louisiana Tech Divided by Favoritism

    by Josh Peter and Nicole Auerbach April 2016

    Tyler Summitt's treatment of Louisiana Tech's starting point guard divided the team months before he resigned as women's basketball coach, parents of team members told USA TODAY Sports.

  • Tyler Summitt Resigns after Inappropriate Relationship

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    Tyler Summitt, son of legendary women’s college basketball coach Pat Summitt, resigned Thursday as the head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech, referencing an "inappropriate relationship."

  • Old Dominion Board to Be Briefed on Stadium Study

    by Harry Minium April 2016

    Old Dominion appears set to make a decision in late spring or early summer on how and where to build a new football stadium. ODU’s Board of Visitors is to be briefed on a stadium study June 9, said sources who asked not to be identified. ODU has been studying how to replace the 20,118-seat Foreman Field since late 2012, but board members have not been briefed on the issue in more than a year. University President John Broderick said last week that the board will be finalizing the school’s budget and setting tuition rates at its next meeting on April 21. But he added that officials will address the stadium issue in June.

  • Students Want Better Rec Facilities, Willing to Pay

    by Jay Tokasz April 2016

    Many students have complained of poorly maintained outdoor fields, inadequate fitness equipment, paying additional fees to participate in intramural sports and an overall lack of recreational space

  • Athletes Cash In From Video Game Lawsuit

    by Steve Berkowitz April 2016

    It might not happen again anytime soon, but beginning this week a group of current college football players will join NFL players in getting paid at least once for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

  • Cal Diving Coach Fined $455 for Harassment

    by Josh Peter April 2016

    The diving coach at the University of California-Berkeley, found to have sexually harassed a male employee at the school for at least a year and a half, was docked $455.30 in lieu of suspension, according to documents released by the school Wednesday.