• Tennessee Women's Hoops Coach Gets Raise, Extension

    by Dan Fleser Dan Fleser covers Tennessee women's basketball. Follow him at October 2015

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart praised Holly Warlick’s leadership in announcing the women’s basketball coach has received a raise and a contract extension. A promotion for Kyra Elzy also was announced in a school release Friday. Elzy, who is entering her fourth season on the basketball staff, was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach.

  • Boeheim to Use Brown Example During NCAA Appeal

    by The Buffalo News October 2015

    Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim will meet with the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee on Monday in Indianapolis, according to a report by ESPN's Andy Katz that surfaced on Wednesday night.

  • Georgia Football's Title Drought Tied to 'Tighter Ship'

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports October 2015

    Draw a 350-mile circle around this idyllic college town, and within it you'll find seven college football programs that have won a combined 14 national titles since the last time the Georgia Bulldogs reached the pinnacle in 1980. Florida and Florida State have done it with two different head coaches. Clemson and Auburn have had turns at the top, the latter winning with a quarterback who grew up in Georgia's backyard. Tennessee's championship in 1998 was the culmination of a decade-long domination over Georgia, and Alabama has become college football's pre-eminent program over the last decade, directly denying the Bulldogs a chance at the 2012 Bowl Championship Series title game. Even Georgia Tech, with far fewer resources and a significantly smaller fan base, has a shared title as recently as 1990.

  • Minnesota Regents Likely to OK $100M Facilities Outlay

    by Sid Hartman October 2015

    Look for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to give their stamp of approval on a plan to build athletic facilities and upgrade others when they meet Oct. 8-9. The project will cost more than $100 million. Close to $80 million has been raised for the project, a lot of it by Gophers football coach Jerry Kill. The balance will be raised by floating bonds that the administration might have to back, but will be paid for by revenue earned by the Gophers men's and women's athletic department. The full "athletics village" project has been projected to cost $190 million, but the actual total cost could be lower when new bids come in. The plan will need the backing of University of Minnesota Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Richard Pfutzenreuter, who in the past has rejected some financial plans that would improve the facilities of the athletic department. However, for once the university has a president in Eric Kaler who has proved he will go out of his way to make sure the Gophers athletes can compete with those at other schools.

  • Social Media as a Window to the Character of a Recruit

    by Carolynn Crabtree October 2015

    We've seen too many examples to count of how an ill-conceived tweet can ruin the promising career of an athlete even before it begins. Social media has become a powerful tool for athletic directors, coaches and recruiters to gain unique insights into student-athletes, and more athletic programs are taking a recruit's online voice. A recent study of 600 college coaches and recruiters revealed that 83 percent conducted online research of recruits during the 2013-2014 recruitment season.

  • New Basketball Arena Excites Utah Hoops Coaches

    by Dirk Facer Deseret News October 2015

    While the new $36-million Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Center will have a private grand-opening ceremony this morning, head coaches Larry Krystkowiak and Lynne Roberts are quite public about how the 80,000-square foot project will benefit their programs. "It's really kind of beyond words," said Krystkowiak, who regularly polices the area by picking up trash and on this day was eager to discover where the hoses were stored so he could help water the plants around the rooftop observation deck.

  • Opinion: U. of North Dakota Name Change Is Shameful

    by Alan O'Neil October 2015

    On a recent Saturday, there was a full schedule of college football games. Among the teams competing were the; Alcorn State University Braves, Catawba College Indians, Central Michigan Chippewas, Florida State Seminoles, Mississippi College Choctaws, University of Illinois Fighting Illini, University of Utah Utes and the University of North Dakota ...?

  • University of Texas Apparel Contract Up for Grabs?

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The University of Texas’ apparel contract appears to be open for bidding, which means the richest program in college athletics may soon become even richer.

  • Opinion: Larry Brown Not Worth Violations Risk

    by Nancy Armour, September 2015

    Larry Brown's record is mind-boggling. Not the NCAA championship or the NBA title. Not the 1,500-plus career victories or the fact he has won almost 60% of games he has coached. No, the stat that really stands out is 3-for-3. As in, at all three of his stops as a college coach, Brown's programs have been hit hard for NCAA violations. "I have nothing to be ashamed of in any of those cases," Brown said Tuesday after the NCAA suspended him and banned SMU from the postseason for multiple infractions, including academic fraud and unethical conduct.

  • Athletic Department, Media School Partner at Indiana U.

    by Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette September 2015

    Indiana University unveiled a partnership Tuesday between its media school and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics that will enhance coverage of IU's sports while giving students unique access to facilities, including the new Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology.