• UW Student-Athletes Tweet for Change

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Monday, University of Wisconsin student-athletes took to twitter in a campaign to raise awareness of the problems inherent in a system that they say lauds the athlete and dismisses the student. According to ESPN, a score of UW football players as well as celebrated basketball player Nigel Hayes have shared a statement that earnestly asks for respect and understanding. The athletes are calling on university officials to take a stand, address head-on the issues that student-athletes of color face daily on college campuses around the United States and take the initiative to effect real change.

  • Baylor Officials Disagree on What Briles Knew

    by Telegraph Herald November 2016

    Baylor's assistant football coaches have disputed claims by school regents that former coach Art Briles knew of a gang rape involving a player. Thirty-three assistant coaches and staff members issued a statement on Twitter on Friday expressing their support for Briles, who was fired in May, The Dallas Morning News reported. It was the first time the coaches had spoken publicly about the series of sexual assault claims at Baylor, some involving former football players. Baylor regent David Harper and three other regents met with the newspaper's editorial board on Thursday, and Harper said Briles knew of the allegations of at least one gang rape.

  • Ex-UT Coach Tyndall Hired as D-League Assistant

    by Phil Kaplan November 2016

    The NCAA in April hit Tyndall with a 10-year show cause penalty for violations committed at Southern Miss, including acting unethically and failing to promote an atmosphere for compliance.

  • Brand-Conscious Universities Force HS Logo Redesign

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    American high schools are facing a new challenge as universities become more possessive of their brand. Nationwide, high schools are scrambling to redesign team logos under threat of trademark-infringement suits as big-name universities such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Texas and Texas Tech University issue warnings to high school teams informing them of trademark violations.

  • BYU AD Touts Benefits of Independence to Fans

    by Gordon Monson November 2016

    Tom Holmoe did what he had to do on Friday in his sports version of a General Conference talk wrapped in a one-man pep rally wrapped in a state-of-the-program address aimed at BYU fans, fans who were anxious and worried and curious after the school was kicked to the curb by the Big 12. He bucked them up. He gave them hope. He reminded them that BYU is a "distinctive" university built on faith and strength. He darn near quoted "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba, highlighting the notion that when BYU gets knocked down, it gets up again ccc and that as it does so, ESPN will televise every minute of it.

  • Regents Refuse to Reinstate WSU Player, Forum Erupts

    by Jacob Thorpe November 2016

    State Sen. Michael Baumgartner stormed out of a public forum Friday at Washington State University, yelling to the school president and regents, "If you don't fix this, I goddamn will." Baumgartner's heated remarks were in contrast to what had up to that point been a largely civil gathering of about 100 people, most of whom had come to support suspended football player Robert Barber and ask school officials that he be immediately reinstated. Washington State University President Kirk Schulz and the school's board of regents declined to do that for Barber and all other "non-extreme" suspensions from this semester, prompting Baumgartner's outburst.

  • Harvard Team Perpetuates Harassment, Forfeits Season

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Harvard University men’s soccer team has forfeited the rest of the season after officials discovered the team participating in what has become a team tradition of sexual harassment targeting their female counterparts.

  • Opinion: Don't Corral Free Will of Would-Be Transfers

    by John Blanchette November 2016

    TRANSFER EPIDEMIC! Surely it deserves all caps and an exclamation point, just like the routine alarmism which attends the reporting of each new front by the TV weather clarions, who sometime this winter will marshal the resources of their station's STORMTEAM and bring us "SNOWMAGEDDON 2017!" And just as the dirty white berms will turn downtown arterials into cheerless tunnels, the streets of college basketball - or so hand-wringing coaches would have us believe - are choked with itinerant players, schlepping their sneaks from school to school in search of happier circumstances or more jump shots.

  • New Athletic Performance Motivator: Impending Death?

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    Forget fame and glory, athletes perform better when reminded of their impending death, according to a new study conducted by University of Arizona researchers.

  • College, HS Coaches Split on Early Signing Day Proposal

    by Jodie Wagner November 2016

    Last month, the NCAA's Division I Council submitted a proposal that would create two early signing periods for football recruits.