RECENT ARTICLES
  • Sun Belt Conference Dissects Sportsmanship Data

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    Survey data gathered by the Sun Belt Conference during its first year of piloting the RealSportsmanship program reveals that SBC student-athletes arrive on campus with well-established personal values and that coaches hold the key to further shaping those values.

  • SEC to MSU: Less Cowbell

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    The Southeastern Conference has announced a fine structure for the inappropriate use of what it calls "traditional institutional noise makers" at SEC sporting events.

  • Stakeholders Meet to Address Agent Issue

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    Representatives from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Football League, NFL Players Association, American Football Coaches Association and sports agent community met Monday to discuss their shared responsibility in addressing improper agent activity within the sport of football - described by the NCAA as "an age-old problem that not just one group or organization can solve on its own." The unprecedented meeting is expected to be the first of several discussions with the goal of identifying points of collaboration and potential solutions.

  • NCAA Proposes Tougher Academic Standards

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    The NCAA's board of directors is backing a new proposal that would require incoming basketball players to have their academic records assessed by university officials. Those in need of additional class work would have to take at least six credit hours during the summer to become eligible to compete in the fall. Additionally, school officials would have to reassess the academic records of players at the end of each school year and determine whether additional summer classes are needed. Schools that do not offer summer classes would be exempt from the legislation.

  • Quinnipiac Will Keep Women's Volleyball, Cheer

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Following a court order to bring its athletics programs into compliance with federal gender-equity requirements, Quinnipiac University plans to keep its women's volleyball team and its competitive cheer squad. Under a plan filed in federal court on Wednesday, the university also proposed adding women's golf and rugby teams to provide more athletic opportunities for female students.

  • More Football Coaches Atwitter Over Social Media

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Boise State football coach Chris Petersen, it seems, is on to something. On Wednesday, mere days after Petersen Twitter this season, New Mexico State football coach DeWayne Walker did the same thing. And Jimbo Fisher is considering following suit at Florida State. When told Seminoles were tweeting about the recent dismissal of wide receiver Jarmon Fortson for violating team policy, he told The Palm Beach Post that, "Maybe I do need to ban it."

  • Iowa State's Arena Underwater; Football Team Sandbags

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Iowa State University's football team was scheduled for an early-morning weightlifting session today. But instead of pumping iron, players heaved sand.

  • Locker Room Shoot Proves Too Steamy for UCF Officials

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    George O'Leary is not master of his domain.

    Turns out the University of Central Florida's head football coach overstepped his bounds when he allowed a local entertainment magazine called aXis access to the Knights' locker room for a photo shoot of UCF alum Shanna McLaughlin, better known for her pictorial in the July issue of Playboy. While it didn't include nudity, the aXis locker room shoot, in which McLaughlin suggestively tugged on her UCF-logoed tank top and bikini bottoms, proved too steamy for university officials once video appeared online Aug. 7.

  • Colleges Use Social Media to Sell Sports Tickets

    by Paul Steinbach August 2010

    Social media offers ideal ways for ticket departments to build relationships and boost revenue.

  • Academics Confront the Exploitation of African-American Male Athletes

    by Paul Steinbach May 2010

    A growing number of academics confront the perceived exploitation of African-American male student-athletes.