- BYU Hosts Marriott Center Annex Grand Opening
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
On Tuesday, Bringham University in Provo, Utah, held an open house for its new Marriott Center Annex, a practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
- Boston College AD Resigns, Will Join Search Firm
by Rich Thompson February 2017
Boston College athletic director Brad Bates has resigned to assume a position of vice president with Collegiate Sports Associates.
- Private Planes Commonplace on Campus, in Recruiting
by Collin Binkley February 2017
Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Some schools spend millions of dollars a year flying their coaches and executives on scores of trips around the country, and some pass the cost on to students and taxpayers. The Associated Press requested documents from dozens of public universities and found that at least 20 own or share ownership of planes for school business, often employing a few full-time pilots to fly them. Many others charter private flights through outside companies.
- U. of Nevada Unveils E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
by Jason Scott February 2017
Last week, more than 200 students were on hand to be among the first to get a workout in at the University of Nevada, Reno’s $47.5 million E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center.
- New Florida AD Embraces Expectations
by Garry Smits February 2017
New University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin has wasted little time in getting out to meet boosters, alumni and fans. And he said there's one common thread to the input he's getting during his current tour.
- CFB Targeting Rule Could See Update
by George Schroeder February 2017
The sometimes controversial targeting rule in college football could get a welcome tweak for next season. When the NCAA Football Rules Committee meets next month, it will consider adding a middle ground, according to secretary-rules editor Rogers Redding, that would in some cases allow the offending player to remain in the game even if the penalty is not overturned. Currently, a targeting call -- "making forcible contact with the crown of the helmet," or "making forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless player" -- results in a 15-yard penalty and the ejection of the player committing the foul. If the foul occurs in the second half of a game, the player is also suspended for the first half of the next game.
- Opinion: Eustachy Another Case of Misplaced Priorities
by Nancy Armour February 2017
The only thing more appalling than the details of Larry Eustachy's violent temper and the emotional abuse he inflicted on his players is that the Colorado State basketball coach still has a job.
- CSU Investigation Details Coach's Abusive Behavior
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
Colorado State University has released a 90-page report detailing an investigation into the atmosphere among the men’s basketball team and administration under head coach Larry Eustachy.
- Ex-Coach Charged for Pocketing Nearly $600K
by Carl Campanile February 2017
A former Baruch College basketball coach and athletic-department official was busted Tuesday for pocketing nearly $600,000 that should have gone to the school for rentals of its facilities, authorities said.
- ACC Student-Athletes Call for HB2 Repeal
by Dan Spears February 2017
Four athletes from North Carolina's Atlantic Coast Conference schools have written a letter urging state lawmakers to repeal a law that limits the protections of LGBT people. The letter was signed by North Carolina fencer Ezra Baeli-Wang, Duke football player Chris Taylor, N.C. State diver Gabi McDermott and Wake Forest men s golfer Tanner Owen. They re members of the ACC s student-athlete advisory committee.