- Baylor Faces Fourth Title IX Lawsuit, Refiled Suit
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
A new Title IX lawsuit was filed against Baylor University while another Title IX lawsuit was refiled to include former head football coach Art Briles (above) and former athletic director Ian McCaw.
- South Carolina Installs New Basketball Court
by Post & Courier October 2016
The basketball floor at Colonial Life Arena will have a new look for this coming season. South Carolina on Wednesday unveiled the new playing floor at the Gamecocks' home arena, which features not only a cleaner look but also shock pads beneath the wood to provide players with additional cushioning. The new floor was installed a week ago.
- NCAA Early-Signing Proposal Worries Some Coaches
by Tom Schad October 2016
Add Memphis coach Mike Norvell to the list of coaches with concerns about a recent NCAA proposal. The Division I Council submitted a proposal last week to add a pair of 72-hour early signing periods to the annual recruiting calendar -- one in June and one in mid-December. Norvell said this week that he believes there are "a lot of positive thoughts" behind the proposal, but also a lot of questions about the implementation of early signing periods. "When are the contact periods going to be allowed? Because they'd have to expand that to an earlier age," Norvell said. "And there's so much development that needs to happen. I think that's a very fine line on just how early you're going to (do that).
- New Mexico AD Warns of Possible Sports Cuts
by Geoff Grammer October 2016
It just ain't working anymore. And if more financial help — from the state, the main campus or through student fees — isn't on the way, some very "tough decisions" that could include the elimination of sports at the University of New Mexico could be on the horizon. That was the message UNM athletic director Paul Krebs delivered to the Board of Regents finance and facilities committee on Wednesday afternoon.
- WVU President Weighs In on Big 12 Expansion
by Mitch Vingle October 2016
WVU president E. Gordon Gee is grappling with the unsettled, fluctuating issue to be dealt with less than a week from now, on Oct. 17, in Irving, Texas: Big 12 expansion.
- Another College Football Program, Stadium Coming to Florida
by Adam Lichtenstein October 2016
Keiser University announced it would launch a football program in 2018, with a planned stadium on the school's flagship campus in West Palm Beach.
- Ole Miss QB Apologizes for Role in HS Football Brawl
by The Buffalo News October 2016
Ole Miss senior quarterback Chad Kelly regrets his decision to run onto the field at a high school football game involving his younger brother after a brawl broke out in Buffalo.
- NLRB: Private Schools Cannot Restrict Athletes’ Tweets
by Jason Scott October 2016
In an unprecedented move, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Northwestern University must remove “unlawful” restrictions on football players’ expression, allowing them to post freely on social media or speak to media as they see fit.
- Hurricane-Caused Flooding Forces Game to Be Postponed
by The Virginian-Pilot October 2016
East Carolina will reschedule its American Athletic Conference football game against Navy from Thursday night to Nov. 19 because of flooding from Hurricane Matthew.
- Opinion: SEC Must Reschedule LSU-Florida
by George Schroeder October 2016
There were good reasons to postpone LSU at Florida. The bickering back and forth about wheres, whys and hows of the decision is unseemly. Hurricane Matthew didn't hit Gainesville, Fla. But as late as Thursday, when the decision not to play was made, there wasn't certainty as to just what would happen. Various predictions suggested it would be as strong a storm -- potentially catastrophic -- as has hit Florida's Atlantic coast in a very long time. Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned, "This is going to kill people."