- Ex-Baseball Coach Seeks to Reopen Lawsuits
by Karen Herzog January 2017
A former baseball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is asking both a Winnebago County judge and a federal judge to reopen lawsuits they dismissed against four university administrators in light of what he calls new evidence against the former chancellor and former chief business officer. The former coach, Tom Lechnir, said new evidence that surfaced last week could validate his legal claim that he lost his job because he blew the whistle on former Chancellor Richard Wells for allegedly diverting private gifts earmarked for a new baseball stadium to another building project - the Oshkosh Sports Complex - without informing the donors. His attorneys are seeking to reopen lawsuits in Winnebago County Circuit Court in Oshkosh and U.S. District Court in Green Bay.
- Marquette Names Construction Firm for Athletic Center
by Alex Zank January 2017
Marquette University has chosen Mortenson Construction to build a proposed athletic-performance research center because of the contractor's "wide-ranging experience" in putting up both athletic and health care centers.
- NCAA to Offer Sneak Peek at Top Hoops Seeds
by USA Today January 2017
The NCAA men's basketball selection committee announced Tuesday that it will reveal its in-season top 16 seeds (1-4 in each assigned region) during a CBS broadcast Feb.11 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The final bracket will be unveiled on Selection Sunday, March 12.
- Miami Nixes Football Player's Transfer
by Zach Braziller January 2017
A Staten Island native is being blocked by Miami from transferring to either of the two programs that interest him the most - Pittsburgh and Syracuse - a source close to him told The Post, because those two programs are on the Hurricanes' schedule next season. Considering Miami coach Mark Richt's history, this comes as a surprise.
- Drury Coach Steps Down to Head Anti-Hazing Task Force
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
Brian Reynolds, head swimming and diving coach for Drury University in Springfield, Mo., has announced his intention to step down as coach in order to devote his time to an anti-hazing task force he plans to create with the help of dean of students Tijuana Julian and athletic director Mark Fisher.
- Company Applies Analytics to Collegiate Recruiting
by Paul Myerberg January 2017
Boiled down, Zcruit's goal is to assist a program's efforts by streamlining the process — by taking all the streams of data at their disposal and creating a formula for recruiting success, in the same way a university's admissions office attempts to pinpoint the best and most likely fits for the student body at large.
- Michigan Football to Take Spring Practice to Rome
by Mark Snyder January 2017
Michigan announced Monday that it'll travel to Italy for a week of spring practice "after finals toward the end of winter semester in April." The Wolverines will conduct three of their 15 allotted spring practices overseas, working out at the facilities of the AS Roma soccer club.
- More Colleges Adopt Cycling as Sponsored Sport
by Shane Foley January 2017
Collegiate-level cycling has been gaining traction over the last few years, with more and more schools offering the sport as well as scholarships for cyclists.
- NCAA Explores Use of Analytics in Bracket-Building
by Shannon Ryan January 2017
The NCAA basketball tournament used a seeding process for the first time in 1978. Four teams in each region received automatic bids as conference winners that season, and they were seeded based on their conference's win-loss record in the five previous tournaments.
- Tennessee to Renovate Basketball Locker Rooms
by Mike Strange January 2017
Tennessee announced on Saturday major renovations are coming on locker rooms for the Vols and Lady Vols at Thompson-Boling Arena. The $5 million project will begin in May and is funded entirely by private gifts. Lead donor Larry Pratt's $2 million commitment enabled the university to go forward.