- Mississippi State Student Dies in Stadium Fall
by Jason Scott May 2016
A 21-year-old student at Mississippi State University died Saturday when he fell through the roof of the video board at Davis Wade Stadium.
- Athletes Differ with Coaches, ADs on Time Demands
by Steve Berkowitz May 2016
Faced with a number of proposals intended to reduce the amount of time athletes spend on their sports, the schools and athlete representatives tabled those concepts in favor of a resolution to study the issue and develop new proposals for the 2017 convention.
- ACC will Follow NCAA's Lead on Discrimination
by Powell Latimer May 2016
The ACC will require hosts for conference championship sites to prove their commitment to non-discriminatory practices in a written statement, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Sunday. In an interview with the ACC Digital Network during the league 's spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., Swofford said the conference likely would adhere to the same standard the NCAA announced in April.
- Duke Completes Investigation of Women's Hoops Coach
by Sun Journal May 2016
Duke has completed the investigation of its women's basketball team and says Joanne P. McCallie will remain the coach.
- Report: As Many as Six Assistants Alerted Paterno of Abuse
by Jeremy Roebuck May 2016
By Friday, more accusers had come forward with claims that they, too, had alerted Paterno or others on his staff to Sandusky's sexual misconduct decades before it drew law enforcement scrutiny.
- ODU Defends Decision to Reject Stadium Proposal
by Harry Minium May 2016
Stephen Ballard submitted his proposal under the Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act, which encourages the private sector to bid for government contracts. The PPEA, as the act is known, is designed to reduce the time and cost of building new facilities. Under the conventional process, government asks for bids for the design of a project, then after completing design, asks for bids for construction. The PPEA combines it all into one process.
- PSU: No Evidence Paterno Knew About Latest Allegations
by By Susan Snyder; Staff Writer May 2016
Pennsylvania State University president Eric Barron said Sunday that the university has found no evidence to support the latest allegations that Joe Paterno and members of his coaching staff knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children as early as the 1970s. Barron turned the heat on the media for reporting the allegations, some of which surfaced in court papers last week. Others were reported by CNN and NBC News.
- Softball Player Earns 'Landmark' $1M Contract
by Troy Provost-Heron May 2016
On Thursday, the news became public as the Houston Scrap Yard Dogs, an expansion franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch league, announced that they signed the greatest softball pitcher in University of Tennessee history to a six-year, $1 million contract.
- Opinion: Transfers to Bigger Programs Are No Big Deal
by Mike Jensen May 2016
Note to Division I basketball coaches in "non-power" leagues: Get your recruits, start winning, keep winning, or you'll find your better ballplayers will start thinking about transferring out and your program may start moving in the wrong direction. The players know all this already. Their friends know it. Their handlers know it. Prove yourself in a low- or mid-major league, and bigger programs will show interest.
- Source: Paterno May Have Known About Sandusky in 1976
by Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder May 2016
Pennsylvania State University paid settlements to end claims that Joe Paterno and other coaches at the school knew as early as the 1970s that Jerry Sandusky was assaulting children sexually, according to court filings and a person familiar with the payouts. One accuser was a child when he allegedly told Paterno in 1976 that Sandusky had molested him. Two assistant coaches witnessed Sandusky's misconduct with children in the 1980s, and a former athletic director also was told about sexual contact between the former assistant coach and a child, according to the filings.