• Horizon League to Change Basketball Tourney Format

    by Jay Morrison July 2016

    The HL Executive Council on Wednesday approved a revised tournament bracket, with one of the biggest changes on the men's side being the elimination of the double byes for the top two seeds

  • Proposal Looks to Ease Time Demands on Student-Athletes

    by Steve Berkowitz July 2016

    College athletes stand to gain greater flexibility regarding the time they are required to spend on their sports under a broad set of concepts unveiled Thursday by the Power Five conferences. The concepts include preventing schools from counting a travel day as the day off athletes are required to receive during the season, as well as provisions for additional time off and an eight-hour overnight period in which no required activities can occur.

  • College Hockey Coaches Oppose Overtime Proposal

    by Chip Malafronte July 2016

    When the NCAA ice hockey rules committee last month recommended that overtime games during the regular season be played with four skaters to each side, it went against the overwhelming opinion of its coaching body. At the annual convention in April, the 60 Division I hockey coaches were nearly unanimous in voting against a proposal to change the current regular season overtime format: 5-on-5 for five minutes. The rules committee ignored that vote and moved forward with its proposal anyway. It's now up to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which could make the change official on July 20. If passed, the new rule would be implemented for the coming season.

  • Syracuse Hires ESPN Executive as Athletic Director

    by Stuart Goldman July 2016

    In case you were wondering about the power of television in college athletics, Syracuse University announced an out-of-the-box hire on Wednesday.

    John Wildhack, an executive at ESPN for the past 36 years, is returning to Syracuse — his alma mater — to serve as its athletic director. His last day at the cable network is July 28, and he will begin at Syracuse in mid-August.

  • Briles Looks to Be Removed from Baylor Lawsuit

    by AB Staff July 2016

    Fired Baylor coach Art Briles is fighting back, nearly two months after he was let go in the fallout over how the school investigated rape allegations.

  • Columnist: UT Defends Culture With a Payout

    by John Adams July 2016

    Tennessee officials have said all along there’s nothing wrong with the culture surrounding their athletic program. And they’re willing to spend almost $2.5 million not to prove it.

  • Recruiting Services Say They Deliver, But Do They?

    by Trevor Phibbs, The Salt Lake Tribune July 2016

    College football recruiting services are a booming industry, with companies charging fluctuating prices exceeding $1,000, while similarly flourishing satellite camps cost hundreds of dollars in addition to travel expenses.

  • Despite Outcry, North Dakota Sticks With Name, Logo

    by Wade Rupard Forum News Service July 2016

    The University of North Dakota's new president has a message for the university's community and fans: The Fighting Hawks name and logo are here to stay.

  • Petitions Seek to Honor Summitt

    by News Sentinel staff July 2016

    Two petitions aim to pay tribute to legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday morning after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

  • Prosecutors Won't Charge Minnesota Wrestlers, Coach

    by Libor Jany July 2016

    Prosecutors, citing a lack of evidence, have declined to pursue criminal charges in connection with several University of Minnesota wrestlers suspected of using and selling the prescription sedative Xanax this past winter. In addition, no charges will be pursued against their coach for his knowledge of the situation. But one official cautioned that the decision doesn't mean innocence in a case where newly released documents reveal investigators were stonewalled at nearly every turn - including by coach J Robinson, who refused to turn over the names of student-athletes and documents in his possession, saying it would cause "carnage" to his program.