- Big Ten Conference Helps Legitimize eSports
by Kelsy Ketchum March 2017
The campus superstar used to be a quarterback. Now, instead of a strong arm for throwing a football, the new superstar might need to have fast fingers to tap a computer keyboard. League of Legends, a competitive online game, has become a phenomenon on college campuses across the country - including Minnesota. It's gotten so big, in fact, that it's being televised. And before you roll your eyes at that, consider this: It has more viewers than the National Hockey League. League, as it's known by the people who play it, has been around since 2009 but has taken off over the past few years. The game's publisher, Riot Games, claims that more than 100 million people play League every month.
- Prep School Opens Fencing Center
by Marci Woodmansee March 2017
Before the Kroeker-Petrosyan Fencing Center opened on the Memphis University School campus, the fencing team had to transport and set up their equipment for each practice in Todd-Snowden Gymnasium or the Dining Hall.
- EMU Students Rally Against Proposed Football Facility
by Jason Scott March 2017
Plans to build a $35 million training facility for the Eastern Michigan University football team face opposition from the university’s student government.
- Northwestern Community Overjoyed by First NCAA Bid
by Nancy Armour March 2017
Northwestern has been playing basketball since 1904, and, until Sunday, no team had ever made the NCAA tournament. It was one of five original Division I schools to never have made the tournament.
- University's Rec Facility Makes Impact on Campus
by The State Journal-Register March 2017
The heart of campus wellness at the University of Illinois Springfield is the TRAC (The Recreation and Athletic Center), a 72,000 square-foot facility that opened in 2007 — thanks in part to a generous gift from the Hoogland Family Foundation of Springfield’s own Charles and Kathleen Hoogland.
- UNC Classes Were Legit, Former Dept. Manager Says
by The Herald-Sun March 2017
With UNC-Chapel Hill potentially facing major NCAA sanctions over scores of classes that never met, one of the key figures in the paper class scandal said in an affidavit released Thursday that the classes were legitimate and not created to specifically help athletes.
- How S.C. City Came to Host NCAA Tournament
by Eric Connor March 2017
It's been 15 years since March Madness last swept through Greenville and gave the host city its chance to shine on one of the nation's largest sports stages.
- Top College Basketball Freshmen Quick to Go Pro
by Nicole Auerbach March 2017
It has been tough, not only for the Duke freshman but for everyone in the Blue Devils program to witness the kind of season Harry Giles has had.
- WSU Reluctant to Raise Student Fees for Fitness Center
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
Wednesday night, the Student Government Association at Wichita State University voted down a proposed fee increase that would facilitate the construction of a new on-campus YMCA.
- NCAA President Pays Off Overdue Donation
by Brent Schrotenboer March 2017
NCAA President Mark Emmert has paid off his overdue pledged donation to the University of Washington and remitted the remaining $49,000 of the $100,000 promise he made in 2006.