RECENT ARTICLES
  • Opinion: Four-Year Scholarships a Positive Move for USC

    by Brad Senkiw October 2014

    South Carolina made a serious decision when the school announced last week it would start guaranteeing some student-athletes four-year scholarships, instead of the typical one-year program set up at most schools.

  • NCCU Athletics Aims to Reduce 'Institutional Support'

    by LAURA OLENIACZ loleniacz@heraldsun.com; 919-419-6636 October 2014

    N.C. Central University athletics officials are looking to grow department revenues and cut costs under a request from university leadership to keep the amount the school contributes to athletics in check.

  • Power Conferences Make Proposals on New NCAA

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    The Big Ten announced a set of initial recommendations for the NCAA on Wednesday designed to "provide enhanced benefits for student-athletes that are members in good standing with their individual universities as part of the NCAA's new autonomy governance structure." The announcement came just a day after the ACC made a similar statement and on the same day the Pac-12 announced it too had notified the NCAA of forthcoming proposals.

  • Columnist: At Michigan, Coach and AD Must Go

    by Christine Brennan October 2014

    The best line in the best college fight song in the country says, simply, "Hail! Hail! To Michigan, the leaders and best!" Growing up, I sang that song hundreds of times at Michigan football games or while just thinking about Michigan football games. I didn't end up going to college there and have long since moved on with my life, but the song has stayed with me forever, as have those words: "The leaders and best!" These days, Michigan is neither.

  • Do Later School Start Times Benefit Student-Athletes?

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Next year, three high schools in Virginia's Fauquier County are making the move to a new athletic conference, a transition that has some worried that the new competition has an unfair advantage: sleep. High schools in neighboring Loudoun county start later, at approximately 9 a.m. It's not a difference that most athletic programs might think of, but there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that later school start times are crucial to improving students' performance, academic and physical.

  • Purdue Offering Free Football Tickets to Students

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    It’s practically an epidemic for colleges and universities around the country: How can we get students to attend football games?

  • Mississippi State Wows With Plans for Baseball Stadium

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    Mississippi State is raising the bar when it comes to college baseball facilities. The school unveiled a $40 million plan for Dudy Noble Field on Tuesday that "aims to remake the Bulldogs’ home ballpark into the finest in college baseball." Looking at the renderings, and the fly-through video below, it's clear that goal isn't just hyperbole.

  • NCAA, Athletes Reach Head Injury Lawsuit Settlement

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    The NCAA and current and former college athletes have reached a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the NCAA's head-injury policy.

  • Synthetic Turf Install Complete at Notre Dame Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    It's a new era for Notre Dame football. The team took to Twitter Thursday morning to give the world its first look at the newly installed FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium.

  • USC to Spend $1M Annually to Feed Student-Athletes

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    If there's one thing we've learned from the ruling that allows NCAA Division 1 schools to feed their student-athletes however and whenever they want, it's that athletes eat a lot. And now, that "a lot" has an actual dollar amount attached to it.