• Could the CAP Agreement Shake Up College Athletics?

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A new kind of agreement between college players and their schools could bring fundamental changes to the balance of power in collegiate athletics.

  • Auburn's Jacobs Takes Top AD Award at NACDA

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    Auburn University athletic director Jay Jacobs was presented Tuesday with the Under Armour AD of the Year award at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics show in Orlando.

    According to a post on, Jacobs in the 19th recipient of the annual award.

    Jacobs, an Auburn alum, was hired as the athletic director back in 2004, after working in almost every area of the Auburn Athletics Department for the previous 20 years.

    During Jacobs' tenure as AD at Auburn, the athletics department has focused on five strategic goals, according to the Auburn University website. Those goals include winning, graduating student-athletes, managing the department’s finances, complying with SEC and NCAA rules and providing a “positive gameday experience.”

    Under Jacobs’ guidance, Auburn has won four titles and the football team won the BCS National Championship in 2010. Meanwhile, Jacobs has moved forward with a number of facilities, including the $86 million Auburn Arena and practice facility.

    It’s worth noting that in 2005, Jacobs signed a five-year contract with Under Armour Performance Apparel to be the official outfitter of Auburn’s athletics teams. A full list of recipients of the award can be found here.

  • YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.

  • College Player's Teen Conviction Raises Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A report published in The Oregonian/OregonLive on Thursday brought to light a controversy that could put a damper on the Oregon State baseball team's attempt to qualify for the College World Series.

  • Michigan State Football Players Face Assault Charges

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    Three Michigan State football players were formally charged Monday with sexual assault related to an alleged incident that took place in January.

  • College Teams Facing Charter Plane Shortage

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    As demand for travel increases among the general public, some airlines are cutting back on charter flight offerings for collegiate athletics programs. In today’s sprawling athletic conferences, some programs are scrambling to find reliable travel.

  • Ex-Illinois Football Player Awarded $250K in Settlement

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    The University of Illinois is paying out $250,000 in a settlement with former football player Simon Cvijanovic, whose claims about being forced to play while injured led to the eventual ouster of football coach Tim Beckman and athletic director Mike Thomas.

  • Lawsuit Claims Drugging, Gang Rape at Baylor

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    On Tuesday night, Baylor University was hit with a seventh Title IX lawsuit related to a sexual assault scandal that has rocked the football program for nearly a year.

  • NCAA's 2015-16 APR Increase Gets Mixed Review

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Yesterday, the NCAA announced that the 2015-16 Division I student-athlete Academic Progress Rate showed an increase over the previous four-year average for the 12th year in a row, resulting in another all-time high.

  • Iowa Responds to Ruling, Orders External Investigation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    The day following the decision by a Polk County jury to award $1.43 million to former University of Iowa athletics administrator Jane Meyer for discrimination, retaliation and unequal pay, the school announced its intention to undergo an external review of its employment practices.