- KU's Self: NBA Draft Gives College Players 'False Hope'
by Matt Galloway July 2016
Bill Self isn't quite sure what the solution should be, but the Kansas basketball coach is at least convinced there is a problem. In the wake of former KU juniors Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene going unselected in last week's NBA Draft, Self took time Wednesday to opine on what he called an imperfect system during the Big 12's annual summer coaches' teleconference. "I think there's been some positive strides made," Self said. "I don't think it's perfect - I think everybody would agree with that. There's so much false hope with the draft."
- Penn State Leads Large Universities on Fitness Index
by Stuart Goldman June 2016
Penn State University is No. 1 among large public universities on the 2016 National Collegiate Fitness Index (NCFI).
- Meet the First Female AD at U. of Delaware
by Bill Fleischman June 2016
Chrissi Rawak never set a university athletic director's job as her top professional priority. "I never managed my career that I want to be X," Rawak, the University of Delaware's new athletics director, said in a recent interview in her office. "If you focus on being X, you lose out on a lot of opportunities around you." Rawak, 46, was an outstanding swimmer for Germantown Academy and Team Foxcatcher. Later, she swam for the University of Michigan.
- Fan Survey Calls for Arena Upgrades at Dayton
by David Jablonski June 2016
UD Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said any improvements to the arena would have to ensure that the building maintains its "soul." DAYTON - The University of Dayton received more than expected feedback in January in its online survey regarding potential upgrades to UD Arena.
- Clemson Students Continue to Get Free Football Tickets
by firstname.lastname@example.org June 2016
For now, Clemson students will continue attending home football games at Memorial Stadium free of charge.
- Affidavit: Coach Refused to Reveal Names in Drug Probe
by Amelia Rayno June 2016
University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson told police investigators in April that he had "fully taken care of" his team's drug problem and refused to turn over the names of student-athletes involved and documents in his possession, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained Tuesday by the Star Tribune. Robinson was placed on paid administrative leave June 1, under investigation by both school administration and university police for his alleged knowledge and self-policing of several wrestlers' use and sale of the prescription sedative Xanax this past winter.
- Marshall Pitches In for Flood Relief
by Chuck McGill June 2016
Marshall football players Chase Litton, Hyleck Foster, Ryan Yurachek and Ryan Bee stood inside a 53-foot equipment truck parked outside of Elkview Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. The sun was sweltering - it was nearly 90 degrees long after temperatures had peaked for the day - and sweat-soaked volunteers awaited on the truck's lift for supplies. Amongst those with waiting arms were Herd football coach Doc Holliday, who seldom left his post as he handed cases of water, mops, brooms and cleaning solution to be added to the donation piles outside of the church. At Holliday's side was MU athletic director Mike Hamrick, who had a special purpose for being in the flood-ravaged region.
- Ex-Softball Player Sues Over Alleged Hazing
by Scott O'Connell June 2016
A former member of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s women’s softball team claims in a new lawsuit against the school she was permanently injured in a hazing ritual during spring training last year. Caroline Roch, who has since transferred to another school, also alleges the team’s head coach attempted to cover up the incident. In a civil complaint filed in Worcester Superior Court last week, the New Jersey resident is asking a jury to award her damages for negligence, saying she has spent $118,019 on medical expenses and other costs stemming from her injury, which has left her no longer able to play softball.
- Player Complaints Spark Investigation of Golf Program
by Dan Hope June 2016
An investigation by the Office of Access and Equity at Clemson University revealed members of the women’s golf team described the team’s environment as “hostile.” Clemson launched a review into the program after allegations were made about the behavior of head coach J.T. Horton. A parent of a golfer told a university administrator Feb. 29 that his daughter was “subjected to behavior and communication by Coach Horton causing a hostile environment to her.” The parent raised concerns about Horton making physical contact with his daughter that was not sexual in nature but made her uncomfortable.
- Utah Athletics Checks Projects Off Facilities Wish List
by Kyle Goon June 2016
Another podium, another speech, another shovel. Spence Eccles, a former All-American skier-turned-Utah superbooster, has been to many of these groundbreakings now. His name rests on the Utes' football stadium, on the football facility, the student life center, the tennis courts and soon a ski team building ccc the latest project that officially began construction Wednesday. Along with a line of school administrators, coaches and other donors, he gently scooped out soil at the site where a $2.3 million building will rise in the coming year. But while the crowd wilted in the June heat, the 81-year-old's enthusiasm was unyielding.