• Nike Again Giving Michigan Record Shoe Deal

    by Detroit Free Press July 2015

    Michigan will regain one title. After twice previously setting the industry standard for athletic footwear, apparel and equipment deals in 1994 and 2007, Michigan will be back on top.

  • Audit Shows Costs to Students of NCAA Sports

    by Morgan Jacobsen, Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) July 2015

    A report by the Utah State Auditor comparing athletics revenues at Utah's public colleges and universities asks policymakers to consider two questions: How much should NCAA athletics funding be subsidized? And how much of that should come out of students' pockets?

  • Schools Look to Stem Attrition Among Basketball Fans

    by Daniel Allar, Evansville Courier & Press July 2015

    The University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana are looking to combat slipping attendance in men’s basketball, the primary revenue sport for each school. According to the NCAA’s 2015 Attendance Report released Monday, UE drew 322 fewer fans per home game than the previous season.

  • FSU QB Dismissed After Video of Bar Battery Surfaces

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In a short statement released by Florida State University, Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher announced that freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team following the release of video footage by the state's attorney office showing Johnson punching a woman in the face at a Tallahassee bar. 

  • St. Joe's Clears Softball Coach of Alleged Hazing

    by Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2015

    The head varsity softball coach at St. Joseph's University will remain on the job, following a report by a university-hired investigator that no staff members violated policy in regard to hazing and sexual misconduct allegations by two former team members who have since sued the school.

  • SEC Coaches Favor Return for Undrafted NBA Hopefuls

    by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) July 2015

    Aaron Harrison and Michael Qualls were 6-foot-6 basketball players this past winter who earned spots on the All-Southeastern Conference second team. Now they have something else in common.

  • UT Chattanooga Soccer Team Keying Off Team USA Visit

    by Gene Henley July 2015

    If they could have things their way, the money University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer players Lauren Thomas and Hannah Wyatt have spent to attend the United States women's team's match at Finley Stadium on Aug. 17 would go to waste.

  • In Stipend Era, Varying Attendance Costs Debated

    by David Jablonski July 2015

    A new era for NCAA Division I athletics starts Aug. 1, when universities across the country can begin to offer stipends covering the cost of attendance for student-athletes.

  • Kansas State Reports Sixth Straight Budget Surplus

    by Ken Corbitt. July 2015

    Kansas State athletics director John Currie released details of the department's budget for fiscal year 2016, projecting a budget of $70.1 million. Currie released the figures in his "Letter to Fans" on the K-State athletics website (, reporting FY2015 ended with a balanced budget and a surplus for the sixth straight year.

  • Inside the Job of UA's Events, Facilities and Ops AD

    by Jon Gold Arizona Daily Star July 2015

    As part of our summer-long Q&A series, the Arizona Daily Star is exploring all facets of the Arizona athletic department, from its athletes and coaches to academic counselors and department heads.