- Ohio State's New Beer, Bag Policies Take Effect
by Kaitlin Fochesato September 2016
Ohio State did not hire extra security for the opening game, but it did provide more training for staff members, said Ben Johnson, a university spokesman.All employees selling the new beverage were required to check IDs for every purchase, Johnson said. About $600,000 from the beer profits will pay for four new full-time Ohio State police officers. Another $50,000 will be dedicated over the next two years to fund research.
- Penn State’s Plan to Honor Paterno Met with Backlash
by Stuart Goldman September 2016
Quietly, and without much fanfare, the Penn State athletic department announced Thursday plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as head coach at Penn State, a move quickly met with criticism on social media.
- Utah State Debuts Stadium Improvements
by Jeff Hunter September 2016
A couple of hours prior to the kickoff of Thursday's game between Weber State and Utah State, the Aggies held a brief ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the new West Stadium Center at Maverik Stadium. Under the direction of Utah State athletic director John Hartwell, outgoing USU President Stan Albrecht cut a ribbon pulled across the southwest entrance of the five-story, $36 million structure.
- Hermine Threatens College Football Games
by Harry Minium and David Hall September 2016
Although Hurricane Hermine hadn’t yet made landfall in Florida on Thursday afternoon, it could force both Old Dominion and Norfolk State to postpone their football home openers until Sunday.
- Coaches Suspended Over Recruiting Violation
by email@example.com September 2016
Charleston Southern suspended head football coach Jamey Chadwell and an assistant coach in response to a Secondary/Level III NCAA recruiting violation, the school announced Thursday night.
- Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy Likes Coach Gundy App
by Stuart Goldman September 2016
Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy says he is not surprised at how fast his new Coach Gundy mobile app has taken off.
- Wyoming AD Explains Athletics Cuts
by Thaddeus Mast September 2016
All University of Wyoming departments and units are facing budget reductions, including the athletics department. While some people state the importance of keeping the sports programs funded, others argue it should be cut further. The Financial Crisis Advisory Committee, a group created to analyze and create a possible plan for Fiscal Year 2018 budget reductions, heard Athletics Director Tom
- LSU, Wisconsin Players Warned Against Lambeau Leap
by Daniel Uthman September 2016
Excessive celebration that is not spontaneous and team-focused is a no-no, according in NCAA rules.
- Lawsuit Accuses Former USC AD of Sexual Harassment
by The Orange County Register September 2016
Former USC athletic director Mike Garrett was accused of sexual harassment by a Cal State Los Angeles administrator in a lawsuit filed Monday. Garrett, who was the athletic director at Cal State Los Angeles until June, called female employees "babe," sweetheart," "love" and "legs" according to Dr. Sheila Hudson, senior associate athletic director at the university. The lawsuit also said Garrett told a student assistant, "I love you" and "I could kiss you." Hudson, a 1996 Olympic triple jumper, said she went to Cal State L.A.'s human resources dept. and was "warned ... against voicing her complaints." Hudson's attorney, Nancy Abrolat, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
- Report: Big 12 Trims Expansion List
by Phil Stukenborg September 2016
The University of Memphis is one of "six to eight" schools on the Big 12's "preferred list" of expansion candidates according to a TMGcollegesports.com story Tuesday written by former Boston Globe columnist Mark Blaudschun.