• Most Schools Don't Itemize Spending of Athletic Fees

    by Laura A. Bischoff March 2015

    College students at 10 of Ohio's biggest public universities are paying more than $135 million for intercollegiate athletics through either mandatory fees or university subsidies - and most of the students don't even know it.

  • The AB Extra: March 27

    by Laura Godlewski March 2015

    Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.

  • K-State AD Supports Decision to Dismiss Hoops Players

    by Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal March 2015

    MANHATTAN - Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber faced tough personnel and personal decisions concerning the future of his program. Coming off a 15-17 season filled with turmoil, Weber announced Tuesday that two-year leading scorer Marcus Foster and freshman Tre Harris were dismissed from the team and sophomore point guard Jevon Thomas opted to transfer.

  • 'Cheated': New Book Examines UNC 'Paper Class' Scandal

    by Kelsey Dallas Deseret News March 2015

    Published March 15, the book details a broken model for life as a student-athlete, focusing on a flawed NCAA eligibility system that rewards players for remaining eligible at any cost.

  • AD: 'High Percentage' Agreed with 'Lady Vols' Change

    by Staff and wire reports March 2015

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he has no regrets about the way he has handled the phasing out of the Lady Vols nickname for all women’s sports other than basketball, though he acknowledged the move didn’t have unanimous approval.

  • Schools, Athletes Juggle Basketball, Books During Tourney

    by J. Brady McCollough March 2015

    If the NCAA could paint a picture of its ideal student-athlete, Butler forward Andrew Chrabascz's performance during the NCAA tournament would suffice quite well.

  • Georgia State Hoops Sounder Investment than Football

    by Jeff Schultz; Staff March 2015

    Basketball, not football, is far more manageable in terms of expense and personnel required. If done correctly, it can quickly make a significant impact on campus, in the community and sometimes even on "SportsCenter."

  • Product Spotlight: Star Trac BoxMaster (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff March 2015

    Star Trac's education market manager John Brey explains why the BoxMaster® is the new form of boxing style conditioning that will wow clients in any facility. Shot at the University of Missouri's Student Recreation Complex, this video shows how the BoxMaster® is being utilized to engage people of all ages and abilities in group exercise classes.

  • Three Sweet 16 Players Eschewed Sport Specialization

    by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    In a world in which kids specialize at younger and younger ages, how did three athletes avoid the pressure to do so? And how has it helped them and, by extension, their current basketball teams?

  • Restriction of 'Lady Vols' Recommended by Nike Audit

    by Dustin Dopirak March 2015

    In an evaluation of the University of Tennessee brand last April, Nike said it believed “The continued use of Lady Volunteers further segments an athletic institution that is striving to be united as ‘One Tennessee.’ ”