Coaches Contemplate College Basketball Scoring Fixes
by Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star May 2015
During their annual spring meetings at the Arizona Biltmore this week, Pac-12 basketball coaches are discussing proposed NCAA rules changes intended to increase scoring, which include cutting the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds and extending the restricted area from 3 to 4 feet in front of the basket.
Opinion: Ditch College Football Divisions
by Abilene Reporter-News (Texas) May 2015
Most divisions were created with a geographical barrier in mind - East and West, North or South - as schools found themselves grouped by location. But those lines can easily be wiped away in the name of progress - especially when money is involved.
U. Texas Drops Fight Over 'Havoc' Trademark
by Tim Pearrell May 2015
The University of Texas has backed away from horning in on the "Havoc" brand that is synonymous with the Virginia Commonwealth University basketball team.
UND Releases List of 1,172 Nickname Suggestions
by Brandi Jewett Forum News Service May 2015
The submissions range from names looking to capture a piece of North Dakota or UND to the silly to the profane. The non-consideration list does contain obscenities, racist terms and other offensive phrases.
Ex-Swimmer AD Knows Bonnie Basketball is King
by The Buffalo News (New York) May 2015
St. Bonaventure Athletics Director Tim Kenney has two framed All-America certificates hanging on the wall of his new office. Don't let that fool you. Kenney is a basketball guy.
Idaho State Planning to Build $20M Basketball Stadium
by Kyle Franko May 2015
Idaho State University's director of athletics has spent the past eight years improving the athletic program's facilities. From a renovated weight room, to an outdoor practice facility and Miller Ranch Stadium, Tingey and ISU have done their best to reshape Bengal athletics.
Wisconsin-Oshkosh Alumni Try to Save Soccer Program
by Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 2015
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh alumni are in the midst of a drive to save the school's men's soccer program. School officials announced last month that men's soccer and men's tennis would be dropped after the 2015-'16 academic year and that the school's track and field and cross-country teams would be combined under one coaching staff.
Opinion: Big 12 Should Reject Football Title Game
by Kevin Haskin May 2015
The Big 12 needs to settle on an identity. The conference first embraced the round-robin football schedule its 10-school membership permitted.
Ohio State Tweet on Multi-Sport Recruits Questioned
by Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) May 2015
It began with a tweet that went viral - a chart claiming that 42 of the 47 recruits signed by Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer were multi-sport athletes in high school.
The AB Extra: May 1
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week features news on a selfie-stick ban at Wimbledon, a stationary bike that will let you wash your clothes as your ride, and an 89 year-old Kansas University alumni and former football player who scored a touchdown in their spring football game.