• Ole Miss to Investigate After Tunsil Says He Took Money

    by AB Staff May 2016

    Former Rebel Laremy Tunsil said he accepted money from a football staffer at the NFL draft, and now the university is launching an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive lineman only wants to talk about his new team, the Miami Dolphins.

  • Motion Urging UMass to Drop Football Defeated

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate defeated a motion urging UMass administration to drop football down a level or eliminate the program altogether.

  • NCAA Adopting New Anti-Discrimination Measures

    by Evansville Courier & Press April 2016

    The NCAA Board of Governors adopted an anti-discrimination measure Wednesday that would affect the way the governing body evaluates bids to host sporting events. The NCAA said the decision came during the board’s quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. In a news release, the NCAA said it requires sites that are hosting events or bidding on them “to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination.” The NCAA said the decision follows actions of legislatures in several states. While the NCAA didn’t specify which states, Mississippi and North Carolina have recently passed laws that critics say can allow discrimination against members of the LGBT community.

  • Opinion: Idaho President Made Right Call

    by John Blanchette April 2016

    The FBS faction had two decades to make it work - to marshal the right allies, generate the resources to show that they belonged and were enough of an asset to a conference to overcome the geography. They never did.

  • NCAA Rescinds Satellite Camp Ban

    by Post & Courier April 2016

    The NCAA s Division I Board of Directors rescinded the ban on satellite camps for Bowl Subdivision football teams. The board s decision Thursday came almost three weeks after the Division I Council approved a proposal barring FBS coaches from holding or working at camps and clinics away from their schools. The camps drew a high profile recently as Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh held camps in the South.

  • Texas A&M OKs $68M for New Track, Softball Stadiums

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The Texas A&M Board of Regents approved new stadiums for the track and field and softball teams Wednesday that will cost a combined $68 million.

  • Idaho Expected to Move to FCS Big Sky Conference

    by Sean Kramer April 2016

    President Chuck Staben, athletic director Rob Spear and football coach Paul Petrino will meet with the media Thursday morning and are expected to announce they've accepted an invitation to join the Big Sky in football beginning in 2018.

  • $4.3M in Player-Friendly Upgrades Coming to Hockey Arena

    by Brian Johnson April 2016

    Mariucci Arena hasn’t yet seen its 23rd birthday, but University of Minnesota athletics officials say the home of men’s hockey has fallen behind peer venues when it comes to player-friendly features. That’s part of the impetus for a privately funded $4.3 million project that will expand and improve locker, equipment and training areas, and add a team lounge and video room to the 10,000-seat arena at 1901 Fourth St. SE on the U of M’s East Bank. The site is being prepped for construction, which is expected to wrap up by September. The arena’s new team area will almost double in size from the existing 6,248 square feet to nearly 12,000 square feet, the U of M said.

  • Ex-Women's Basketball Player Sues School, Coach

    by April 2016

    Former College of Charleston women's basketball player Zoe Wallis is suing the school, alleging gross negligence on the part of head coach Candice Jackson and her staff. The suit alleges that Wallis, a 6-3 center from Chesterfield, Missouri, suffered serious organ damage, including damage to her liver and kidneys during a team practice in August 2014. The suit says Wallis was forced to perform a five-mile timed run across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge from Charleston to Mount Pleasant and back. She collapsed during the run after multiple attempts to tell the coaches she was having trouble and needed to stop, the suit says.

  • Opinion: UNC Navigating NCAA Investigation Well

    by Ed Hardin April 2016

    The NCAA, apparently trying this case in real time with Carolina's help, is now looking at a condensed time frame and at what appears to be cushioned charges.