• A Look Inside UNC-Greensboro's New Rec Center

    by John Newsom August 2016

    Just walking from one end of UNC-Greensboro's new student recreation center is a workout all by itself. The place covers nearly an entire city block. It's huge.

  • Opinion: UAB's Football Rebirth Cause for Celebration

    by Harry Minium August 2016

    The resurrection of football at Alabama-Birmingham hasn't garnered as much notice, but if you look closely, you'll find one of the most remarkable and heartening stories in college athletics.

  • Big 12 Expansion Talk Disruptive to AAC

    by George Schroeder August 2016

    Whether the Big 12 should expand, whether some combination of Group of Five schools will add value and solidify the league and maybe even secure its long-term future — none of that matters. It's doing it. And several American members are potential targets.

  • Baylor Conduct Code May Have Intimidated Victims

    by Topeka Capital-Journal August 2016

    The sexual assault scandal that took down Baylor University's president and revered football coach also found a problem with a bedrock of the school's faith-based education: a student conduct code banning alcohol, drugs and premarital sex that may have driven some victims into silence. Investigators with the Pepper Hamilton law firm who dug into Baylor's response to sexual assault claims determined the school's rigid approach to drugs, alcohol and sex and "perceived judgmental responses" to victims who reported being raped "created barriers" to reporting assaults. Some women faced the prospect of their family being notified.

  • Choice to Forego College Can Yield Disparate Results

    by Bruce Pascoe August 2016

    When Southern California playmaker Brandon Jennings opted out of his Arizona letter-of-intent to play professionally in Italy in 2008, he was heralded as a trailblazer in some circles. He was the first U.S. prep star to circumvent an NBA rule that disallows players from entering the league straight out of high school starting by playing professionally elsewhere for a year. And he was rewarded handsomely for it: Jennings signed a $1.2 million contract with Lottomatica Virtus Roma and a $2 million endorsement deal with Under Armour, all just a year out of high school. More players were expected to follow. Maybe even a flood.

  • Texas A&M Assistants Supended for Crude Chalk Talk

    by Daniel Uthman August 2016

    In the past two weeks one college football player apprehended a peeping tom pedophile, another nabbed a rapist, and numerous others have staked out positions on social issues. Meanwhile two people whose job it is to coach and educate college football players spent part of Wednesday making sexual innuendos to a gathering of women on their campus.

  • Georgia Tech Coach Supports Eight-Team Playoff

    by Ken Sugiura July 2016

    For Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, a four-team playoff isn't enough for college football. Given the platform last week at the ACC Kickoff, he suggested again that an eight-team playoff would be a more equitable alternative.

  • Grobe's Task: Moving Baylor Forward with Integrity

    by The Herald-Sun July 2016

    He has to help the Bears move forward from scandal — lawsuits against the world's largest Baptist university are still pending — and keep Baylor among the top teams in the Big 12, one that was on the verge of the first College Football Playoff two seaso

  • $50M Football Ops Facility Keeps So. Car. in Arms Race

    by David Cloninger July 2016

    USC thrust itself back into the race with a visionary plan from former athletic director Eric Hyman. New buildings and high-dollar boosters helped produce the greatest period of overall athletic success in school history, and successor Ray Tanner has done a tremendous job sustaining each.

  • Penn State AD Shoots Down Negative Recruiting

    by Pittsburgh Tribune Review July 2016

    Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said opposing programs are lying to recruits by telling them the Nittany Lions could be put on probation by the NCAA in the wake of recent allegations in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.