• As Rivals Begin Stipend Payments, Old Dominion Waits

    by Harry Minium August 2015

    By Harry Minium | The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK THE NCAA WILL BEGIN allowing Division I schools to compensate athletes for the so-called full cost of attendance this month, but Old Dominion won't immediately be among those handing out checks. All 65 schools from Power Five conferences, including Virginia and Virginia Tech, will offer full stipends for all full scholarship athletes. The checks will cover expenses, such as clothes, cell phones and travel, not included in a traditional scholarship. Stipends will range from $2,000 to $5,000 or more depending on the school. Many of ODU's football and men's basketball mid-major recruiting rivals, such as East Carolina, Marshall, Virginia Commonweath, George Mason and UNC Charlotte, also will offer at least partial stipends. Yet, after considering the issue since January, ODU has decided to wait a year, athletic director Wood Selig said.

  • College Football Officials: Accuracy of Calls Over Speed

    by Scott Adamson August 2015

    Last year, the SEC experimented with one rotating eight-man officiating crew while in 2015 it will join the ACC and other Football Bowl Subdivision leagues in going with the larger crews every weekend for every game. But do more eyes on the action make for smoother game flow and “cleaner” officiating or does it slow things down? Frankly, not a lot of answers were gleaned from the SEC’s plus-one crew in 2014.

  • Big Ten Unveils Plan to Enhance Football Schedules

    by From Our Press Services August 2015

    he College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting.

  • Temple Begins Restoration of Historic Crew Facility

    by Mike Kern, The Philadelphia Daily News July 2015

    Longtime Temple crew coach Gavin White remembers being in the East Park Canoe House on Kelly Drive with one of his athletes before the building was finally condemned in 2008. It wasn't a Kodak moment. "I was walking up the steps and all of a sudden he disappears," White recalled.

  • Virginia Tech to Sell Beer, Wine in Stadium Club Seats

    by Mike Barber, Richmond Times Dispatch (Virginia) July 2015

    For the first time, some Virginia Tech fans will be able to buy a beer while watching a football game at Lane Stadium. Tech plans to introduce beer and wine sales in the indoor club seats at Lane Stadium this season, following an emerging nationwide trend as college athletic departments look to generate more revenue to cover the rising cost of doing business, including cost-of-attendance stipends for players.

  • Editorial: It's Time to Decide On a UND Nickname

    by The Bismarck Tribune July 2015

    As the University of North Dakota nickname selection moves, some would say crawls, to an end, it’s a foregone conclusion that not everyone will be happy. Even if UND President Robert Kelly returns UND/North Dakota to the list of finalists, there are some wounds that will never heal.

  • Top Stipend Pay Unlikely to Sway College Recruits

    by Seth Emerson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2015

    In three weeks, on the first day of classes, UGA will direct-deposit money into the bank accounts of its scholarship athletes. That's normal, as it's for scholarships, but this time it will include cost-of-attendance money, allowable by the NCAA for the first time. For a Georgia athlete, that means an extra $3,221 per year.

  • Questioning Tennessee's Jack Daniels Ticket Design

    by Jay Greeson, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) July 2015

    I am a fan of Jack Daniel's work, especially when he acts like a Gentleman. I also have been a fan of Tennessee football. That said, at best it seems like a curious decision to merge the two. The Tennessee football program recently released the design on the Vols' season tickets, and the look and decision is very much the sipping image of the classic Jack Daniel's bottle.

  • Women's Basketball Coaches Split on Rules Changes

    by Ed Gruver, LNP (Lancaster, PA) July 2015

    Mary Fleig is, by her own definition, defense-minded. But Millersville's head women's basketball coach goes on the offensive when talk turns to the NCAA's rules changes. "Nope, not a fan," said Fleig, who is closing in on 600 career victories and ranks among Division II's all-time winningest coaches.

  • Mountain West Coaches Ponder Cost of Attendance

    by Robert Gagliardi July 2015

    In the 17 years that the Mountain West has held its football media day activities, this one may be one of the quieter events.