• Memphis Basketball Practice Facility on Schedule

    by Jason Smith August 2016

    University of Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen visits the site on the school’s Park Avenue campus about every other day. There’s probably no one more excited about the construction of the Tigers’ new men’s basketball practice facility than Bowen, who’s quietly overseen a wave of upgrades of the school’s athletic facilities since he arrived in 2012.

  • Citadel Considering Major Stadium Overhaul

    by August 2016

    The Citadel is considering tearing down the visitors side at Johnson Hagood Stadium and expects to make a decision by the end of the week, athletic director Jim Senter said Monday. Flaking lead paint, a health hazard, was discovered on the east side of the 21,000-seat stadium over the summer, and fans were not allowed to sit on that side during the Sertoma Football Classic earlier this month. With the Bulldogs home opener against Furman looming on Sept. 10, a decision on a way forward must be made soon, Senter said Monday after a meeting of the Board of Visitors operations and risk management committee.

  • Miami Players Kicked Off Team for NCAA Violations

    by Tim Reynolds August 2016

    Miami threw two defensive starters off its football team Saturday for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars.

  • Oregon Unveils New Mariota Sports Performance Center

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Marcus Mariota may or may not get a chance to see the new sports performance center named in his honor at the University of Oregon later this year.

  • In Spite of Odds, College Walk-Ons Chase Dream

    by Eric Olson August 2016

    With the start of classes across the country, freshman walk-on players are hitting practice fields to round out rosters and chase dreams. A lot of them turned down scholarships from lower-division schools and are challenging themselves to see if they can hack it in Division I. Their hopes are to become significant contributors and get a scholarship.

  • Dayton Announces New Soccer Practice Facility

    by David Jablonski August 2016

    The University of Dayton will build a new practice facility for its men's and women's soccer teams thanks to what is being described as a "transformational gift" by alumni Margie and Bill Klesse.

  • How Reputation Will Play Role in Big 12 Expansion

    by Jeff Call August 2016

    There are a lot of metrics upon which to judge a school's academic prowess, but reputation is harder to determine. What exactly do Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Oklahoma University President David Boren mean when they refer to "reputation?"

  • Growth, Money Continue to Drive College Football

    by Dayton Daily News August 2016

    Like the universe, college football keeps expanding. More teams. More games. More money. The sport stretches on and on, year after year. Manifest destiny will play out Saturday in the form of a scarlet-and-gray religious rite as Ohio State begins its season against Bowling Green.

  • Former Illini Coach Resigns as North Carolina Volunteer

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Tim Beckman, the former head football coach at the University of Illinois who was serving as a volunteer coach at North Carolina, has left the Tar Heels program.

  • Documentary Film Delves into NCAA Exploitation

    by August 2016

    For decades there has been a thriving, billion-dollar business in America that fixes prices, engages in unfair labor practices, exploits the labor of the young and poor (and often black), denies them basic civil rights enjoyed by their fellow citizens, and does all of this right out in the open, with the full knowledge of the courts and the public. College football - it lives by a different set of laws, and very little has changed despite all the hand-wringing in recent years.