• DI Coaches Uneasy, Compelled to Recruit 8th-Graders

    by Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald May 2015

    Kenny McIntosh caught the attention of University of Miami football coach Al Golden the first time they met in the kid's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., living room. He is the youngest of three football-playing brothers.

  • Coach's Planned Appearance Draws LGBT Backlash

    by May 2015

    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is taking heat from two gay rights groups and a statehouse member for scheduling an appearance at an upcoming fundraising event for an organization advocating against gay marriage and abortion.

  • Opinion: Saban's Call for Level Playing Field Hollow

    by Dan Wolken,, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    Go ahead and change the SEC's name to Conference LPF -- as in Level Playing Field. Because after a day of the league's annual spring meetings, that appears to be the manra of a group of coaches who don't understand the new normal of college athletics.

  • NCAA's Second-Tier Schools Feeling Squeeze

    by Erik Brady, Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars, @ByErikBrady, @ByBerkowitz, @chrisschnaars, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    Schools in the AAC, Mountain West and C-USA face different challenges but similar pressures: They are schools in lesser leagues with designs on keeping up with Power Five programs but typically without the means to underwrite their dreams.

  • Satellite Camps, Grad Transfer Rules Irk SEC Coaches

    by David Paschall May 2015

    The Southeastern Conference suddenly has gone from dominant to disadvantaged in college football, and league coaches aren't taking that well. SEC coaches had their say Tuesday afternoon as the conference's spring meetings kicked off in Destin, Fla.

  • Pac-12 Network Clinging to Total Ownership, Control

    by Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake Tribune May 2015

    They wanted to do something different, something that hadn't been done before. When the Pac-12 schools launched a seven-channel network in 2012 on its own without partnering with another network the sports world was captivated.

  • How U. of Tennessee Spent $1.25M on One Bowl Game

    by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel May 2015

    A bus company in Florida is $50,000 richer because Tennessee played in the TaxSlayer Bowl. The Sawgrass Marriott in Jacksonville made $300,000 for housing and feeding the Vols. Latitude 360, a restaurant/entertainment complex, made nearly $10,000 for hosting Tennessee’s welcome party.

  • Ex-Lady Vol Swimmer Outspoken About Brand Change

    by Ben Frederickson, May 2015

    Erin Gaeckle figured she should keep her opinion to herself since she was on scholarship. So, the Tennessee swimmer bit her lip when UT announced in November its plan to eliminate the Lady Vols name and logo for all sports but women’s basketball.

  • Cost of Attendance Could Be Divisive Issue for SEC

    by David Paschall May 2015

    Because SEC schools have turned in estimates ranging from Tennessee's $5,666 that will be added to each athletic scholarship to Texas A&M's $3,100, there obviously are differing views entering this great unknown.

  • Independent Investigators Seek Evidence of Illini Abuse

    by Mark Tupper May 2015

    On May 10, former Illini football player Simon Cvijanovic used Twitter to level a series of allegations against head football coach Tim Beckman, the team’s medical staff and other coaches.