Opinion: NCAA Right to Give Hoops Stars Second Chance
by Stephen C. Smith Sr., Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX) June 2015
As ardent a critic as I’ve been of the NCAA in past — from making merchandising millions off the backs of its student-athletes to the thankfully defunct Bowl Championship Series — I now find myself in the unique position of actually giving it props for making a good decision.
Combs' Rep: UCLA Assault Case Won't Stand Up
by Wire Service Reports June 2015
Sean “Diddy” Combs was defending himself in an incident at UCLA that led to his arrest, a representative for the hip-hop mogul’s company said Tuesday.
NCAA OKs Fund for Player Who Lost Mom in Shooting
by Jeff Hartsell, Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) June 2015
Charleston Southern received a waiver from the NCAA allowing the school to set up a donation fund for baseball player Chris Singleton, whose mother was one of nine killed last week in the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Length of College World Series Likely Up for Debate
by Associated Press June 2015
The number of days the College World Series runs probably will be discussed when the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee meets this summer, but no format change is imminent, chairman Dave Heeke said Tuesday.
Vanderbilt Football Rape Case Declared Mistrial
by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean June 2015
Two former Vanderbilt University football players found guilty of raping an unconscious student learned Tuesday — two years to the day after the rape — they could get a new trial.
NCAA Waiting on Flag Decision Before Lifting S.C. Ban
by David Caraviello, Post & Courier June 2015
Just like everyone else, the NCAA is watching and waiting to see if the Confederate flag comes down. Until that happens, the organization's policy banning predetermined championship events in the Palmetto State remains intact, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Vitale: Shorter Shot Clock Could Mean Fewer Upsets
by Jason Smith, The Commercial Appeal June 2015
Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is all for speeding up the men ’s game. So is the NCAA, which approved several rules changes this month to men’s basketball for the 2015-16 season — most notably a 30-second shot clock and fewer timeouts — aimed at creating a faster-paced game.
South Carolina AD Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
Members of the athletic department at the University of South Carolina are calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from the capitol building following the massacre of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
State Rep Urges UT Trustees to Discuss Logo Issue
by Dan Fleser, Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2015
University of Tennessee Board of Trustees members were sent another letter Monday regarding the Lady Vols nickname/logo issue. The latest correspondence reflected a different viewpoint, however.
Wofford Mourns Player Who Drowned at YMCA Camp
by Jeff Hartsell, Post & Courier June 2015
As teammates and fellow reserves on the Wofford College basketball team, Eric Wagenlander and Jeremiah Tate spent a lot of time together. Roommates on the road, similar roles on the team, countless hours together, Wagenlander said Monday.