• Rugby-Style Tackling a Hit with Ohio State

    by Tim May September 2016

    Unlike the big-hit mentality that had overtaken football the previous couple of decades, the rugby style is a surer approach, targeting the mid-body of the ball carrier. It's also safer since the idea is to lead with a shoulder and wrap with the arms, instead of the old-school way of trying to get the head in front.

  • Nebraska Gov. to Meet Husker Who Protested Anthem

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, who said earlier this week that the decision by three Nebraska football players to kneel during the national anthem was “disgraceful and disrespectful,” plans to meet with one of the players.

  • Report: ACC Football Title Game Relocated to Orlando

    by The Virginian-Pilot September 2016

    The ACC is moving its football title game from Charlotte, N.C., to Orlando, Fla., according to a report from ESPN’s Rene Ingoglia.

  • Cities Bid on 2017 NCAA Tournament Games

    by David Jablonski September 2016

    The University of Dayton announced Tuesday that it has submitted an official bid to host games in the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA tournament.

  • Florida Names Scott Stricklin Athletic Director

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Scott Stricklin has been selected to be the next athletic director at the University of Florida, university president Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.

  • No Charges for Washington State Player in Fight

    by Thomas Clouse September 2016

    Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy on Monday declined to charge Washington State football safety Shalom Luani in connection with a fight at a Pullman Domino's Pizza that left one man with a broken nose and Luani with a concussion.

  • Starr: Art Briles Is an 'Honorable Man'

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Ken Starr, the former president and chancellor of Baylor, is defending former football coach Art Briles by saying he's "an honorable man who conducted an honorable program."

  • LSU Fires Miles, Orgeron Named Interim Coach

    by Brett Martel September 2016

    Les Miles was 114-34 in 11-plus seasons at LSU. LSU fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.

  • Ohio State Opens $45M Sports Medicine Facility

    by Mark Williams September 2016

    At 116,000 square feet, the new, $45 million Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute takes an across-the-board approach to promoting physical activity — offering everything from surgery and physical therapy and research to programs that help with nutrition and exercise.

  • Anthem Protests Continue at College Football Games

    by Spokesman Review September 2016

    Football players for Michigan and Michigan State, along with a group of students at North Carolina, raised their fists during the national anthem Saturday. The gestures at the games came following a week punctuated by riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the killing of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma.