• Georgia Tech Coach Supports Eight-Team Playoff

    by Ken Sugiura July 2016

    For Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, a four-team playoff isn't enough for college football. Given the platform last week at the ACC Kickoff, he suggested again that an eight-team playoff would be a more equitable alternative.

  • Grobe's Task: Moving Baylor Forward with Integrity

    by The Herald-Sun July 2016

    He has to help the Bears move forward from scandal — lawsuits against the world's largest Baptist university are still pending — and keep Baylor among the top teams in the Big 12, one that was on the verge of the first College Football Playoff two seaso

  • $50M Football Ops Facility Keeps So. Car. in Arms Race

    by David Cloninger July 2016

    USC thrust itself back into the race with a visionary plan from former athletic director Eric Hyman. New buildings and high-dollar boosters helped produce the greatest period of overall athletic success in school history, and successor Ray Tanner has done a tremendous job sustaining each.

  • Penn State AD Shoots Down Negative Recruiting

    by Pittsburgh Tribune Review July 2016

    Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said opposing programs are lying to recruits by telling them the Nittany Lions could be put on probation by the NCAA in the wake of recent allegations in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

  • Delany: Rose Bowl Should Remain on New Year's Eve

    by Andrew Seligman July 2016

    Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl abandoning its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals. He said there might be "some movement from the bowls" but not by the Granddaddy of Them All. "I realize the challenge," Delany said Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days. "There may be changes in the offing, but I wouldn't expect those changes to impact the Rose Bowl."

  • Pac-12 Aims to Catch SEC, Big Ten Through Playoff

    by Aaron Falk July 2016

    After being shut out of last season's college football playoff — a scenario that is not hard to imagine happening again this season — and lagging behind the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten in revenue, the Pac-12 needs to make up ground.

  • Coaches Differ on Idea of Eliminating Kickoffs

    by Scott Keepfer July 2016

    The Ivy League announced last week that it will move kickoffs from the 35-yard line to the 40-yard line in conference games this season in an effort to enhance player safety. A study conducted by the league revealed that kickoff returns account for 23.4 percent of concussions in games, despite representing only 5.8 percent of overall plays.

  • Expansion Talks Seep Into Mountain West Media Event

    by Steve Luhm July 2016

    With football realignment once again lurking in the background, the Mountain West Conference holds its annual preseason football media event this week at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Players and coaches from all 12 schools will attend. So will commissioner Craig Thompson, who will likely be asked the same questions as a few years ago, when Utah, TCU and BYU left the conference and Boise State and San Diego State considered it.

  • West Virginia Suing Contractors Over Leaky Rec Center

    by Charleston Gazette-Mail July 2016

    West Virginia University is suing over a leaky roof. The Dominion Post of Morgantown reports that the state's flagship public university has filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court over problems with the construction of student recreation center.

  • Notre Dame Gets $5M Gift for Rec Sports, Marching Band

    by South Bend Tribune Report July 2016

    The University of Notre Dame has received a $5 million gift that will create a new permanent rehearsal field for the Notre Dame Marching Band and a facility for students participating in RecSports.