• College Hockey Switches to On-Campus Playoff Format

    by Jason Gonzalez May 2016

    The "WCHA Playoffs" will feature four best-of-three quarterfinal series hosted by the conference's top four regular-season finishers, followed by two best-of-three semifinal series on the campus of the highest remaining seeds. The "WCHA Championship" will be a single game hosted by the highest seed.

  • New Expenses Loom for University Athletic Departments

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports May 2016

    After years of sharply raising the compensation for some of their best-known employees, college sports programs across the nation face the prospect of having to make substantial pay increases for many of their less prominent workers.

  • U. of Nebraska Sued Over Gameday Balloon Release

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    A man has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska in an attempt to ban balloon releases after the Husker football team’s first touchdown at home games.

  • Why Community Colleges Want Live Mascots

    by Bob Susnjara May 2016

    While mascots played by students are common at four-year universities, they are hit and miss at the local two-year colleges.

  • Ohio State Getting Aggressive with Satellite Camps

    by Tim May May 2016

    As soon as the NCAA rescinded its ban on satellite football camps for Football Bowl Subdivision schools, Ohio State went into full launch mode.

  • Officials Approve $18.5M UT-Chattanooga Facility

    by Andy Sher May 2016

    State officials have given UTC the go-ahead to begin pre-planning an $18.5 million football/athletic training facility. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga project breezed through the five-member State Building Commission last week on a unanimous vote with little comment.

  • Complications Likely if Undrafted Players Return to School

    by Jay Clemons May 2016

    What's the downside of letting undrafted juniors or draft-eligible sophomores return to school — assuming they never signed with an agent, accepted money from prospective agents and were in good standing with a university before declaring?

  • Transfer Trend Concerns College Coaches

    by Andrew Miller May 2016

    It's a growing trend in college basketball; 2,000-plus college basketball players have changed schools over the last three years. Nearly 850 players made the move last year.

  • Eastern Washington Mulls Options for Stadium Site

    by Jim Allen May 2016

    The answer to Eastern Washington's football stadium dilemma may be near. Over the next rise, to be exact. Just north of Roos Field lies farmland that's suitable for a new stadium. Informal discussions between the landowner and EWU officials are underway, The Spokesman-Review has learned. "We have discussed some possibilities," said John Montague, the representative of the estate of his mother, Mildred Montague, who died in 2006.

  • ACC Network May Never Come

    by Brad Senkiw May 2016

    The ACC is one of just two leagues (the Big 12 is the other, although Texas has its own channel) from the Power 5 that doesn't possess its own lucrative network. The ACC desperately needs one. Swofford and the league's athletic directors aren't blind to that at all.