• U. of Tennessee Gets Funding for Basketball Renovations

    by Richard Locker September 2015

    The State Building Commission approved a $15 million project of renovations and upgrades for the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena and a new $21.3 million UT parking garage just east of the existing Lake Avenue garage.

  • College Officials Wary of ESPN's Betting-Friendly Coverage

    by George Schroeder, @GeorgeSchroeder, USA TODAY Sports September 2015

    ESPN's coverage of college football's first weekend included increased discussion of point spreads and even the over-under, or the total points expected to be scored in a game, as well as specific segments on various shows focused directly on betting.

  • K-State Announces Sanctions, Will Pay Fine to Big 12

    by Luke Ranker. September 2015

    The sanctions follow notification from the Big 12 Conference that the halftime show during Saturday's game against South Dakota may have violated the organization's sportsmanship and ethics policies, the school announced Tuesday.

  • ENMU: 5 Years, 12 Sports, 132 Ineligible Players

    by Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas) September 2015

    Eastern New Mexico University didn’t exactly get caught cheating— they conducted their own investigation and turned themselves in — but last week the NCAA put them on probation for the next four years.

  • St. Joe's Settles Ex-Players' Softball Hazing Suits

    by Susan Snyder September 2015

    Two former St. Joseph University softball players have settled suits against the school and its varsity coach that alleged hazing and sexual misconduct, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

  • PSU Players Bury Temple Game Film in Practice Field

    by Joe Juliano September 2015

    The Penn State players reported to the Lasch Football Building for their regular day-after-the-game routine. They watched film of their dismal 27-10 loss to Temple, went to the field to work on correcting the mistakes they made, and then did something quite out of the ordinary. They buried the game film on one of the Lasch practice fields.

  • International Soccer Talent Turning to U.S. Colleges

    by Scott Adamson September 2015

    For years, soccer players in the United States dreamed of playing abroad in order to compete at the sport’s highest level. These days, many international standouts are looking stateside to further their careers — and further their education. The Clemson Tigers have 29 players on their roster and 11 of them are internationals — three from the United Kingdom, two from Costa Rica, and one each from Denmark, France, Bermuda, Norway, Italy and Brazil.

  • Athlete Course Cluster Common, UNC Reports Indicate

    by Ray Gronberg; 919-419-6648 September 2015

    Athletes who clustered in 1,145 class sections across 15 of the UNC system's campuses in 2013-14 did so in part because they met at times that fit the students' practice and travel schedules, reports to the system office said.

  • K-State Band Apologizes for Inappropriate Formation

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Officials at Kansas State University have apologized for a marching band halftime performance that featured what appeared to be sexual innuendo directed at the University of Kansas.

  • South Carolina Stadium Area Gets $14.5M Makeover

    by September 2015

    It was less an appendix of a picturesque campus and more a stadium sitting in a parking lot. Inside Williams-Brice Stadium, everything was 2001 and Sandstorm and 80,000 spectators swayin' while South Carolina was playin'. Outside, it was an industrial wasteland of blacktop and concrete. A lot of asphalt, said Gamecocks athletics director Ray Tanner. Some people said it was a concrete jungle. Very much of an industrial area. It s changed considerably.