Report: FSU Athletes Treated Leniently by Legal System
by Brendan Sonnone, Orlando Sentinel June 2015
Florida State athletes appear to be treated more leniently by local law enforcement than the average college-aged student in Tallahassee, according to a report from ESPN.
Summer Pro League a Unique Opportunity for Basketball Players
by Jon Gold, Arizona Daily Star June 2015
The Tucson Summer Pro League consists of guys giving it one of a last few shots in basketball all the way down to guys in or fresh out of high school, with the world ahead of them. Every so often, they're rolled into one.
More Fallout for UNC: Academic Probation
by The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) June 2015
A crucial accrediting agency this week left no doubt, if anyone still had a shred, that academic infractions have seriously compromised the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SEC Sets Example with Domestic Violence Policy
by Shannon McCaffrey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 2015
When the SEC moved recently to ban its schools from accepting athletes subject to charges of sexual or domestic violence at another institution it was calculated to strike a new and improved tone of zero tolerance.
30-Second Shot Clock Unlikely to Impact College Hoops
by Andrew Carter The News & Observer June 2015
In a move designed to speed the pace of play and increase scoring, both of which have been in decline for years, the NCAA has formally approved trimming the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds.
Lessons to Learn from UAB Football Saga, Consultant Says
by Taylor Bern June 2015
On June 1, a few weeks after the report was sent to UAB's task force, UAB President Ray Watts announced the sports would return, in large part because of the financial support the community of Birmingham pledged after the football team was taken away.
UMaine Unlikely to Fund Cost of Attendance, AD Says
by Pete Warner, Bangor Daily News June 2015
In August, NCAA legislation takes effect that provides added financial assistance for Division I student-athletes. Those receiving a full scholarship -- which covers tuition, textbooks and room and board -- are eligible for funds to cover their remaining cost of attendance.
U. of Maryland Approves Beer Sales Trial Run
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
The University of Maryland approved a trial plan that will allow the school to sell beer and wine at football games, as well as at other sporting venues starting in the fall.
NJIT Fills Northern Kentucky's Void in Atlantic Sun Conference
by Dana Caldwell, Naples Daily News June 2015
Florida Gulf Coast University’s home, the Atlantic Sun Conference, apparently has found its eighth member.
Utah Must Share Details of Naming Rights Contract, Committee Says
by Morgan Jacobsen, Deseret News June 2015
The Utah State Records Committee ruled Thursday that a business contract between Utah State University and Maverik convenience stores over the renaming of the university's renovated football stadium is public record.