- Wright State Could Sell Naming Rights
by Dayton Daily News September 2016
Wright State University could sell naming rights to Nutter Center, charge more for arena parking or outsource management of on-campus housing to boost the school's drop in revenue. Selling Nutter Center arena naming rights, increasing charges for arena parking, privatizing student parking and outsourcing management of on-campus housing and childcare are among a list of concepts Wright State University trustees could use to address a worsening budget forecast. Fall enrollment revenue at WSU is down $2.8 million from the original forecast, trustees learned Friday. A 22 percent drop in international enrollment wiped out any benefits from a nearly 1 percent increase in domestic students.
- Minnesota Athletes Village on Track for 2018 Completion
by Brian Johnson September 2016
Contaminated soil and a complicated web of utilities have kept things interesting for the University of Minnesota Athletes Village project team, but the sports complex remains on course for opening by early 2018. In fact, there have been no major surprises since construction began in February, said Blair McNeil, general manager with Golden Valley-based Mortenson Construction, the U of M’s construction manager at risk for the $166 million project. “It has gone exactly as planned,” he said.
- Stanford Hit With NCAA Violations
by Josh Dubow September 2016
Stanford's football and softball teams were found guilty of NCAA violations, including more than $3,000 in impermissible benefits to a football player and excessive practice time by the softball team.
- What to Expect from PSU's Paterno Tribute
by Susan Snyder September 2016
Two days before the football team's game against Temple at Beaver Stadium, the university released details about its plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Paterno's first game and victory as head coach
- Inside the ESPN V. Notre Dame Court Case
by Margaret Fosmoe September 2016
The University of Notre Dame wrongly denied ESPN's request for campus police records that should be subject to the same public scrutiny as those of other police departments, an attorney told the Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday.
- Oklahoma President: Big 12 Expansion Not Guaranteed
by Jay Drew September 2016
Just when you thought Big 12 expansion was about to become a reality, one of its biggest proponents pumped the brakes Wednesday on the train that BYU hopes to jump aboard.
- UNC Football Player Turns Self in for Sexual Assault
by Dean Hensley September 2016
A North Carolina football player turned himself in on an arrest warrant Wednesday morning for sexual battery and assault on a female student in February. In a news release, the Orange County Sheriff s Office said Allen Anthony Artis, 21, was released by the magistrate on a $5,000 unsecured bond. Artis didn t attend a brief court appearance Wednesday afternoon on the two misdemeanor charges, and his attorney Sam Coleman left the courtroom through a side door to avoid reporters.
- Wrestling-Football Doubleheader Set for Yankee Stadium
by Stuart Goldman September 2016
It’s wrestling. It’s football. It’s a baseball stadium. All in one day.
Rutgers and Maryland announced this week the schools will square off in a wrestling-football doubleheader next year at Yankee Stadium in New York. The “Big Ten Battle in the Bronx” is set for Nov. 4, 2017.
- Police Chief Denies that Athletes Are Targeted
by Thomas Clouse September 2016
The chief of police of this college town said he understands why Washington State coach Mike Leach may be frustrated with the number of assault investigations involving his players, but the chief denied that Pullman officers go out of their way to target Cougar athletes. Chief Gary Jenkins, who was traveling in Florida, told The Spokesman-Review today that he read the comments made by Leach on Tuesday alleging that his players have become the victims of profiling following the arrests of starting safety Shalom Luani, linebacker Logan Tago and another investigation into allegations that a player kicked a student so hard that he broke his jaw.
- Philadelphia Venues Aim to Host Relocated N.C. Events
by Mike Jensen September 2016
The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people.