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  • Building Campus Housing with Student-Athletes in Mind

    by Anita Moran December 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Players at the University of Kansas made headlines last fall when they moved into Marie S. McCarthy Hall, an $11.2 million modern apartment complex that boasts a list of amenities specific to elite athletes. Similar residences have been built at Kentucky, Auburn, Oklahoma and North Carolina State.

    On the surface, such venues appear to be the latest weapon in the recruiting arms race among the nation's top athletics programs, but there's more to it than that.

  • Spreadsheet Earns Harvard Cross Country 'Athletic Probation'

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The Harvard men’s cross country team was placed on “athletic probation” after an internal review found that members of the 2014 team had made “crude and sexualized statements” about that year’s women’s team on an online spreadsheet, according to the Boston Globe.

  • Wilson Out at Indiana After Player Mistreatment Claims

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Athletic director Fred Glass of Indiana University announced in a press conference Thursday that six-year Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson has resigned.

  • Baylor Official Released After Assault of Sportswriter

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    Baylor associate athletic director Heath Nielsen is free on bond after he was arrested earlier this month on a misdemeanor assault charge.

  • Sooners Coach Responds to Loss of Defensive Ends

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Tuesday, head coach Bob Stoops of Oklahoma University announced that star defensive end Charles Walker has left the team to pursue his NFL ambitions. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that fellow defensive end Matt Dimon has also left the team. Both players were starters for the Sooners before suffering injuries on the field.

  • NCAA Sees Rising Graduation Rates for Black Players

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    The NCAA announced yesterday that African-American men’s basketball student-athletes set a record this year for graduation rates, with 77 percent of Division I players earning a degree within six years.

  • Columbia Suspends Wrestling Season to Investigate Group Chat

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    One week after the Harvard men’s soccer team’s “scouting report” was publicized and condemned by university officials, the Columbia University wrestling team finds itself at the hub of a similar scandal. The team has been called out by student journalists who gained access to private messages sent by the team using the app GroupMe which contained a sequence of racist, misogynistic and homophobic slurs.

  • Fitness Clubs Seek to Broaden Women's Workout Horizons

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    In college recreation centers and gyms across the country, women seem to mostly stick to the cardio equipment, rarely straying into other areas. But fitness clubs springing up on college campus are hoping to broaden women's workout horizons and get them off the elliptical and into other activities.

  • Injured Ex-Lineman Sues U. of Illinois for Negligence

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    On Friday, former offensive lineman for the University of Illinois Anthony Durkin filed a lawsuit against the university, the former athletic director, and two former coaches for breach of contract and negligence resulting in lifelong injury. The suit claims that former head coach Tim Beckman and former tight ends coach Alex Golesh forced Durkin to continue play against doctor’s orders after he suffered a shoulder injury in 2013. Their mistreatment allegedly exacerbated the injury, resulting in the loss of Durkin’s scholarship. According to Yahoo! Sports, Durkin has filed for $250,000 in damages, as well as compensation for his accumulated medical expenses and the loss of past and future wages.

  • Texas Tech Converts Racquetball Courts to Fitness Area

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In keeping with the trend on college campuses of upcycling run-down or underused spaces to accommodate engaging fitness experiences, Texas Tech University has repurposed two of its original twelve racquetball courts into a 1600-square-foot functional fitness training facility.