- Opinion: Track Offers Lessons Beyond Sports
by Steve Christilaw July 2016
If you're a fan of track and field there can really be just one nirvana for your sport, and for the past week, fans have flocked there to watch the United States select its Olympic track and field squad ahead of next month's games in Rio.
- Freeze Faces Tough Questions on NCAA Investigation
by Seth Emerson July 2016
Three-and-a-half years ago, as Laremy Tunsil and other high-pro-file prospects were shocking people by signing with Ole Miss, coach Hugh Freeze sent out a tweet challenging people with any proof of recruiting violations to contact their athletics department.
- Bathroom Law Creates Hole in Duke Hoops Schedule
by Laura Keeley July 2016
Duke released its non-conference basketball schedule Wednesday, but it isn't set because of North Carolina's House Bill 2, the law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
- Black Athletes' 'Plantation' Comments a Concern at CU
by Colorado Springs Gazette July 2016
Some black student athletes on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus call the Dal Ward Athletic Center "The Plantation" because their performance on the football field and on the basketball court helps pay for white athletes to play other sports, like golf and tennis.
- Iowa to Lay Off Athletic Administrator Who Sued School
by Telegraph Herald July 2016
The University of Iowa is planning to lay off a former top athletic administrator who is suing the school for gender discrimination and retaliation, the school confirmed Wednesday. Iowa has informed former senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer that her position as a project manager will be eliminated Sept. 9, saying it is no longer necessary. Meyer's attorney, Jill Zwagerman, went to court Wednesday seeking an injunction to block the termination from taking effect. Zwagerman argued that the layoff was further retaliation for Meyer's complaints about unequal pay and treatment of women and lesbians in the athletics department and went back on previous promises that she'd remain employed.
- Marshall to Expand Football Game Sales of Beer, Wine
by Jake Jarvis July 2016
Fans with premium seats at Marshall University football games have been able to buy and drink alcohol for about 10 years, but a policy change Tuesday by the school's Board of Governors expanded the area where beer and wine can be purchased. Expanded alcohol sales is just one way the university sees to beef up its revenue.
- NMSU Equestrian Team Cut Due to Budget Woes
by Geoff Grammer July 2016
The latest rounds of budget cuts at New Mexico State University proved to be an obstacle the Aggies' equestrian team simply could not clear. The women's varsity sport that has produced 10 All-Americans in its 11 years of existence and had 26 student- athletes on its roster last year - sharing the equivalence of 15 full scholarships - has been eliminated. "It's the last option you ever want to look at," NMSU athletic director Mario Moccia said. "We talk religiously here, even with all the budget issues we've had since I walked in the door, that our main goal has been to have the student-athletes feel the least impact of the budget cuts."
- Photo from High School Could Earn Player Suspension
by Matt Porter July 2016
Promising University of Miami freshman wide receiver Sam Bruce is facing a potential one- or two-game suspension for an incident that occurred during his time in high school, the Miami Herald reported.
- Will President's Ouster Impact Temple's Stadium Plans?
by Mike Jensen July 2016
If it ends up happening — if Temple's board of trustees ousts president Neil D. Theobald — a question comes up immediately: What would that mean for Temple's building a campus football stadium?
- College Football Playoff May Shift Semi Schedule
by George Schroeder July 2016
The College Football Playoff's attempt to change the paradigm of New Year's Eve might be finished after only one year. "We will be exploring whether there is a better way for the semifinals," Bill Hancock, the Playoff's executive director, said Wednesday. "We will be thinking about whether New Year's Eve is the right way to go."