• Opinion: NCAA Should Allow Transfers if Coach Leaves

    by Chris McGaughey April 2016

    Hey NCAA, why don t you make Chris Beard sit out a year? Maybe even two. In yet another sign of how remarkably out of whack the whole state of college athletics is in this country, Beard left UNLV on Friday to take the head coaching job at Texas Tech less than two weeks after this mercenary bolted from Arkansas-Little Rock to assume the same job with the Runnin Rebels. Yet, just try being a college athlete who wants to play for another school, perhaps because the coach who recruited you who was probably the major reason you picked that particular school got a better offer elsewhere. Or, in Beard s case, two better offers just since the end of the recently completed men s basketball season.

  • Ex-Syracuse Football Player Charged in Stabbing of Two Current Players

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    A former Syracuse University football player was charged in the stabbing of two current Syracuse football players.

  • Ohio State Breaks Own Spring Game Attendance Record

    by Dayton Daily News April 2016

    In the end, coach Urban Meyer got what he wanted: a crowd of 100,000 and 189 more for good measure, enough to set a national attendance mark for a spring game.

  • Loyola Investigating Women's Hoops Coach Swoopes

    by Patrick Finley April 2016

    The Loyola athletic department has asked the university to review  its women's basketball program and coach Sheryl Swoopes after allegations of player mistreatment, the school said late Friday.

  • New UNLV Coach Bolts for Texas Tech After Two Weeks

    by The Commercial Appeal April 2016

    Just over two weeks after becoming head men’s basketball coach at UNLV, Chris Beard is heading home to Texas. Back to Texas Tech, specifically. After a night of uncertainty, Texas Tech announced on Friday it has hired the coach who was an assistant there for 10 seasons. He will replace Tubby Smith, who took the coaching job with the University of Memphis.

  • Does NCAA's Targeting Rule Actually Protect Players?

    by Post & Courier April 2016

    In February, the NCAA took steps to address concerns about targeting penalties. After a four-day meeting in Orlando, Fla., the NCAA Football Rules Committee decided to allow the instant replay official to review every aspect of a targeting penalty. The replay official could also stop the game if he witnesses an obvious violation missed by officials on the field.

  • NCAA's Emmert Discusses State of Collegiate Athletics

    by Amy Donaldson April 2016

    It's not enough to help student athletes get a college education, according to NCAA President Mark Emmert. "We know we've got to deal with the time demands placed on student athletes," Emmert said during a visit to Utah State University on Thursday afternoon. "The nature of college sports, the nature of sports in general, has grown in the amount of time it takes. Sports has become a more consuming activity in terms of time."

  • Tennis Season Suspended After Player Misconduct

    by Laura A. Bischoff April 2016

    Wright State University canceled its men's tennis spring season amid allegations that players had violated the student code of conduct, the university confirmed Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Swann Hire Shows History Repeats Itself at USC

    by Dan Wolken April 2016

    The University of Southern California exists in a perpetual state of self-glory, where its euphoria over past athletic accomplishments is viewed as the antecedent of those to come. Nothing outside the USC bubble matters to USC, which is how you end up with Mike Garrett, Pat Haden, Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian, Clay Helton and now Lynn Swann, who was hired as athletics director Wednesday. To be fair, we don't know how Helton will fare as the Trojans' football coach or how effectively Swann can manage this athletics department. Their stories are yet to be told. Maybe they'll be great.

  • Duke Investigating Women's Basketball Coach

    by Pete Warner April 2016

    Duke University has launched an internal investigation into the alleged mistreatment of players and coaches within the women's basketball program. The Blue Devils, who compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference and have been a perennial top-10 program, are coached by former University of Maine coach Joanne P. McCallie.