• Cal U of Pennsylvania Athletes Protest Coaching Cuts

    by Debra Erdley May 2015

    A small group of professors, coaches and athletes at California University of Pennsylvania hit the bricks Friday afternoon, protesting the elimination of six assistant coaching positions, as school officials scramble to deal with declining enrollment and financial pressures.

  • NCAA Likely to Trim Five Seconds Off Shot Clock

    by Jason Smith 9015295804 May 2015

    University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner has long been an advocate of reducing the shot clock in men’s college basketball from 35 seconds to 24 to match the NBA and speed up the pace.

  • Satellite Camps Escalate College Football Arms Race

    by Bob Hunter, The Columbus Dispatch May 2015

    Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour offered a ringing endorsement of the satellite football camps PSU coach James Franklin brought with him from Vanderbilt last year, saying "From my perspective, it's legal from an NCAA standpoint." Uh, OK. But don't you think we should be able to do a little better than that?

  • Pac-12 TV Schedule Stealing Athletes' Study Time

    by Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) May 2015

    The Pac-12 scheduled Saturday's Arizona-Oregon softball game for an 8:30 p.m., start, which meant the Ducks would have to stay an extra night in Tucson.

  • Practice Facility a Priority, But Miami Needs Major Gift

    by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015

    While UM has made significant improvement to its athletics facilities in recent years, one piece of the puzzle is still missing. Central Florida had an indoor football practice facility a decade ago.

  • Opinion: Curbing College Athlete Transfers Unnecessary

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    The college athletics world has concluded that unpaid amateur athletes changing schools midstream -- or even after earning an undergraduate degree -- is a problem that needs to be fixed, so they're scurrying to fix it.

  • All Tucson Bowl Game Needs Is Sponsor, Stadium

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star May 2015

    Tucson has been granted approval to host a bowl game. But it won't necessarily kick off this year, if at all.

  • Acknowledging 'Reality,' Big 12 Opts for Title Tie-Breaker

    by Carlos Mendez Fort Worth Star-Telegram May 2015

    The league agreed on a championship tiebreaker Wednesday during its meetings at the Arizona Biltmore hotel, acknowledging that the “conference champion” label will help its top team land a spot in the College Football Playoff.

  • Latest Va. Tech Study: Hokies' Economic Impact Triples

    by The Roanoke Times Editorial Board May 2015

    Here's why college football coaches get fired: When they lose games, other people lose money.

  • Coaches Contemplate College Basketball Scoring Fixes

    by Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star May 2015

    During their annual spring meetings at the Arizona Biltmore this week, Pac-12 basketball coaches are discussing proposed NCAA rules changes intended to increase scoring, which include cutting the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds and extending the restricted area from 3 to 4 feet in front of the basket.