• New NCAA Revenue a Big Deal for Mid-Major Schools

    by July 2015

    The NCAA announced Monday that it will distribute $18.9 million to its nearly 350 Division I schools to help them fund new cost-of-attendance scholarships and additional meals allowed by new rules.

  • Commissioner: Big 12 Content with 10 Teams

    by Daily News wire services July 2015

    As questions have increasingly arisen about the topic of conference expansion, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the league is content with its 10-team structure.

  • Ex-Player: UNC Women Unfairly Targeted in Allegations

    by Meghan Austin Guest columnist July 2015

    All of my life I have been taught that sports aren't just about winning and losing, but about teaching life lessons. Throughout my four years at the University of North Carolina, Coach Sylvia Hatchell and her staff did just that. When I got to Carolina in 2004 I was a timid 19-year-old walk-on transfer student. I didn't have any clue what I was getting myself into, but was welcomed by open arms. I was supported through so many changes in my life and have been supported by her staff since I graduated. It was because of my experience as one of the women's basketball student-athletes that I am a successful in my life today.

  • UNM Athletic Director Not Standing Pat on Facilities

    by Ken Sivkenger, Journal Staff Writer July 2015

    University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs believes his school stands near the Mountain West summit in terms of sports facilities. That doesn't mean he's comfortable standing pat.

  • Coach Makes Pitch for UNM Baseball Facility Upgrades

    by Ken Sickenger, Journal Staff Writer July 2015

    University of New Mexico baseball coach Ray Birmingham just concluded his eighth season and has made it his personal quest to make the program a national player.

  • Cost of Attendance Proving to Be Troublesome Issue

    by Ken Sugiura, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2015

    Georgia Tech is examining its cost-of-attendance figures, the end result of which could have implications on the recruiting efforts of the school's football, basketball and other teams.

  • NCAA Post-Graduate Transfers Proliferating

    by Frank Fitzpatrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2015

    As often as 10 times a year, graduated players with basketball eligibility remaining would contact Jay Wright to see whether a final season at Villanova might make sense. "You never say never in this business," the head coach said, "but we haven't felt like those players would fit our culture."

  • Utah Colleges Not Alone in Being Misled by Coaches

    by Brad Rock Deseret News July 2015

    Along with "the check's in the mail" and "it looks just like real hair," the least trustworthy phrase on Earth is "I'm not going anywhere."

  • Can K-State Parents Ride NCAA's Equestrian Support?

    by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas) July 2015

    Equestrian will receive continued support from the NCAA, according to the group that oversees the sport nationally, prompting parents of Kansas State University athletes once again to call into question their school's decision to cancel it.

  • Opinion: Schools Should Control Player Admissions

    by Abilene Reporter-News (Texas) July 2015

    Back in 1957, a young Queen Elizabeth was on a tour of the United States and wanted to experience a traditional American sporting event. A few days later, she attended a college football game between Maryland and North Carolina and was astounded by the size and skill of the athletes on the field.