• Air Force AD Explains Late Football Kickoffs

    by Brent Briggeman October 2015

    Jim Knowlton wants Air Force fans to understand that a late night Saturday is not his doing. The Falcons athletic director even sent a letter to fans Monday to convey that very message - that he doesn't like the 8:15 p.m. kickoff times any more than they do, but his hands are tied.

  • Utah Football Debuts New Turf Saturday Against Cal

    by Dirk Facer, Deseret News October 2015

    The new playing surface at Rice-Eccles Stadium received positive reviews Monday after the Utah Utes practice on it for the first time. It'll make its game debut Saturday against California.

  • Opinion: After Scandal, UNC Needs Sweeping Changes

    by John E. Chase October 2015

    I bristled when reading the words of UNC Provost Jim Dean ("UNC Provost: "Progress" seen on paper-classes scandal," Oct. 1). When referring to UNC's athletic/academic scandal, the provost said "not everyone really seems to want to get past it."

  • U. of Charleston Uses App to Boost Fan Experience

    by Derek Redd October 2015

    For University of Charleston athletic director Bren Stevens, necessity became the mother of innovation. Searching for an effective way to communicate with and build the Golden Eagles fan base, UC will implement a new smartphone app. It's one that mainly has been the tool of NCAA Division I schools, but Charleston will see if it can be effective on the Division II level. The Golden Eagles athletic department had sought a way to ensure its students and fans would know where and when UC's sports teams would play. On-campus construction of the university's Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center, which will house much of UC's athletic department, had spread those contests around the city.

  • Opinion: Penn State's Stadium Could Use Upgrades

    by Mike Gross October 2015

    The game-day atmosphere surrounding Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor was festive and bustling and very collegiate on my first visit, a decade ago. Live music and talk-radio remotes competed with tailgaters and food vendors for space in the streets of an actual neighborhood, which felt, and still feels, integrated into an actual campus. The ballpark itself? Ehhh....

  • Big 12 Admits Officiating Error in Game at Oklahoma St.

    by Kellis Robinett The Wichita Eagle October 2015

    The Big 12 acknowledged an officiating error occurred during Oklahoma State’s 36-34 victory against Kansas State on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

  • Fan Experience Drives Penn State Stadium Renovation Plans

    by Bob Cohn October 2015

    Penn State has 18 facilities for intercollegiate sports. Athletic director Sandy Barbour said a master plan to study their uses and recommend potential changes includes them all. But stars get most of the attention, and when it comes to Penn State, Beaver Stadium, the world's third-largest stadium, is the unquestioned star among facilities.

  • Texas Rangers Fire Social Media Staffer for Longhorns Tweet

    by The Virginian-Pilot October 2015

    The Rangers dismissed a social media staffer who accidentally tweeted on the team's official account that Texas coach Charlie Strong should be fired. The tweet "Fire Charlie. (hash) bye" appeared on the account Saturday afternoon as TCU beat Texas 50-7. It was quickly deleted, and the team issued a statement apologizing to Strong and the University of Texas. The team said the tweet was "very inappropriate and insensitive" and was posted by a member of the social media department who wasn't working on Saturday. The staffer is no longer an employee, the team said

  • Did Louisville Lure Recruits with Prostitutes?

    by The Virginian-Pilot October 2015

    Louisville said Friday it has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals basketball staffer Andre McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits.

  • Tennessee Women's Hoops Coach Gets Raise, Extension

    by Dan Fleser Dan Fleser covers Tennessee women's basketball. Follow him at October 2015

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart praised Holly Warlick’s leadership in announcing the women’s basketball coach has received a raise and a contract extension. A promotion for Kyra Elzy also was announced in a school release Friday. Elzy, who is entering her fourth season on the basketball staff, was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach.