Suspended Georgia RB Allegedly Signed Memorabilia for Cash
by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
Georgia has suspended star running back Todd Gurley indefinitely during an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the university said Thursday.
Criticism of Officials New Trend in College Football?
by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
Claims of bias in college football officiating are as old as the game itself, but when Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard went to a podium Saturday and essentially accused Big 12 officials of systematically sticking it to the Cyclones, it sent shock waves through college athletics and particularly the officiating community.
UT Coach, AD Meet with Students Over Profane Chants
by David Cobb October 2014
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones said Monday that, when he got the chance, he would speak to UT students about an audible and controversial chant that permeated Neyland Stadium at the conclusion of the Vols’ 10-9 loss to Florida last Saturday.
NCAA Grants to Aid Student-Athletes at Four Schools
by From staff reports October 2014
N.C. Central University is one of four Division I schools receiving NCAA grants to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees. NCCU will receive $694,338 as part of the Accelerating Academic Success Program grants.
UNC Preps for FBS Move with New Marching Band
by The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) October 2014
A Charlotte couple has donated $2 million to the University of North Carolina Charlotte to help start a marching band in time for the school's move up to big-time NCAA football next year.
Opinion: Four-Year Scholarships a Positive Move for USC
by Brad Senkiw October 2014
South Carolina made a serious decision when the school announced last week it would start guaranteeing some student-athletes four-year scholarships, instead of the typical one-year program set up at most schools.
NCCU Athletics Aims to Reduce 'Institutional Support'
by LAURA OLENIACZ firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-419-6636 October 2014
N.C. Central University athletics officials are looking to grow department revenues and cut costs under a request from university leadership to keep the amount the school contributes to athletics in check.
Power Conferences Make Proposals on New NCAA
by Michael Gaio October 2014
The Big Ten announced a set of initial recommendations for the NCAA on Wednesday designed to "provide enhanced benefits for student-athletes that are members in good standing with their individual universities as part of the NCAA's new autonomy governance structure." The announcement came just a day after the ACC made a similar statement and on the same day the Pac-12 announced it too had notified the NCAA of forthcoming proposals.
Columnist: At Michigan, Coach and AD Must Go
by Christine Brennan October 2014
The best line in the best college fight song in the country says, simply, "Hail! Hail! To Michigan, the leaders and best!" Growing up, I sang that song hundreds of times at Michigan football games or while just thinking about Michigan football games. I didn't end up going to college there and have long since moved on with my life, but the song has stayed with me forever, as have those words: "The leaders and best!" These days, Michigan is neither.
Even Academic Support Centers Can Need Renovation
by By John N. Mitchell; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
As part of its effort to improve the student-athlete experience, Temple unveiled the newly renovated Nancy and Donald Resnick Academic Support Center on Monday.