- Tennessee Trustees OK New Position, $106M Stadium Renovation
by Tyler Whetstone October 2016
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the temporary appointment of Tonja Johnson to a created position as chief operating officer and executive vice president, OK'd $106 million in renovations to Neyland Stadium and listed UT's most pressing capital needs.
- Adjusting to FCS May Take Time for Idaho Donors, Fans
by Josh Wright October 2016
Idaho athletic director Rob Spear won't say how many donors have stopped giving since the school said it would become the first Football Bowl Subdivision program (formerly Division 1-A) to move down to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly 1-AA).
- Helfrich on Hot Seat? Oregon's Fall from Elite Draws Critics
by George Schroeder October 2016
After a period of spectacular success, the Ducks have fallen into a tailspin. Less than two years ago, they played for the national championship. But at 2-4 halfway through the season, they're playing down to a level unseen in decades.
- SEC Reschedules LSU-Florida, Game Moved to Baton Rouge
by David Paschall October 2016
The LSU-Florida football game that was postponed from last Saturday in Gainesville, due to Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.
- Mascot Duties Require Unique Passion, Stoicism
by Joe Blundo October 2016
Approach children - and dogs - with caution. Don't don your costume in a public restroom. Prepare to be punched. Life in a giant, furry suit comes with its own set of guidelines, according to Columbus-area mascots. The debut today of the Netflix mock-umentary "Mascots" will cast a spotlight on the Brutus Buckeyes and Stingers of the world.
- Opinion: Number of College Assistant Coaches Excessive
by Greg Hansen October 2016
The NCAA Division I Council last week suggested that college football teams don't have enough coaches. It proposed that each team add a 10th full-time assistant coach. The average assistant coach's salary in the Pac-12 is close to $300,000. Arizona's Rich Rodriguez agreed. Why wouldn't he? "With (all) the revenue, I don't know why they didn't address it earlier," he said.
- Baylor Faces Fourth Title IX Lawsuit, Refiled Suit
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
A new Title IX lawsuit was filed against Baylor University while another Title IX lawsuit was refiled to include former head football coach Art Briles (above) and former athletic director Ian McCaw.
- South Carolina Installs New Basketball Court
by Post & Courier October 2016
The basketball floor at Colonial Life Arena will have a new look for this coming season. South Carolina on Wednesday unveiled the new playing floor at the Gamecocks' home arena, which features not only a cleaner look but also shock pads beneath the wood to provide players with additional cushioning. The new floor was installed a week ago.
- NCAA Early-Signing Proposal Worries Some Coaches
by Tom Schad October 2016
Add Memphis coach Mike Norvell to the list of coaches with concerns about a recent NCAA proposal. The Division I Council submitted a proposal last week to add a pair of 72-hour early signing periods to the annual recruiting calendar -- one in June and one in mid-December. Norvell said this week that he believes there are "a lot of positive thoughts" behind the proposal, but also a lot of questions about the implementation of early signing periods. "When are the contact periods going to be allowed? Because they'd have to expand that to an earlier age," Norvell said. "And there's so much development that needs to happen. I think that's a very fine line on just how early you're going to (do that).
- New Mexico AD Warns of Possible Sports Cuts
by Geoff Grammer October 2016
It just ain't working anymore. And if more financial help — from the state, the main campus or through student fees — isn't on the way, some very "tough decisions" that could include the elimination of sports at the University of New Mexico could be on the horizon. That was the message UNM athletic director Paul Krebs delivered to the Board of Regents finance and facilities committee on Wednesday afternoon.