• NBA Combine Matters to Under-the-Radar Draft Prospects

    by Jeff Zillgitt May 2017

    Had it not been for the NBA draft combine, Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler would not have been a first-round pick and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine would not have moved from late-first-round selection to lottery pick. That's why the draft combine is important and necessary.

  • NCAA's 2015-16 APR Increase Gets Mixed Review

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Yesterday, the NCAA announced that the 2015-16 Division I student-athlete Academic Progress Rate showed an increase over the previous four-year average for the 12th year in a row, resulting in another all-time high.

  • Iowa Responds to Ruling, Orders External Investigation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    The day following the decision by a Polk County jury to award $1.43 million to former University of Iowa athletics administrator Jane Meyer for discrimination, retaliation and unequal pay, the school announced its intention to undergo an external review of its employment practices.

  • New Early Signing Period Approved for College Football

    by Thuc Ni Nguyen May 2017

    Recruits as soon as the 2018 class can choose to sign during a 72-hour window in December instead of waiting for the traditional signing period that begins on the first Wednesday of February, which remains intact.

  • Buffalo Swim and Dive Alums Fight to Save Program

    by Mark Gaughan May 2017

    UB's men's swimming and diving team was one of four sports eliminated by the university in a decision announced on April 3 aimed at trimming $2 million from the athletic department budget.

  • More Students Studying Sports as Academic Subject

    by Frank Fitzpatrick May 2017

    Serious educators who once sniffed at sports are now examining the games' intersection with business, history, law, philosophy, literature, journalism, and more.

  • Missouri Valley Conference Extends Invite to Valparaiso

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Valparaiso University is set to become the newest member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), after the league announced it had extended a conference membership invitation to the school.

  • Blog: Involving Students in Plans for College Recreation

    by John Horn May 2017

    For this blog post, I felt it was time to showcase the student involvement in the Rec Sports Master Plan. After all, the entire reason the plan even exists is due to our students. They requested the initial master plan and later voted to fund it. They suggested we take that plan to referendum, and ultimately the plan as you see it has been driven by the student voice.

  • Midwestern State Regents to Discuss $18M Stadium

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults May 2017

    At its two-day board of regents meeting May 11-12, the board will discuss its capital expenditure plan for 2018 to 2022, which includes $18 million for an on-campus football stadium, to be paid for - if the plan comes to fruition - via private funds.

  • Conference USA Eyes Cowboys' Facility for Hoops Tourney

    by Ed Miller May 2017

    In true Dallas Cowboys style, “The Star in Frisco” is 91 acres of spare-no-expense opulence – a $1.5 billion complex that contains the team’s corporate headquarters, two practice fields, a 12,000-seat indoor football stadium with interior and exterior video boards and an entertainment district with restaurants, shops and a hotel.