• Hornet Mascots Face Off in Trademark Dispute

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Local businessman and long-time resident of Damascus, Md., Victor Furnells had a big idea for the town’s 201st birthday celebration this weekend: paint a 24-foot likeness of the high school’s Swarming Hornet mascot on the side of the water tower.

  • Raiders, Rebels Talk Parking, Other Stadium Concerns

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    The former Oakland Raiders organization and UNLV are confronting many challenges that will come with a planned $1.9 billion joint-use stadium.

  • Ohio U.'s $6.5M Student-Athlete Center Sparks Debate

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Ohio University is fielding some debate over the construction of the new Perry & Sandy Sook Academic Center, an academic support space dedicated to the campus’ 425 student-athletes.

  • Recruits See Benefits, Drawbacks to Early Signing Period

    by Paul Myerberg July 2017

    To coaches across the Football Bowl Subdivision, the addition of an early signing period comes with one clear benefit: Allowing prospects to sign in late December removes much of the drama from the homestretch leading into national signing day in early February. The change received strong support from members of the American Football Coaches Association at the group's meeting in January. After it was approved in April by the NCAA's Division I Council, AFCA executive director Todd Berry called the rule change part of "by far the most sweeping legislative package we've had since I've been in coaching."

  • Tennessee Eases Transition for French-Speaking Player

    by David Cobb July 2017

    Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes announced the hiring of a trilingual director of player development

  • Scholarships a Negotiation Game in Non-Revenue Sports

    by Mark Gaughan July 2017

    There are 18 players on the average major-college volleyball team, and the maximum number of scholarships allowed in the sport is 4.5.

  • U. of Virginia Adds Squash to Varsity Sports Roster

    by Mike Barber July 2017

    Virginia will be the first Power 5 school to offer men's squash as a varsity sport

  • Purdue to Expand In-Stadium Alcohol Sales

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    This fall, Purdue Athletics will expand beer and wine sales in Ross-Ade Stadium and Mackey Arena. The department was authorized to expand sales by the Purdue Board of Trustees and university president Mitch Daniels.

  • Georgia Campus Carry Law Goes Into Effect This Weekend

    by Eric Stirgus and Kristina Torres June 2017

    The "campus carry" legislation is the most high-profile of a slew of laws that become effective July 1, including an expansion of Georgia's medical marijuana law and permission for the state to take over failing schools. Campus administrators and law enforcement officials have spent weeksholdingtownhall-stylemeetings. Facts sheets have gone out to digital in-boxes. Officials with the University System of Georgia, which has 45,000 employees, have posted online information and guidance about the new law. Yet a number of faculty and students say they are still confused about what to expect, in part because guns are allowed on some parts of the campuses and prohibited in other areas. Some worry their campus communities aren't prepared, an unease heightened by a schedule that brings an influx of hundreds of thousands of people mid-August when the fall semester begins.

  • Coach, Community Kept Football Alive at UAB

    by Dan Wolken June 2017

    In a few weeks, UAB football will move into a sparkling $22.5 million operations building attached to a 120-yard covered practice field, completing a huge step in its rebirth as a program before debuting Sept.2 against Alabama A&M.