NCAA Reveals Tyndall Violations in 43-Page Notice
by Jamie Poole, The Associated Press July 2015
The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men's basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure.
The AB Extra: July 24
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Featured in this week's AB Extra is news about an accidental addition to the ACC Football Media Guide, a creative way to dry out the L.A. Angels' field and a gym especially for dogs.
A Cry for Help Buried in the ACC Media Guide
Someone in the ACC is seemingly unhappy about something to do with its media guide.
The ACC Football Media Guide was released on Monday and on page 145 beneath Wake Forest's 2014 game results reads the phrase, "F--- this s---."
Different media sources have speculated as to why such a message would appear. Some say maybe it's a response to Wake Forest's less-than-stellar season. Another detailed his experiences with media guides, saying just reading them turned his "brain to mush" and he sympathized with whoever had to actually write one.
It's not known who wrote the message in the media guide, but the ACC has since removed it and released a statement regarding it.
“We sincerely apologize for the offensive error in the media guide. It has been appropriately updated," the ACC said.
International Special Olympics Spend Night in LA Gym After Transportation Delays
Special Olympians arriving in California on Tuesday for the 2015 World Summer Games had to make the best of a bad situation when transportation delays stopped them from getting to their host cities. This resulted in about 1,500 athletes having to sleep on the gymnasium floor at Loyola Marymount University for the night.
Athletes from the Cayman Islands, Kenya, Norway, Mexico, Norway and Venezuela were those affected by the delays when they arrived in Los Angeles. Despite being tired from a long day of travel, Kenyan swim coach Collins Marigiri told Fox News, "It really wasn't bad... The athletes didn't have any problems."
According to Marigiri, "They had food. They had water. They had a place to sleep. There were no medical issues."
Some of the athletes played board games and took advantage of the opportunity to meet athletes from other countries. At one point, a conga line was formed. The Red Cross provided bedding for the athletes and all were able to leave for their host cities on Wednesday.
The Opening Ceremony for the Games takes place on Saturday.
Controversy Over New Lululemon Beer
Yoga apparel company Lululemon has another PR snafu on their hands after announcing the release of a Lululemon branded beer with a cartoon totem pole on the can.
The company posted a picture of the beer can on Instagram last week and immediately drew backlash with some saying the cartoon was insensitive to Indigenous people. Some also questioned whether producing a beer was the right choice for a yoga company.
One Instagram user commented on the photo saying, “The ‘totem pole’ is cultural appropriation and incredibly offensive."
The beer, called Curiosity Lager, is limited edition and only 88,000 cans will be produced in conjunction with the 2015 SeaWheeze Sunset Festival and Half Marathon in August in Vancouver. It will also be able to be purchased in some liquor stores across Canada.
L.A. Angels Use Helicopter to Dry Rain-Soaked Field
For the first time since 1995, the Los Angeles Angels had a game rained out. The rain soaked the field, forcing the team to take some creative measures to get the field in playing condition for the next day.
The organization deployed a helicopter to fly over the field to dry it in time for the Angel's double header against the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Despite being a little over-the-top, the field was dry by the time the game needed to start and the teams began play at 2 pm PT.
A Gym for Dogs... With a Pool
Dogs in Tucson, Arizona don't just have to hit the pavement anymore to get in their exercise. Now, they can become a member at A Loyal Companion, a rec center just for dogs, to get in their workout.
They can hit the pool to get some cardio or climb on inflatables to improve strength and balance. If they need some down time, the dogs can get a massage or reiki treatments or if they're looking to learn, there are options to enroll in obedience classes or therapy dog training.
Gym owner Kate Titus says A Loyal Companion is a great way for dogs to get exercise because many times, people don't walk fast enough for dogs to get enough of a cardio workout. She says her gym not only gives dogs a different way to exercise that's more complete, but it also allows for a nice bonding opportunity between dogs and their owners.
Currently, A Loyal Companion has about 50 to 60 members and dues start at $29 per month.
Will C-USA Be First FBS Conference Led By a Woman?
by Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot July 2015
In spite of the progress women have made in athletics under Title IX, the halls of power in the nation's elite college conferences remain a man's world. None of the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences has been led by a woman.
Ohio Study Examines Increases in College Athletics Spending
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
As the cost of attending college continues to rise, the price of college sports for many schools is rising at a much higher rate.
ACC Lagging Behind Conferences with TV Networks
by Brad Senkiw, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) July 2015
In 2013-14, the Atlantic Coast Conference brought in $302.3 million of revenue, according to a recent report by CBSSports.com. The good news for the league: It was a 30 percent increase from the previous season.
Report: Tyndall to Be Charged with So. Miss Violations
by Ben Frederickson firstname.lastname@example.org July 2015
The lengthy NCAA investigation into former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and the Southern Miss program he departed to briefly coach the Vols is reportedly nearing its conclusion — a notice of allegations.
Costs, Traffic Eyed as College Takes on Park Renovation
by Matt Stout and Bob McGovern, The Boston Herald July 2015
Giving control of a Brighton state park to Simmons College for the next two decades has critics warning the school's field of dreams could create a traffic nightmare.
Judge Orders Towson to Allow Player to Return to Team
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
It was a hot summer day in August of 2013 when Towson University offensive lineman Gavin Class collapsed on the field during football practice. His body temperature had risen to 108 degrees, causing his heart to stop and his liver to fail.
Jimbo Fisher Addresses Seminoles' Off-Field Issues
by Brad Senkiw email@example.com 864-260-1283 Follow Brad Senkiw on Twitter @BradSenkiw_AIM July 2015
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher drew the largest media crowd at ACC Kickoff on Monday in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It took 20 minutes, however, before Fisher fielded a question about actual football.
New NCAA Revenue a Big Deal for Mid-Major Schools
by firstname.lastname@example.org July 2015
The NCAA announced Monday that it will distribute $18.9 million to its nearly 350 Division I schools to help them fund new cost-of-attendance scholarships and additional meals allowed by new rules.