Vanderbilt Football Rape Case Declared Mistrial
by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean June 2015
Two former Vanderbilt University football players found guilty of raping an unconscious student learned Tuesday — two years to the day after the rape — they could get a new trial.
NCAA Waiting on Flag Decision Before Lifting S.C. Ban
by David Caraviello, Post & Courier June 2015
Just like everyone else, the NCAA is watching and waiting to see if the Confederate flag comes down. Until that happens, the organization's policy banning predetermined championship events in the Palmetto State remains intact, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Vitale: Shorter Shot Clock Could Mean Fewer Upsets
by Jason Smith, The Commercial Appeal June 2015
Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is all for speeding up the men ’s game. So is the NCAA, which approved several rules changes this month to men’s basketball for the 2015-16 season — most notably a 30-second shot clock and fewer timeouts — aimed at creating a faster-paced game.
South Carolina AD Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
Members of the athletic department at the University of South Carolina are calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from the capitol building following the massacre of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
State Rep Urges UT Trustees to Discuss Logo Issue
by Dan Fleser, Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2015
University of Tennessee Board of Trustees members were sent another letter Monday regarding the Lady Vols nickname/logo issue. The latest correspondence reflected a different viewpoint, however.
Wofford Mourns Player Who Drowned at YMCA Camp
by Jeff Hartsell, Post & Courier June 2015
As teammates and fellow reserves on the Wofford College basketball team, Eric Wagenlander and Jeremiah Tate spent a lot of time together. Roommates on the road, similar roles on the team, countless hours together, Wagenlander said Monday.
Opinion: New College Hoops Rules Don't Go Far Enough
by Luke DeCock, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) June 2015
The 30-second shot clock isn't going to fix what's wrong with college basketball, and it may cause as many problems as it solves.
FSU Has Been on Both Sides of Grad Transfer Debate
by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post June 2015
Florida State has been on both sides of the graduate transfer rule, losing quarterbacks Clint Trickett to West Virginia and Jacob Coker to Alabama before Everett Golson decided to join the Seminoles last month.
Program to Help New NCCU Student-Athletes Adjust
by Brooke Pryor, The Herald-Sun June 2015
This morning at 10 a.m., 30 of N.C. Central's new student-athletes will begin filtering onto campus to begin their NCCU careers six weeks earlier than expected.
Former Players Urge UT to Keep 'Lady Vols'
by Dan Fleser firstname.lastname@example.org June 2015
Candace Parker and several other women's and men's basketball alums convened at Smokey Mountain Athletics, a Maryville facility being renovated by former Lady Vols Cait McMahan and Alexis Hornbuckle. The event served as an open house for the public to see the place and mingle with the athletes.