• Minnesota's Kill Retires Due to Health Issues

    by Stuart Goldman October 2015

    Jerry Kill has battled epilepsy for years, and in the end, it was a battle he could no longer continue fighting while doing what he so dearly loved to do.

    A tearful, somber Kill announced his retirement Wednesday morning as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota, effective immediately. Tracy Claeys, Minnesota’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator, will serve as interim head coach.

  • University of Minnesota Approves $166M Athletes Village

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    The University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal for a $166 million Athletes Village on Friday, paving the way for construction to begin on the project that has been a top priority for the athletics department.

  • Social Media as a Window to the Character of a Recruit

    by Carolynn Crabtree October 2015

    We've seen too many examples to count of how an ill-conceived tweet can ruin the promising career of an athlete even before it begins. Social media has become a powerful tool for athletic directors, coaches and recruiters to gain unique insights into student-athletes, and more athletic programs are taking a recruit's online voice. A recent study of 600 college coaches and recruiters revealed that 83 percent conducted online research of recruits during the 2013-2014 recruitment season.

  • University of Texas Apparel Contract Up for Grabs?

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The University of Texas’ apparel contract appears to be open for bidding, which means the richest program in college athletics may soon become even richer.

  • NCAA Bans SMU Hoops from Postseason, Coach Suspended

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The NCAA has banned SMU men’s basketball from 2016 postseason play, and has suspended coach Larry Brown for 30 percent of his team’s games due to a lack of head coach control.

  • Big 12 Commissioner: College Athlete Strike Is Coming

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    When football players at Northwestern University failed in their effort to form a union in August, some thought the issue of labor in college sports would go away entirely.

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is not one of those people.

  • Texas Fires Athletic Director Steve Patterson

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    University of Texas president Gregory Fenves has reportedly fired athletic director Steve Patterson after just 22 months on the job.

  • Michigan First School to Use Virtual Reality in Recruiting, Fan Engagement

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The University of Michigan athletic department is beginning to utilize Virtual Reality (VR) technology for recruiting and fan engagement.

  • K-State Band Apologizes for Inappropriate Formation

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Officials at Kansas State University have apologized for a marching band halftime performance that featured what appeared to be sexual innuendo directed at the University of Kansas.

  • Do Social Media Bans Violate the First Amendment?

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Several college athletics programs have made headlines and drawn criticism lately for instituting bans on social media use for their student-athletes.