• Judge Throws Out Gender Bias Suit Against NCAA

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    A U.S. district judge has thrown out a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) of gender discrimination.

  • Iowa Smashes Wrestling Attendance Record with Stadium Meet

    by Takara Scott-Johnston November 2015

    In a historic meet, the Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team recently beat top-ranked Oklahoma State 18-16. The meet was the first wrestling match held in a division I football stadium, and shattered the NCAA attendance record by having 42,287 fans in attendance.

  • Minnesota Names Tracy Claeys Head Football Coach

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    After Jerry Kill stepped down from the post on Oct. 28 due to continued health issues, the University of Minnesota announced yesterday that Tracy Claeys would replace him as head coach.

  • Blog: Leadership Void Apparent at University of Missouri

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    The recent events at the University of Missouri have shown both a leadership void in key positions at the school as well as strong leadership values on campus.

  • U. of Missouri System President Resigns Amid Protests

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    The president of the University of Missouri system announced his resignation today following protests and criticism of his handling of racist incidents on campus.

  • Illinois Fires AD Mike Thomas

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    In a decision announced this morning, the University of Illinois has fired athletic director Mike Thomas.

  • Coach Fired, Notre Dame Sued Over Alleged Athlete Coercion

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    The University of Notre Dame has fired an academic coach amid allegations that she coerced Notre Dame football and basketball players to have sex with her daughter, according to the New York Daily News, which obtained an internal school report.

  • 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.