• Air Force AD Reveals Strategic Vision for Stadium Renovation

    by Brent Briggeman September 2015

    Jim Knowlton doesn't know exactly how big the new scoreboard at Falcon Stadium will be, but he knows the measurements he'd prefer.

  • Details Emerge in Minnesota Duluth Coaches' Lawsuit

    by Rachel Blount September 2015

    In response to what attorney Dan Siegel called "a purge of women coaches at the University of Minnesota Duluth,'' three former coaches sued Monday in U.S. District Court alleging discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, age and national origin. Shannon Miller, Jen Banford and Annette Wiles - former Bulldogs women's hockey, softball and women's basketball coaches, respectively - are openly gay, and all claim their gender and sexual orientation played a part in their departure from UMD. In addition to the discrimination claim, the suit alleges the school created a hostile work environment, violated equal pay laws and Title IX principles and retaliated against the women.

  • 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.

  • Ex-Minnesota Duluth Coaches File Discrimination Lawsuit

    by Spokane Spokesman-Review September 2015

    Three former University of Minnesota Duluth female coaches have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school.

  • Tyndall 'Volunteers' His Way Back to College Athletics

    by Grant Ramey September 2015

    Former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall is back in college athletics, serving in a volunteer role as associate athletic director at Tennessee Wesleyan College, the school announced on Monday. “I am very excited about my new position at TWC,” Tyndall said in a school release. “I am thankful for this incredible opportunity. “This position will give me the chance to share my experience with our student athletes and help them launch their careers. My goal is to help our college, our community and our students.” Tyndall, 45, fired in March by Tennessee after one season, committed four Level I NCAA violations during his time at Southern Miss, according to a letter of allegations released by the NCAA in July.

  • Penn Athletes Embrace Fitness Tracking Tech

    by Mike Jensen September 2015

    They were just unpacking the GPS devices from the boxes in Penn's basketball offices. For their cars? No, for practice. Every Quakers men's hoops player is going to get a tracking device for the back of his jersey. It weighs about an ounce. "I don't know if we're allowed to wear them in games or not," said men's basketball coach Steve Donahue. "We're trying to figure that out."

  • Memphis Football Player Arrested on Outstanding Warrants

    by Clay Bailey and Tom Schad The Commercial Appeal September 2015

    A University of Memphis offensive lineman was arrested over outstanding warrants in Texas after he was stopped for speeding in Germantown on Friday night. Trevon Tate, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound redshirt freshman from Houston, was clocked going 89 mph eastbound on Poplar at Dogwood about 7:30 p.m., Inspector Lee Covey, head of uniform patrol for Germantown police, said Monday. As part of routine procedure, the officer ran Tate’s name through the computer for outstanding warrants.

  • U. of North Dakota: Nickname Vote Will Be Binding

    by Anna Burleson, Forum News Service September 2015

    A vote between Fighting Hawks, Nodaks, North Stars, Roughriders and Sundogs is scheduled for the week of Oct. 19.

  • Athletics Compensation Plan Shift Could Cost $1M

    by Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star September 2015

    When the Arizona Board of Regents voted to approve a multimillion-dollar retention plan for UA's three highest-profile athletic department employees in June 2014, it was at no cost of their own.

  • Penn State Lauded for Ethics Progress, Tension Remains

    by Erin McCarthy September 2015

    The latest review of Penn State's ethics and compliance in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal mostly lauded the university's progress. In fact, its progress in reforming policies so impressed Charles Scheeler, the independent athletics integrity monitor, that he recommended his scrutiny conclude two years early. But a two-paragraph section of the report under the subhead "Football" was less complimentary. "There is evidence of increased tension, and a mutual lack of trust, between the head football coach and University athletics compliance staff," the report reads.