- Purdue Axes Head Coach Hazell
by Nathan Baird October 2016
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue has fired head football coach Darell Hazell, sources confirmed on Sunday. The move comes one day after the Boilermakers' 49-35 Homecoming loss to Iowa and three weeks after a 50-7 loss at Maryland in the Big Ten Conference opener. Purdue has announced a 4:30 p.m. press conference, which will be carried live on Big Ten Network.
- Player’s ‘Broke Athlete’ Sign Drives Discussion
by Jason Scott October 2016
University of Wisconsin basketball star Nigel Hayes made waves when he appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay program Saturday with a sign soliciting donations to a Venmo account.
- Opinion: Big Ten Additions Bring Little to Conference
by Brian Kollars October 2016
The Big Ten should stop pretending it was smart to add Rutgers and Maryland to the fold in 2014. The BIG is a proud Midwestern conference and it was just fine with 12 schools. The excuse of expanding its "footprint" with Rutgers makes little sense because Tony Soprano and his neighbors couldn't care less about the Scarlet Knights.
- Arena Renovation Offers New 'Front Door' to IU Hoops Fans
by Zach Osterman October 2016
If Assembly Hall's renovation is the infrastructural crown jewel of Fred Glass' tenure — and it likely is — then its new south lobby is the gleaming center stone. It is expansive, inviting of sunlight, with wide windows onto the Assembly Hall floor, shiny new escalators and trophy cases to give the place an "Indiana high school gym feel," according to IU's athletic director. "I think this is gonna be one of those gifts that keeps on giving," Glass said of the new south atrium, the most visible change to the newly renovated 45-year-old building. "A new front door facing campus, to really be where you arrive."
- Tennessee Trustees OK New Position, $106M Stadium Renovation
by Tyler Whetstone October 2016
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the temporary appointment of Tonja Johnson to a created position as chief operating officer and executive vice president, OK'd $106 million in renovations to Neyland Stadium and listed UT's most pressing capital needs.
- Adjusting to FCS May Take Time for Idaho Donors, Fans
by Josh Wright October 2016
Idaho athletic director Rob Spear won't say how many donors have stopped giving since the school said it would become the first Football Bowl Subdivision program (formerly Division 1-A) to move down to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly 1-AA).
- Helfrich on Hot Seat? Oregon's Fall from Elite Draws Critics
by George Schroeder October 2016
After a period of spectacular success, the Ducks have fallen into a tailspin. Less than two years ago, they played for the national championship. But at 2-4 halfway through the season, they're playing down to a level unseen in decades.
- SEC Reschedules LSU-Florida, Game Moved to Baton Rouge
by David Paschall October 2016
The LSU-Florida football game that was postponed from last Saturday in Gainesville, due to Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.
- Mascot Duties Require Unique Passion, Stoicism
by Joe Blundo October 2016
Approach children - and dogs - with caution. Don't don your costume in a public restroom. Prepare to be punched. Life in a giant, furry suit comes with its own set of guidelines, according to Columbus-area mascots. The debut today of the Netflix mock-umentary "Mascots" will cast a spotlight on the Brutus Buckeyes and Stingers of the world.
- Opinion: Number of College Assistant Coaches Excessive
by Greg Hansen October 2016
The NCAA Division I Council last week suggested that college football teams don't have enough coaches. It proposed that each team add a 10th full-time assistant coach. The average assistant coach's salary in the Pac-12 is close to $300,000. Arizona's Rich Rodriguez agreed. Why wouldn't he? "With (all) the revenue, I don't know why they didn't address it earlier," he said.