• How Houston Nutt Factored into Freeze's Ole Miss Exit

    by Dayton Daily News July 2017

    It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze's school-issued cellphone had dialed an escort service on at least one occasion in 2016.

  • New William & Mary AD Seeks Revenue Boosts

    by Jessica Williams July 2017

    Samantha Huge, the new athletic director at the College of William & Mary, is no outsider to the Williamsburg community. Her brother, Chris Huge, played football for the college from 1981 to 1983. “As a kid, I always hopped on a vacation to Williamsburg because there is so much to do here,” recalled Huge at a June 13 business roundtable luncheon with the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority. “Virginia is a special place for me.” Before coming to W&M, she served as associate director of athletics at Texas A&M with 17 years of Division I athletics experience, including her time as deputy director of athletics and recreation services at the University of Delaware.

  • Opinion: Stop Putting College Coaches on Pedestals

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    There's a certain way coaches talk about one another, about the things that have to happen to secure top recruits...

  • Motion to Dismiss Dayton Football Hazing Suit Denied

    by Mark Gokavi July 2017

    A visiting judge on Friday "denied in total" the University of Dayton's motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging hazing brought by an ex-football player who said he suffered a brain injury after hard drinking during the 2014 "Mad Dogs" event for freshman team members.

  • Ole Miss Coach Freeze Resigns Amid Conduct Questions

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    A one-minute call made from the university-issued phone of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze to a number associated with a female escort service was raised as a potential issue in the back-and-forth between the university's legal counsel and the attorney for former Rebels football coach Houston Nutt, according to records and correspondence obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

  • New Mexico Athletics Owes Health Center for Treatment

    by Geoff Grammer July 2017

    The cost of health care for the University of New Mexico athletics department is about to double. And it has nothing to do with what's going on with politicians in Washington, D.C. The Journal has learned the department did not pay the $263,062 it owed the UNM Health Sciences Center for various services for student athletes during the fiscal year 2015-16. So it will double its payments this fiscal year, which started July 1, according to the university. "There was an issue with the internal billing from the Health Sciences Center to Athletics in FY-16," UNM interim athletic director Janice Ruggiero told the Journal in an email Tuesday. "The Athletic Department did not receive the bill that would have triggered the $263,062 payment for that year."

  • Colorado State Reveals $220M Football Stadium

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    Athletic department officials, players and reporters were on hand for a sneak preview of the new on-campus football stadium at Colorado State University.

  • Opinion: Big 12's Strength Depends on Texas, Oklahoma

    by George Schroeder July 2017

    A few days ago, Oklahoma President David Boren made some ripples by saying he is "philosophically in favor of...

  • AAC's "Power Six" Push Could Pay Off

    by Paul Myerberg July 2017

    Between the Power Six-themed golf balls, hashtags, pennants and helmets, the American Athletic Conference's push for a seat at the table is in full swing. In terms of trinkets, at least, the league is already spending at a Power Five level. "It's definitely a conference on the rise, and we should be promoting it as a Power Six," Tulane football coach Willie Fritz said.

  • New Baylor Coach Rhule Says Team Will Learn from Past

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    Matt Rhule was peppered with questions about the fallout from the school's sexual assault scandal at his first Big 12 media days appearance Tuesday.