• UNC Group Debates Student-Athlete Advising

    by LAURA OLENIACZ October 2014

    In what a professor said started as an effort to ensure student-athletes aren't pursuing "eligibility" as an academic major, a group Monday debated academic advising requirements for student-athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Cheerleader Starts Pregame Prayer Despite ACLU Ban

    by Robert Knight September 2014

    The Oneida Indians' squad used the moment of silence before the Sept. 12 football game with Watertown to deliver a cheer - for God.

  • Air Force Academy Outlines Plan of Action to Fix Athletics

    by Tom Roeder, September 2014

    The academy's athletic programs came under fire after an August investigation revealed athlete misconduct, including drug use, drinking, sexual assault and cheating on tests.

  • UNC Breaks Down Financials in Newly Required Report

    by Laura Oleniacz September 2014

    CHAPEL HILL - A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees committee got a report on the athletic department's finances and on student-athlete academic performance on Wednesday in response to a reporting requirement from the university system's board.

  • Tennessee Shows Domestic Violence on Schools' Radar

    by Dan Wolken September 2014

    If there were any questions about whether the NFL's domestic violence crisis would send aftershocks into the world of college football, they were answered this week when Tennessee dismissed freshman running back Treyvon Paulk after a police report said he hit his girlfriend in the mouth at a party. Though the girlfriend declined to press charges and Paulk, in an interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel, denied hitting her, Tennessee's swift and decisive action to release the three-star recruit is the second recent indication colleges might be more stringent about how they handle domestic violence allegations involving athletes. On Sept. 12, within hours of being charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting his girlfriend, Texas men's basketball guard Martez Walker was suspended and barred from campus, aside from being in class.

  • Do Later School Start Times Benefit Student-Athletes?

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Next year, three high schools in Virginia's Fauquier County are making the move to a new athletic conference, a transition that has some worried that the new competition has an unfair advantage: sleep. High schools in neighboring Loudoun county start later, at approximately 9 a.m. It's not a difference that most athletic programs might think of, but there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that later school start times are crucial to improving students' performance, academic and physical.

  • Athletics a Focus of $100M FGSU Fundraising Campaign

    by Jessica Lipscomb, Naples Daily News September 2014

    Florida Gulf Coast University launched a $100 million fundraising campaign Tuesday night, touting plans to grow the university’s athletic program, recruit high-quality faculty members and increase scholarships for needy students.

  • UT Policy to Address Domestic, Relationship Violence

    by Megan Boehnke September 2014

    A campus task force went to work Tuesday revising the University of Tennessee’s new sexual assault policy — the first university-wide policy to also cover domestic and relationship violence.

  • Inside One Division III School's Recruiting Operation

    by Mirin Fader, Staff Writer September 2014

    Recruiting can be tougher for Division III sports coaches compared with their Division I and II counterparts. That's because Division III coaches must have student-athletes who are the total package - boasting good GPAs and excelling at their game.

  • Former SEC Commish Kramer: Too Many Games on TV

    by Ben Frederickson, Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2014

    It was during Roy Kramer’s 13-year stint as Vanderbilt’s athletic director that he first heard of ESPN. The up-and-coming TV network called and offered $7,500 for permission to record a Vanderbilt-Georgia game and broadcast it the following week. The production crew consisted of one camera, two announcers and a sign in the end zone.