- Minnesota Announces Discipline for Football Players
by Spokesman Review February 2017
The University of Minnesota panel that heard the case of alleged involvement by 10 football players in a sexual assault on campus has upheld recommended punishment for five of them and overturned or reduced discipline for the other half.
- NCAA Agrees to $208.7M Settlement Payout
by Marisa Kwiatkowski February 2017
The NCAA has agreed to pay nearly $208.7 million to settle part of a class-action lawsuit filed by student athletes who claimed the amount of scholarship money they could receive was unfairly capped below the actual cost of attending college.
- Water Concerns Lead to Postponement of UNC-ND Game
by Andrew Carter February 2017
An Orange County water crisis, which forced UNC to cancel afternoon classes on Friday, prompted officials to move the game against Notre Dame scheduled Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Smith Center to Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.
- A-10 Absolves Court-Storming St. Bonaventure Students
by Buffalo News February 2017
The Atlantic 10 Conference said the students were not responsible for the administrative technical foul called at the end of regulation in Saturday's St. Bonaventure game against Virginia Commonwealth. The conference clarified the decision that cost the Bonnies the game.
- SEC Distributes Record Revenue to 14 Member Schools
by John Brice February 2017
Another year, another record. Welcome to the SEC. The SEC again distributed a record amount of revenues to its 14 member schools, encroaching upon $600 million in distribution to those schools per figures released Thursday by the league.
- Women's Team Uses Wrong-Sized Ball, Forfeits Games
by Dan Spears February 2017
Adell Harris players knew. Her own coaches on the UNCW women's basketball staff felt the same way. She couldn't worry about it. At least not then. But after her team's 39-point loss at College of Charleston on Sunday, Jan. 8, "probably the worst game we've had all year" the Colonial Athletic Association eventually agreed with everyone around her.
- NLRB Memo Calls Some NCAA Athletes ‘Employees’
by Jason Scott February 2017
A memo issued by the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Tuesday states that college football players at private universities are employees and entitled to the protections of that distinction, including efforts to form unions.
- Ole Miss Recruiting Suffers Under Cloud of Sanctions
by Antonio Morale February 2017
The NCAA hasn't officially handed its penalties down to Ole Miss. But make no mistake about it, the Rebels' football program felt the effects of a long investigation on national signing day. "There's a lot of issues around college football and we certainly are having our share," coach Hugh Freeze said. "It's gone on for a long time. We've suffered penalties. This recruiting class it was a penalty – to be under the cloud that we're under. "During that time it's like a family going through difficulty ... you find out who's with you and you join arms, and you say we're going to face it and get through it."
- Could Moving from FBS to FCS Help Idaho?
by Josh Wright February 2017
This will be Idaho's first recruiting class since the school announced last spring that it would become the first school in the nation to drop from the FBS to FCS. It will spend one more season in the Sun Belt Conference before venturing to the Big Sky.
- Recruiting 'Stars' Don't Always Translate to NFL
by Andrew Krammer February 2017
Rarely do the best-laid plans of high school athletes (or non-athletes, for that matter) stick to schedule, so keep that in mind as you track and compare your favorite college's recruiting class during Wednesday's national signing day.