West Virigina to Revisit with Fan Experience Committee
by Mike Casazza July 2014
West Virginia's foray into the Fan Experience Committee was a success, so much so that the group of Mountaineer faithful will be called back again in August and November to keep the constructive conversations flowing.
College Presidents' Organization Against Athlete Unions
by The Associated Press July 2014
At its core, the players'union said,"this case involves the same questions that arise in every representation case: Do the players perform services for the university? Do they work under the university's supervision and direction? Do they receive compensation for their work? "
UGA Asks NCAA to Reduce Charges Against Swim Coach
by Chip Towers; Staff July 2014
The University of Georgia admits rules were broken by its legendary swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle, but does not believe the misdeeds rise to a "Level I" violation.
Coordinating Construction of Oregon's Campus Rec Center
by Jeff McDonald July 2014
Projects on college campuses commonly come with logistical challenges, but the University of Oregon currently has a handful. In a heavily trafficked area through the heart of campus, three contractors are tackling four projects.
One Campus May Host Eight Conference Tournaments
by Greg Hardwig email@example.com July 2014
On Friday, the conference officially announced that Florida Gulf Coast University will be home to the volleyball, sand volleyball, baseball and softball tournaments for the 2014-15 season.
Fired Strength Coach Ultimately Cleared in UM Probe
by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
After a report connected him to the Biogenesis scandal, Jimmy Goins was fired by the University of Miami. After a lengthy investigation, Goins was cleared Monday by Miami, where Goins was employed for nine years as a strength and conditioning coach for the Hurricanes baseball and track and field teams. UM said it found no evidence he was supplying its athletes with performance-enhancing drugs. His lawyer believes UM fired Goins for no reason.
Rutgers Officially Joins Big Ten, Starts Playing Catch-Up
by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
With Rutgers celebrating its official entry Tuesday into the Big Ten Conference, coach Kyle Flood saw nothing wrong with his players looking at the big picture, which includes eight new league opponents.
NCAA Reopening 2011 Examination of UNC 'Irregularities'
by Harold Gutmann, The Herald Sun July 2014
The NCAA isn't done investigating UNC-Chapel Hill after all. UNC athletic director Bubba Cummingham said Monday that the NCAA is reopening its 2011 examination of "academic irregularities" at the school. "The NCAA has determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might now be willing to speak with the enforcement staff," Cunningham said in a statement. The NCAA concluded its initial investigation into academic misconduct and impermissible benefits involving the Tar Heels football program in 2012 and handed down penalties that included a one-year postseason ban.
Editorial: IU Makes Athletes Students in a Fuller Sense
by The Journal-Gazette July 2014
Indiana University officials are justly proud of their newly unveiled plan to guarantee their athletes four-year scholarships and the ability to come back and finish their degree later in life. Scholarship athletes at IU will no longer have to fear that if their performance in their sport is deemed inadequate, their college career is over. That may be a first for a major institution. The lifetime guarantee of eligibility to earn a degree almost certainly is, Emmett Gill, the national director for the Student Athlete Human Rights Project, told The Journal Gazette's Chris Goff. "Not only have they looked beyond one year," Gill said, "they've looked beyond four years. For student athletes, that's just tremendous."
Vacation Time for College Coaches as Dead Period Begins
by Ryan Callahan July 2014
Several members of Tennessee’s staff were out of town on vacation last week, and the Vols now won’t host any visitors for the next two weeks as a part of the NCAA’s new dead period for recruiting.