• Richmond Names Director of Athletic Innovation

    by John O'Connor May 2017

    Swimmers at the University of Richmond this school year wore wrist devices that analyzed strain, recovery and sleep quality. The waterproof bands, part of the WHOOP Performance Optimization System, provided data that coach Matt Barany says helped his athletes improve performances in the pool and in the classroom.

  • Saban Signs Contract Extension, Gets $11.15M in 2017

    by David Paschall May 2017

    New Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne announced that Saban and the university have agreed to a long-term contract extension that includes a $4 million signing bonus that will result in the 65-year-old earning $11.15 million for the 2017 season. The new contract will keep Saban guiding Alabama through the 2024 season.

  • College Bowl Games Face Challenges in Playoff Era

    by George Schroeder May 2017

    The gimmick was lighthearted, intended to season a message with humor. In all caps and a very basic font, the bright red ballcaps shouted: MAKE BOWLS GREAT AGAIN Go ahead. Even in today's hypercharged climate, it's OK to chuckle. It was just Wright Waters' way of having a little fun while making a point. He had a dozen caps made to hand out to NCAA staffers and members of the Football Bowl Association's executive committee at the organization's annual meeting last month. But the underlying premise -- well, that's something more serious. "We're at a critical time with the bowls," says Waters, the FBA's executive director.

  • American Athletic Conference to Push 'Power 6' Concept

    by Spokesman Review May 2017

    The American Athletic Conference wants to be considered a power conference and released a strategic plan on Monday designed to help it improve its stature.

  • Opinion: NFL Draft Proves Multisport Athletes Better Off

    by Rob Oller May 2017

    Among the more interesting factoids coming out of the NFL draft is that 30 of the 32 players selected in the first round participated in more than one sport in high school.

  • Missouri Valley Conference Eyes Expansion Candidates

    by Daniel Allar May 2017

    The MVC is looking to add one to three members to replace Wichita State, which is headed to the American Athletic Conference.

  • Former Baylor AD Denies Mishandling Assault Claim

    by Richmond Times Dispatch May 2017

    Ian McCaw, now the AD at Liberty, defended himself in a court filing Friday against accusations by Jasmin Hernandez, who was raped by former player Tevin Elliott. Elliott was convicted in 2014 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

  • Borrowing Plan OK'd for Mississippi State Ballpark

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Mississippi State University trustees approved plans Thursday for the school to borrow up to $30 million to renovate and expand Dudy Noble Field-Polk DeMent Stadium.

  • Steubenville Offender Gets Second Chance at Football

    by Tom Archdeacon April 2017

    One of the more controversial, polarizing — and, some say, mischaracterized — football players in the nation has joined the Central State Marauders and is vying for the starting quarterback job.

  • Southern Indiana to Begin $57M Arena Renovation

    by Pat Hickey April 2017

    USI will break ground in May on the first of a two-phase, $57 million renovation of the Physical Activities Center - supplying its basketball and volleyball programs with a state-of-the-art arena that seats 4,000. There are currently 69 Division I gyms that are smaller than that.