• UND Nickname Votes For Sale Online?

    by Anna Burleson November 2015

    Schurkey Swanke is “trolling for idiots,” as he puts it. Swanke lives in Grand Forks and qualifies to vote for the University of North Dakota’s new nickname because he has donated money to the school, but he said he’s so sick of hearing about it that he’s selling his vote online.

  • KU Field Damaged After Royals Win World Series

    by The Topeka Capital-Journal November 2015

    A police official with the University of Kansas said more than $10,000 in damage was done at KU football's Memorial Stadium overnight Sunday into Monday after the Kansas City Royals won the World Series.

  • Should Irreversibility of Duke-Miami Be Reconsidered?

    by The Durham Herald-Sun November 2015

    The conclusion by Atlantic Coast Conference officials reviewing the wild ending to the Duke-Miami football game Saturday night could not have been clearer: "The replay official erred in not overturning the ruling on the field that the Miami player had released the ball prior to his knee being down. If called, this would have ended the game."

  • UNC Faculty Reject Athlete Tutoring Proposal

    by Ray Gronberg November 2015

    Critics of UNC's handling of the so-called "paper classes" scandal have lost another round on the Faculty Council, the elected group rejecting a proposal to "fully integrate" tutoring programs for athletes and other students. As was the case last month with two other proposals, Friday's voice vote went lopsidedly against a resolution offered by history professor Jay Smith and other members of the informal "Athletics Reform Group."

  • History Suggests CFP Rankings Will Fluctuate

    by George Schroeder November 2015

    When the very first College Football Playoff Top 25 was unveiled 53 weeks ago, the top four teams were: 1. Mississippi State 2. Florida State 3. Auburn 4. Mississippi We bring you this reminder because things are about to get real -- or actually, not really -- with Tuesday's scheduled release of this season's initial Playoff rankings. We'll all argue over the first four teams. And then the next few. And then the teams after that. And for several reasons, none of it matters. Remember, the selection committee itself says these rankings are official but not definitive. They blow everything up every week and restart from scratch. Until the final version is released Dec. 6, everything is a mock selection, a made-for-TV moment.

  • Coach Fired, Notre Dame Sued Over Alleged Athlete Coercion

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    The University of Notre Dame has fired an academic coach amid allegations that she coerced Notre Dame football and basketball players to have sex with her daughter, according to the New York Daily News, which obtained an internal school report.

  • Beamer's Legacy at Virginia Tech Leaves Hokies Better Off

    by Dan Wolken November 2015

    Without Frank Beamer, there is no Virginia Tech. Oh sure, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University would still exist and churn out thousands of graduates and maybe try to win a football game now and then. But Virginia Tech as a major college athletics brand? It simply does not happen without Beamer coming home in 1987 and turning a mostly irrelevant football program in a remote part of southwest Virginia into a powerhouse that played for a national championship and appeared in eight BCS bowl games over a 17-year stretch. And he did it in a way that was a credit to himself, his alma mater and the coaching profession, all the way to the end.

  • USC AD Haden Leaves Playoff Committee Citing Heath Concerns

    by Dayton Daily News November 2015

    Southern California athletic director Pat Haden is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee after his doctors advised him to cut back on travel.

  • Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer to Retire After Season

    by Jim Gentry November 2015

    Frank Beamer has decided this will be his last season as Virginia Tech s coach, ending a 29-year run in Blacksburg, Virginia, that made Beamer Ball synonymous with winning. Beamer announced Sunday he would retire after this season. I have always said that I want what is best for Virginia Tech, Beamer said in a statement. Because of my love and passion for this great university, this program and our tremendous fans, I have decided after 29 years that it s time.

  • Opinion: Coach Turnover Is Price of Success in College Sports

    by Paul Myerberg October 2015

    Al Golden's dismissal Sunday from Miami (Fla.) after a program-worst 58-0 loss to Clemson was one of eight in-season coaching changes on the Football Bowl Subdivision level, with many more inevitably to come as the regular season winds to a close during the next five weeks. With dreams of a rapid renaissance, Miami will set its sights on a proven head coach with an impeccable résumé of regular-season and postseason success. Likewise with Southern California, which can offer the legacy -- and a recruiting base, not to mention a full roster -- of decades of accomplishment to any number of qualified candidates.