• Head Coach's Contract Clause Lifts Assistants Annually

    by Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) July 2015

    Not long after negotiating new contracts for assistant football coaches Ron Crook, JaJuan Seider, Lonnie Galloway and Joe DeForest in the winter, West Virginia University gave each additional raises in March totaling $150,000.

  • Ex-Seminoles QB Johnson: 'I Should Have Walked Away'

    by The Tampa Tribune Staff July 2015

    Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson said he should have walked away rather than punch a woman during a confrontation in a Tallahassee bar last month. Johnson, who was thrown off the football team after surveillance video of the punch was made public, also apologized to the woman during an interview on ABC's Good Morning America.

  • Ongoing Compliance Improvement Key, Says SEC

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    Greg Sankey laid out broad goals for the Southeastern Conference to win every championship and graduate every athlete in his first media days address as commissioner but said the league wouldn't accept "even one step back" in its improved record of NCAA rules compliance over the last several years.

  • North Dakota, Boston College to Meet on Garden Ice

    by Brad Schlossman, Forum News Service July 2015

    The two winningest college hockey teams of the last decade are planning a big show on Broadway. North Dakota and Boston College are putting finishing touches on scheduling a U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden during the 2016-17 season.

  • NCAA To Pay $46 Million for O'Bannon's Legal Fees

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A judge ruled that the NCAA will have to pay $44.4 million in attorneys’ fees and an additional $1.5 million in costs to lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit, despite the NCAA's claims that the legal fees amounted to less than $10 million.

  • FSU President Meets Football Players About Conduct

    by Brendan Sonnone, Orlando Sentinel July 2015

    FSU president John Thrasher met with the university’s football team Monday to address to recent run of off-field issues allegedly committed by several players within the program.

  • New SEC Commissioner Nudges Ahead on Flag Issue

    by Gene Sapakoff, The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) July 2015

    New Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey opened his first SEC Media Days address Monday quoting Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin." Ah, just the right tone for a lot of talk about progress.

  • Bonuses, Incentives Perk Up MWC Coaching Contracts

    by Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) July 2015

    The devil is in the details. And for many college coaching contracts - even those in the Mountain West Conference, just out of the glare of the national spotlight - the real perks can be found in those quirky little clauses that go beyond the base salary and compensation numbers often cited at news conferences and in media reports.

  • FSU Players Banned from Bars Following Incidents

    by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015

    Florida State wasted little time putting its plan into action to lay down the law with the football team. Coach Jimbo Fisher met with his team Saturday and, according to the Tallahassee Democrat, told his players bars are off limits from this point forward.

  • Penn State Football's Lift for Life Raises $119,303

    by John DeRosier, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2015

    Fans and family members packed the stands at the Penn State Lacrosse Field for the football team's 13th annual Lift For Life Saturday morning.