• Opinion: East Carolina Officials Err on Anthem

    by Christine Brennan October 2016

    For well over a month, athletes from the NFL to the WNBA to colleges and high schools have taken a knee during The Star-Spangled Banner and our nation has not crumbled. Actually, you could make the case that it has never looked better. With the exception of a vocal minority on social media and radio talk shows, the rest of us have noted the development, acknowledged the lovely existence of the First Amendment and basically moved along. Some have joined in. Others have shaken their heads. We might like the protests or despise them, but a vast majority of us have defended them, or at least accepted them.

  • Alabama's Saban Against June Football Signing Period

    by David Paschall October 2016

    On Wednesday the NCAA Division I Council proposed two early signing periods for football, with the first in late June and the second in mid-December. Alabama coach Nick Saban was quick to voice his opinion Wednesday evening after practice.

  • Political Football: USC Game On Over Haley's Objections

    by Andy Shain October 2016

    Hurricane Matthew's powerful winds have disrupted much of South Carolina with a coastal evacuation, but the fierce storm has not blown away the state's major college football game this weekend.

  • Machete-Wielding Man Shot Dead in CU Athletics Center

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    Police officers fatally shot a man who had a machete with him Wednesday morning inside the University of Colorado's Folsom Field Champions Center, which houses the football team’s offices, locker rooms and a sports medicine and performance center.

  • SEC Schools Brace for Hurricane Matthew

    by David Paschall October 2016

    The Southeastern Conference has a lengthy history of national champions, Heisman Trophy winners and All-Americans. Its list of weather-related alterations could be growing as well.

  • Baylor Title IX Coordinator Resigns, Speaks Out

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    Patty Crawford, who resigned as the Title IX coordinator at Baylor University on Monday night, said Baylor “set me up to fail from the beginning” regarding the school’s handling of sexual assault cases involving its football team.

  • Villanova Pushes for Upgraded Hoops Arena

    by Mike Jensen October 2016

    The Pavilion is the least fan-friendly arena to house a defending NCAA men's basketball national champion in a long time - since 1985. Nobody is more aware of this than the folks at Villanova, including students, alumni and school hierarchy.

  • Hurricane Matthew Threatens College Football Games

    by Seth Emerson October 2016

    ATHENS -- Georgia's trip to South Carolina this weekend is uncertain, and the forecast doesn't look good. While officials at both schools and the SEC say Saturday's game remains on schedule, the governor of South Carolina said she "can't imagine" it being played in Columbia. Gov.Nikki Haley cast doubt on the game being played at Williams-Brice Stadium during a news conference Tuesday. Haley also said she's ordering an evacuation of the state's east coast, at least in the areas that would be most affected by approaching Hurricane Matthew.

  • Illinois Announces $132M Football Facility Plan

    by David Mercer October 2016

    Work could begin in early 2018 on a $132 million project to build new football offices, locker rooms and training facilities at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium, athletic director Josh Whitman said Monday.

  • University of North Dakota Mulls Cutting Eight Sports

    by Wade Rupard October 2016

    At least two sports are all but certain to be on the chopping block at the University of North Dakota. A list presented to the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee on Monday identified eight athletics programs that could be cut: soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, and men's and women's golf.