Secondary Market Blamed for Low Season-Ticket Sales
by MIKE CASAZZA, DAILY MAIL SPORTSWRITER July 2014
West Virginia University football season ticket sales are as low as they've been in nine years, but the Mountaineers are working with, as opposed to against, a supposed obstacle to boost future sales.
Athletes Bill of Rights Draws Criticism in Boston Area
by MARIE SZANISZLO July 2014
Local universities balked at a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights, which they said would force them to pay for lifelong health insurance for players injured during games. Representatives from the area's Division 1 schools said the proposal would put them at a competitive disadvantage on the field and burden already money-losing athletic departments.
Senators Grill NCAA's Emmert, Accomplish Little
by Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., began a hearing on college athletics Wednesday with vigor, skepticism and the promise that this is the start of a campaign of NCAA oversight.
U. of Miami Dismisses Players Who Admitted to Rape
by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
The University of Miami dismissed linebackers JaWand Blue and Alex Figueroa after both admitted to police they drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl last weekend.
Illini Eye Home Court Alternatives Amid Arena Reno
by Mark Tupper July 2014
CHAMPAIGN — While the State Farm Center renovation schedule is not changing, the University of Illinois now acknowledges that the Illini men’s and women’s basketball teams will be displaced from their home court for several games in November of 2015. The Illini men are looking to find a new, temporary home for one exhibition game and four "home" nonconference regular-season games to be played in November 2015 before the premium seating and lower bowl of the arena are ready for use by Dec. 1.
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.