- Duke Investigating Women's Basketball Coach
by Pete Warner April 2016
Duke University has launched an internal investigation into the alleged mistreatment of players and coaches within the women's basketball program. The Blue Devils, who compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference and have been a perennial top-10 program, are coached by former University of Maine coach Joanne P. McCallie.
- Clemson Awaits State Budget, Eyes Arena Upgrades
by Michael Eads April 2016
Clemson University officials won’t know how much they can fix up the T. Ed Garrison Arena until the state’s next budget is settled. The university’s trustees gathered Tuesday at the Madren Conference Center in Clemson to do quarterly committee work, including a briefing from Vice President for Public Affairs George Askew about funding for the renovation/expansion of the arena, which hosts cattle shows and other agriculture related events more than 40 weeks a year.
- 90-Day Rule Gives Ga. Teams Time for Open Records
by Greg Bluestein and Seth Emerson April 2016
Georgia's public college athletic associations now have far more time to respond to open records requests under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal despite an uproar from First Amendment advocates.
- Illinois Skirts Beckman Suit, Settles with Hoops Women
by Steve Greenberg April 2016
Perhaps finally emerging from a prolonged dark period in its history of athletics, the University of Illinois announced Tuesday that it had reached accords with seven former women's basketball players and with former head football coach Tim Beckman.
- Satellite Camp Rule Change Has Unintended Consequences
by Jay Greeson April 2016
The ever-sensitive Southeastern coaches did not want power programs from other conferences coming into the talent-rich recruiting areas of the South with extended camps. The Atlantic Coast Conference felt the same way. So the schools acted and voted and the NCAA banned satellite camps, effective immediately late last week.
- Ticket Charge Plan Puts Clemson AD, Students at Odds
by firstname.lastname@example.org April 2016
A couple of years of consternation on the touchy topic of Clemson students paying to attend Clemson home football games could soon reach a boiling point. Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich proposed plans Tuesday morning during the board of trustees quarterly meetings to initiate a ticket purchase plan the university hopes to raise between $1.8 million and $2 million annually for the athletic department. Historically, Clemson students have always been admitted to Memorial Stadium free of charge. In recent years before an online system was instituted in 2015, students would line up and even camp out in some instances to be awarded tickets on a week-to-week basis, first rewarding IPTAY members (annual cost: $40) and then giving tickets in order to seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen.
- NCAA Puts Moratorium on New Bowl Games
by Matt Murschel April 2016
The NCAA is putting a three-year moratorium on adding any new bowls games. The NCAA Division I Council approved the measure Friday after receiving a recommendation from the Football Bowl Games Ad Hoc Working Group.
- Opinion: Summitt Scandal About Tyler, Not Pat
by Patricia Babcock McGraw April 2016
For 38 years, Pat Summitt did nothing but win games and championships — all while staying squeaky clean. You didn't have to like Summitt, the legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach who tallied more than 1,000 career wins and 8 national titles. But you had to respect her. Her players graduated and her program alluded controversy.
- Assault Survivor Calls on Athletes to Be Campus Leaders
by Barry Rozner April 2016
Hardly a day goes by anymore without a story about sexual assault in sports, be it at the professional, college or high school level. And the all-too-common response from the team involved is to circle the wagons. Teams know that 98 percent of sexual assaults go unpunished, so if they hire powerful attorneys, go to war publicly and shame the victim to the point where the woman must leave her town, family and job because of harassment, it's a good bet their player will never see the inside of the courtroom.
- Opinion: Ban on Satellite Camps Hurts Student-Athletes
by Paul Myerberg April 2016
The NCAA's decision to ban satellite camps, effectively immediately, is seen largely as a victory for the Southeastern Conference, which has long railed against a practice it views as giving the rest of the Football Bowl Subdivision an unfair recruiting advantage. It didn't help, of course, that the SEC and the Atlantic Coast Conference had rules prohibiting coaches from participating as guest coaches at satellite-camp opportunities -- essentially giving the rest of the FBS free rein to hold camps in the Southeast.