- LGBT Groups Don't Want BYU in Big 12
by Brandon Judd August 2016
Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization that advocates for LGBT awareness in sports, sent a letter to Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Monday citing concerns about the Big 12 candidacy of BYU, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- New Mexico President Made Pitch to Big 12 in Letter
by Geoff Grammer August 2016
Included in the letter were nine bullet points expressing "some interesting facts that you may not have realized about UNM." Among them included data about Albuquerque's 48th ranked television market size, the school's success over the past five years in the classroom and on the field (36 conference championships), the millions of dollars of facility upgrades in recent years around the south campus and the cultural diversity of the school and region.
- NCAA's New Social Media Rule 'Nauseates' WVU Coach
by David Statman August 2016
Want to draw West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen's ire? Ask him his opinion of the NCAA's new social media rules. Effective Monday, coaches were allowed to like and retweet prospective recruits' social media posts for the first time. It led to a flurry of Twitter activity from college coaches that has Holgorsen up in arms.
- ACC May Move to Nine-Game Conference Schedule
by Ken Sugiura August 2016
The ACC's possible expansion to a nine-game conference schedule may be arriving at a conclusion. The conference's athletic directors are scheduled to have a conference call Friday and Georgia Tech Athletic Director Mike Bobinski said Saturday that he expects the issue will be on the agenda.
- Big Question for Big 12: Add Two, or Four?
by Phil Stukenborg August 2016
These are crazy, ever-changing, intense times in the Big 12 Conference, the Power Five league that dropped a mini-bombshell — at least according to national media who follow the league — on July 19 when it was announced thought-to-be-shelved expansion would be explored.
- Opinion: Scandal, Not Money Will Be CFB's Downfall
by Brad Rock August 2016
It's not hard to see there are big changes coming for college football, given the money involved. TV rights are one thing, but now Google, Twitter and other platforms are entering the sweepstakes. The richest football programs may get richer, but others won't be able to financially compete. Some believe unchecked spending will eventually lead to a collapse. Just like the national debt, the money tree can't grow forever. For that matter, maybe college football can't, either. But in my mind, it won't be money - or lack thereof - that is most likely to bring down college football. It will be constant scandal.
- More Baylor Controversy; Hammad Played Despite Allegation
by Spokesman Review August 2016
A Baylor football player arrested this week on a felony stalking charge was allowed to play in 2015 despite being accused of sexual assault and violating a "no-contact" order with his accuser, ESPN reported Thursday.
- Lawyer Disputes NCAA Charges Against Ex-UNC Prof
by Aaron Beard August 2016
Randall Roden, who represents Jan Boxill, filed a 54-page response this week to an NCAA charge that she provided improper academic assistance to athletes. That was one of five charges against UNC tied to its long-running academic fraud scandal, though Roden's response included a letter to the NCAA complaining of an "impossibly burdensome and fundamentally unfair process for gathering and reviewing evidence in the case. Namely, the response states, Boxill has "consistently been denied access to the database of her own emails at the center of the charges.
- Opinion: Petty Transfer Rules Need to Be Overhauled
by Jeff Schultz August 2016
Head coaches leave for other jobs in the middle of contracts all the time. The players? They're stuck. Because scholarships tend to be a one-way contracts
- Texas Wesleyan Reviving Football After 75 Years
by Eric Prisbell August 2016
At Texas Wesleyan, school officials are especially optimistic because football is so ingrained in the North Texas culture. As Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently told USA TODAY Sports, "It's such a legacy. Football is bred into this area."