- Letter Calls on NCAA to Act on Abuse Allegations
by Jason Scott June 2016
In an open letter to the NCAA, a lawyer representing a former assistant gymnastics coach at Penn State calls for deeper NCAA investigations into allegations of abuse.
- In New ODU Stadium Plan, Students Wind Up Winners
by Harry Minium June 2016
Although many college football stadium renovations or expansions are at least partially paid for by raising student fees, ODU will fund the $55 million expansion with existing revenues. Athletic student fees aren't going up.
- Tennessee to Cancel Class for Football Opener
by MJ Slaby June 2016
Here’s the good news: If you’re a University of Tennessee student, you won’t have classes on the day of the Vols’ Thursday season-opening football game on Sept. 1.
- Florida AD Foley to Retire After 25 Years
by Commercial Appeal June 2016
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley, one of the most successful college sports leaders in the country the last 25 years, is retiring. Foley, 63, informed his staff and head coaches of the move Monday, calling it quits after 40 years at Florida. He started as an intern in the ticket office in 1976 and took over as AD in 1992.
- Report: Baylor Board of Regents Mulling Briles Comeback
by Jason Scott June 2016
According to multiple reports, Art Briles may not be done at Baylor after all.
- Regent Questions Continuing Athletics at UW-Milwaukee
by Karen Herzog June 2016
A Wisconsin regent on Friday accused the UW-Milwaukee athletics program of balancing an $11 million budget deficit "on the backs" of students, and questioned whether it was worth continuing athletics at the campus.
- Ex-Dolphins Trainer Involved in 'Bullygate' Lands FIU Job
by Andrew Abramson June 2016
Former Dolphins athletic trainer Kevin O'Neill, who was fired in the wake of the Bullygate scandal, has been hired by Florida International. Fox Sports first reported the hiring and O'Neill is listed as an employee on the university's web site.
- OSU Beer Sales Will Impact Nonprofits' Concessions
by Mary Mogan Edwards June 2016
For all the fans and visitors who will be happy about cold beer being served in Ohio Stadium this fall, the season will be dismal for some of the dozens of church groups, high-school sports teams and other nonprofits that have earned money in the past by staffing the concession stands at Buckeye football games. A new age minimum for concessions volunteers will wipe out a big part of the labor force for many such groups. Levy Restaurants, which operates concessions at the stadium, requires all volunteers to be 18 or older at any location where alcohol is served, said Levy spokeswoman Jenn Sutherland. Ohio law prohibits anyone under 19 from serving alcohol; Levy requires that concessions volunteers between 18 and 20 handle only tasks that are away from the counter.
- How College Rec Centers Improve Student Life
by AB Editors June 2016
Across the country, colleges and universities are investing in their recreation and wellness centers, offering students a hub for campus life.
The folks at Ohio University have compiled an infographic explaining the benefits to institutions of investing in campus recreation and wellness centers.
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- Ethics Clause in Coaching Contracts Could Become Trend
by Jeff Schultz June 2016
In the aftermath of Baylor's poor handling of sexual-assault cases, the school made the extraordinary decision to fire coach Art Briles with eight years and more than $40 million left on his contract. The message from the board of regents: Winning doesn't trump everything -- now there's a novel thought in major college football -- and the school is comfortable with its legal position in impending buyout talks, given Briles' apparent ethics violations in this matter.