• Should Penn State Bring Back Joe Paterno Statue?

    by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Here's the thing: Joe Paterno never wanted the statue. He was so disinterested in a monument to his success that in 2001, when the school commissioned a local sculptor, Angelo DiMaria, to create a statue to place outside of Beaver Stadium, DiMaria had to take pictures of his subject on the sly -- Paterno wouldn't stand still and pose, so DiMaria had to find another way to get the angles he'd need to create the coach's likeness.

  • 'Dunk City' Trademark OK Not Fast Enough for FGCU

    by Dana Caldwell 239-213-6029 February 2015

    The University of Wyoming goes by the Cowboys, but some folks around Florida Gulf Coast University were starting to think Moniker Rustlers would be more appropriate.

  • Syracuse Opts Out of Tourney Amid Infractions Case

    by From staff and news services February 2015

    Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

  • Early Football Signing Period Idea Has Pros, Cons

    by Josh Barnett and Jim Halley February 2015

    The argument for coaches is it will take pressure off players who already know where they want to go. The downside, though, was made obvious Wednesday.

  • Football Recruits Making Academic Commitments

    by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer February 2015

    Jarius Adams, a three-star cornerback who committed to Rutgers in July, hopes to pursue a professional football career after college. But if his NFL dreams fall short, he hopes to use a degree in computer science or criminology to advance his career.

  • FSU Pulling Offer to Recruit Linked to Gym Mat Death

    by Christian Boone; Staff February 2015

    Florida State is likely to withdraw its scholarship offer to Brian Bell, a star linebacker out of Lowndes High School whose name surfaced in a federal probe of a classmate's controversial death, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned.

  • New NCAA Benefits May Change Recruiting Game

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Whereas coaches used to go into homes with pictures of weight rooms and presentations about academics, they will soon be armed with dollar figures and cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Despite Title, Ohio State Lowers Football Prices Slightly

    by Bill Rabinowitz, The Columbus Dispatch February 2015

    This will be the third season of variable pricing for Ohio State games. In 2013, Ohio State's board of trustees approved a plan that allowed for premium pricing for up to two games per season.

  • New Deal for Ohio State AD Emphasizes Academics

    by Bill Rabinowitz and Collin Binkley, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH February 2015

    Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith's new contract eliminates bonuses for national and conference championships in several sports.

  • NCAA Official: Academic Misconduct on the Rise

    by Bozeman Daily Chronicle February 2015

    The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations.