- Could the CAP Agreement Shake Up College Athletics?
by Jason Scott June 2017
A new kind of agreement between college players and their schools could bring fundamental changes to the balance of power in collegiate athletics.
- Utah Becomes First in Pac-12 to Launch Men's Lacrosse
by Kyle Goon June 2017
In one year, a struggling club team with no discernible tradition has arisen to become the 19th varsity sport at the University of Utah.
- Virginia Tech AD Brings Art, Science to Coaching Hires
by Paul Woody June 2017
A college athletics director has a long list of duties, but two almost always are at the top. Raise money. Hire the right coaches. The former is unending. The latter is a delicate, sometimes intricate exercise.
- Indiana AD Urges NBA to Lower Age Limit, Stop One-and-Dones
by Chris Goff June 2017
Currently, the NBA draft is open to players only 19 or older, which has led some who would otherwise be drafted out of high school to spend a year in college.
- Louisville's Pitino Suspended, Wins Vacated Over Scandal
by Gary B. Graves June 2017
The NCAA didn't feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body Thursday handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far.
- Former Arizona Track Coach's Assault Trial Delayed
by Curt Prendergast June 2017
Pima County Superior Court Judge Teresa Godoy vacated the trial of Craig Carter scheduled for Aug. 1 after defense lawyer Dan Cooper said he needed more time to prepare his case. No new date was set for the trial, but a status conference was scheduled for June 27.
- Auburn's Jacobs Takes Top AD Award at NACDA
by Andy Berg June 2017
Auburn University athletic director Jay Jacobs was presented Tuesday with the Under Armour AD of the Year award at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics show in Orlando.
According to a post on oanow.com, Jacobs in the 19th recipient of the annual award.
Jacobs, an Auburn alum, was hired as the athletic director back in 2004, after working in almost every area of the Auburn Athletics Department for the previous 20 years.
During Jacobs' tenure as AD at Auburn, the athletics department has focused on five strategic goals, according to the Auburn University website. Those goals include winning, graduating student-athletes, managing the department’s finances, complying with SEC and NCAA rules and providing a “positive gameday experience.”
Under Jacobs’ guidance, Auburn has won four titles and the football team won the BCS National Championship in 2010. Meanwhile, Jacobs has moved forward with a number of facilities, including the $86 million Auburn Arena and practice facility.
It’s worth noting that in 2005, Jacobs signed a five-year contract with Under Armour Performance Apparel to be the official outfitter of Auburn’s athletics teams. A full list of recipients of the award can be found here.
- YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns
by Jason Scott June 2017
A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.
- UT-Chattanooga AD Steps Down
by Gene Henley June 2017
David Blackburn, who only a few months ago was a frontrunner for the AD opening at Tennessee, stepped down from his positions as the school's vice chancellor and director of athletics.
- Colorado Officials Disciplined Over Domestic Violence Case
by The Gazette June 2017
FULL TEXT BOULDER -- Three University of Colorado officials, including its chancellor and football coach, have been disciplined for their handling of domestic violence allegations against a former assistant football coach.