- Machete-Wielding Man Shot Dead in CU Athletics Center
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
Police officers fatally shot a man who had a machete with him Wednesday morning inside the University of Colorado's Folsom Field Champions Center, which houses the football team’s offices, locker rooms and a sports medicine and performance center.
- SEC Schools Brace for Hurricane Matthew
by David Paschall October 2016
The Southeastern Conference has a lengthy history of national champions, Heisman Trophy winners and All-Americans. Its list of weather-related alterations could be growing as well.
- Baylor Title IX Coordinator Resigns, Speaks Out
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
Patty Crawford, who resigned as the Title IX coordinator at Baylor University on Monday night, said Baylor “set me up to fail from the beginning” regarding the school’s handling of sexual assault cases involving its football team.
- Villanova Pushes for Upgraded Hoops Arena
by Mike Jensen October 2016
The Pavilion is the least fan-friendly arena to house a defending NCAA men's basketball national champion in a long time - since 1985. Nobody is more aware of this than the folks at Villanova, including students, alumni and school hierarchy.
- Hurricane Matthew Threatens College Football Games
by Seth Emerson October 2016
ATHENS -- Georgia's trip to South Carolina this weekend is uncertain, and the forecast doesn't look good. While officials at both schools and the SEC say Saturday's game remains on schedule, the governor of South Carolina said she "can't imagine" it being played in Columbia. Gov.Nikki Haley cast doubt on the game being played at Williams-Brice Stadium during a news conference Tuesday. Haley also said she's ordering an evacuation of the state's east coast, at least in the areas that would be most affected by approaching Hurricane Matthew.
- Illinois Announces $132M Football Facility Plan
by David Mercer October 2016
Work could begin in early 2018 on a $132 million project to build new football offices, locker rooms and training facilities at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium, athletic director Josh Whitman said Monday.
- University of North Dakota Mulls Cutting Eight Sports
by Wade Rupard October 2016
At least two sports are all but certain to be on the chopping block at the University of North Dakota. A list presented to the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee on Monday identified eight athletics programs that could be cut: soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, and men's and women's golf.
- Media-Rules Investigation Clears UND Prsident
by Archie Ingersoll October 2016
North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani did not violate any State Board of Higher Education policies in his controversial handling of media rules for athletics coverage, an independent investigator concluded. The investigator, attorney Kathy Perkins of Kansas, found Bresciani did not lie when he said he did not know about the media rules before they were issued, according to a report released Monday. However, Perkins criticized Bresciani in her 17-page report, saying his communication and decision-making could have been better. The flap over the now-rescinded Bison coverage restrictions came after the higher-ed board delayed the NDSU president's contract extension in late June, in part over concerns about his communication.
- Supreme Court Won’t Hear O’Bannon Case
by Jason Scott October 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider the Ed O’Bannon antitrust case against the NCAA, it announced Monday.
- Survey: Majority Against Softening BYU Honor Code
by Jay Drew October 2016
A large majority of Utahns, and an overwhelming majority of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believe Brigham Young University should not adjust its Honor Code so it can be invited to join the Big 12 Conference — a resistance that could keep one of the West's foremost athletic and academic institutions in a league of its own, expansion observers say. A mid-September Dan Jones & Associates statewide survey, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, also showed that a majority of Utahns believe if the Cougars do not gain admittance into a Power 5 conference, they should remain a college football independent and keep most of their other sports in the West Coast Conference. The survey of 820 likely voters in November's election asked two questions related to BYU's athletics program.