• Oregon Hopes for Bright Future Under New Coach

    by Pac-12 football AP December 2016

    Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to turn around the struggling Oregon Ducks.

  • Drake Basketball Coach Resigns After Slow Start to Season

    by Luke Meredith December 2016

    Drake coach Ray Giacoletti abruptly resigned Tuesday after three-plus seasons, saying it was time for a "new voice" to lead the Bulldogs out of a skid that has them just 1-7 so far this season.

  • Temple's Rhule to Take Head Coaching Job at Baylor

    by The Buffalo News December 2016

    Matt Rhule will be coaching at a school in Texas for the first time in his career. Before becoming Temple's head coach for the 2013 season, he served on college staffs at Albright, Buffalo, UCLA and Western Carolina.

  • Opinion: Briles Hasn't Earned Second Coaching Chance

    by Nancy Armour December 2016

    Just as Baylor is moving on from its ugly past with the hiring of Temple's Matt Rhule, there will come a time when someone is tempted to give Art Briles a fresh start. It won't be this year. Houston's very public -- and very emphatic -- rejection of Briles last weekend ensures that.

  • WKU Coach Brohm Jumps for Purdue Job

    by Michael Marota December 2016

    All it took to lure Jeff Brohm away from Western Kentucky was a six-year contract worth an average of approximately $3.5 million per year, the promise of upgrades inside the program and a chance to put Purdue back on the national stage.

  • Study Finds Black, White Football Grad Rate Disparity

    by Terrance Harris December 2016

    A study of this season's bowl-bound teams shows that while there continues to be high academic success for the student-athletes overall, the disparity in graduation rates between black and white students remains a problem at the highest level of college football.

  • San Diego Schools Neglecting Field Safety Tests

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Data obtained through a survey by the Voice of San Diego shows that very few public schools in San Diego county are conducting regular field tests to monitor the hardness of turf fields. Only a few school districts could report having ever tested their fields, and of those, several conducted one test immediately after installation and then never again.

  • Building Campus Housing with Student-Athletes in Mind

    by Anita Moran December 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Players at the University of Kansas made headlines last fall when they moved into Marie S. McCarthy Hall, an $11.2 million modern apartment complex that boasts a list of amenities specific to elite athletes. Similar residences have been built at Kentucky, Auburn, Oklahoma and North Carolina State.

    On the surface, such venues appear to be the latest weapon in the recruiting arms race among the nation's top athletics programs, but there's more to it than that.

  • Delany: Big Ten Network Got Boost from Huge Upset

    by Nicole Auerbach December 2016

    The Big Ten Network is approaching its 10th anniversary, but league Commissioner Jim Delany remembers the uncertainty and skepticism surrounding its launch.

  • Big Ten Commish Has Lots To Do, Not Slowing Down

    by Nicole Auerbach December 2016

    "The role of a commissioner has changed a lot, but it's been evolutionary until I would say the last five to seven years," Delany says as he drives through Chicago on his way to the Big Ten's new office in Rosemont, Ill., which houses the officiating command center.