Opinion: Big 12 Should Reject Football Title Game
by Kevin Haskin May 2015
The Big 12 needs to settle on an identity. The conference first embraced the round-robin football schedule its 10-school membership permitted.
Ohio State Tweet on Multi-Sport Recruits Questioned
by Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) May 2015
It began with a tweet that went viral - a chart claiming that 42 of the 47 recruits signed by Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer were multi-sport athletes in high school.
The AB Extra: May 1
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week features news on a selfie-stick ban at Wimbledon, a stationary bike that will let you wash your clothes as your ride, and an 89 year-old Kansas University alumni and former football player who scored a touchdown in their spring football game.
Player Rejoins UT Softball After Alumni Game Effort
by David Cobb, Knoxville News-Sentinel May 2015
Looking at it retroactively, the Tennessee softball alumni team may have used an ineligible player when it lost to the Lady Vols in an exhibition game last fall. Tory Lewis was a former player at the time, but she actually won’t be an alumna until the 2015 season concludes.
Passenger Killed in Crash of Car Driven by UD Coach
by Sharahn D. Boykin, Dayton Daily News May 2015
Sharon Shockey was a passenger in a car driven by UD strength coach Paul Ivkovich. The family of a Kettering woman killed in a suspected alcohol-related crash on Thursday said her death and injuries suffered by the driver, a University of Dayton coach, could have been avoided.
Many Oppose UND's Decision to Pick a New Nickname
by Anna Burleson, Forum News Service May 2015
Fighting Sioux gear continues to be prominently worn and displayed at UND games, on vehicles and in yards throughout Grand Forks. The national anthem also always ends with an enthusiastic "home of the Sioux!" from the crowd at sporting events.
Lady Vols Backlash Draws Response from UT Chancellor
by Ben Frederickson firstname.lastname@example.org April 2015
University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek responded to critics of the Lady Vols name change in a mass email last week, acknowledging “differences of opinion” about the branding decision while standing by the controversial shift.
College of Charleston to Sell Beer at Baseball Games
by email@example.com April 2015
The College of Charleston will sell beer at baseball games at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant beginning May 8, becoming the first public state university to sell alcohol to the general public at athletic events.
VCU Estimates Average Cost of Attendance at $4,100
by MIKE SZVETITZ Richmond TimesDispatch April 2015
After the NCAA passed legislation in January to allow colleges to pay athletes for full cost of attendance - above previously covered tuition, room and board, books and fees - schools across the country have been busy figuring out what this will look like on their campuses.
Ohio State Sees Band Director Candidates Withdraw
by Charlie Boss & Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch April 2015
One of the two finalists for the job of leading the Ohio State University Marching Band said he backed out of the hiring process in part because of the challenges the next director will face.