• Editorial: Temple Needs to Give Cut Teams More Time

    by Super User February 2014

    Sometimes it takes guts and money to reverse a controversial decision. Temple University's board of trustees needed ample helpings of both to reinstate the men's and women's crew teams this week. Now it needs to similarly figure out how to save other sports programs.

  • Spelman College President Talks Wellness Revolution

    by Paul Steinbach February 2014

    Soon after becoming president of Spelman College in 2002, Beverly Tatum championed the school’s move to NCAA Division III athletics. But realizing years later that Spelman was spending $1 million annually on only 80 of 2,100 students at the historically black women’s college, she decided to discontinue intercollegiate athletics altogether in favor of what she calls a campuswide “wellness revolution.” Last spring, even before the Jaguars competed in their final intercollegiate sporting event (a tennis match), the Atlanta school’s first-ever Founder’s Day 5K run was front-page news in the Sunday New York Times. This summer, Spelman will break ground on an $18 million multipurpose fitness facility replacing the antiquated Read Hall and featuring expanded group exercise, weight training and aquatic spaces, as well as a demonstration kitchen. Senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Tatum to reflect on her dramatic change of mind.

  • Temple Restores Crew Teams, Cuts Five Other Sports

    by Mike Jensen; Inquirer Staff Writer February 2014

    In a change of direction, Temple University's board of trustees voted Monday to keep its men's and women's rowing teams, but reaffirmed its December decision to cut five other varsity sports.

  • Merger of Colleges Means End of Sports for One School

    by Janel Davis; Staff February 2014

    Southern Poly announced Monday the current season will be the last for its athletic teams as the Marietta school prepares to merge with Kennesaw State. The merger, announced in November, is the fifth consolidation of colleges in the University System of Georgia. The merger is expected to be completed in August 2015, pending approval by an accrediting agency and the university system's board of regents.

  • Citadel Moving Cadets Back to Home Side of Stadium

    by February 2014

    A campaign by Citadel fans and alumni to return the military school s Corps of Cadets to the home side of Johnson Hagood Stadium for football games has proven successful.

  • Rutgers Athletics Subsidy Up 68% Since Joining B1G

    by Keith Sargeant and, Steve Berkowitz, @KSargeantGNJ, @ByBerkowitz February 2014

    To fund a sports program that university officials say will generate close to $200 million of additional revenue in its first 12 years in the Big Ten, Rutgers subsidized the athletics department nearly a quarter of that amount last year, according to the institution's financial report filed to the NCAA last month. T

  • NCAA to Allow South Carolina to Host Tournament Games

    by Ryan Wood; February 2014

    South Carolina will be allowed to host NCAA tournament games for women's basketball next year without the Legislature removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

  • ADs, Coaches Say They're Able to Nurture Diversity

    by Super User February 2014

    Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has coached gay players during his 20-year career. Though Freeze declined to name the two players he coached before arriving on Mississippi's campus because of privacy, he said there is no exact protocol for how to handle a situation like the one that arose with Michael Sam.

  • U. of Georgia Bars Iconic Swim Coach from SEC Meet

    by Chip Towers February 2014

    Jack Bauerle, who has led UGA's swim program for more than three decades and coached the Bulldogs to five national championships, has been barred by UGA "from the pool deck" while an NCAA investigation continues into his involvement in an academic matter involving men's swimming star Chase Kalisz.

  • GSU Football Players Bond While Supporting Hoops Team

    by Doug Roberson; Staff February 2014

    They call themselves the Sixth Man Crew. Their home is along the baseline of men's basketball games at GSU Sports Arena.