• Winston to FSU Officials: Some Signatures Are Forgeries

    by Tom D'Angelo November 2014

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature that were forgeries, sources told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that thousands of authenticated items were for sale. He was able to point out several signatures he said were forged and several items that had his signature that he knew he had not signed.

  • Columnist: Enough Hyperventilating Over UNC Scandal

    by Jay Zenner November 2014

    On the editorial pages of The Herald-Sun I have seen the money in big-ime college sports described as an "ocean of revenue" and UNC's recent athletic scandal as part of the "swamp of today's academic-athletic complex." If you look close enough that ocean looks more like a quiet pond and that swamp just a dewy lawn. Years ago, I was a "student-athlete" in the football program at a school generally considered elite. I was neither a star nor a great scholar but I got a good education. Many years later as a consultant, I was working inside N.C. State University and got a close-up look at events when the scandal broke that led to Jim Valvano's dismissal.

  • Arizona State Jumps to D-I Hockey, But Which League?

    by Joe Paisley November 2014

    The Pac-12 school announced it was elevating its national champion club program to varsity status next season after supporters, notably Don Mulett, father of former Sun Devils player Chris Mullett, donated $32 million for the new program.

  • Parents Upset as Kansas State Cuts Equestrian Program

    by Ann Marie Bush. November 2014

    Some parents of Kansas State University's equestrian athletes say there were no compromises discussed during a Nov. 9 meeting between parents and the university's athletic department.

  • Injured Georgia Football Star Gurley Insured for $10M

    by Chip Towers; Staff November 2014

    What happened to Todd Gurley on Saturday night at Sanford Stadium was certainly sad for the star running back and disappointing for the Bulldog Nation.

  • NCAA First Four Stays in Dayton; Impact Pegged at $4.6M

    by David Jablonski November 2014

    Dayton already had secured the opening games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament through 2015 at UD Arena but bid for three more years last summer.

  • After Five Years, Uproar Over Sports Cuts Dies Down

    by Joe Paisley, November 2014

    The pop of shoulder pads and the cheers for touchdowns have been absent from Washburn Field for five autumns now. Those sounds may never return. Colorado College eliminated its NCAA Division III programs in football, women's softball and water polo in 2009 citing a need to cut $8 million-$12 million from the school's budget.

  • Calls for Eight-Team Format for College Football Playoff

    by Erik Brady and Paul Myerberg November 2014

    Even before the first four-team tournament begins, calls for an eight-team tournament are as common as passes on third-and-long.

  • Opinion: One 'Lady Vols' Team Is One Too Many

    by Christine Brennan,, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    Just as Tennessee was entering the 21st century, university officials did the unthinkable: They left the women's basketball team behind.

  • Full-Time Dietitian at UNM a First in Conference


    Since Becky Freeman began her job as the University of New Mexico's first full-time Athletics Department sports dietitian earlier this year, she's probably been on the football field as much as she has been in the neighborhood Smith's.