• 'Lady Vol' Moniker Gave UT Golfer Her 'Purpose'

    by Dan Fleser January 2015

    Two University of Tennessee women’s athletes have expressed their displeasure with the university’s decision to constrict usage of the Lady Vols nickname.

  • The Price to Regular Students of College Sports

    by Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) January 2015

    Students at the Military College of South Carolina, the College of Charleston and too many other schools have been learning the hard way that the ever-higher costs of their higher educations include big-bucks athletics fees at schools that compete below the big-time sports level.

  • Football Recruits See Edge in Early Enrollment

    by Matt Porter, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015

    Among top-level football recruits, the disease known as senioritis is largely being eradicated. Beginning Feb. 4, seniors may sign binding letters of intent with Division I schools. But most programs have a chunk -- some more than half -- of their recruiting classes on campus today.

  • Athlete Stipends Not a Priority for FCS Programs

    by John O'Connor, Richmond Times Dispatch January 2015

    Among Football Championship Subdivision programs, there is no momentum to add cost-of-attendance stipends to scholarships, CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said Friday.

  • College of Charleston Preps for Final Home Swim Meet

    by January 2015

    With its swimming and diving program on the chopping block, the College of Charleston's last home meet this weekend may also be one of the largest in its 37-year history.

  • Olympic Stadium Plans Raise Public Financing Questions

    by ERIN SMITH January 2015

    Boston 2024 organizers are opening the door to creating a new quasi-public agency to oversee development of a 60,000-seat Olympic stadium - calling into question whether bid backers can keep their promise that taxpayer money won't be used for the Summer Games.

  • Opinion: BYU Drops Ball in Its Response to Bowl Brawl

    by Brad Rock Deseret News January 2015

    The second-most surprising thing about BYU I've seen in the last month was when its football team engaged in a full-on brawl with Memphis at the end of the Miami Beach Bowl.

  • U. of Tennessee Adding Barber Shop to Training Facility

    by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel January 2015

    Tennessee’s athletic department strives to give its athletes as little reason as possible to leave campus.

  • Columnist: Make Football Early Signing Period Earlier

    by Jay Greeson January 2015

    Late last week, the Big Five passed the groundbreaking -- and potentially budget-breaking for smaller programs -- "cost of attendance," which will allow schools to give student-athletes yearly stipends.

  • Pace Picked Up for U. of Minnesota Sports Projects

    by JOE CHRISTENSEN; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015

    Construction bids to build new Gophers football and basketball facilities and a Center for Excellence for all student-athletes are now due in less than three weeks.