• Restore Freshmen Ineligibility in College Athletics?

    by Steve Greenberg February 2015

    Major college conferences - including the Big Ten - are contemplating a new (old) rule that would make all freshman football and basketball players ineligible to play.

  • WVU Placed on Probation for Recruiting Violations

    by Dave Hickman, Staff writer February 2015

    The misdeeds involve text messages and phone calls sent to recruits in virtually every sport the school sponsors, although most were committed in women's gymnastics, football, women's basketball and women's soccer.

  • Va. Bill Limiting Use of Fees for Sports Clears Hurdle

    by The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) February 2015

    A bill that would limit the amount of student fees the state's 15 public colleges could spend on college athletics was approved by the Senate Finance Committee 12-0 Wednesday.

  • High School Football Coaches Making Jump to D-I

    by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    If other signs point favorably in his direction, history is not on UNLV coach Tony Sanchez's side. In December, Sanchez became the fourth coach to make the leap from the high school ranks to the top of college football's highest level.

  • Realignment Boosts SoCon Basketball Attendance

    by Gene Henley February 2015

    Perhaps the biggest difference between last season's Southern Conference in basketball and this season has been in the seats.

  • Editorial: Mitigate College Costs with Athletic Fees Cap

    by Robert M. Davis February 2015

    The recommendation to place a cap on the amount of fees that Virginia's institutions could collect was part of a large set of recommendations put forth by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission and released in November.

  • U. of Georgia Indoor Practice Facility Finally on Table

    by Chip Towers; Staff February 2015

    The UGA Athletic Association Board of Directors will hear at its quarterly meeting about plans for an indoor practice facility to be built somewhere on campus within the next year or so.

  • How to Cure College Basketball's Early Season Ills?

    by Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    College basketball season stretches from early November into April, though for the most casual of fans, it truly only occupies the month of March. This is a sport that celebrates its end better than any other, dominating the sports landscape from Selection Sunday through the Final Four. But college basketball's regular season is a different story.

  • 'Lady Vol' Nickname Change Draws Legislative Fire

    by Georgiana Vines February 2015

    State Rep. Roger Kane, a Republican who represents the 89th District, hosted “Lady Vols Day On The Hill” in Nashville as part of his opposition to the University of Tennessee dropping the Lady Vols name except for basketball but said Friday he doesn’t believe he can do anything in the Legislature to reverse the decision.

  • Will NIT Experiment Boost Scoring in College Hoops?

    by Scott Adamson February 2015

    Twenty-three years ago, NCAA Division II Troy State University and NAIA member Devry University of Atlanta decided to give basketball fans something to talk about.