• Harbaugh to Become Highest Paid College Coach?

    by news wire service reports December 2014

    Michigan is apparently making a serious run at San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to fill its open coaching position, reportedly offering Harbaugh $8 million per year to coach the Wolverines.

  • U. Miami Apparel Contract Up for Grabs

    by Matt Porter Palm Beach Post Staff Writer December 2014

    UM has not renewed its apparel contract with Nike, and competitors Adidas and Under Armour have submitted formidable bids to replace Nike as the official supplier to Hurricanes athletics.

  • U. Maine Hockey Coach to Put 5% of Salary Back into Program

    by MARK EMMERT Staff Writer December 2014

    Coach Red Gendron is putting 5 percent of his annual salary of $209,000 back into his own program, establishing the Grant Standbrook Hockey Forever Fund.

  • Pelini Rips Nebraska AD in Leaked Recording

    by Laken Litman, USA TODAY Sports December 2014

    Wednesday morning Bo Pelini had his introductory news conference as Youngstown State's football coach. Wednesday afternoon a recording of his farewell words to Nebraska players after he was fired was leaked -- and it wasn't pretty.

  • UGA Avoids Probation for NCAA Rule Violation

    by Ken Sugiura; Staff December 2014

    Georgia's swift and decisive reaction to initial reports that swim coach Jack Bauerle may have violated NCAA rules resulted in a relatively favorable outcome when the infractions committee issued its final ruling Tuesday.

  • Senator: Make College Athlete Compensation S.C. Law

    by December 2014

    Under a bill pre-filed by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina would be required to pay some of their athletes both a weekly stipend and a trust-fund payment upon graduation.

  • Northern Illinois $138M Facilities Plan Spurs Big 12 Talk

    by Chicago Daily Herald December 2014

    When Northern Illinois unveiled a privately funded, $138-million plan to build new athletic facilities and double the capacity of Huskie Stadium a few weeks ago, there was widespread enthusiasm among the alumni base. After all, it has been nearly 25 years since NIU devised an "Athletics Facility Master Plan," and it naturally got fans wondering if there was something more afoot.

  • Playoff Trip Too Costly for Many Ohio State Parents

    by Bill Rabinowitz, The Columbus Dispatch December 2014

    In the parents' letters, their anguish is clear. In their voices is a palpable sense of frustration. On one hand, they are filled with pride and joy. Their sons -- Ohio State football players -- have reached the pinnacle of their sport by qualifying for the inaugural College Football Playoff. But they also are filled with worry and, in some cases, painful resignation. When Ohio State travels to New Orleans for its Jan. 1 semifinal game against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, many of the players' parents can't afford the financial burden to be there.

  • Opinion: Medal of Honor Bowl Flap About More than Race

    by Brian Hicks December 2014

    If a ref had seen Charleston County Council turn down the Medal of Honor Bowl s request for $25,000 last week, he might have called unnecessary roughness. But the play stands. Last week Charleston s own bowl game a charity to raise money for the Medal of Honor Museum asked council for money to help get the game broadcast on NBC. Seems our bowl isn t big enough to sell its TV rights. We have to pay them. Councilman Henry Darby took the opportunity to criticize The Citadel again for displaying a Confederate battle flag in Summerall Chapel. He also pointed out some rather unflattering, and patently racist, comments attributed to former governor and Confederate Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood.

  • U. of Tennessee Protected by Terms of Tyndall Deal

    by Ben Frederickson December 2014

    Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall could be fired for cause if he misrepresented to UT what he knew about potential NCAA wrongdoing in his former program.