- Arkansas UREC Opens Free Campus Sports Injury Clinic
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville today announced the expansion of its student health services through the addition of a UREC Sports Injury Clinic inside the campus’ Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building.
- Negotiating Non-Conference Schedules a Difficult Task
by Matt Porter August 2017
Building a non conference schedule is typically an unsatisfying exercise for any collegiate athletics director. Such is the case for Miami AD Blake James.
- College Football Playoff System Drives Change
by Dan Wolken August 2017
Unintentionally, perhaps, one of the most revealing moments about the power of college football's four-team playoff system occurred Jan. 6, 2015, six days before Ohio State would go on to defeat Oregon for the first title of the Playoff era.
- WVU Coach Rails Against Extended Practices
by Mitch Vingle August 2017
"I really wish this were game week, said WVU coach Dana Holgorsen. "By the time we play the first game, all the NFL preseason games will be over."
- Players Embrace Bowl Experience, Regardless of Scale
by George Schroeder August 2017
Even in a world in which we've grown accustomed to odd sponsorships and clunky naming conventions, the news last week raised eyebrows. The bowl game in St. Petersburg, Fla., will be known, at least for a while, as the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Chew on that for a moment. And then realize the game is played indoors. On artificial turf. The jokes write themselves.
- Pitt Among Final Bidders for Oakland Clubhouse
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
The Pittsburgh Athletic Association is seeking a buyer or development partner for its 124,000-square-foot Oakland clubhouse in an effort to resolve an accumulated $5 million in debt.
- NCAA President Emmert Talks College Athletics Issues
by Laken Litman August 2017
With the football season nearing, The Indianapolis Star sat with NCAA President Mark Emmert to discuss various issues surrounding college sports. Q: The NCAA recently instituted a new sexual violence policy, which was followed by eight U.S. senators writing a letter to the NCAA asking what it will take to develop a uniform policy dealing with recruits and transfers who have a history of sexual assault. What do you think? A: I think they're asking a lot of good and important questions, particularly questions that have to be answered in conjunction with the rest of higher education. This isn't an athletic issue, it's a higher ed issue. It's not even a higher ed issue, it's a societal issue, but we want to and what the committee (commissioned to combat campus sexual violence) is going to do, is work with higher education leaders so that athletics can be a leader in trying to drive some change around those kinds of questions.
- Dayton Player Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charge
by Will Garbe August 2017
Suspended forward Sam Miller lost his UD scholarship after his July 30 arrest in Beavercreek. Suspended University of Dayton basketball player Sam Miller pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Tuesday afternoon after an incident in the Greene County Jail that originally landed him with an assault charge.
- Citadel to Sell Beer at Football Games this Season
by Jeff Hartsell August 2017
Citadel football fans at the Bulldogs' home opener against Newberry on Sept. 2 will find something new at Johnson Hagood Stadium. A beer garden. The military school will sell beer during football games for the first time this season. Beer sales will be limited to a 500-person "beer garden" tent inside Johnson Hagood Stadium.
- UT-Chattanooga Names Mark Wharton Athletic Director
by Gene Henley August 2017
Going into last weekend, it was evident to many around the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus that Mark Wharton was the right choice to become the school's new vice chancellor and athletic director. Wharton, already named as one of the four finalists, was the second candidate last week to get his chance to tour the school and meet the staff. Georgia's Jim Booz was first, coming on Aug. 14; Wharton a day later, followed by Duke's Gerald Harrison the next day and Marshall's Jeff O'Malley on Friday. Yet some people's minds were made up Wednesday, once they had met with Wharton.