- Coach Finds Value in Multisport Athletes
by John O'Connor April 2017
University of Richmond lacrosse coach Dan Chemotti's roster of about 45 includes dozens of Spiders who played high school football, and others who played squash, or hockey, or water polo, or soccer, or basketball or ran cross country. Chemotti loves multisport athletes.
- Boise State to Drop Wrestling, Add Baseball
by Michael Katz and Dave Southorn April 2017
Boise State will drop its wrestling program and intends to pursue baseball, the school announced Tuesday. The Broncos went 2-9 this season and have not won more than three matches in a season since 2012-13.
- Trends in Aquatic Design Over the Past 40 Years
by Courtney Cameron April 2017
Since 1977, the aquatics industry has been evolving ceaselessly, with pools changing in shape, depth and size, while designers worked to meet evermore specific health, safety and accessibility regulations. Athletic Business spoke with aquatics professionals at Counsilman-Hunsaker and Water Technology Inc., asking veterans of the industry what changes have stood out over the course of their careers.
- UNLV Hires FBS-First Female Hispanic Athletic Director
by Andy Bitter April 2017
Desiree Reed-Francois, who served as the No. 2 official in the Virginia Tech athletic department for the past three years, was officially named UNLV's new athletic director on Monday.
- Skiing Team Solicits Signatures in Hopes to Save Itself
by Geogg Grammer April 2017
At a Thursday meeting, athletic director Paul Krebs informed team members that the financial struggles of the school had led to the decision to eliminate the men's and women's ski team, winner of UNM's first team national title in 2004.
- W.V. Governor Denies Ties to Football Coach's Firing
by Jake Jarvis April 2017
Gov. Jim Justice and one of his top aides denied on Thursday allegations that Justice has privately tried to shake up Marshall University's football coaching staff and athletic department. Nick Casey, the governor's chief of staff, confirmed that Justice met with five members of the school's board of governors on March 28, but he said the governor did not pressure them to oust head football coach Doc Holliday and to hire his longtime friend, and former Herd coach, Bobby Pruett. "He told them that Marshall was starting to sag, that they were losing their research, they're down in funding, down in athletics and they're getting to be inconsequential, Casey said. "He said if they don't turn it around, they would become like a community college. The Gazette-Mail reported Thursday that a source said Justice asked Marshall President Jerome Gilbert during a December meeting to fire Holliday and hire Pruett. Then in the March meeting, the source said, Justice asked members of the board of governors to fire Holliday, Gilbert and Athletic Director Mike Hamrick. The source asked to remain anonymous.
- Female Athlete Earns Division II Football Scholarship
by Courtney Cameron April 2017
Graduating senior Becca Longo just became the first female student-athlete from Basha high school in Chandler, Ariz., to sign a college football letter of intent for NCAA Division I or II.
- Football Players Suspended Amid Animal Cruelty Investigation
by Aldo Giovanni Amato April 2017
According to a Murfreesboro Police report from April 7, a concerned citizen reached out to detectives April 6 after seeing a Snapchat video of alleged animal cruelty.
- UNC's Williams Irked by Death Penalty Comment
by Portland Press Herald April 2017
North Carolina Coach Roy Williams went on SiriusXM's College Sports Nation on Wednesday morning, and he was asked about Wallace Loh's recent "death penalty" comment.
- Diversity Clinic for College Officials Promotes Growth
by Tim May April 2017
Fifty lower-level officials took part in a diversity clinic sponsored by the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference at the Ohio State spring practice Monday.