• 2014 Facilities of Merit: Middlebury College Squash Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Middlebury College Squash Center | Middlebury, Vt.

    There are upgrades, and then there is the Middlebury College Squash Center, which replaces an air-supported structure incapable of hosting tournaments.

  • Columnist: State of Denial at Florida State University

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

  • Sign of the Times: Coaches Warn Players about Profiteers

    by Daniel Uthman, @TheFootballFour, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    In the last week, two investigations have been launched to find out how more than 1,000 sequentially numbered items signed by two players ended up in the hands of one memorabilia dealer.

  • When to Suspend Dicey Decision for Schools, Teams

    by Deron Snyder October 2014

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: None of us are surprised by the preferential treatment star athletes receive on and off campus. That's the nature of big-time college sports, where only a few schools (like Texas under first-year football coach Charlie Strong) willingly err on the side of overkill when it comes to disciplining their players. Florida State certainly hasn't gone out of its way to teach Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston any lessons. His lesser offenses include shoplifting from a supermarket, putting soda in a Burger King water cup and engaging in BB gun battles.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Holaday Athletic Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Holaday Athletic Center | U.S. Air Force Academy | USAFA, Colo.

    Standing six and a half stories tall and housing a regulation-size football field, the Holaday Center makes an impression based on size alone, but its design specifics drew accolades from judges.

  • UNM Soccer Wine-Tasting Back On After Hazing Scandal

    by Mark Smith, Assistant Sports Editor October 2014

    A wine-tasting fundraiser for the University of New Mexico women's soccer team is back on, after being cancelled in August because of the team's hazing scandal.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center Expansion & Renovation | Purdue University | West Lafayette, Ind.

    The Cordova Center renovation effectively rights the wrongs of an original three-building complex by “adding on from the middle,” thus creating a central atrium with unified entry and greatly improving wayfinding once patrons are inside.

  • Penn State Pulls Scholarship Offer to Sayreville Recruit

    by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014

    Penn State has rescinded its scholarship offer to a highly recruited Sayreville (N.J.) High School football player who allegedly was involved with teammates in the hazing and sexual assault of four younger players, two recruiting websites reported Monday.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre

    by AB Editors October 2014

     David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre | Mohawk College | Hamilton, Ont.

    From colored circles in the plaza paving to spot color on select wall panels and glass panes to the “Our Vision” statement at the building entrance, the Braley Center’s environmental graphics weren’t lost on our judges.

  • Parents Want Answers Following UT Track Athlete Cuts

    by Ben Frederickson October 2014

    During his daughter’s official visit to Penn State in October of 2013, George Harvey sat beside coach Beth Alford-Sullivan during a dinner for track prospects. The head of the Penn State track and field program had offered Morgan Harvey, one of the top hurdlers in the 2014-15 class, an 80-percent scholarship. She would have accepted, had she not received a full ride from Tennessee. Harvey recalled the pleasant dinner conversation he shared with Alford-Sullivan in late June, after his family learned she would replace fired UT coach J.J. Clark.