• In Mountain West, Naming Rights Deals Vary Greatly

    by MARK SMITH January 2015

    Matt Ensor, assistant director of communications at UNM, researched the number of collegiate basketball venues with title sponsors before the school's deal with WisePies was announced. His discovery is that UNM is in rare company following its $5 million, 10-year deal with WisePies.

  • U. of Virginia to Look at How Academics Serves Athletes

    by Associated Press January 2015

    The University of Virginia plans to conduct an internal review of academic integrity in its athletic programs to ensure that student-athletes are receiving an education that meets the school's standards.

  • Wins Back, Sanctions Gone, But Is PSU's Rep Restored?

    by Staff And Wire Reports January 2015

    The wins have been returned to the record books. What is ultimately written in the history books, however, remains a question.

  • NCAA Agrees to Restore Paterno Wins, Restructure Fine

    by Susan Snyder, Angela Couloumbis, and Jonathan Tamari; Inquirer Staff Writers January 2015

    The agreement ends at least two of the legal battles that erupted after the 2012 sanctions, and marks a victory for thousands of Penn State and Paterno supporters who argued that the punishment of the school and its celebrated coach was unjustified.

  • Penn State Board of Trustees to Debate NCAA Lawsuit

    by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer January 2015

    Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees will debate today whether to join a lawsuit against the NCAA, which sanctioned the university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, a board member said Thursday.

  • Did Emmert Deceive PSU Over Death Penalty Threat?

    by Rachel Axon and Erik Brady, @RachelAxon, @ByErikBrady, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    As a lawsuit against the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal winds its way toward trial, depositions have prompted questions about the validity of NCAA President Mark Emmert's threat that a committee of university presidents was in favor of shutting down Penn State's football program.

  • Lawmaker: Bill Isn't Intended to Force ODU Demotion

    by Harry Minium January 2015

    As written, a bill introduced by the majority leader of the House of Delegates on Tuesday could force Old Dominion University eventually to withdraw from Conference USA and the Football Bowl Subdivision.

  • Over Past Three Years, UW Coaching Bonuses Hit $2.6M

    by TODD D. MILEWSKI January 2015

    When the Wisconsin men's basketball team was selected for the NCAA tournament last March, head coach Bo Ryan earned a $50,000 bonus.

  • Will Redefined College Scholarships Bring Shenanigans?

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports January 2015

    Saturday at the NCAA convention, college and athlete representatives from the nation's five wealthiest conferences likely will vote to redefine an athletic scholarship so it can cover not only the traditional tuition, room, board, books and fees but also the incidental costs of attending college. It's a straightforward idea.

  • Former Pro: Stop the Ripoff, Pay College Athletes

    by Steve Siebold January 2015

    Some say college sports is entertainment. Others say it's the road to the pros. The one thing it most certainly is: a business.