- Rape Survivor Critical of Baylor After Team Meeting
by Nicole Auerbach October 2016
Brenda Tracy didn't want to tell this story, not originally. She wanted the focus of her trip to Baylor in July to be on the players, who seemed engaged during her presentation on sexual assault prevention, and head coach Jim Grobe, who had called to invite her there in the first place. She didn't want to highlight the disappointing behavior of an assistant coach.
- Southern Conference Championships to Remain in N.C.
by Pete Iacobelli October 2016
The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.
- ODU Coach: Listen to Players on Social Issues
by Harry Minium October 2016
Old Dominion’s Bobby Wilder warned fellow college football coaches during a national TV interview Friday morning that they’d better start listening to players and how they are reacting to recent police shootings or risk seeing their teams divided. “When I listen to our players, they want their voices heard,” Wilder said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “And they feel right now like the adults, the politicians, the people that make policy, are not hearing them.
- Opinion: NCAA, ACC Actions Akin to Political Bullying
by Deseret News September 2016
It stands to reason that cowing opponents into submission does not result in goodwill and social harmony, but rather increases resentment, retrenchment and civic discord. There is no more sure-fire way to bring about the demise of true democracy than zero-sum, scorched earth politics.
- Idaho AD Pushed to Delay FCS Move
by Josh Wright September 2016
A week before the University of Idaho announced that it would become the first school to drop from the highest level of college football, athletic director Rob Spear wanted to delay the move.
- Gonzaga Holds Groundbreaking for Athletic Facility
by Jim Meehan September 2016
With nearly 300 student-athletes and perhaps another 100 guests looking on, Gonzaga held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.
- OU President Denies He's Against Big 12 Expansion
by Jay Drew September 2016
The president of a Big 12 school who probably favored expansion the most has reversed his course. Or, maybe not. Sports Illustrated's Campus Rush website reported on Tuesday, in an article written by former New York Times writer Pete Thamel, that Oklahoma president David Boren is no longer in favor of adding two, or four, schools to the league.
- Ex-SDSU Women’s Coach Wins Wrongful Termination Suit
by Courtney Cameron September 2016
After a three-year legal battle and four weeks on trial, former San Diego State women’s basketball coach Beth Burns was awarded $1.35 million for past and future economic losses and $2 million for punitive damages by the San Diego Superior Court for wrongful termination.
- MEAC Considering Moving Events Over HB2
by Ray Gronberg September 2016
More athletics-related fallout from House Bill 2 might be in store for North Carolina, according to N.C. Central University's athletics director. Officials with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference are going to check with the presidents and chancellors of its member universities about continuing to hold championship events in this state, NCCU Director of Athletics Ingrid Wicker-McCree told campus trustees on Tuesday. The MEAC at present is scheduled to hold just one championship in North Carolina in 2016-17, an early May outdoor track and field meet in Greensboro at N.C. A&T State University, she said.
- Northwestern Hoops to Relocate 2017-18 Home Games
by Daily Herald September 2016
With its home court scheduled for a major renovation, the Northwestern men's basketball team will play its home games for the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.