• Opinion: Give Athletes Academic Performance Money

    by Mike Szvetitz November 2016

    The NCAA will give millions of dollars to member schools as a reward for quality academic performances by their student-athletes. Read that again. Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, the NCAA will dole out money - "academic units" - to schools whose student-athletes make the grade. The NCAA announced this Thursday after the Division I Board of Directors and the NCAA Board of Governors approved it. And get this, the money will come from the NCAA tournament/March Madness broadcast deal with CBS and Turner - a deal that is worth a reported $1.1 billion per year.

  • Foundation Announces $1.5M Gift for UMaine Athletics

    by Bangor Daily News November 2016

    The award establishes the Alfond Fund in the University of Maine Foundation, focused on creating a centralized fundraising structure for UMaine Athletics and continuing support of the football program.

  • Opinion: Transfer from Tennessee Tough to Defend

    by Mark Wiedmer November 2016

    Winners never quit and quitters never win. Heard that a time or two, have you? Heard it long before Butch Jones rolled into Knoxville four years ago determined to rebuild the Tennessee Volunteers football program brick by brick, have you? Yet at the risk of criticizing running back Jalen Hurd for quitting on the program and his teammates Monday morning in the wake of the Vols' third straight loss, why bail out now?

  • College Rec Survey: Tell Us About Your Intramural Program

    by AB Staff October 2016

    Please take time to complete the following survey regarding your program’s operation. Data will be compiled and presented in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Your participation in this survey is of great value and importance to us and to your industry. The more of you who participate, the more informative the data becomes.

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  • UW Chancellor Responds to Obama-in-Noose Costume

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank released a statement Sunday in response to a fan who wore a costume as President Barack Obama in a noose at Saturday’s Wisconsin-Nebraska football game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.

  • New Details Emerge in Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

    by Claire Ballor October 2016

    Baylor University officials have finally broken their silence over the sexual violence scandal that led to the departure of football coach Art Briles and school president Kenneth Starr.

  • Top Two Teams to Title Game in Single-Division Big 12

    by Topeka Capital-Journal October 2016

    The Big 12 Conference will not split into divisions for football and instead will match its first- and second-place teams when its championship game returns next season.

  • NCAA Passes Revenue Distribution Policy for Academics

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    The NCAA approved a policy Thursday that will change its revenue distribution model and reward Division I schools for their academic success.

  • BYU, Utah Agree to Extend Football Series

    by Jeff Call October 2016

    BYU and Utah announced Thursday they have extended their football scheduling contract, adding two more games to their home-and-home series in 2021 and 2022.

  • 20-Game ACC Basketball Schedule No Surprise

    by Doug Doughty October 2016

    Opponents of a 20-game conference schedule for ACC men's basketball can't say they were surprised when it became a reality Wednesday. Commissioner John Swofford had indicated in 2015 that a 20-game plan was in the works, and he made it official Wednesday at the ACC's Operation Basketball. The new plan goes into effect in 2019. "Some of our coaches think that's a little over the top in terms of toughness," Swofford said at a commissioner's forum, "but that's what this league is all about. If you're going to play in this league, you're going to have to play tough games.