• NCAA to Allow South Carolina to Host Tournament Games

    by Ryan Wood; February 2014

    South Carolina will be allowed to host NCAA tournament games for women's basketball next year without the Legislature removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

  • ADs, Coaches Say They're Able to Nurture Diversity

    by Super User February 2014

    Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has coached gay players during his 20-year career. Though Freeze declined to name the two players he coached before arriving on Mississippi's campus because of privacy, he said there is no exact protocol for how to handle a situation like the one that arose with Michael Sam.

  • U. of Georgia Bars Iconic Swim Coach from SEC Meet

    by Chip Towers February 2014

    Jack Bauerle, who has led UGA's swim program for more than three decades and coached the Bulldogs to five national championships, has been barred by UGA "from the pool deck" while an NCAA investigation continues into his involvement in an academic matter involving men's swimming star Chase Kalisz.

  • GSU Football Players Bond While Supporting Hoops Team

    by Doug Roberson; Staff February 2014

    They call themselves the Sixth Man Crew. Their home is along the baseline of men's basketball games at GSU Sports Arena.

  • College Players' Union Effort Starts Today with Hearing

    by Kevin Trahan, @k_trahan February 2014

    While the focus of the movement has been on what the players can get from the NCAA, that is of no concern to the labor board. It has one question to answer: Are college athletes employees?

  • Georgia Colleges Exploring In-State Basketball Event

    by Doug Roberson; Staff February 2014

    With teams representing the ACC, SEC, Sun Belt, Atlantic Sun and Southern conferences, it's difficult to know which college men's basketball team rules Georgia.

  • Radford U. Student-Athletes Fuming Over Sports Cuts

    by Mark Berman February 2014

    This week has brought sadness and uncertainty to some Radford University athletes. On Tuesday, the school announced it was dropping four of its 19 sports - men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field (considered a separate NCAA sport), women's swimming and diving, and field hockey. Radford also announced it will add women's lacrosse. "We're supposed to be a family, and they're chopping us off like we mean nothing," teary swimmer Laura Bradley, a freshman on partial scholarship, said at the Dedmon Center pool before practice Wednesday. "We want to swim here. We want to stay together. It's our family." This will be the final school year for all four sports.

  • Radford University Dropping Three Sports, Adding One

    by Ray Cox Special to The Roanoke Times February 2014

    The term being used is "realignment." That is how Radford University is describing a sweeping reorganization of its athletic program that will involve the loss of three sports and the addition of a new one - women's lacrosse.

  • New Penn State Coach Holds Inaugural 'Signature Event'

    by Dan Norton; For The Inquirer February 2014

    James Franklin pulled out all the stops when he welcomed his first recruits to Penn State. Wednesday was college football's national signing day, when high school players made their commitments official, and Franklin introduced the Nittany Lions' newest 25 players that evening at the Bryce Jordan Center.

  • Club Option Difficult for Temple Sports on Cutting Block

    by By Mike Jensen; Inquirer Columnist February 2014

    Last week, Temple University president Neil D. Theobald talked about how difficult it was to decide "which of your teams you're going to convert to club status."