• Illini to Play Northwestern at Soldier Field Three Times

    by Daily Herald Report February 2015

    Citing a strong alumni base and a greater return at the gate, Illinois athletic officials have signed a three-game contract to play more football games at Soldier Field.

  • Pac-12 Basketball Attendance Continues to Plummet

    by Ryan Kartje, The Orange County Register February 2015

    This is not an ideal time for a Pac-12 basketball game. That's abundantly clear by 11:30 a.m., as Utah and USC are set to tip off, and the 10,258-seat Galen Center is overtaken by a tidal wave of maroon, dotted with flecks of cardinal and gold. The maroon is an unwelcome sight - it comes from the upholstery on the backs of empty seats.

  • Prep Coach: 'Terrible' That FSU Pulled Bell Scholarship

    by Brendan Sonnone Orlando Sentinel February 2015

    Florida State did not honor its scholarship offer to Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes linebacker Brian Bell after he was named in a civil wrongful death lawsuit.

  • Arkansas Boosts Football Coach Bielema into $4M Club

    by From Our Press Services February 2015

    Arkansas has seen enough of Bret Bielema in two seasons to make the Razorbacks want the former Wisconsin coach to stick around a while longer.

  • Wyoming Wrestlers Get Two Road Matches Today

    by Scott Nulph February 2015

    UW will take on No. 22 Oklahoma at 2 p.m. today in Norman and No. 7 Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. in Stillwater.

  • Should Penn State Bring Back Joe Paterno Statue?

    by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    Here's the thing: Joe Paterno never wanted the statue. He was so disinterested in a monument to his success that in 2001, when the school commissioned a local sculptor, Angelo DiMaria, to create a statue to place outside of Beaver Stadium, DiMaria had to take pictures of his subject on the sly -- Paterno wouldn't stand still and pose, so DiMaria had to find another way to get the angles he'd need to create the coach's likeness.

  • 'Dunk City' Trademark OK Not Fast Enough for FGCU

    by Dana Caldwell 239-213-6029 February 2015

    The University of Wyoming goes by the Cowboys, but some folks around Florida Gulf Coast University were starting to think Moniker Rustlers would be more appropriate.

  • Syracuse Opts Out of Tourney Amid Infractions Case

    by From staff and news services February 2015

    Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

  • Early Football Signing Period Idea Has Pros, Cons

    by Josh Barnett and Jim Halley February 2015

    The argument for coaches is it will take pressure off players who already know where they want to go. The downside, though, was made obvious Wednesday.

  • Football Recruits Making Academic Commitments

    by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer February 2015

    Jarius Adams, a three-star cornerback who committed to Rutgers in July, hopes to pursue a professional football career after college. But if his NFL dreams fall short, he hopes to use a degree in computer science or criminology to advance his career.