• Suspensions Show Lady Vols Take Academics Seriously

    by Dan Fleser November 2014

    Tennessee’s roster won’t be as deep or as experienced for its exhibition against Carson-Newman and for the start of the women’s basketball regular season.

  • Advance Deals Make Tougher College Football Schedules Tricky

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    More and more commonly, schools are making long-range scheduling plans for the rest of this decade and well into the 2020s, hoping to secure games that will boost their football program's profile if it happens to be in playoff contention.

  • Opinion: College Football Playoff System Not Good Enough

    by Bob Brookover; Inquirer Columnist November 2014

    Nearly six years passed before baseball finally made things right by instituting an extensive replay system in 2014. Let's hope college football does not wait a half-dozen years before it moves from its four-team College Football Playoff system to something far more adequate.

  • Hiring College Coaches Has Become Cloak and Dagger

    by Nicole Auerbach, @NicoleAuerbach, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    Those involved in hirings and firings -- from coaching and athletics director standpoints -- have seen the etiquette involved in these processes change drastically in the last 15 years or so, and they can list many of the reasons why.

  • Columnist Recalls Academic Experience at UNC Amidst Scandal

    by John McCann November 2014

    It's not the way anybody would want to go down in history, but there I was near the precipice of the academics scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Secret Scrimmages Gain Traction in College Basketball

    by Dave Skretta, The Associated Press November 2014

    With the start of the men's college basketball grind still several weeks away, Kansas State and Nebraska took the floor for the first time this season in a quiet gym far removed from either campus - a secret scrimmage.

  • Indiana Basketball Player Injures Teammate with Car

    by From staff and wire reports November 2014

    Indiana freshman basketball player Emmitt Holt was cited Saturday for misdemeanor underage drinking after he struck teammate Devin Davis with his SUV, leaving Davis hospitalized with a serious head injury. Holt and his passengers told police that they had dropped off Davis, a 19-year-old sophomore, at the Memorial Stadium parking lot about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Bloomington, Indiana Police Sgt. Jeffery Canada said. Holt was driving away "when, for unknown reasons, Mr. Davis came into the roadway and struck the side of the vehicle near the front passenger windshield," Canada said.

  • Some UNC Faculty Call for Athletic Department Reforms

    by LAURA OLENIACZ November 2014

    Faculty members called for changes to the special-talent admissions process and to the time student-athletes can devote to practice and games at a standing-room-only meeting Friday.

  • Flood-Ruined Pauley Pavilion Court Restored

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    When there are nine inches of water on your hardwood court, who do you call first?

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014: A water main burst under Sunset Boulevard, near the University of California-Los Angeles, spewing an estimated 20 million gallons of water across the campus and flooding numerous buildings, including Pauley Pavilion, the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, J.D. Morgan Center and John Wooden Center. Emergency response was immediate, though it took city workers several hours to contain the leak.

  • New Report Shows Improvement in NCAA Grad Rates

    by Bozeman Daily Chronicle October 2014

    The NCAA's newest graduation report showed 84 percent of athletes who entered college in 2007-08 earned a degree within six years, a 2 percent increase over last year's high mark.