Arizona, Donor Get Creative in Retaining Top Personnel
by Super User June 2014
The genesis of a sports booster's $17.68 million stock donation to the University of Arizona originated from the simplest idea: UA president Ann Weaver Hart wanted to ensure athletic director Greg Byrne could not easily be wooed by the highest outside bidder.
UNC's Williams Denies Involvement in Academic Fraud
by Aaron Beard, The Associated Press June 2014
North Carolina coach Roy Williams and players from the 2005 national championship team deny they were involved with academic wrongdoing alleged by former teammate Rashad McCants.
Temple Getting into Prep Football Camp Business
by John N. Mitchell; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014
For Temple coach Matt Rhule, recruiting is as much about relationship-building as it is anything else. Beginning Sunday in Pittsburgh, at the first of five Matt Rhule Football Camp sessions, Rhule and his staff will be doing just that.
South Carolina Reports Record $90M Athletics Revenue
by Ryan wood || firstname.lastname@example.org June 2014
The current reality of South Carolina's finances won't blow anyone away, not in the lucrative world of college athletics. Still, Ray Tanner said his athletics department has come a long way.
NCAA's Eased Restrictions Mean More Coach-Player Interaction
by Dave Hickman June 2014
Despite what you might have been led to believe, there's really no such thing as summer football practice, even in the NCAA's new and permissive world. The NCAA's new summer access rule that goes into effect this summer doesn't actually allow for practice - at least not with balls and helmets and plays and the like.
Cal Has Cut Sports Subsidies; Why Haven't Other Schools?
by Steve Berkowitz, Christopher Schnaars and Jodi Upton June 2014
The University of California-Berkeley's dramatic, sustained decrease in its subsidization of its athletics program during a recent three-year period might well be replicable by other NCAA Division I schools. But none has done it. According to Cal athletics director Sandy Barbour and the campus' vice chancellor for administration and finance, John Wilton, none has even asked Cal officials how they did it. "I think there are a couple of reasons for that -- one of which is I think it's widely recognized that, in about every way imaginable, Berkeley's different," Barbour said with a chuckle. Five of the 227 public schools that were in Division I from 2009-10 through 2012-13 have managed to reduce their subsidies for athletics in each of the last three years, a USA TODAY Sports analysis found -- Cal, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina State and Southern Illinois. And Cal was the only one of those five to drop its subsidies by more than $1.2 million during those years.
Alabama Boosts Nick Saban's Base Salary to $6.5M
by David Paschall June 2014
Alabama's Nick Saban will continue to be college football's highest-paid coach for the foreseeable future. The compensation committee of the Alabama board of trustees made sure of that Tuesday.
Keeping College Athletic Laundry Operations Running Smoothly
by Emily Attwood June 2014
Penn State University has eight of them. The University of Alabama has nine. The University of Wisconsin recently renovated its largest, and the University of Michigan breaks ground on a new facility this summer.
In Georgia, Satellite Camps a Touchy Topic for Coaches
by Michael Carvell; Staff June 2014
Georgia State football coach Trent Miles sought out Georgia's Mark Richt and Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson to discuss the hot topic of satellite camps at Tuesday's Peach State Pigskin Preview media event. And it's still a touchy subject.
ISU's 'Community Appreciation Week' Seeks Feedback
by Randy Kindred email@example.com June 2014
Illinois State’s athletic department will provide feedback this week that can be summed up in a word: Thanks. Yet, ISU’s first “Community Appreciation Week” also is about obtaining feedback regarding Redbird athletics. Members of the community are invited to take part in an online survey at GoRedbirds.com/survey to give ISU athletic director Larry Lyons and his staff a feel for how well — or not so well — people think they are doing.