- Rutgers Revises Drug Policy, Eases Marijuana Penalties
by Jason Scott January 2017
A new drug testing policy at Rutgers, implemented last August, relaxes penalties student-athletes receive if they are found to have used marijuana. The new policy creates a distinction between penalties for marijuana and other drugs, including hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin, or performance enhancing drugs.
- Football League Could Offer Pay to College-Aged Players
by Tom Pelissero January 2017
The people behind a new professional league that hopes to launch in 2018 say they don't intend to compete with the NCAA. They have a long way to go financially and otherwise just to get their venture off the ground.
- Opinion: Is Wilson Too Hot to Hire at Ohio State?
by Rob Oller January 2017
The American Football Coaches Association convention runs through Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, a host city that fits perfectly with the task of Ohio State reorganizing its offense.
- Opinion: Expanded Playoff Benefits Everyone But Players
by Deron Snyder January 2017
The winner of Monday night's battle between Alabama and Clemson is the national champion, a simple enough formula. That's much tidier and more efficient than previous processes, which left space for split titlists but left out worthy contenders.
- AD Hopes to Bring New Experience to Stadium at GT
by Ken Sugiura January 2017
New Georgia Tech Athletic Director Todd Stansbury envisions a stadium concept for Tech football games similar to what he introduced at Central Florida and Oregon State.
- Opinion: Time for a Group of 5 Revolt in College Football
by Doug Robinson January 2017
You know what college football needs? A good revolt. Bringing equity to the game is decades overdue and that will happen only with drastic measures. It's time for the so-called Group of 5 conferences to declare war on the Power 5 conferences.
- Cal Suddenly Fires Coach Sonny Dykes
by Josh Dubow January 2017
More than six weeks after coach Sonny Dykes finished his fourth season at California, he was called into a meeting Sunday with athletic director Mike Williams and promptly fired.
- Benefits Offset Clemson's Millions in Football Spending
by Kirk Brown January 2017
Clemson University will spend millions of dollars on travel expenses in its quest that will end Monday night in Tampa, Florida, against the University of Alabama. But thanks to the location of this year's game and changes instituted by the College Football Playoff organizers, the benefits outweigh the costs.
- Scandal Could Impact U. of Minnesota Funding
by Maura Lerner January 2017
The latest Gophers athletic scandal is starting to make waves at the State Capitol, where some say it could affect funding for the University of Minnesota as well as the choice of the newest members for the Board of Regents. On Tuesday, the university fired Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys just as lawmakers were returning to St. Paul for the new session. And officials say the debate has just begun over the university's handling of the case, which started with an alleged sexual assault in September involving multiple Gophers football players.
- Opinion: Entire Wrestling Teams Deserve Recognition
by Steve Christilaw January 2017
We spend a great deal of time promoting high school sports as team sports. Coaches approach them and coach them as team sports. We enjoy them as team sports. And at the end of the wrestling season, the state treats it as a collection of individual champions.