• SEC Triples Number of Basketball Traditional Rivals

    by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press May 2015

    The Southeastern Conference jumped up Thursday afternoon and grabbed a rebound filled with tradition.

  • Clemson's Swinney Backs Out of Controversial Event

    by Brad Senkiw, 864-260-1283 May 2015

    The Clemson head football coach announced Wednesday through a statement released by the school that he would no longer take part in the Tuesday event in Columbia.

  • Must-Have Practice Facilities No Longer a CFB Luxury

    by Seth Emerson; Staff May 2015

    Indoor facilities have become the latest topic du jour when it comes to the SEC arms race. Georgia and Florida were the last holdouts, with Florida finally set to open one in September. South Carolina, which had a medium-length indoor facility, is opening a full-length one in a few months.

  • SEC to Increase Fine for Storming Courts, Fields

    by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press May 2015

    Storming the field or the court after landmark Southeastern Conference victories is about to become a lot more expensive. Outgoing SEC commissioner Mike Slive is making the safety of student-athletes and fans a big concern before his departure in late July.

  • DI Coaches Uneasy, Compelled to Recruit 8th-Graders

    by Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald May 2015

    Kenny McIntosh caught the attention of University of Miami football coach Al Golden the first time they met in the kid's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., living room. He is the youngest of three football-playing brothers.

  • Coach's Planned Appearance Draws LGBT Backlash

    by May 2015

    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is taking heat from two gay rights groups and a statehouse member for scheduling an appearance at an upcoming fundraising event for an organization advocating against gay marriage and abortion.

  • Opinion: Saban's Call for Level Playing Field Hollow

    by Dan Wolken,, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    Go ahead and change the SEC's name to Conference LPF -- as in Level Playing Field. Because after a day of the league's annual spring meetings, that appears to be the manra of a group of coaches who don't understand the new normal of college athletics.

  • NCAA's Second-Tier Schools Feeling Squeeze

    by Erik Brady, Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars, @ByErikBrady, @ByBerkowitz, @chrisschnaars, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    Schools in the AAC, Mountain West and C-USA face different challenges but similar pressures: They are schools in lesser leagues with designs on keeping up with Power Five programs but typically without the means to underwrite their dreams.

  • Satellite Camps, Grad Transfer Rules Irk SEC Coaches

    by David Paschall May 2015

    The Southeastern Conference suddenly has gone from dominant to disadvantaged in college football, and league coaches aren't taking that well. SEC coaches had their say Tuesday afternoon as the conference's spring meetings kicked off in Destin, Fla.

  • Pac-12 Network Clinging to Total Ownership, Control

    by Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake Tribune May 2015

    They wanted to do something different, something that hadn't been done before. When the Pac-12 schools launched a seven-channel network in 2012 on its own without partnering with another network the sports world was captivated.