Columnist: Freshmen Ineligibility Needed for Basketball
by Bob Hunter, The Columbus Dispatch April 2015
The only things missing from D'Angelo Russell's farewell news conference on Thursday were balloons, streamers and a pep band. The freshman All-American grinned his way through most of his 30-minute goodbye, as did his father, Antonio, and Ohio State coach Thad Matta.
Last Defendants in Florida A&M Hazing Death Convicted
by Mike Schneider, The Bismarck Tribune April 2015
Three years after a Florida A & M University drum major died after being hazed, the last defendants facing charges in his death were convicted of manslaughter and felony hazing in a case that shined a light on the violent ritual within the school's famed marching band.
Partnership Expands Sports Medicine at Miami U. Campuses
by Hannah Poturalski, Dayton Daily News April 2015
Miami University and Mercy Health - Cincinnati are partnering to offer sports medicine services for students and new academic programs around the state.
Changes to Scoring Format Polarizing Tennis Community
by Rhiannon Potkey, Ventura County Star April 2015
The schedule for the Pac-12 Conference men’s team championship anticipated matches would last no longer than three hours. But on Thursday and Friday, the forecast was as cloudy as the weather. The first two matches each day went more than four hours.
Report Questions Whether UAB Football Was Unprofitable
by Emily Attwood April 2015
The University of Alabama-Birmingham drew national attention — and a great deal of anger locally — last fall when it announced it was dropping its football program due to cost concerns. A new report released this week, however, questions that decision, asserting that the sport did make money for the university and would continue to increase in value.
Study: Pac-12 Athletes Burned Out, Sleep-Deprived
by Paul Steinbach April 2015
A study of Pac-12 Conference student-athletes has found that an average of 50 hours per week is consumed by the individual's given sport, with as much time spent traveling (22 hours) as is devoted to the actual athletic activity (21 hours). The result is students sacrificing sleep as they try to keep pace on the field and in the classroom.
The AB Extra: April 24
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week we've got news on a fantasy-focus in NFL venues, a hot-dog drama in Kansas City, an update on the NBA's inroads in Africa, and plans that would allow you to live at a minor league ballpark.
Opinion: "The Clemson Will" Good Idea, Could Be Better
by Gene Sapakoff April 2015
Clemson's effort to win big and influence recruits historically has been ahead of the college athletics curve. It appears Clemson is on the cutting edge again with this week's roll out of The Clemson Will.
Stadium Reno, Engagement Top Priorities for Air Force AD
by Brent Briggeman, By BRENT BRIGGEMAN email@example.com - April 2015
Jim Knowlton's fact-finding mission as the new Air Force athletic director has taken him to Texas, to the offices of Colorado Springs leaders and even to the bathrooms at Falcon Stadium.
Opinion: Colleges Fumble Cost Complaints
by Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
The schools in the Power Five conferences haven't even started cutting the checks yet, and already some coaches are moaning about how paying the full cost of attendance is going to give somebody else an advantage.