• New Florida AD Embraces Expectations

    by Garry Smits February 2017

    New University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin has wasted little time in getting out to meet boosters, alumni and fans. And he said there's one common thread to the input he's getting during his current tour.

  • CFB Targeting Rule Could See Update

    by George Schroeder February 2017

    The sometimes controversial targeting rule in college football could get a welcome tweak for next season. When the NCAA Football Rules Committee meets next month, it will consider adding a middle ground, according to secretary-rules editor Rogers Redding, that would in some cases allow the offending player to remain in the game even if the penalty is not overturned. Currently, a targeting call -- "making forcible contact with the crown of the helmet," or "making forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless player" -- results in a 15-yard penalty and the ejection of the player committing the foul. If the foul occurs in the second half of a game, the player is also suspended for the first half of the next game.

  • Opinion: Eustachy Another Case of Misplaced Priorities

    by Nancy Armour February 2017

    The only thing more appalling than the details of Larry Eustachy's violent temper and the emotional abuse he inflicted on his players is that the Colorado State basketball coach still has a job.

  • CSU Investigation Details Coach's Abusive Behavior

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Colorado State University has released a 90-page report detailing an investigation into the atmosphere among the men’s basketball team and administration under head coach Larry Eustachy.

  • Ex-Coach Charged for Pocketing Nearly $600K

    by Carl Campanile February 2017

    A former Baruch College basketball coach and athletic-department official was busted Tuesday for pocketing nearly $600,000 that should have gone to the school for rentals of its facilities, authorities said.

  • ACC Student-Athletes Call for HB2 Repeal

    by Dan Spears February 2017

    Four athletes from North Carolina's Atlantic Coast Conference schools have written a letter urging state lawmakers to repeal a law that limits the protections of LGBT people. The letter was signed by North Carolina fencer Ezra Baeli-Wang, Duke football player Chris Taylor, N.C. State diver Gabi McDermott and Wake Forest men s golfer Tanner Owen. They re members of the ACC s student-athlete advisory committee.

  • U. of Idaho Athletics Waiver Request Delayed

    by Josh Wright February 2017

    The University of Idaho wants more of its state funding to go to athletics to cover a projected deficit, and the State Board of Education wants more details before it grants UI's request.

  • K-State's Snyder Diagnosed with Throat Cancer

    by Dave Skretta February 2017

    Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder's treatments are going well, and he expects to be on the field when Kansas State begins spring practice next month.

  • MSU Scrambles to Respond to Assault Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has cancelled his trip planned in his capacity as NCAA Tournament selection committee chair. Hollis was expected to lead the committee from the road on a 12-day, cross-country expedition to watch college basketball games in 12 states.

  • UConn Women Notch 100th Straight Win

    by Laura Albanese February 2017

    There appears to be no promised land that the Connecticut women's basketball team cannot reach, nothing capable of denying a program that has made a game out of making the improbable seem impossibly routine.