Mountain West Coaches Ponder Cost of Attendance
by Robert Gagliardi July 2015
In the 17 years that the Mountain West has held its football media day activities, this one may be one of the quieter events.
UT Athletes Selected for Launch of 'VOLeaders Academy'
by News Sentinel staff July 2015
The VOLeaders Academy was created by the UT Center for Leadership and Service, the Center for Sport, Peace and Society, and the UT athletics department.
Men's Gymnastics Prospects Have to Sell Themselves
by James Yodice, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) July 2015
For the Zach Gentrys of this world, the link between high school athlete and college destination is relatively straightforward. A blue-chip recruit like Gentry, the former Eldorado High quarterback, need only pick from among a smorgasboard of drooling suitors.
Utah Schools Scramble to Adjust to Changes in Aid
by Carter Williams, Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) July 2015
When he wakes up, it's still too dark for Andy Phillips to see the mountains surrounding the quaint neighborhood in which he lives. It's 5:30 a.m. The sky is jet black, and there's just a brief silhouette outlining the ridges of the Wasatch Front.
Cost-of-Attendance Era Begins Amid Great Uncertainty
by Brad Senkiw, Anderson Independent-Mail (South Carolina) July 2015
The biggest change this fall for college football — and all collegiate sports, for that matter — is being met with great uncertainty. When Clemson begins school on Aug. 19, Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney’s players will receive their first stipend check toward the full cost of attendance — a hot-button issue that overwhelmingly passed NCAA legislation among the Power 5 conferences in January and integrated a new era of autonomy.
UNC Fundraising Rebounds After 'Paper Classes' Scandal
by Ray Gronberg, The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) July 2015
UNC launched a major fundraising campaign in fiscal 2014-15 by securing $447 million in cash donations and pledges, a record surpassing the single best year of its last one. "This old place that we love as much as we do is resilient," said David Routh, vice chancellor for development and a 1982 alumnus.
Marketers Aim to Parlay U. of Memphis Football Success
by Tom Schad, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) July 2015
There’s a buzz surrounding Memphis football these days, a sense of widespread interest and excitement as another season nears. Coach Justin Fuente and his team usually try to insulate themselves from such things. “But it’s hard not to notice that people are getting excited,” Fuente said.
'Friday Night Lights' Camp Provides Taste of Ohio State
by Tim May, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015
Josh Myers and seemingly most of his relatives rolled up to Ohio Stadium for the fourth Ohio State "Friday Night Lights" camp Friday night, something they will be doing regularly in a couple of years.
As Name List Narrows, UND/North Dakota an Option
by Anna Burleson, Forum News Service July 2015
The era of playing as UND/North Dakota may not be over. Days after the University of North Dakota's nickname committee voted 7-4 to remove it, President Robert Kelley announced Friday morning he would consider putting the option of playing as UND/North Dakota back on a list of names that will be voted on by the public in the fall.
NCAA Reveals Tyndall Violations in 43-Page Notice
by Jamie Poole, The Associated Press July 2015
The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men's basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure.