• After Teams Axed, Student-Athletes Scramble

    by Mark Gaughan April 2017

    The student-athletes left in the lurch by the University at Buffalo's decision to drop four sports will have to scramble to find spots on teams at other colleges and universities in the next several months.

  • Opinion: Prioritize Academics Over School Sports

    by The Bismarck Tribune April 2017

    Enthusiasm for sports often keeps alumni involved with their universities. If their teams are doing well, the pride in the schools swells.

  • Opinion: Amid Cuts, Does Buffalo Football Bring Value?

    by The Buffalo News April 2017

    Monday was a dark day for UB. It felt the way it had two years earlier, when basketball star Justin Moss was tossed out of school for stealing from other athletes. Now and then, you're reminded of the potential dangers that come with competing in the murky world of big-time college sports.

  • NCAA 'Reluctantly' Ends North Carolina Boycott

    by Marc Tracy April 2017

    The NCAA on Tuesday "reluctantly" lifted its ban on holding championship events in North Carolina, removing its 6-month-old prohibition less than a week after the state's Legislature and governor repealed a so-called bathroom bill that had led to boycotts of the state.

  • Professor Proposes Pay for College Athletes

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    A law professor from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio has proposed a compensation model that would pay collegiate athletes.

  • University of Buffalo Cuts Four Sports

    by Mark Gaughan April 2017

    The university paid a price for competing at the top level of college athletics by concluding it had to eliminate four sports teams — men's soccer, baseball, men's swimming and diving and women's rowing.

  • Baylor Scandal, Texas Report Move Senate to Action

    by John C Moritz April 2017

    Officials at public and private colleges and universities in Texas would face jail time if they withhold knowledge of sexual violence against a student under one part of a package of legislation that could reach the Senate floor this week.

  • Did Costly Contract Lead to New Mexico Coach's Firing?

    by Geoff Grammer April 2017

    Neal's contract, which was to run through the 2019-20 season, included a $1 million buyout and a requirement to pay him the rest of that contract year's base salary of $300,000 in any fiscal year the school retained him. The contract year started Saturday, which is why talks about his future, and angst among an increasingly frustrated fan base, grew so intense this week. Inside

  • Representative Urges NCAA to Maintain N.C. Boycott

    by News & Record April 2017

    U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts said Monday he's speaking up because he says last week's law repealing House Bill 2 still violates civil rights for transgender people.

  • Arizona Regents Redact Names from Legal Records

    by Yoohyun Jung April 2017

    Records provided to the Star by the Arizona Board of Regents about legal claims filed against the UA shielded the names of student athletes accused of violent behavior, but not the alleged victims.