RECENT ARTICLES
  • UT Athletics Suspends Support of Campus Academics

    by Paul Steinbach November 2012

    Perhaps the clearest anecdotal evidence of the impact escalating coaching salaries is having on higher education at large comes to us from the University of Tennessee, which announced Tuesday that its athletic department will not subsidize academic initiatives on the Knoxville campus for at least the next three years. The reason? The athletic department needs to stabilize its own budget in the midst of a football coaching change.

  • NCAA Institutes Indexing System for 2012-13 Indoor Track and Field

    by Emily Attwood November 2012

    While the idea of building an outdoor competition track in any length other than 400 meters is preposterous, no one bats an eye at the variation in indoor track lengths.

  • Colleges Seek Third-Party Help in AD Searches

    by Paul Steinbach November 2012

    It has been dubbed the "Wonder Blunder." A botched concert promotion, in which the budget-weary University of Hawaii paid a $200,000 deposit for an on-campus Stevie Wonder concert that never happened

  • Women's College Drops Sports to Focus on Wellness

    by Paul Steinbach November 2012

    Citing the rising cost of sponsoring an intercollegiate athletics program, as well as concern over general students' health, Atlanta's Spelman College has decided to replace sports with a wellness program that serves the entire campus population.

  • Dieticians Push for Deregulation of Student-Athlete Feeding

    by Paul Steinbach September 2012

    Deregulation. Job creation. Putting food on the table. It may sound like tired election-year rhetoric, but these are issues foremost on the minds of members of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dieticians Association.

  • Men's College Basketball Programs Facing Attendance Declines

    by Paul Steinbach June 2012

    Is the NBA's Oklahoma franchise stealing the ticket-sales thunder from major college basketball programs in the state? Are Duke students less crazy about watching the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium than they used to be?

  • Is Lacrosse on the Cusp of a Division I Sponsorship Explosion?

    by Paul Steinbach May 2012

    John Paul huddled with his players after they had just defeated Michigan State in last year's club lacrosse regular-season finale. Paul, a University of Michigan alum and former athletics administrator who over 14 years built arguably the most successful club lacrosse program in the nation, had an announcement to make.

  • Exercise Intervention Policies in Campus Fitness Centers

    by Emily Attwood March 2012

    Today's generation of incoming college freshmen expect a college to deliver the full package - not just a good education, but the latest technology, luxurious dorms, state-of-the art buildings, an elite athletic program and of course, an extensive offering of recreational activities to keep them busy outside of class.

  • Sports and Recreation Facilities Boost Small-College Enrollment

    by Andrew Cohen January 2012

    Rick Creehan has been here before. Not here, exactly. When he started out in higher education in 1984, it was as the baseball coach at Allegheny College - a relatively well-known school, where he was given a relatively straightforward charge of producing winning baseball teams.

  • Sexual Abuse Expert Cordelia Anderson Assesses Coaching Scandals

    by Paul Steinbach December 2011

    As president of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Cordelia Anderson sees the Penn State University scandal as both a tragedy and an opportunity.