• Big 12 to Add Aid Increases, Longer Scholarships

    by Dave Hickman, Staff writer December 2014

    The Big 12 Conference took the first official steps Monday toward providing its student-athletes with far more financial benefits than they've ever known before.

  • FGCU Looks for Major ROI in Men's Basketball Program

    by Joseph Cranney 239-435-3414 December 2014

    For years, FGCU has been in the process of transforming its athletic department into one that can afford to avoid mishaps like the busted scoreboard. There are now plans to add a $500,000 video board to Alico Arena next season.

  • Without Football, UAB on Hook to UT for Nearly $1M

    by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel December 2014

    The fate of the Alabama-Birmingham football program remains in limbo, which means Tennessee remains uncertain about whether or not the season opener it has scheduled nine months from now will actually happen. A cancellation of the Sept. 5 game with the Blazers, which was scheduled to be at LP Field in Nashville, might help Tennessee financially, but would also force the Vols to scramble to find an opponent for a 12th game.

  • UT Rape Case Shows It's a Different Sports World Today

    by John Adams December 2014

    Two weeks have passed since two Tennessee football players were suspended for their involvement in an alleged rape. Players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams have been in football limbo ever since.

  • Reports: UAB Expected to Eliminate Football Program

    by Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot December 2014

    Alabama-Birmingham officials will announce this week that they will shut down the school's football program, a move that would require the Blazers to leave Conference USA, USA Today and Sports Illustrated reported Sunday.

  • College's eSports Program Gives Scholarships to Gamers

    by Michael Sanserino Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) December 2014

    Robert Morris University Illinois has become the first U.S. university to offer scholarships for video gaming when it launched its eSports program this fall. The school gave out 35 scholarships to gamers from around the country.

  • Nebraska Fires Bo Pelini, Players Vent on Twitter

    by Andrew Brandt December 2014

    Though he compiled a 67-27 record in seven seasons as Nebraska's head football coach, Bo Pelini was let go by the university's athletic director on Sunday.

  • OSU Football Suicide: Player Texted About Concussions

    by Worcester Telegram & Gazette Staff December 2014

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL Missing Ohio State player found dead An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said police received a call around 2:30 p.m. from someone reporting a body found in the trash bin. Weiner said a woman and her son apparently were looking for items in the dumpster when they found the body.

  • Alumni Trustees Seek Access to Sandusky Probe Docs

    by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer December 2014

    About 3.5 million documents plus notes and e-mails are believed to be available from the report prepared by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, said Anthony P. Lubrano, one of the trustees seeking the documents.

  • Small College Casts Wide Recruiting Net with Success

    by KEVIN THOMAS Staff Writer December 2014

    When Katherine Ferland began looking for a college, she had offers to stay near her home in Montreal, with fellow French- speaking students. But then came the lure of Fort Kent, Maine.