• BYU Open to Football-Only Big 12 Membership

    by Jay Drew July 2016

    The idea of BYU joining the Big 12 conference in football only and keeping most of its other sports in the West Coast Conference ccc has been thrown around for quite some time as a possible solution to the Cougars' refusal to play any sports on Sundays.

  • Big 12 Membership Would Boost Memphis' Economy

    by Tom Schad and Phil Stukenborg July 2016

    The U of M matters to Memphis in a way unlike other expansion candidates in larger cities. So joining the Big 12 may have a deeper impact in the community here than it would in Cincinnati or Houston, for example.

  • Innovative Clemson Program Tackles Sexual Misconduct

    by Brad Senkiw July 2016

    Clemson's programs not only educate players about right and wrong and how to deal with situations when they occur, but reinforcement is a major key. Loreto Jackson's sexual misconduct program begins with freshmen, but it's not just a single seminar in August. Being mindful of student-athletes' strenuous time demands, Jackson and her staff teach the first-year players about consent. As sophomores, the focus turns to healthy relationships and domestic violence. Juniors are educated on bystander intervention and care taking. Seniors learn rules in the workplace and how to conduct themselves as professionals.

  • If Dolphins Stadium Isn't Ready, U. of Miami Has Backup Plan

    by Matt Porter July 2016

    Should the Dolphins not be able to complete their renovations of New Miami Stadium on time, the Hurricanes might play their season-opener in at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Mark Richt would take it in stride. "Some of the best recruits in the state could get to that place easier than Miami," he offered. "I'm not worried about it." UM Athletics Director Blake James is working on a contingency plan in case bad weather delays the $500-million-plus overhaul of the stadium formerly known as Sun Life, which could in turn affect Miami's Sept. 3 game against Florida A&M.

  • As Network Brings ACC Stability, Big 12 Scrambles

    by George Schroeder July 2016

    It's no secret the TV climate has changed; the future for cable networks doesn't look bright. Which is why the Big 12, with only 11 million cable/satellite homes in its footprint (fewest of any Power Five conference) and more than half of those in Texas, saw its hopes for a conference network quashed by executives from ESPN and Fox this summer.

  • Time Demand Proposals May Not Amount to Much for Athletes

    by Kyle Goon July 2016

    Earlier this month, the Power 5 conferences announced proposals for giving college athletes time away from their respective sports — a set of changes that would affect how many days of they get during the year, as well as restricting the hours in which they can practice or compete.

  • Ex-Baylor Player Oakman Indicted on Sex Assault Charge

    by Topeka Capital-Journal July 2016

    Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted Wednesday by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment earlier this year.

  • Summitt Foundation Gets $50K Boost from NCAA

    by News Sentinel July 2016

    The NCAA donated $50,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in memory of the former University of Tennessee coach, the foundation announced Wednesday.

  • Coach K, Others Condemn Controversial N.C. Bill

    by Scott Gleeson and Jeff Zillgitt July 2016

    As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men's national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home state of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. "It's an embarrassing bill," Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports. "That's all I'm going to say about it."

  • Analyzing Possible Big 12 Expansion Partners

    by Dan Wolken July 2016

    The Big 12 has announced it would pursue expansion. Nothing is certain, but here are some obvious directions for the Big 12 to look at in the coming weeks (listed in alphabetical order):