• Keeping College Athletic Laundry Operations Running Smoothly

    by Emily Attwood June 2014

    Penn State University has eight of them. The University of Alabama has nine. The University of Wisconsin recently renovated its largest, and the University of Michigan breaks ground on a new facility this summer.

  • In Georgia, Satellite Camps a Touchy Topic for Coaches

    by Michael Carvell; Staff June 2014

    Georgia State football coach Trent Miles sought out Georgia's Mark Richt and Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson to discuss the hot topic of satellite camps at Tuesday's Peach State Pigskin Preview media event. And it's still a touchy subject.

  • ISU's 'Community Appreciation Week' Seeks Feedback

    by Randy Kindred June 2014

    Illinois State’s athletic department will provide feedback this week that can be summed up in a word: Thanks. Yet, ISU’s first “Community Appreciation Week” also is about obtaining feedback regarding Redbird athletics. Members of the community are invited to take part in an online survey at to give ISU athletic director Larry Lyons and his staff a feel for how well — or not so well — people think they are doing.

  • Use of Satellite Camps as Recruiting Tool on the Rise

    by Dick Harmon Deseret News June 2014

    What of these satellite college football camps? It's a strategic recruiting move by Notre Dame and Penn State that's stuck in the craw of SEC schools. It's also a novel idea that schools like BYU hope to take advantage of through brand exposure and personal evaluation of players without having them on campus. At the SEC's spring meetings, the topic of satellite camps popped up because the big daddy league prohibits member schools like Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee from participating in camps more than 50 miles from their campuses.

  • College Football Playoff Could Regionalize Officiating

    by Dan Wolken, @DanWolken, USA TODAY Sports June 2014

    National college football officiating coordinator Rogers Redding told USA TODAY Sports on Monday that he'll select officiating crews for College Football Playoff games using a similar process as he did for games under the Bowl Championship Series banner.

  • SEC Commissioner Slive Talks of Division IV Possibilities

    by Mark Bradley; Staff June 2014

    The most powerful man in college sports has put the NCAA on notice. SEC commissioner Mike Slive said last week --- and Slive isn't known for voicing idle thoughts, or threats --- that his and the other four major conferences need to be accommodated.

  • Northern Illinois Coaches Hit Road for 'Summer Circuit'

    by Submitted by Paul Palian June 2014

    Northern Illinois University Athletics is loading up its bus with prizes and is hitting the road in June to see Huskie alumni and fans.

  • Basketball Coaches Weigh Charter, Commercial Flights

    by Geoff Grammer Journal Staff Writer June 2014

    Coaches will tell you there are no easy road trips in the Mountain West Conference in men's basketball. And while they're usually talking about the competition on the court, the same easily can be said for the actual travel around the league, especially for the winter sports that often face delays due to inclement weather.

  • College Football Coaches Seek Early Signing Period

    by By Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune June 2014

    The challenge of recruiting college football players has become as much about holding onto athletes who have committed to a program early in the recruiting period as it is about swaying those who remain undecided late in the process.

  • College Players Offered $40M in EA Sports Settlement

    by Tim Dahlberg June 2014

    The payouts could go to more than 100,000 athletes, including some current players, who were either on college rosters or had their images used in video games made by Electronic Arts featuring college teams. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said it would be the first time college athletes will be paid for the commercial use of their images.