• Opinion: Decision to Nix 'Lady Vols' Bad from All Angles

    by John Adams March 2015

    This isn't just about softball. It's about a school's sports tradition. It's about all the current and former athletes and fans who identify with that tradition. "Lady Vols" isn't just a brand to them.

  • Vandy Coach Won't Be Suspended Over 'Kill' Comment

    by Adam Sparks The Tennessean March 2015

    Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings’ situation will “be handled internally” after yelling, “I’ll (expletive) kill you!” at one of his players on national TV following a win at Tennessee on Thursday night.

  • Support for 'Lady Vols' Deepens with Swim Team

    by John Adams John Adams is a senior columnist. Follow him at February 2015

    Swimmer Molly Hannis is the latest Tennessee female athlete to express support for the Lady Vols. Hannis, a senior who is one of UT’s most decorated current athletes, used social media to send a message at last week’s SEC swimming championships in Auburn, Ala.

  • Opinion: Frosh Ineligibility Could Aid 'Student-Athlete'

    by The Philadelphia Daily News February 2015

    Making freshman athletes ineligible would not be about punishing or controlling the player. It would be about making the player decide whether he is serious about college or going only because the NBA won't let him enter the draft right out of high school.

  • S.C. State Budget Plan Would Cut Men's Basketball

    by February 2015

    A budget plan proposed by South Carolina State president Thomas Elzey would cut men's basketball, women's softball and women's soccer, and calls for a consideration of change in conference affiliation.

  • Minn. Politicians Want Answers in Hockey Coach's Dismissal


    Gov. Mark Dayton added his political heft to a group of state senators demanding more information about why Shannon Miller is losing her job as head coach of the University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team.

  • UAB Fans Cool on C-USA Tourney Following Loss of Football

    by Ed Miller February 2015

    University of Alabama at Birmingham has sold just 500 ticket books, compared to 2,500 sold by Tulsa and UTEP, hosts of the last two Conference USA basketball tournaments.

  • K-State to Review Court-Storming Mess

    by The Orange County Register February 2015

    Kansas State athletic director John Currie promised to review the school's security procedures after an upset of No. 8 Kansas on Monday turned into a chaotic scene as students and fans rushed the court.

  • U. of Idaho Coach Apologizes for Bench Behavior

    by Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) February 2015

    Video of University of Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin apparently berating an assistant coach on the bench during a game was a popular choice on the Internet last week.

  • WVU Athletics on Pace to Set Fundraising Records


    The Mountaineer Athletic Club began the 2014-15 financial cycle by setting record highs in four of the first seven months. It has already created new seven-month highs and is tracking toward all-time highs for an entire year, according to executive director Matt Borman.