• Tennessee Shows Domestic Violence on Schools' Radar

    by Dan Wolken September 2014

    If there were any questions about whether the NFL's domestic violence crisis would send aftershocks into the world of college football, they were answered this week when Tennessee dismissed freshman running back Treyvon Paulk after a police report said he hit his girlfriend in the mouth at a party. Though the girlfriend declined to press charges and Paulk, in an interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel, denied hitting her, Tennessee's swift and decisive action to release the three-star recruit is the second recent indication colleges might be more stringent about how they handle domestic violence allegations involving athletes. On Sept. 12, within hours of being charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting his girlfriend, Texas men's basketball guard Martez Walker was suspended and barred from campus, aside from being in class.

  • Do Later School Start Times Benefit Student-Athletes?

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Next year, three high schools in Virginia's Fauquier County are making the move to a new athletic conference, a transition that has some worried that the new competition has an unfair advantage: sleep. High schools in neighboring Loudoun county start later, at approximately 9 a.m. It's not a difference that most athletic programs might think of, but there's a growing body of evidence to suggest that later school start times are crucial to improving students' performance, academic and physical.

  • Athletics a Focus of $100M FGSU Fundraising Campaign

    by Jessica Lipscomb, Naples Daily News September 2014

    Florida Gulf Coast University launched a $100 million fundraising campaign Tuesday night, touting plans to grow the university’s athletic program, recruit high-quality faculty members and increase scholarships for needy students.

  • UT Policy to Address Domestic, Relationship Violence

    by Megan Boehnke September 2014

    A campus task force went to work Tuesday revising the University of Tennessee’s new sexual assault policy — the first university-wide policy to also cover domestic and relationship violence.

  • Inside One Division III School's Recruiting Operation

    by Mirin Fader, Staff Writer September 2014

    Recruiting can be tougher for Division III sports coaches compared with their Division I and II counterparts. That's because Division III coaches must have student-athletes who are the total package - boasting good GPAs and excelling at their game.

  • Former SEC Commish Kramer: Too Many Games on TV

    by Ben Frederickson, Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2014

    It was during Roy Kramer’s 13-year stint as Vanderbilt’s athletic director that he first heard of ESPN. The up-and-coming TV network called and offered $7,500 for permission to record a Vanderbilt-Georgia game and broadcast it the following week. The production crew consisted of one camera, two announcers and a sign in the end zone.

  • Women's Hoops Dates Get Priority Over League Tourney

    by Contact Dan Korb at or 812-464-7502 September 2014

    The Great Lakes Valley Conference has moved its early March tournaments to the 10,000-seat Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, for 2015 and 2016. And the UE women will get their final 2014-15 home dates, March 5 against Wichita State and March 7 against Missouri State.

  • Playoff Structure Puts Financial Pressure on FCS Schools

    by MARK EMMERT Staff Writer September 2014

    The advent of college football's playoff system means big paydays are getting harder to find for small Division I programs, some of which have earned up to $1 million for traveling to play powerhouses such as Auburn and Michigan in recent years.

  • NCAA Deregulation Brings Seven-Figure Food Budgets

    by Kyle Rowland, The Journal Gazette September 2014

    One million dollars can buy you a lot - a mansion, a yacht, a private jet. In a new era of college athletics, $1 million gets student-athletes from Indiana to Purdue to USC food. Yes, food.

  • Sweet Run in '13 Boosts FGCU Revenue by 28 Percent

    by Daily News staff September 2014

    Dunk City helped Florida Gulf Coast University’s athletic department make a 28-percent increase in revenue, the school announced Tuesday. The men’s basketball program, dubbed Dunk City after its Sweet 16 run in the NCAA tournament in 2013, generated revenue near $1 million of the athletic program’s overall external revenue of a record $3.99 million for the 2014 fiscal year.