• SEC to Split Record $310M, or Nearly Double '09 Revenue

    by John Adams June 2014

    The annual SEC spring meetings reached a familiar conclusion Friday. And the ending was accentuated by a dollar sign. As expected, the 14 conference schools will make more money this school year than last. Another record-revenue year is business as usual for the SEC. This time, the conference will split $309.6 million. That comes to slightly more than $20.9 million per school.

  • Group Advocates for UNC Academic Whistleblower

    by Wes Platt; 919-419-6684 May 2014

    The leader of a national whistleblower advocacy group has asked Tom Ross, president of the University of North Carolina System, to delve into allegations of mistreatment by learning specialist Mary Willingham.

  • K-State Grants Transfer to Women's Basketball Player

    by Super User May 2014

    Kansas State granted a release to women's basketball player Leticia Romero on Tuesday after amending its transfer policy, ending an embarrassing spat that had generated national attention.

  • Utah Compliance Staff Seeking to Improve Self-Audits

    by Matthew Piper The Salt Lake Tribune May 2014

    A review of recent Utah Athletics compliance self-audits shows that the U. -- so far as it knows -- has steered clear of significant violations. It's also evident that compliance staff wants to know more.

  • Opinion: Transfer Reform Sorely Needed in College Sports

    by Bob Hunter, The Columbus Dispatch May 2014

    If you have somehow missed the sad case of Kansas State women's basketball player Leticia Romero, a guard from Spain who has been trying to transfer because of a change in coaching staffs, it looks like a billboard advertising what's wrong with major-college athletics.

  • VCU Backs Up Basketball Success with Arena Upgrades

    by TIM PEARRELL May 2014

    VCU plans to add luxury suites in two corners and a center-hung scoreboard, and install a new sound system and an LED ribbon board, to the Siegel Center in time for next basketball season.

  • Pac-12 Presidents Lobby Peers, Push for More Autonomy

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star May 2014

    With major college conferences hoping to gain autonomy to make changes to the NCAA model in August, Pac-12 presidents have proactively sent a letter of proposals to their peers in the other four major conferences.

  • SEC Likely to Discuss Allowing Stadium Beer Sales

    by JOSH KENDALL; May 2014

    If beer sales are coming to an SEC stadium near you, South Carolina will not be leading the charge to bring them.

  • Legal Expertise Yields More-Detailed NCAA Enforcement

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

    Jon Duncan, the vice president of the NCAA's frequently criticized enforcement arm, noted Wednesday that staff turnover has abated, the enforcement division has 100 open cases and he expects at least 10 more involving major violations will be processed by the end of the year, in addition to the 12 that have already moved through his office.

  • Columnist: At Florida State, Glory But No Guts

    by Christine Brennan,, USA TODAY Sports May 2014

    Were Jameis Winston a fourth-string punter rather than a first-string quarterback, he almost certainly would have long since been kicked off the Florida State football team, probably for good. Instead, the Heisman Trophy-winning problem child is being protected by his university and athletics department for the worst reason possible. He is being coddled because of what he can do for them. He brought the school the Heisman and a national title last year, and who knows what goodies he can tack on this coming season. The school's leaders are unabashedly using him, hoping he stays one step ahead of the law long enough to win them more games this coming season. Sounds harsh? You bet it does. But we all know it's true. How else do we explain a university almost completely abdicating its duties under the law involving the handling of a sexual assault case, much less the care and education of a young man who just turned 20 in January?