• NCAA Accuses UNC of Blatant Disregard for Rules

    by Dan Kane October 2016

    CHAPEL HILL — For two years, the University of North Carolina and NCAA officials talked about the investigation into nearly two decades of fake classes as a joint probe, with both working together to find out if rules were broken. That cooperative spirit wasn't in evidence Tuesday, when newly released correspondence showed the NCAA no longer views the university as a partner in the investigation. It instead cited the university's "willful violations" and "blatant disregard" for NCAA regulations.

  • Proposed NCAA Reforms Could Transform College Recruiting

    by Ralph D. Russo October 2016

    The NCAA committee that proposed football recruiting reforms, which include the addition of early signing periods, wants to create more transparency and access for coaches and players in a process that has been accelerated in recent years, said a key member of the group.

  • Louisville Charged with Major Rules Violations in NOA

    by Marc Tracy October 2016

    The University of Louisville confirmed Thursday the NCAA formally charged current and former staff members in its men's basketball program, including coach Rick Pitino, with major rules violations related to a scandal in which a university employee provided prostitutes who performed sexual acts with players and recruits.

  • NJSIAA Working to Correct Residency Issues

    by Phil Anastasia October 2016

    ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is leaning toward developing a "Corrective Action Plan" with the Black Horse Pike school district in reponse to residency issues related to the Timber Creek football program, NJSIAA associate director Larry White said Wednesday. White said he still was evaluating "a copious amount" of material that was forwarded to the NJSIAA by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, which completed a three-month investigation into the Timber Creek program in early September.

  • Miami Quietly Awaits End of NCAA Probation

    by Charleston Gazette-Mail October 2016

    Miami's three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday. It satisfies one of the most damning sanctions the Hurricanes were issued, though some aftereffects - scholarship reductions in football and men's basketball, most notably - will remain felt for a few more months. "Nothing really changes when probation ends, because we've already changed our approach, Miami athletic director Blake James said. "We're not going to not be vigilant now. We're going to continue doing all we can to educate our students, our coaches, our fans on the importance of knowing and following NCAA rules to the intent of the law.

  • HB2 Spurs SEC Basketball Media Days Move

    by Mike Organ October 2016

    Media days were originally scheduled to return to Charlotte, N.C., this year and then come to Nashville in 2017. But the North Carolina "bathroom law," also known as House Bill 2, which some perceive as being discriminatory toward LGBT people, led SEC officials to move the event this year.

  • LHSAA Suspends Coaches, Vacates Wins for HS Team

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    After receiving an anonymous tip concerning the eligibility of several student-athletes on the Belaire High School football team, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association conducted an investigation which resulted in both disciplinary and administrative probation. The consequences include a $2,000 fine, suspensions for two coaches and five retroactive forfeits for the Belaire Bengals.

  • Report: Louisville to Receive Notice of Allegations

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    The University of Louisville basketball program is expected to receive a notice of allegations from the NCAA stemming from a yearlong investigation into an alleged prostitution scandal.

  • Council to Hear Sports Complex Proposal

    by Matt Woolbright October 2016

    A proposed regional sports complex, which has been in the works for nearly two years, could gain final approval from the City Council on Tuesday. The council is set to have a public hearing on the project at Tuesday’s meeting. The council will also not go into executive session, which is rare for the governing body.

  • Army Vet Wins Appeal, Allowed to Play College Ball

    by Mark Snyder October 2016

    Oakland University basketball player Isaiah Brock was cleared by the NCAA initial eligibility committee to play for the Golden Grizzlies this year, the university announced Monday.