• Will Cost of Attendance Stipends Widen Competitive Gap?

    by Mark Emmert October 2015

    A big-picture look at how all the money being generated by college sports is transforming the notion of "amateurism." And how is this forcing small-scale athletic departments like UMaine to keep up? ORONO -- Karlton Creech faced a dilemma this summer involving, naturally, money. Creech, in his second year as athletic director at the University of Maine, had the opportunity for the first time to hand out stipends on top of the scholarships being awarded to roughly 200 athletes on campus. The so-called "cost of attendance" checks are meant to cover everyday expenses that fall outside of what scholarships typically offer, and are available for the first time this year to the 350 universities that comprise Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, including Maine. The money isn't substantial at major universities, but at a maximum of $2,200 per scholarship athlete for Maine, would cost the school $440,000 if fully implemented. The funds would come from the university, not the NCAA, although that organization did dole out an additional $55,000 per Division I school with no strings attached.

  • Big 12 Admits Officiating Error in Game at Oklahoma St.

    by Kellis Robinett The Wichita Eagle October 2015

    The Big 12 acknowledged an officiating error occurred during Oklahoma State’s 36-34 victory against Kansas State on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

  • Fight at Youth Football Game Gets Both Teams Banned

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    With less than 30 seconds left in a game between the Otay Ranch Broncos and the Inland Empire Ducks, a fight among adults in attendance broke out in the stands.

  • Boeheim to Use Brown Example During NCAA Appeal

    by The Buffalo News October 2015

    Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim will meet with the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee on Monday in Indianapolis, according to a report by ESPN's Andy Katz that surfaced on Wednesday night.

  • Appeals Court Rules NCAA Violated Antitrust Laws

    by Rustin Dodd The Kansas City Star October 2015

    In the ongoing and contentious fight over compensation for college athletes, the NCAA scored a narrow split decision in federal appeals court Wednesday.

  • Opinion: U. of North Dakota Name Change Is Shameful

    by Alan O'Neil October 2015

    On a recent Saturday, there was a full schedule of college football games. Among the teams competing were the; Alcorn State University Braves, Catawba College Indians, Central Michigan Chippewas, Florida State Seminoles, Mississippi College Choctaws, University of Illinois Fighting Illini, University of Utah Utes and the University of North Dakota ...?

  • Private Schools in Tennessee Mull Move to Division II

    by Chris Thomas, September 2015

    A shift to Division II is at the forefront of the conversation as area Division I private schools weigh options for their athletic futures, and one school is already planning to make the switch. Concord Christian School is close to finalizing its move from Division I to Division II, school headmaster Ruston Pierce said on Tuesday. The move is pending approval from the school’s board of directors, which next meets on Oct. 26.

  • Opinion: Larry Brown Not Worth Violations Risk

    by Nancy Armour, September 2015

    Larry Brown's record is mind-boggling. Not the NCAA championship or the NBA title. Not the 1,500-plus career victories or the fact he has won almost 60% of games he has coached. No, the stat that really stands out is 3-for-3. As in, at all three of his stops as a college coach, Brown's programs have been hit hard for NCAA violations. "I have nothing to be ashamed of in any of those cases," Brown said Tuesday after the NCAA suspended him and banned SMU from the postseason for multiple infractions, including academic fraud and unethical conduct.

  • NCAA Bans SMU Hoops from Postseason, Coach Suspended

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The NCAA has banned SMU men’s basketball from 2016 postseason play, and has suspended coach Larry Brown for 30 percent of his team’s games due to a lack of head coach control.

  • NCAA Leaders Could Be Losers in Daily Fantasy Game

    by Ryan Kartje, The Orange County Register September 2015

    On DraftKings, the most prominent site in this rapidly burgeoning industry of daily fantasy, one could have played UCLA freshman quarterback Josh Rosen for Saturday's game against Arizona for a mere $7,600 of a $50,000 salary cap.