• 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.

  • Player’s ‘Broke Athlete’ Sign Drives Discussion

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    University of Wisconsin basketball star Nigel Hayes made waves when he appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay program Saturday with a sign soliciting donations to a Venmo account.

  • WVU President Weighs In on Big 12 Expansion

    by Mitch Vingle October 2016

    WVU president E. Gordon Gee is grappling with the unsettled, fluctuating issue to be dealt with less than a week from now, on Oct. 17, in Irving, Texas: Big 12 expansion.

  • Nevada State Senate Approves $1.4B for Raiders Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    With the Nevada state legislature making quick decisions concerning funding for a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders, owner Mark Davis may have to follow through on his promise to move the team to Las Vegas. Following a designated public forum at the state capitol on Tuesday, the Nevada Senate voted 16-5 in approval of a $1.4 billion public funding package to build the Raiders a new home stadium and convention center in Las Vegas.

  • Southern Conference Championships to Remain in N.C.

    by Pete Iacobelli October 2016

    The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.