• How Houston Nutt Factored into Freeze's Ole Miss Exit

    by Dayton Daily News July 2017

    It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze's school-issued cellphone had dialed an escort service on at least one occasion in 2016.

  • Ole Miss Coach Freeze Resigns Amid Conduct Questions

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    A one-minute call made from the university-issued phone of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze to a number associated with a female escort service was raised as a potential issue in the back-and-forth between the university's legal counsel and the attorney for former Rebels football coach Houston Nutt, according to records and correspondence obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

  • New Baylor Coach Rhule Says Team Will Learn from Past

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    Matt Rhule was peppered with questions about the fallout from the school's sexual assault scandal at his first Big 12 media days appearance Tuesday.

  • KSU Lineman Comes Out, Gets Support from Team

    by Matt Bonesteel July 2017

    Ranked by 247 Sports as the eighth-best high school prospect in the state of Kansas, Scott Frantz headed to Kansas State in 2015. But he still didn't feel comfortable revealing his homosexuality to his teammates.

  • Ex-Ole Miss Coach Nutt Alleges Defamation in Lawsuit

    by Dan Wolken July 2017

    Former University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer Wednesday, alleging key figures including current coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork violated the school's 2011 severance agreement with him by pushing a false public narrative that the bulk of its ongoing NCAA infractions case involved violations that occurred under Nutt's watch.

  • Video: Dave Castro Talks Bringing CrossFit Games to Madison

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    If you’re looking for the fittest people on earth, you could do worse than venturing to Madison, Wis., this August. No, it’s not that beer, cheese and sausage comprise the diet of champions but rather that the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games (Aug. 3-6) have relocated to Madison’s Alliant Energy Center.

  • Branding Is All About Change

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    As I sat down to write this Editor's Note for Athletic Business, I couldn't help but reflect on the inevitability of change. AB's branding issue is all about how high schools, universities and rec centers implement changes to shape, refine and, in some cases, redefine perceptions of their institutions. From something as small as a logo redesign to a massive branding overhaul of an entire facility, change comes in all shapes and sizes and for varying reasons.

  • How Mormon Athletes Balance Service, Sports

    by Lynn Worthy July 2017

    Once an athlete returns and acclimates to the old surroundings that have become new again, the hard part begins. Returned missionaries such as Miller must retrain their bodies and relearn the skills that made them elite in their sport.

  • Colorado Sees First Female High School Football Coach

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Colorado's first female high school head football coach has been hired.

    According to a report from Boulder’s Daily Camera, Beth Buglione has signed on as the head football coach at Nederland High School.

    A lifelong football fan, Buglione knows the sport. She played three years at quarterback for the Corvallis Pride in Oregon as part of the Independent Women’s Football League. Buglione eventually went on to become the coach, general manager and owner of the Pride until the team folded in 2009.

    Buglione comes to the Nederland position from a head coaching position at Sheridan High School in Oregon. She told the Daily Camera that she never intended to “put the spotlight on me and to prove that women can do the job… I was just following my passion.”

    The move to hire Buglione was not without controversy. Outgoing coach Aaron Jones’s dismissal late last year was met with outcry from some students and parents in the community. Jones had been coach of the team for 11 years, and a petition to restore him as the team's coach garnered 271 signatures.

    Jones said that he respected the decision that was made to remove him and wishes “nothing but the most success to the Panthers, to Coach B and to my community.”

    Buglione said she appreciated that people wanted Jones to stay and hopes that those “wounds will heal” once the team is “headed in the right direction.” 

  • HS Referee's License Revoked After Rape Accusation

    by Drew Simon and Sean Cudahy June 2017

    A Troy man accused of raping a juvenile is no longer eligible to officiate after the Ohio High School Athletic Association suspended his license after his arrest earlier this month, an OHSAA spokesman said Tuesday.