- ASUN Conference to Expand to Nine, Adds Liberty U.
by Dana Caldwell May 2018
Division II's North Alabama already was ready to replace the Spartans starting in the fall, but on Thursday the ASUN, of which Florida Gulf Coast University has been a member since 2007, added Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia, of the Big South.
- Charleston Southern Expected to Name Jeff Barber AD
by David Shelton May 2018
Jeff Barber, former athletic director at Liberty University, is expected to be introduced as the new athletic director at Charleston Southern on Thursday.
- Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Dies
by David Paschall May 2018
Mike Slive, the seventh commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. He was 77.
- Report: Adidas May Have Influenced Indiana Recruit
by Joshua Needelman May 2018
Romeo Langford's commitment to Indiana last month was met with great fanfare. Hoosiers fans celebrated the high-profile commit's decision to play college basketball at his home state school.
- Vegas as Permanent NCAA Women's Tourney Site?
by Lindsay Schnell May 2018
In a landmark move, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal law that limited sports betting to one state, Nevada, for the last 25 years.
- Tennessee AD Addresses Facility Renovations
by David Cobb May 2018
A $340 million Neyland Stadium renovation plan that now spans the tenures of several Tennessee athletic directors remains in the works, but Phillip Fulmer indicated Tuesday that he is approaching the project with some caution. "Yeah, I'm new to this, and I want to make sure we're being responsible in what we're trying to do," Fulmer said. "We have a construction manager that's an architect that's looking at designs and things. Where we're going to go remains to be seen. There are definitely needs there. Again, needs that we need to address." Fulmer is on a tour of one type this month, as he reunites with Tennessee fans around the region as part of the Big Orange Caravan in his first year as UT's athletic director.
- Saban: UCF's Self-Proclaimed Title 'Not the Same'
by George Schroeder May 2018
Alabama beat Georgia in overtime to win the College Football Playoff's national championship. UCF athletics director Danny White said the idea of claiming a crown, too, sprouted from his original proclamation on the field after beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl ("National champs. Undefeated!"), then "grew organically" into a celebration that included national championship bonuses paid to coaches, national championship rings for players and signage at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando: "2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS."
- UConn AD Talks Coaching Hire, Facilities
by David Borges May 2018
David Benedict didn’t really know Dan Hurley personally before hiring him as UConn’s new men’s basketball coach on March 22. He had only heard great things about Hurley’s work ethic, recruiting prowess and relationships with players. Over the past six weeks, Benedict, UConn’s athletic director, has had a chance to witness those attributes up close. Safe to say, he’s been impressed.
- Opinion: College Athletes Should Be Compensated Fairly
by Don Kusler May 2018
College athletics at the highest levels is a profitable entertainment business and too many athletes sweating and producing for the industry are exploited and undercompensated. The system needs to change and an appropriate compensation arrangement should be enacted.
- Opinion: Slashing UNM Sports a Difficult Task
by Randy Harrison May 2018
Even if it is for the greater good for the entire athletic program and a noble attempt to break its habit of spending beyond its means, the prospect of having to cut any program must feel like a Sophie's Choice to athletic director Nuñez and President Stokes, both still relatively new in their positions.