- Swinney: If Fans Had Way, I Wouldn't Have Been Hired
by Marcel Louis-Jacques December 2017
In the wake of Tommy Bowden's resignation, Clemson announced its interim head coach on October 13, 2008. Soon after...
- Fulmer Seeks Unity from Tennessee Community
by Blake Toppmeyer December 2017
Phillip Fulmer posted a two-word tweet on Sunday - or rather, a hashtag of two words smushed together. "#ComeTogether," Fulmer's tweet said. The tweet was accompanied by a video montage of Vols highlights set to Aerosmith covering the Beatles' song "Come Together." Fulmer's tweet was widely circulated. It had nearly 10,000 retweets and more than 15,000 likes 24 hours after it posted.
- Ole Miss Penalty Includes Bowl Ban, Loss of Scholarships
by Salt Lake Tribune December 2017
Mississippi's football program won't participate in the postseason this year or in 2018 as part of the NCAA's sanctions levied against the school in the long-running rules violation case that included a charge of lack of institutional control.
- Pitino's Lawsuit May Not Be About the Money
by Tim Sullivan December 2017
One unscrupulous underling is a problem. Two is a pattern. Having already played the rogue assistant card with Andre McGee, Rick Pitino had run out of reasonable excuses when the FBI caught another University of Louisville assistant basketball coach allegedly conspiring to bribe the father of a five-star recruit.
- Athletic Director John Currie Fired from Tennessee
by Courtney Cameron December 2017
The University of Tennessee finds themselves with neither a football coach nor an athletic director.
Just filed to ESPN: Tennessee has parted ways with AD John Currie on the heels of what has been a disastrous Tennessee coaching search. He met with university officials on Friday morning, and the decision was made then.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 1, 2017
John Currie has been fired from the school after serving only eight months as AD.
The action comes after a turbulent week-long search for a new head football coach to replace Butch Jones, fired by Currie on Nov. 12.
College football insider Brett McMurphy told USA Today that Tennessee officials have been ambushing Currie’s search, saying, “They shoot themselves in the foot, cock the gun & shoot themselves in the other foot.”
The Vols have been repeatedly turned down by potential hires after fans and community leaders publicly protested Currie’s attempt to hire current Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.
According to USA Today, Currie's contract, which runs through June 30, 2022, details a buyout that would come to $5.5 million. He will not receive the buyout if he is proven to have been fired with cause.
- NCAA Ruling on Ole Miss Penalties Expected Today
by Antonio Morales December 2017
Ole Miss' wait is nearly over. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Clarion Ledger that the university received its 24-hour notice of an NCAA Committee on Infractions ruling Thursday morning. A years-long NCAA investigation resulted in 21 allegations, including 15 Level I violations, against Ole Miss' football program. The university will receive the committee's ruling at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the decision will be made public later in the morning. Other involved at-risk parties, such as Hugh Freeze, Barney Farrar and Chris Kiffin, will be informed of the decision and any penalties at the same time as Ole Miss.
- Opinion: Schiano Fiasco Reveals Incompetence
by Greg Johnson December 2017
One day after staying home in droves last Saturday, leaving Neyland Stadium sparsely populated for the final game of the worst season in University of Tennessee football history, UT fans used their pent up energy to derail Athletic Director John Currie's handpicked hire to lead Vol Nation out of the wilderness.
- Big Bonuses on the Line for Coaches in SEC Title Game
by Steve Berkowitz December 2017
There are many uncertainties as college football heads into its weekend of major-conference championship games. But one thing is for sure: If Auburn wins the Southeastern Conference title Saturday, head coach Gus Malzahn is going to have a chance to end the season with $1.25 million in bonuses. His counterpart in the game, Georgia's Kirby Smart, could parlay an SEC championship into $1.6 million in bonuses.
- Syracuse Chancellor: Tax Bill Could Hurt Dome Upgrade
by Jason Scott November 2017
The Republican-proposed tax bill making its way through Washington could have negative impacts for big-time college athletics.
- Former SU Basketball Coach Files Discrimination Suit
by Courtney Cameron November 2017
Former men’s basketball coach at Seattle University, Cameron Dollar, has filed suit in the King County Superior Courts, accusing the school of firing without cause, harboring racial bias and failing to provide full compensation.