• Player Who Punched Coach Charged with Felony

    by Jason Scott November 2017

    Latrelle Lee, the now former linebacker from Tennessee State who was kicked off the football team and expelled from school after video emerged of him punching one of his coaches, is now in even deeper trouble.

  • UCLA Firing Likely Won't Be Football Season's Last

    by George Schroeder November 2017

    "UCLA head football coach Jim Mora has been relieved of his duties." And with that, the coaching carousel really began to crank.

  • Low-Major Recruiting Requires Creativity

    by John Marshall November 2017

    Jack Murphy zigzagged across his hometown, ducking into gyms to watch AAU basketball players on all points of the Las Vegas compass. Some stops lasted minutes, long enough for Murphy to stand near a doorway to evaluate a player who just popped up on his radar. Others, he stayed the entire game, prominently positioned with an assistant coach at his side in a show of solidarity toward a player - and his family - they hope to sign. The Northern Arizona coach made 11 stops in all - some gyms multiple times - that 14-hour, crisscrossed day, the first of three marathons during the summer's final live evaluation period. Murphy was not alone; hundreds of coaches from across the country burned through tanks of gas to watch the nation's best young basketball players in late July.

  • Expert: UA Falls Short in Sexual Violence Accountability

    by Caitlin Schmidt November 2017

    The University of Arizona is falling short on its commitment to teach Wildcat athletes and coaches about preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, a national expert says. Brenda Tracy works closely with the NCAA on issues involving violence toward women and lobbies for her cause in Washington, D.C. She's also developing a curriculum to be used by colleges across the nation. "I know there's people (at the UA) that want me to come, but I haven't been contacted by the athletic department," Tracy told the Star this week. "I'd be more than happy to go ... and help get things on the right track and do better. But the first thing you have to do is be accountable and transparent and (the UA) isn't doing either of those things right now." Under the NCAA's new sexual assault education policy, which was enacted in August, all coaches, athletes and athletic department administrators are required to complete the yearly education.

  • NCAA Settles with Scholarship Athletes for $208M

    by Courtney Cameron November 2017

    On Friday, a federal judge in California approved a $208.7 million settlement to compensate 43,000 current and former student-athletes who went to school on traditional sports scholarships prior to a newer version that covers the full cost of attendance.

  • UCLA Fires Football Coach Mora

    by Dayton Daily News November 2017

    UCLA fired coach Jim Mora on Sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season...

  • Opinion: Multi-Sport Athletes Should Be Supported

    by Derek Redd November 2017

    P.J. Fleck seems like a pretty bright guy. After all, 36-year-old coaches don't normally take the reins of a Big Ten football program like Minnesota...

  • College Football Faces Crisis with Rate of Firings

    by Dan Wolken November 2017

    In the coaching ranks and even on the administrative side, where the churn rate in the last few years has far surpassed the number of slam-dunk stars in the business, the college sports industry is preparing for the kind of December that it had never imagined until now.

  • Hampton University to Join Big South

    by Harry Minium November 2017

    In a major blow to Norfolk State and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Hampton University announced Thursday it will join the Big South Conference next season.

  • Arkansas Ousts AD Jeff Long

    by Roanoke Times November 2017

    Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema.