- Minnesota Focused on Reforms After Rape Case
by Brandon Stahl September 2017
After an independent investigation released in mid-August cleared the university's handling of the case, the school is moving forward with reforms that envision "a university community that is safe and free from sexual misconduct and violence," the school's dean of public health John Finnegan told university regents in August.
- NCAA Proposal Would Nix Transfer Ineligibility
by Courtney Cameron September 2017
A revolutionary new proposal up for consideration by NCAA members would offer immediate playing eligibility to all Division I transfer students, with the sole requirement of meeting a minimum GPA.
- Virginia AD Littlepage Announces Retirement
by David Hall September 2017
Virginia’s looking for an athletic director for the first time in 16 years. A national search will begin “in the near future,” according to a statement from the athletic department.
- Student Fees Drive College Costs, Campus Development
by Jeffrey J. Selingo September 2017
Since 2000, student fees have grown faster than tuition in terms of percentage. Fees rose 95 percent at public four-year colleges and 61 percent at private colleges.
- Secrecy Among College Coaches Reveals Paranoia
by Brad Rock September 2017
These days, coaches are in full Secret Service mode, on the lookout for any suspicious behavior. As coaches see it, everything's on a need-to-know basis.
- Alumni Effort to Save University Swim Team Axed
by Mark Gaughan September 2017
A group of swimming alumni from the University at Buffalo thought it brought a viable option to the table to give the men's swimming team a stay of execution. The UB swim alumni says it was willing to provide a little over $100,000 this summer to cover the coming season's operating expenses for the men's team, one of four sport programs eliminated in UB's athletic spending cutback announced in April.
- Division II Lone Star Conference Looks to Expand
by TRN Sports August 2017
The Lone Star Conference, once the premier Division II conference for both Texas and Oklahoma, has announced it will grow again. The LSC will expand to 19 member institutions as league officials announced Tuesday that eight schools have accepted invitations to join the LSC in the fall of 2019. "We look forward to collaborating on and off the athletic field knowing that our student athletes will benefit from this expansion," said Texas Woman's Chancellor Carine M. Feyten, chair of the LSC President's Council.
- Illinois Drops 'War Chant' at Athletic Events
by Charleston Gazette-Mail August 2017
The University of Illinois chancellor says dropping the school's "war chant" at sporting events was ultimately his call and that there aren't plans to eliminate the Fighting Illini nickname or a popular band medley referring to Native Americans.
- Liberty Buzzing Ahead of Jump to FBS
by Damien Sordelett August 2017
Everywhere you look at Liberty's football stadium, there's a reminder that the Flames will be playing with the big boys of college football in 2018.
- Clemson Students Petition for Football Ticketing Change
by Elizabeth LaFleur August 2017
Thousands of Clemson students and alumni are again taking to the internet to try to create change in the student football ticket system at the university. A new change.org petition, written as an open letter to The Tiger from a student, is making its way through campus groups. The petition was written by Alyx Farkas, a second-year student at Clemson. Farkas speaks about her lifelong love of Clemson and her desire to be able to enjoy football games for free alongside her friends.