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  • Illinois Revises Football Stadium Renovation Plans

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    The University of Illinois is changing gears on a plan to renovate Memorial Stadium. Athletic Director Josh Whitman announced Tuesday that the $132 million plan that was proposed in October will be postponed, and the school will instead shift focus to a standalone football performance center.

  • Big East Hosts Inaugural Mental Health Summit

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    On June 15-16, the Big East Conference, in partnership with the NCAA, held its inaugural Mental Health Summit at Georgetown University.

  • $60M Budget Cuts Result in Lost Hours, Jobs at MU

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    The University of Missouri is reducing on-campus facility hours and staff in an effort to address nearly $60 million in budget cuts for the fiscal year 2018. The cuts are expected to reach into Mizzou's student recreation center, and beyond.

  • Residents Group Sues to Block Aquatics Complex

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    A Long Beach residents group filed suit on Wednesday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in an attempt to prevent construction of an oceanfront competitive aquatics complex.

  • Could the CAP Agreement Shake Up College Athletics?

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A new kind of agreement between college players and their schools could bring fundamental changes to the balance of power in collegiate athletics.

  • Auburn's Jacobs Takes Top AD Award at NACDA

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    Auburn University athletic director Jay Jacobs was presented Tuesday with the Under Armour AD of the Year award at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics show in Orlando.

    According to a post on oanow.com, Jacobs in the 19th recipient of the annual award.

    Jacobs, an Auburn alum, was hired as the athletic director back in 2004, after working in almost every area of the Auburn Athletics Department for the previous 20 years.

    During Jacobs' tenure as AD at Auburn, the athletics department has focused on five strategic goals, according to the Auburn University website. Those goals include winning, graduating student-athletes, managing the department’s finances, complying with SEC and NCAA rules and providing a “positive gameday experience.”

    Under Jacobs’ guidance, Auburn has won four titles and the football team won the BCS National Championship in 2010. Meanwhile, Jacobs has moved forward with a number of facilities, including the $86 million Auburn Arena and practice facility.

    It’s worth noting that in 2005, Jacobs signed a five-year contract with Under Armour Performance Apparel to be the official outfitter of Auburn’s athletics teams. A full list of recipients of the award can be found here.

  • YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.

  • College Player's Teen Conviction Raises Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A report published in The Oregonian/OregonLive on Thursday brought to light a controversy that could put a damper on the Oregon State baseball team's attempt to qualify for the College World Series.

  • Michigan State Football Players Face Assault Charges

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    Three Michigan State football players were formally charged Monday with sexual assault related to an alleged incident that took place in January.

  • College Teams Facing Charter Plane Shortage

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    As demand for travel increases among the general public, some airlines are cutting back on charter flight offerings for collegiate athletics programs. In today’s sprawling athletic conferences, some programs are scrambling to find reliable travel.