• Big Sky ADs Contemplated Alignment Scenarios

    by Jim Allen October 2017

    The athletic directors of the Big Sky Conference considered several choices in handling the departure of North Dakota and the arrival of Idaho in football in 2018.

  • Without Jurich, L'Ville Football Coach Could Leave for Less

    by Justin Sayers and Jake Lourim October 2017

    If suspended University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich never returns to his job, head football coach Bobby Petrino could save millions...

  • Clemson Staffers Spring to Action to Help Crash Victim

    by Grace Raynor October 2017

    Clemson's football team had just finished practice Tuesday night and Dabo Swinney was addressing his team when the Tigers heard a loud collision outside.  It was around 6:20 p.m. and the Tigers were wrapping up, when moments later, they heard a second collision about 300 yards away. At that point, Clemson's No. 2 football team instinctively sprung into action.  When they ran outside of Clemson's practice facility, they saw a car sliding down a bank near the Seneca River, which runs around Clemson's facility. It was by Perimeter Road, not far from Clemson's football "graveyard," where the teams the Tigers have knocked off over the years are "buried." 

  • Arizona's Miller Gets Support from AD, School President

    by Bruce Pascoe October 2017

    Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller said Tuesday he realized he was responsible for a "culture of compliance" but did not admit any wrongdoing in his first public comment since assistant coach Book Richardson was arrested on federal bribery and fraud charges Sept. 26. Later, UA President Robert Robbins and athletic director Dave Heeke offered the coach a measure of support in separate statements.

  • Opinion: If Louisville Gets ACC Boot, UNC Should Too

    by Mark Story October 2017

    Without minimizing in any way the dumpster fire of scandals that festered at Louisville until things reached meltdown last week...

  • Louisville's Suspended AD to Fight for Reinstatement

    by Andrew Wolfson October 2017

    Suspended University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich is fighting back. Citing "disturbing and unprecedented" allegations in the FBI's pay for play case, interim University of Louisville President Dr. Greg Postel Monday formally placed Jurich on leave Monday.

  • Opinion: Louisville Deserves Death Penalty, ACC Ouster

    by Harry Minium October 2017

    I don’t blame the ACC for expanding to 14 schools a few years ago. Had commissioner John Swofford not cherry-picked Pitt and Syracuse from the Big East, the ACC likely would have been raided by other leagues. It was survival of the fittest, and expansion saved the ACC, guaranteeing its status among the Power 5. Without expansion, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Florida State might be in the SEC.

  • Opinion: Purge May Be Only Way to Save College Basketball

    by Gregg Doyel October 2017

    They are flailing now, reaching for answers that aren't there, but say this for the presidents of Purdue, Butler and Indiana: They are reaching nonetheless. University presidents are the ones who allowed college basketball to spin out of control 25 years ago, and it is the presidents who must respond to the corruption scandal uncovered last week by the FBI. Only they can fix the sport now.

  • Big Ten Beating Out SEC for Top Coaches

    by Rob Oller October 2017

    The Southeastern Conference is having more than a bad hair day. The entire season is looking bed-head messy. Louisiana State football coach Ed Orgeron resembled a baggie floating in the ocean while explaining how the Tigers lost to Troy on Saturday. Tennessee coach Butch Jones was similarly deflated after the Vols lost to Georgia by 41 points. These are tough times in wide swaths of the south, where "SEC Speed" is offset by coaching slippage.

  • UNM Players Protest During National Anthem

    by Rick Wright October 2017

    For the second time in 2½ weeks, the University of New Mexico football program has made national news. And for the second time in that span, the news had nothing to do with what the Lobos did on the field.