• Yale Takes Steps to Shore Up Recruitment, Admissions

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    Yale University, one of several elite institutions embroiled in an admissions bribery scandal last week, announced Friday that it is taking steps to investigate what went wrong and what can be done to fix it.

  • LSU, Wade Spar Over Suspension, Contract Language

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    Fresh off of a regular-season conference title, the LSU men’s basketball team takes the court today in the SEC tournament — but coach Will Wade won’t be on the sidelines, despite asking to be be reinstated from suspension this week.

  • Facility Friday: Holy Cross Rec, U. of Idaho Arena, Outdoor Fitness at Virginia Tech, and More

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    The College of the Holy Cross has announced plans to build a new $30 million recreation and wellness center. Dubbed the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center, or “The Jo” for short, the 52,000-square-foot, three-story facility will feature weight rooms, sports courts, group fitness classes, a golf simulator, an elevated track and other amenities. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2020. —

  • Memphis Attendance Up, Short of Full Grizzlies Payout

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    The University of Memphis men's basketball team averaged 8,813 fans per game this season, according to turnstile count figures obtained by The Commercial Appeal through an open records request. That's nearly double the number from last season, when the university drew only 4,583 fans, and will result in a partial payment from the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies per the school's lease agreement with the FedExForum.

  • Gyms Step Up for Displaced Students After Collapses

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    After not one, but two gym roof collapses on the campus of Montana State University, local fitness centers are stepping up to offer students displaced by the damage a place to work out.

  • UW Rowing Launches Assault Awareness Campaign

    by Courtney Cameron March 2019

    After two student-athletes from the University of Washington were dismissed from the men’s rowing team and charged for allegedly distributing a video of both men having sex with an intoxicated female freshman student without her consent in 2017, coaches had to take a hard look at the culture being fostered in their program.

  • As Pac-12 Struggles, Commissioner Stays in Posh Suite

    by Paul Steinbach March 2019

    On the heels of news that its media networks are underperforming and its member payouts are sinking to the bottom of the Power Five, comes another financial question mark for the Pac-12 Conference. Why is commissioner Larry Scott staying in a $7,500-per-night luxury suite this week during the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament in Las Vegas?

  • Most Valuable College Basketball Teams

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    As college basketball’s premier event draws near, attention turns to data like record, NET rating and RPI.

  • Firings, Suspensions in Wake of Admissions Scandal

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    News broke yesterday morning that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts had filed charges in a nationwide college admissions scam in which individuals paid and accepted bribes to make prospective students more attractive to prestigious institutions.

  • Ex-Louisville Recruit Defends Suit Against Adidas

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    Former University of Louisville basketball recruit Brian Bowen is suing Adidas, arguing that the fraud committed by some of the company’s executives adversely affected his athletic career.