• Fired Iowa Coach Issues Statement on NCAA Violation

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    Bond Shymansky, fired earlier this week from his post as the University of Iowa volleyball coach, has issued an explanation for the “major” NCAA violation that landed him in trouble.

  • Facility Friday: Nicholls Football Center, SIUE Golf and More

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    Nicholls State University received a $2.52 million gift to support the expansion of Barker Hall to include a football operations center at the south end of the school’s football stadium. The football program will relocate from Barker Hall to the new football facility, which will include a locker room, a player lounge, a team meeting room, a training room, equipment storage, coaches offices and a position group meeting rooms. Construction is expected to be complete in time for the 2020 football season. —

  • Maryland Basketball Committed Minor Violations

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    The NCAA announced minor rules violations committed by both the men’s and women’s basketball programs at the University of Maryland.

  • Iowa Fires Volleyball Coach for Impermissible Benefit

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    University of Iowa volleyball coach Bond Shymansky has been fired for a major NCAA violation: providing an impermissible benefit to a student-athlete to get them to come to the school.

  • Some Question Institutional Support for Athletics

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    When colleges and universities face budget shortfalls, sometimes questions arise surrounding athletics. While some schools have self-sufficient athletic departments, most get some support from the institution — which can be a hard thing to swallow for other communities on campus.

  • Idaho Axes Basketball Coach Verlin After Investigation

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    The University of Idaho has fired men’s basketball coach Don Verlin following an investigation of NCAA violations.

  • Ex-MSU Dean Convicted in Connection to Nassar Case

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    Former Michigan State University dean William Strampel was found guilty Wednesday of misconduct and neglect in connection to his role in the Larry Nassar scandal, becoming the first current or former school official to be convicted in the wake of that investigation.

  • Big 12's Bowlsby Transfer Portal a 'Colossal Mistake'

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    The so-called transfer portal, the name applied to the pool of collegiate student-athletes who’ve voiced an interest in transferring from their current schools, has been a source of conversation and consternation in the college athletics community — and yesterday at the NACDA conference a number of college commissioners had the opportunity to address the issue.

  • Not All SEC Schools in Hurry to Broaden Alcohol Sales

    by Paul Steinbach June 2019

    The Southeastern Conference opened the door to member schools selling beer and wine in general seating areas late last month, but not every member institution is leaping at the new opportunity.

  • Cal Poly Appeals Stipend Program Sanctions

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    Cal Poly has filed an appeal with the NCAA seeking relief from two years of probation the body placed on the school after it self-reported violations stemming from a book stipend program.