Canceled Bowl Game Ends Season for Boise State, BC
by Jason Scott January 2019
The holiday season is also college bowl season, and 2018’s was one for the record books. Or not, in the case of Boston College and Boise State.
Opinion: Temple Coaching Debacle Puts Team in Tight Spot
by Mike Jensen January 2019
Everyone involved in the Manny Diaz at Temple era has acted as if it's a big surprise move that Miami head coach Mark Richt left down there. Diaz, Richt's defensive coordinator, is officially the new Hurricanes coach, so the Manny Diaz at Temple era lasted 18 days. But if Richt hadn't left now, and if Miami had another subpar season, Richt would have been gone next season. Did anyone at Temple ask Manny Diaz what he would do if Richt left Miami in the near future? If they didn't, it was because they already knew what Diaz would do, and he's done it.
College Football Players Talk State of the Game
by Jori Epstein and Paul Myerberg January 2019
It's standard during the regular season for reporters to get weekly access to a few coaches and players, typically the coach and the team's best players. That made media days at the Orange and Cotton Bowls an opportunity to pepper the entire roster and coaching staff from the four College Football Playoff teams -- Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma -- with a series of questions related about the status of the sport. Their responses: WHAT'S ONE RULE YOU WOULD CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL? "It's football but also making sure player safety is important. I do think they could do a little bit better with the targeting calls. They could be a little more loose with those calls, but other than that everything is fine." -- Alabama defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs
UCLA Abruptly Axes Hoops Coach Alford
by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel January 2019
Steve Alford has been fired as UCLA basketball coach midway through his sixth season, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty.
Strength Coach Finds Success with Program
by Rachel Lenzi December 2018
Strength and conditioning coaches don't get a lot of attention for their work, but Lewis Caralla has shaped the Bulls' drive to be successful, not just through brute force, but by understanding and changing their minds. Training isn't simply an obligation to the Bulls. Caralla has made it into a privilege. He's shaped the Bulls with a combination of tough love, high energy and embracing the philosophy that "we get to lift tomorrow," which has also given him a following on Twitter, where some of his videos have received thousands of views.
Prep Prospects Still Prefer NCAA Over G League
by Adam Regan December 2018
The alternate option to playing a year of college allows players to earn a significant paycheck in the gap year and allow for other avenues to earn money not available to amateurs, but the top seniors at this week's Fort Myers tournament at Suncoast Credit Union Arena either have their sights set on playing on college basketball's grandest stage or haven't given the G League option serious consideration.
Rushed Coaches Respond to Shorter Recruiting Period
by David Paschall December 2018
The second early signing period in college football history begins today and runs through Friday. It's a chance for Southeastern Conference coaches to prove they are a little more comfortable with the NCAA's new recruiting timetable, if only that was the case. "This has really sped things up," LSU's Ed Orgeron said. "We are going to sign as many guys as we can and leave a couple open for some guys who are going to wait until February, but there has definitely been a crunch when you go in the homes of 19 or 20 young men in a span of two or three weeks after the Texas A&M game.
UNC Announces Contract Extensions for Brand, Coaches
by Brant Wilkerson-New December 2018
The University of North Carolina might need to restock the printer cartridges after announcing details of 17 contracts, including an eight-year extension for Roy Williams that will keep the Hall of Fame coach in charge of the Tar Heels' basketball program through the 2027-28 season.
Friday Night College Game Causes Uproar
by Bill Rabinowitz December 2018
The Buckeyes will play at Northwestern on Oct. 18 in a rematch of this year's Big Ten championship game. The game's shift from Saturday, Oct. 19, was announced by both programs Tuesday.
Officials Explain Failed Kentucky-Virginia Tech Game
by Mark Berman December 2018
Kentucky deputy athletic director DeWayne Peevy shed some light Tuesday on why the Wildcats did not end up playing the Virginia Tech men's basketball team earlier this month.