• 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.

  • Earlier Signing Date Drums Up Recruiting Drama

    by Gentry Estes December 2018

    Football recruiting has never been short on theater. The latest examples locally illustrate the unpredictable drama that can happen when teenagers change their minds while being heavily courted by football coaches whose high salaries are dependent on landing the best players.

  • Plaintiffs Seek Mediation with Ohio State in Abuse Case

    by Lucas Sullivan December 2018

    Former Ohio State students who said they were sexually abused by Dr. Richard Strauss are asking Ohio lawmakers to persuade university trustees to agree to mediation because they are being "silenced" by university attorneys.

  • Expanding College Playoff Not on Current Agenda

    by George Schroeder December 2018

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby was glad to see his league's champion included in the College Football Playoff. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany was unhappy to see his champion outside the four-team bracket again.

  • CFP Coaches Already Combine for $1M in Bonuses

    by Manie Robinson December 2018

    'Tis the season for college athletic programs to show their generosity. Not the holiday season, but the bowl season. College football coaches have reached many of the milestones in the performance incentive clauses included in their contracts.