• Akron Likely to See Sports Cuts with New Budget Plan

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    A new plan at the University of Akron seeks to reduce the university’s subsidy to the athletic department, meaning that some programs may face cuts.

  • Ex-Arizona Assistant Gets Jail in Bribery Scandal

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    As a week of sentencing for the former Division I assistant coaches implicated in the college basketball corruption scandal draws to a close, former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson was hit with the most severe sentence yet.

  • Facility Friday: OSU's Covelli Center, NIU Performance Center and More

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    Ohio State University recently moved several of its athletics programs into the new Covelli Center, a 3,700-seat venue that will be home to the school’s wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics and fencing teams. Complete with locker rooms, offices, training and treatment space, the facility will also be an occasional venue for women’s basketball and local tournaments. —

  • Ex-USC AD Haden Subject of Fed's Scandal Scrutiny

    by Paul Steinbach June 2019

    Former University of Southern California football player and athletic director Pat Haden has come under scrutiny by federal investigators for potential ties to William "Rick" Singer, the established ringleader of the college admissions scandal that broke earlier this year.

  • USC Details How Basketball Bribery Scandal Hurt Brand

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    A senior official at the University of Southern California sent a victim impact statement detailing the harm done by former associate men’s basketball coach Tony Bland ahead of his sentencing hearing scheduled for today.

  • New NU Facility Paying Dividends in Recruiting

    by Jason Scott June 2019

    When it comes to college athletics facilities, the term "arms race" gets thrown about frequently — and for good reason. Recruits want to compete in the best environments, so investing in those environments can pay dividends on the recruiting trail, which in turn can pay dividends on the field.

  • As SEC Mulls Alcohol, Georgia to Sell to $25K Donors

    by Paul Steinbach May 2019

    One topic of discussion during the Southeastern Conference meetings this week in Florida was the sale of alcohol to the general population at sporting events. At SEC-member Georgia, at least for the time being, sales will be restricted.

  • Ohio Governor Appoints Panel to Investigate Strauss

    by Jason Scott May 2019

    Ohio governor Mike DeWine has called for a panel to determine why a 1996 investigation by the State Medical Board produced no charges against Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State physician accused of sexually abusing at least 177 male students.

  • Pac-12 Expands Wrestling Membership, Adds Little Rock

    by Jason Scott May 2019

    The Pac-12 Conference announced on Friday that the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has accepted an invitation to join the league as an affiliate member in wrestling.

  • Beer Sales Brimming in Big Ten, But Not at Wisconsin

    by Paul Steinbach May 2019

    A perennial top-10 party school according to most rankings, the University of Wisconsin may soon be in the minority among Big Ten Conference peers when it comes to abstinence from beer sales at athletic events.