Opinion: Pac-12 Commish Turns League into Laughingstock
by AB Staff December 2018
At the Pac-12 championship football game Friday, commissioner Larry Scott told reporters the league “should be viewed as a media company and not compared to traditional major conferences.” Regrettably, it’s almost as if there’s nothing collegial about college sports any more. Upon reading an Oregon newspaper’s provocative four-part series on the lavish spending and dictatorial behavior of Scott, it became clear the Pac-12 has become Moneyball, a game of excess.
All Female Ski Team Hopes to Boost Racers
by Pat Graham November 2018
Foreste Peterson confronted a cold reality after four years on the U.S. ski team development squad and four more competing at Dartmouth College Her racing days were about to end. Not ready to retire, there were not many other avenues, either. Time to put those environmental and geography studies to use , Peterson reckoned. Out of the blue, Peterson received an offer almost too good to be true Funds for housing, travel and coaching to keep her on the slopes.
History: Three Iowa Women's Basketball Teams Ranked
by Luke Meredith November 2018
Iowa has always strongly backed its Division I women's basketball programs, a trend that dates back decades. Fans from across the state had reason to celebrate on Monday as three of their teams landed in the Top 25 for the first time since 1998. The Hawkeyes (4-1) lead the way at No. 14, followed by Iowa State (5-0) at No. 23 and Drake (7-1) at No. 24. Iowa joined Texas as the only states with a trio of ranked teams this week.
Chicago Suburb's Bowl Sponsorship Set
by Christopher Placek November 2018
Now that the matchup has been set, Elk Grove Village officials are making final preparations on promotional and advertising efforts ahead of the village's unconventional sponsorship of a college football bowl game in The Bahamas. Of the dozens of college football teams playing bowl games in coming weeks, those in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl — which uses Elk Grove's business marketing tagline — were the first to be announced this week. Officials said the early announcement allows players and coaches enough time to get passports if they don't already have them, as well as local fans who want to make travel plans. The game will feature Florida International of Conference USA and Toledo of the Mid-American Conference, who will square off at 11:30 a.m. Central time Friday, Dec.
Kennesaw State Field Earns STMA Honor
by Ben Brasch November 2018
All other sporting grounds in America can eat their own dirt when compared to Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The Sports Turf Managers Association named the home of the Kennesaw State University Owls in its 2018 "Field of the Year" winners, which was released Tuesday.
HS Threatened After Alum Turns Down Louisville Job
by Jason Scott November 2018
Passionate sports fans love their teams and often do crazy things in support of them, but the situation involving Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm is really something else.
College Coaches Seek Bonuses with Weekend Games
by Steve Berkowitz November 2018
What's the best way to reward the man who makes more money than any coach in college sports? Give him the opportunity to make even more money, of course.
Latest Rankings Irk Washington State
by Brent Schrotenboer November 2018
Washington State athletics director Pat Chun almost couldn't believe what he saw Tuesday when the latest rankings came out for the College Football Playoff...
Ole Miss AD, Coach Respond to SEC Request
by Jason Scott November 2018
After a particularly ugly edition of the annual Egg Bowl rivalry game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey requested that the ADs from both schools attend an offseason meeting to seek ways to build a “healthier environment” for the game.
Suit Spurs Eastern Michigan to Revive Women's Tennis
by Paul Steinbach November 2018
Eastern Michigan University announced it will reinstate women's tennis in spring following a conference call Tuesday between EMU lawyers and two students who sued the university in June claiming it violated the spirit of Title IX with its decision last year to drop women's tennis and softball and men's wrestling and swimming and diving.