• UL Lafayette Wants Scholarship Athletes to Donate

    by Paul Steinbach August 2019

    Even as a movement to compensate collegiate student-athletes gains momentum, particularly in California, the University of Louisiana Lafayette unveiled an initiative Wednesday that encourages scholarship football players to donate to the school's athletic fund.

  • Izzo Family Donates $1M for MSU Ice Arena Renovations

    by Andy Berg June 2019

    Longtime Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo and his family are giving the school’s hockey program a boost with a $1.1 million gift to help renovate the Munn Ice Arena.

  • Youth Nonprofit Sources Alumni Funds to Fill Stadium Seats

    by Courtney Cameron June 2019

    With the newly incorporated non-profit program The Husky Ticket Project, three UConn grads have developed a way to combat empty seats at the XL Center, Rentschler Field and Gampel Pavilion — and train up a new generation of fans at the same time.

  • Packers' Rodgers Funds Cal Locker Room, Scholarship

    by Paul Steinbach June 2019

    Aaron Rodgers has often introduced himself to Monday Night Football audiences as having attended Butte Community College. This week, he gave a major shoutout — and a seven-figure gift — to his alma mater Cal.

  • USOC Disburses $240K in Athlete Education Grants

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    The United States Olympic Committee, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, announced this week that the Athlete Career and Education Program will disburse more than $240,000 in higher education tuition grants during the spring term. 

  • San Jose State Athletics Skimmed Scholarship Gifts

    by Paul Steinbach May 2019

    The student newspaper at San Jose State University found that less than 5 percent of $6.3 million raised from 2013 to 2016 actually served its intended purpose — funding student-athlete scholarships. Instead, 95 cents of every dollar went toward car allowances and stipends for coaches and staff.

  • Company Gives $750K for Prep Field Naming Rights

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    As fundraising for a new high school athletics field in Canada comes to a close, one company has purchased naming rights to the prep facility.

  • Did Coaching Endowments Lead to Yale Admissions?

    by Paul Steinbach May 2019

    Yale University, among the schools implicated in the nationwide admissions scandal, admitted students whose families endowed coaching positions or athletic programs in at least half a dozen cases, according to a review by The Boston Globe.

  • Northwestern State Rallies for La. Tech Tornado Relief

    by Jason Scott May 2019

    Louisiana Tech saw major damage to many of its sports facilities when an F3 tornado tore through Ruston, La., last week — and one of the school’s sports rivals is stepping up to help.

  • Motivating Students to Give Back

    by Eric Schutter and Peter Titlebaum April 2019

    Colleges and universities are facing a problem. According to a 2018 report by The Alumni Factor, only 19.9 percent of alumni are giving money back to their former institutions. This low percentage is mainly due to the fact that tuition costs continue to rise.