FACILITIESEastern Carolina is investing “to compete on a national level and win championships”Last week ECU AD Jeff Compher announced that the Pirates would commit to full COA scholarships, estimated at $4,025 per grant.
P4PWill Paying College Athletes Ruin Everything We Love About College Sports? Not If We're Smart About ItThere are many changes—O’Bannon, Kessler, etc.—that will blur the distinction between professional and amateur athletics and that threaten the future of DI college sports as we know it.
SALARIESMizzou’s Pinkel becomes 10th SEC coach in the $4-million club The SEC’s coach of the year gets a 25% increase on his former guarantee.
VOLUNTEERMorehead State Athletics Launches 1,000 Hours of Giving Back The one-thousand hours of community service will involve 300 student-athletes and 75 coaches and administrators at schools, hospitals, nursing homes, parks and donation centers.
CONCUSSIONSStudy: Many College Athletes Feel Pressure to Play Despite ConcussionA study from Social Science & Medicine found that over a quarter of college athletes said they had felt pressured by coaches, teammates or parents to keep playing following a head injury.
HIRINGWhat The NFL Draft Teaches Us About Hiring Great Talent For Our Own Organizations Both general managers and hiring executives try to make predictive decisions on how an individual will perform based on all of the information available to them.
FACILITIESUL-Lafayette moving forward with football and baseball stadium improvements Cajun Field, M.L. ‘Tigue’ Moore Field have gotten the green light for second phase of renovations.
"SOURCES"Comments on the (in)accuracy of “sources” in naming AD hiresClips eFlashThe news cycle abhors a vacuum, media needs content, the lifespan for confidentiality is fleeting and sketchy news is better than no news at all.
ACA FRAUDEmmert: Syracuse case in NCAA 'wheelhouse'The NCAA has punished Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and may punish UNC coach Roy Williams for academic issues related to their programs.
COACHINGThe Quarterback Whisperer George Whitfield, Jameis Winston’s personal coach, is at the forefront of an industry that is reshaping the modern quarterback.
ACADEMICSDear "Student-Athlete" An emeritus professor vents with his hilarious portrayal of “fauxymoron” student-athletes.
CONCUSSIONSNFL Concussion Settlement Gains Final Approval Judge’s OK signals end of long-running dispute over head injuries.
APPARELKeeping close to competitors Under Armour is planning a major expansion in Portland, Oregon, which is the home to its two biggest competitors: Nike and Adidas.
S-A WELFARETigers athletic department announces 'Clemson Will' Clemson announced its set of values going forward with its student-athletes in the form of a will; from founder Thomas Green Clemson.
STADIUMSThe suspension of reality necessary to build an NFL stadium in Los AngelesClips eFlashThe latest iteration of the LA’s NFL-free status is being showcased by the perennial race to the bottom that is the public funding of sports venues.
LEADERSHIPSEC's Mike Slive still in charge and feisty after fighting cancerDespite some health setbacks, Mike Slive is not coasting in his final months in office.
GIFTSTroy Aikman Makes $1 million Donation to Wasserman Football Center UCLA’s football-specific strength and conditioning facility in the state-of-the-art new building will be known as The Troy Aikman Strength and Conditioning Center.
RECRUITINGSEC feeling college football recruiting heat due to Big Ten's attempted talent raidsFor the second consecutive summer, Penn State coaches are crossing the Mason-Dixon Line to work satellite football camps designed to raid the local talent.
CONCUSSIONSFootball Players With Vision Training Had Fewer Concussions, Study Shows University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers are reporting a statistically significant lower rate of concussion for players in UC’s program who received vision training.
TIMEPac-12 study reveals athletes 'too exhausted to study effectively'A sampling of 409 Pac-12 athletes found that they spend an average of 50 hours per week on their sport. The study also concluded that physical exhaustion is a "major issue."
ANALYTICSThe ‘Moneyball’ Revolution Hits Middle School The statistical revolution that has redefined sports in recent years now has a new frontier: middle school. How this next generation watches sports may shape the way everyone else does in the future
MEDICALNCAA Doctor Backs Off Heart Tests for AthletesMove comes amid outcry from team doctors who oppose idea.
NFLYou simply can’t put lipstick on a pigskinClips Guest CommentaryThe NFL believes that the violent nature of the game can be pasted over with promo campaigns to convince the public that the game is suitably safe.
LEADERSHIPWhat every president knowsClips Guest CommentaryCo-authored by two presidents: "Advice From 2 Streetwise College Presidents."
ACADEMICSAcademic bonuses aren't the answer A fundamental problem with academic bonuses is they reward results without any regard for how those results are achieved.