Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 6:14pm
Joe Paterno’s tenure as coach of the Penn State football team will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials, according to two people briefed on conversations among the university’s top officials.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 5:11pm
On the eve of the North Dakota Legislature’s return to the Fighting Sioux nickname debate, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe has accused UND of failing to respond to its requests for email records concerning the issue.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 8:55pm
Gov. Chris Christie has told Rutgers University officials he’s ready to help the athletic department respond to the string of defections that have weakened the prestige of Big East Conference and threatened the future of the state university’s $58 million sports program.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:44pm
NCAA President Mark Emmert backed a proposal to allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by $2,000, "to more closely approach" the full cost of attending college, beyond the athletic scholarships athletes receive for tuition, fees, room, board and books.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 5:16pm
Sports-writing colleague Kirk Bohls and I wrote an article for today’s paper coming off an interview with William Powers Jr., president of the University of Texas. We focus on his views about the turmoil in the Big 12 athletic conference.