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.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 9:14pm
Beginning this season, college football’s all-time winningest team, the University of Michigan Wolverines, is shooting with Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD camcorders to capture game action and practices for coaching analysis.
In addition to four AG-HPX370s, the Big 10 team has also invested in five AG-HMR10 handheld AVCCAM HD recorder/players, an AG-HPX170 P2 HD handheld camcorder for roaming coverage, and PT-DZ570 series DLP, native WUXGA resolution projectors to display footage in meeting rooms for coaches and players.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 7:34pm
Ohio State University's chief enforcer of NCAA rules said Friday that he will investigate used-car purchases made by dozens of OSU athletes at two Columbus car dealers to see if any sale violated collegiate rules.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 8:39pm
Whatever your baggage, your colors, your fight song, it's hard not to root these days for the University of Oregon, given how few institutions in this timid state have similar ambition.
Those aspirations are most noticeable in the athletic department, where Phil Knight's money and marching orders have reshaped the track and football programs, rebuilt the athletic facilities and elevated UO to a national brand. ESPN's Colin Cowherd reported Thursday that only the University of Florida Gators are more popular than the Ducks among college-sports fans 17 years old and younger.