Will Anything Change With the Recent Men’s College Basketball Rules Changes?
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Will Anything Change With the Recent Men’s College Basketball Rules Changes?

May 21st, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Progress and change are often hailed as intrinsically positive, and if this is the case, then the men’s college basketball game seems to have just made a few steps forward. However, it is only through the lens of time that...
Boston College Fenway Mark-Up: Fair or Foul?
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Boston College Fenway Mark-Up: Fair or Foul?

May 15th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
As would be expected for such a production, Boston College’s 2015 football game against Notre Dame at Fenway Park has been in the works for years. As part of Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series, which has the Irish playing...
New UAB AD Ingram’s Hands May Be Tied Regarding UAB Football Return
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New UAB AD Ingram’s Hands May Be Tied Regarding UAB Football Return

May 8th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Mark Ingram, fresh from Temple University to the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the school’s new athletic director, is understandably noncommittal regarding the return of UAB’s recently-cut football program....
Camp Controversy: What Are Satellite Camps and Why All the Fuss?
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Camp Controversy: What Are Satellite Camps and Why All the Fuss?

May 1st, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
One would think that the middle of the college football offseason just prior to the NFL draft would be a time for programs to focus on preparing for fall kickoffs and hosting spring games, not engaging in media repartee across...
No Simple Solution for Why Student-Athletes Continue to Struggle in Classroom
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No Simple Solution for Why Student-Athletes Continue to Struggle in Classroom

April 24th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
My father used to tell me “there are many simple but wrong answers to life’s complex questions,” and the older I get the truer I find his statement. The questions of what is at the root and how to ameliorate the low...
Athletic Departments Getting Creative To Find Funding
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Athletic Departments Getting Creative To Find Funding

April 17th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
To the common sports fan looking at the craze of March Madness and the insanity of Division I football, it would seem there is more than enough money floating around college athletics to ensure departments should have no problem...
Unsealed Emails Show USC Football Investigation Badly Mishandled by NCAA
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Unsealed Emails Show USC Football Investigation Badly Mishandled by NCAA

April 10th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
Amidst the pandemonium of March Madness, a major break related to the treatment of USC in 2010 might prove troublesome for the NCAA. CBSSports.com obtained access to recently-unsealed emails regarding the NCAA investigation into...
Wrestling Continues to Take Hits, Even Amidst Historic Accomplishments
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Wrestling Continues to Take Hits, Even Amidst Historic Accomplishments

April 3rd, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
If an athletic department employee went to his/her boss and pitched defunding a sport that has seen ten-fold growth in youth female participation, the high school participant population increase by more than 40,000 individuals,...
What Does the Syracuse Settlement Mean for UNC
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What Does the Syracuse Settlement Mean for UNC

March 26th, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
The NCAA’s long-running, ongoing investigation into UNC’s academic fraud continues to plod along, even as deals are made with primary figures and other investigations come to a close. The recent settlement with UNC...
Air Force Hiring Brings James Knowlton Back into Military Academy Fold
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Air Force Hiring Brings James Knowlton Back into Military Academy Fold

January 22nd, 2015 | by Francis Giknis
After years away from military athletics administration while at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. James Knowlton is returning to his academy roots, becoming the new athletics director at the United States Air Force Academy....