January 12, 2009 - Issue 390
Baseball Player Sues NCAA Last spring, Oklahoma State pitcher Andy Oliver was ruled ineligible to compete because he had a lawyer present during a meeting with a professional team while he was in high school. In response, Oliver sued the NCAA, and a judge may rule on the case this week. Read the full story...
Turning It Around The University of Buffalo football program has been lauded this year for its amazing turnaround. This Q&A talks to Buffalo Athletic Director Warde Manuel about everything from football to minority hiring to changing people’s expectations. Read the full story...
Ineligible Player Means Forfeits The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has made an official ruling on the fate of a high school team that used an ineligible player for two games during the season. Read the full story...
Behind The Scenes While Florida may have beaten Oklahoma for the BCS national championship last week, do you know which team wins when it comes to finances and fundraising? And who has the better strength coach? Here are some behind-the-scenes looks at the title game. Read the full story...
On To Next Season This article looks at Tom Williams, who was just named the new Head Football Coach at Yale University. Williams is the first black football coach at the Ivy League school. Read the full story...
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ADs In The News Former University of Dayton Athletic Director Ted Kissell looks back on his 16-year tenure … Paul Kowalczyk, Athletic Director at Colorado State University, talks about weathering the economic downturn … Chip Salvestrini, Athletic Director at Danbury (Conn.) High School, is named Athletic Director of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association … Former Ohio State Athletic Director Andy Geiger helps Port Angeles (Wash.) High School find a new football coach … and more. Read the full story...
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Looking Ahead The University of West Florida has assembled a 25-person committee dubbed the UWF Athletics Visioning Team 2009. The group will examine the department’s potential for a move from NCAA Division II to Division I. Read the full story...
All For One In order to deal with his players’ poor off-the-field behavior, University of Colorado Head Football Coach Dan Hawkins has split his team into nine-man groups, and if one of the players is involved in an incident, all nine of them will be assessed his punishment. Read the full story...