SAN DIEGO | One week after the NFL’s Chargers announced they were relocating to Los Angeles, San Diego State gave a five-year contract extension to coach Rocky Long, who said the Aztecs were more than up to the challenge of winning over the suddenly spurned fan base. The best way, naturally, is to continue on the course Long has put them on.
COLORADO SPRINGS | Women’s wrestling could someday be an NCAA-sanctioned sport. Wrestle Like A Girl Inc. and its partners announced on Tuesday that they have submitted a bid seeking emerging sport status from the NCAA.
Give us action, and make it fast. The lords of sports know how Americans like their games. To keep fans engaged — in the stands or on TV or mobile devices — the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball have taken steps to shorten games. Now it’s college football’s turn.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Dabo Swinney isn’t concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team’s offensive production from last season’s national championship team. Rather, Clemson’s 10th-year coach is brimming with confidence that the Tigers can replace quarterback DeShaun Watson and a host of other top-level players and maintain the program’s success, which includes a 34-5 record over the last three seasons with two trips to the national title game.
Spending on men’s and women’s athletic programs has doubled over the past decade across all three NCAA divisions and the greatest gap between the two can be found in Division I, according to a report released Wednesday marking the 45th anniversary of the Title IX ruling that bars discrimination based on gender. The 60-page report , released by the NCAA, suggests some progress has been made in a number of areas when it comes to participation, diversity and equality among college athletes, their coaches and their athletic directors. But it also found stark gaps remain even as spending has climbed to record levels.
LOUISVILLE | The NCAA didn’t feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body Thursday handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far.
A judge disclosed the existence of the 1976 allegation two months ago, along with claims Penn State coaches witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and children in the 1980s, but the newly unsealed documents provided greater detail.
Colorado lost its fourth straight NCAA Tournament game, after winning the opener under coach Tad Boyle in 2012.
In a university release, Colorado noted that the NCAA allows a student-athlete to return to the school he transferred from if he decides to do so within a 14-day window.