Now that the excitement has worn off from the Colonial Athletic Association’s food chain addition of Elon, it’s worth asking: What did you expect?
A moderately successful athletic program that’s competed at the NCAA Division I level for all of 14 years, from a lower-rated league, doesn’t begin to compensate for losing marquee programs and charter members.
Elon University athletics might lead the country. Congratulations — sort of. Elon will be joining its fourth conference affiliation in about a 17-year span when it buddies up with the Colonial Athletic Association for its next foray in its nomadic NCAA existence. Even in this era of conference realignments, Elon tends to be a here-today, gone-tomorrow operation.
Unsolicited advice to Shawn Eichorst for how he can curry favor among the masses:
Using his best tough-guy voice, the Nebraska athletic director could proclaim that the Huskers intend to beef up their nonconference football schedules. In other words, goodbye to Football Championship Subdivision programs.
Can’t NDSU just leave well enough alone? What’s the point of fixing something that isn’t broken?
Alvin Wyatt, the winningest football coach in Bethune-Cookman history, will learn next week whether he will add another “W” to his win column — only this time it would be against his old university which he is suing for $1.2 million, accusing it of breach of contract.
Wyatt, 65, is suing B-CU, accusing it of breach of contract and age discrimination after he was fired in 2009 and replaced by then-39-year-old Brian Jenkins. Circuit Judge Terence R. Perkins said he would issue a ruling on Wednesday after the nonjury trial this week at the City Island Courthouse Annex.
Holmes, who is in his first season leading his alma mater, says he is eager to get back to rich winning tradition
New Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes refused to let his players step on a football field without going through a history lesson.
During meetings that spanned three days, he taught the current class of Rattlers about the program’s rich tradition.
A year ago Mick Delaney came to Great Falls for the Grizzly Scholarship Association Coaches Barbeque as a recently unretired, 69-year-old charged with saving a floundering program in his first head coaching position in two decades.
Now 70, the University of Montana head football coach was back in the Electric City Wednesday for this year’s event with one year left on his contract and the always-high expectations of Griz Nation hoping last year’s 5-6 record was merely an aberration.
And Delaney has more energy now than ever and hopes to once again postpone retirement.
The game was over for several hours and Ciarra Beckstrand was one of the few remaining people in the Fargodome. It was her job to make sure the North Dakota State football laundry was washed and dried.
Police charged a Columbia football player with aggravated harassment on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted and threatened another student with racial slurs.
According to NBC New York, the victim was a 19-year-old Asian student, who reported that as he was leaving a dormitory on W. 113th Street with two female friends, the suspect, Chad Washington, CC ’15, heckled the women.
After the victim tried to defend his friends, Washington followed him and called him racial slurs. He then shoved him against a wall, NBC reported.
New Mexico State was saved from an uncertain future in football when it was invited to join the Sun Belt as a football-only member in March. Conference realignment had picked apart the WAC to the point of extinction, leaving NMSU and Idaho to fend for themselves and find a new home.
If you’re an instructor in the Western Athletic Conference, the football coaches at your university and your fellow WAC member institutions are only making triple what you make. Only, because in the Southeastern Conference, the coaches’ salaries are eight times that of the faculty’s. (Well, 8.3 times as much.)
Less than two months after learning it would soon lose two of its football powerhouses, the Southern Conference discovered it will lose its basketball bell cow.
The college football landscape is rapidly transforming. So, where is it heading?
There are no definitive answers – only a laundry list of hypothetical possibilities.
As the veteran commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, Doug Fullerton is at the forefront of these swift changes.
The Big Sky Conference is looking for a travel partner for UND.
It shouldn’t be looking too far.
An ideal addition sits just 75 miles away — UND’s longtime rival, North Dakota State.
VMI has agreed to “exploratory talks” about returning to the Southern Conference, which is in search of three new members to replace departing schools. A formal invitation from the SoCon is not expected before the league’s meetings May 28-31.