SEC issues public reprimand to both Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama football coach Nick Saban
In the wake of a war of words between Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher and Alabama’s Nick Saban, the Southeastern Conference has issued a public reprimand to both football coaches on Thursday.
UTRGV’s Stevens named WAC Pitcher of the Week
Listen insteadUTRGV REPORTSUTRGV senior right-handed pitcher Kevin Stevens is the TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Pitcher of the Week for leading the Vaqueros to a 4-1 victory over Sam Houston on May 13, the WAC announced Monday. Stevens (8-2) pitched a season-high tying eight scoreless innings of three-hit ball, with only one of the hits leaving the infield. This is the fourth time Stevens hasn’t allowed a run during a start this season. Stevens has 213 strikeouts in his career, which ranks eighth in program history. This is the second TicketSmarter WAC Pitcher of the Week honor for Stevens and the fourth for UTRGV pitching this season.myrgv.com
NIL expert predicts $50,000 minimum pay for Power 5 players
College football and men’s basketball players on scholarship in one of the major conferences can expect to soon earn a minimum of $50,000 each year he plays because of the influx of cash from booster collectives brokering name, image and likeness deals.
LB coach Wallace now defendant in ex-Iowa players' lawsuit
Iowa linebackers coach Seth Wallace has been added as a defendant in lawsuit filed against the university and athletic department personnel by former football players alleging they were discriminated against and harassed because they are Black.
Saban: Current state of college football not 'sustainable'
Nick Saban's willingness to adapt and often be a catalyst for change in college football, both on the field and off, has propelled Alabama to six national championships in 13 seasons. The 70-year-old coach is confident his program will continue to thrive during this new era of college athletics, with players having more opportunities to earn money than ever before and more power to determine where they play. “I don’t think what we’re doing right now is a sustainable model,” Saban told The Associated Press in a recent interview.news.yahoo.com
Denver beats Minnesota State 5-1 for 9th NCAA hockey title
Ryan Barrow and Mike Benning scored less than three minutes apart to give Denver the lead and the Pioneers awakened with five goals in the third period to rally past Minnesota State 5-1 and claim their record-tying ninth college hockey title.
Technology to speed up 911 response time, and UH coach Kelvin Sampson (April 5, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: Missouri City uses new technology to improve 911 response times, City Council Member Mike Knox answers questions about issues facing the city, UH men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson talks about the Cougars' last two NCAA tournament runs, and we talk with Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver.houstonpublicmedia.org
College baseball goes high-tech to send pitch calls to mound
When he's on the mound, Clemson left-hander Ryan Ammons will feel a little tingle on his right arm. Instead, it's a reminder telling him to look at the digital display on his wristband to find out the type of pitch to throw next and where to locate it. For a growing number of college baseball teams, the tradition of pitch signs sent by the catcher flashing his fingers and wiggling his hand is disappearing.news.yahoo.com
NCAA president decries pace of basketball investigations
NCAA President Mark Emmert said investigations into allegations of major violations against several high-profile men's college basketball programs — including 2022 Final Four participant Kansas — have taken “way too long.” “It’s just been really slow in getting through that new independent process that’s wound up reinvestigating the entire case,” Emmert said, referring to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP). The IARP was created out of proposals from the commission led by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2018 to reform the sport.news.yahoo.com
Gophers' Steveson wins Hodge again as top college wrestler
Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion Gable Steveson of Minnesota has been named repeat winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the top college wrestler. WIN magazine on Monday announced Steveson had received 49 of 59 first-place votes from a panel of retired coaches, a representative from each of the national wrestling organizations, media members, past winners and fans. Three-time NCAA champion Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell was runner-up and two-time national champ Nick Lee of Penn State was third.news.yahoo.com
Deshaun Watson case, UH in the NCAA tournament, and closing the state’s oyster harvest (March 25, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Friday's show: Another grand jury declines to indict Deshaun Watson, the UH Cougars' run in the NCAA tournament, a unanimous decision in a Supreme Court case stemming from Houston, and why Texas has closed nearly all of the state’s public oyster reefs for harvesting.houstonpublicmedia.org
Bueckers remains UConn's biggest question for NCAA Tourney
UConn star Paige Bueckers is by all accounts physically fit again as her Huskies enter the women's NCAA Tournament looking for a 14th consecutive appearance in the Final Four and a 12th national title. The sophomore has averaged under 14 minutes a game since her return and scored 30 total points, 16 of them in the Huskies' Big East quarterfinal win over Georgetown.news.yahoo.com
Transgender woman posts top time in 500 prelims at NCAAs
Lia Thomas moved one step closer to becoming the first known transgender woman to win a NCAA swimming championship by posting the top time in the 500-yard freestyle preliminaries on Thursday. Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania senior who entered the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships as the top seed in the 500, advanced to Thursday night’s final with her top time of 4 minutes, 33.82 seconds. Thomas led throughout her heat and extended her lead over Stanford’s Brooke Forde on the final lap.news.yahoo.com
Bruce Weber resigns as basketball coach at Kansas State
Bruce Weber resigned as the basketball coach at Kansas State on Thursday, one day after the struggling Wildcats lost to West Virginia in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament to cap a third straight losing season. First, the long-time coach criticized the NCAA over its handling of the FBI probe into college basketball corruption. Then, Weber struck out at Kansas State fans who used social media to berate him and his program.news.yahoo.com
Teammate Slams UPenn, NCAA for Allowing Transgender Swimmer to Compete on Women’s Team
A female teammate of transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas slammed university and NCAA officials as "weak" and "shameful" for allowing Thomas to swim on the women's team, in an interview with News Nation Now released on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com