Colleges

National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches to launch first mentorship group

Daily / Friday, April 16, 2021
The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches is "announcing its inaugural group of 12 assistant coaches for its first Coalition Academy," which has been "assembled to help aid them in acquiring head coaching jobs," according to Pete Thamel of YAHOO SPORTS. The group, founded by Maryland football coach Mike...

Baylor basketball refuses Jeep gift after insensitive remark from dealer

Daily / Thursday, April 15, 2021
Baylor and men's basketball coach Scott Drew have "refused to accept a vehicle wrapped with the school’s national championship logo" after an "insensitive remark made by the dealership’s general manager when discussing it during a live TV interview," according to the AP. The Jeep Wrangler was "driven in the...

Stanford president to consider proposal to save sports set to be cut

Daily / Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne yesterday promised a group of alumni that he "would consider its proposal to save 11 sports from being eliminated at the end of the current school year," according to Elliott Almond of the San Jose MERCURY NEWS. Jeremy Jacobs of the alumni group 36 Sports...

North Carolina, Brandr working on group licensing for former athletes

Daily / Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Univ. of North Carolina is working with The Brandr Group to create a unique group licensing program for the Tar Heels’ former athletes. The school said that more than 100 former athletes already have agreed to participate. Working through the university, Brandr Group will assemble the...

FSU creates program to help athletes navigate NIL

Daily / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Florida State has created a new program within its athletics department to "help its athletes capitalize on the upcoming name, image and likeness legislation," according to Matt Murschel of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Apex is a "multitiered program launched by FSU and INFLCR, a content-creation software company that specializes...

UCF football players wear Twitter handles on backs of jerseys

Daily / Monday, April 12, 2021
UCF football players during Saturday's spring game "did not have their names on the backs of their jerseys," but instead "had their Twitter handles," according to Mike Bianchi of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. New UCF football coach Gus Malzahn afterward said, “We’ve been saying that the future of college football...

SBJ Unpacks: Jackson State AD on NIL, Deion Sanders' marketing impact

Daily / Monday, April 12, 2021
For Jackson State, one significant benefit of the SWAC’s shift to a spring football season was that it allowed new coach Deion Sanders, hired in December, to flex his marketing prowess on behalf of the school and conference prior to the season’s February start. Jackson State AD Ashley...

Report: Univ. of Hartford considering move to D-III

Daily / Friday, April 9, 2021
There is a plan to “drastically downgrade the athletic program” at the Univ. of Hartford, as a recent study suggested the school move down to the D-III level, according to Hartford-based WTNH-ABC’s Dennis House. A study conducted over the winter by CarrSports Consulting, which is run by...

NCAA questioned on logistics surrounding volleyball tournament

Daily / Friday, April 9, 2021
The NCAA Volleyball Tournament begins next Wednesday in a bubble format in Omaha, and some coaches are raising "questions about the logistics surrounding the event," according to Lincoln Arneal of the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD. Some coaches on Thursday "raised questions about the lack of changing rooms, television production and practice details."...