WVU Sees Financial Gains In Its Move To The Big 12 Conference

In late 2011, the roller coaster that was NCAA conference realignment picked up another rider:  West Virginia University.  In October 2011, WVU accepted a bid from the Big 12 to join the conference.  WVU’s acceptance of the Big 12′s invitation was made with both the university’s current needs and future goals in mind.  ”Our goal really as an institution was to find what I would … Continue reading WVU Sees Financial Gains In Its Move To The Big 12 Conference

A Look at Spelman College’s Decision to Drop its Athletics Program

By:  Kaitlyn Kacsuta, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @KRKacsuta) During the fall of 2012, while many female athletes were celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX legislation, Spelman College announced that it would end all of its NCAA Division III sports programs, effective as of the 2013-14 school year.  Administrators at the historically black women’s college have instead decided to re-allocate the $1 million intercollegiate sports … Continue reading A Look at Spelman College’s Decision to Drop its Athletics Program

Trailblazer: The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund

For the last 38 years, a prominent feature on the sideline of University of Tennessee women’s basketball games has been a woman who coached her teams to win basketball games by championing hard work, ethics, respect and responsibility. During the 1974-75 season, a 22 year-old Pat Summitt was named the head coach of the Lady Vols basketball team.  This was in an age when the … Continue reading Trailblazer: The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund

BusinessofCollegeSports.com

For those of you who have not heard yet, last Friday, my friend Kristi Dosh announced that she is ESPN’s new sports business reporter.  Previously, Kristi was the founder and author of BusinessofCollegeSports.com. Kristi has asked that I become the main contributing author of BusinessofCollegeSports.com.  I happily accepted this offer.  Prior to joining ESPN, Kristi did a wonderful job building a strong readership at BusinessofCollegeSports.com … Continue reading BusinessofCollegeSports.com