Gentry Estes Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:47 AM EDT Aug 20, 2019 Editor's Note: Dollar amounts used for this story were reported by schools through the annual NCAA Financial Report process. In a small number of cases, the reported recruiting totals differed slightly from those supplied directly by the schools via separate requests, including totals from the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville that were used in previous coverage by the Courier Journal. Coach Kirby Smart’s newest slogan befits a good college football program eager to kick down the door to greatness: “Do more.” During Smart’s tenure at the University of Georgia, those haven't just been words but a financial reality, playing out in the school’s investment in recruiting football players. To that end, no public college has done more than Georgia. Annual recruiting costs are soaring for Power Five college football programs across the … [Read more...] about Michigan spends almost double what MSU spends in recruiting
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Associated Press Published 9:02 PM EDT Jul 15, 2019 Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium in Arlington, Texas where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner said there is no talk about adding to the league’s current 10 schools. “We have had no expansion discussion at any level. We like the 10 we have,” Bowlsby said Monday at the start of the conference’s football media days. “I don’t expect that to be an active topic on anybody’s agenda within the conference anytime in the foreseeable future.” Bowlsby talked about the round-robin schedule that sets up a title game rematch of the league’s top two teams, and a full round-robin schedule in basketball that allows for home-and-away games each season. He said there are record revenues and new … [Read more...] about Monday’s college football: Big 12 not talking expansion
By Don Sproul | [email protected] | Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: June 3, 2019 at 10:03 am | UPDATED: June 3, 2019 at 10:03 am THE NCAA FINALS Titan high jumper Iesha Hamm is seeded twelfth in a 24-competitor field for Saturday’s 5 p.m. NCAA finals event. Her 1.8 meter jump in the NCAA preliminaries, which in part determined her position, is equal to the highest qualifying height in the field and notably lower than her jump to win the Big West Conference high jump title. The first bar competitors will be challenged to clear will be set at 1.7 meters. The NCAA Championships began Wednesday and continue through Saturday in Austin, Texas. When Cal State Fullerton high jumper Iesha Hamm showed up at the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships in early May at UC Santa Barbara, she thought her chances of winning were slim. Hamm was competing in a high jump layout that was configured differently from her regular practice facility. She prefers jumping in warm weather, and it was … [Read more...] about Titan profiles: For Iesha Hamm, it’s one big leap after another
The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EDT May 13, 2019 For 33 years, The Detroit News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — we call it the Outstanding Graduates program. It is an honor to share the stories of these remarkable young people and to consider that Michigan will benefit from their future endeavors, and the endeavors of so many of their friends and classmates. The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees. Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas. In a special category called “Against All Odds” students were recognized for succeeding despite a physical hardship or special, … [Read more...] about 2019 Outstanding Grads: Honoring the exceptional
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?