Tagged: ncaa

Central Arkansas Group Asks NCAA for Division I Bowl at War Memorial

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2015 11:44 am

If approved, a game to be played in December would match teams from the Sun Belt Conference, which includes Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, and the American Athletic Conference.

The NLRB & Redefining March Madness (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 4/2/2014 2:19 pm

Like millions of Americans, I obsess over March Madness. It's exciting and unpredictable, and truly one of the best things about college sports. But something happened this March that could turn the college sports world upside down - and not in a good way.

Here's Why March Madness Hasn't Returned to Verizon Arena

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2013 12:00 am

It’s unclear if any NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament games will ever return to North Little Rock. UALR still lobbies, but there's one factor in the way.


by Tre Baker 10/31/2012 8:34 am

NCAA sets new policies in place to really punish unscrupulous schools.

NCAA Approves Tougher Sanctions For Rule-breakers

by Michael Marot, AP Sports Writer 10/31/2012 8:29 am

On Tuesday, the NCAA's board of directors passed a package of sweeping changes that will hold coaches more accountable for rule-breaking offenses and threaten rogue programs with longer postseason bans and fines that could cost millions of dollars.

Bahn: Long Views Improved Compliance Track Record As Selling Point For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 10/25/2012 11:59 pm

Almost from the day he arrived at Arkansas, Athletic Director Jeff Long had Oct. 25, 2012 highlighted on his calendar. It’s an important date for the athletic department, though no press release or pep rally commemorated what can be viewed as something of a victory for the Razorbacks. No longer is the program operating with the NCAA looking over its shoulder. Arkansas has emerged from the NCAA’s repeat violator window, a place the school mostly operated after major infractions cases in basketball (1997), football (2000) and track (2007).

Razorbacks Name Arkansas Native Byron Hatch New Associate AD For Business

by UA Media Relations 7/30/2012 10:36 am

Byron Hatch has been named Associate Athletic Director for Business with Razorback Athletics it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Monday. Hatch joins the Razorbacks after spending the past seven years at the NCAA serving most recently as the director of championships and alliances.

Penn State Fined $60M, Wins Vacated From '98-11

by The Associated Press 7/23/2012 8:57 am

The NCAA slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties Monday, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

UALR Above NCAA APR Benchmark In All Sports, UCA And ASU Below 925 In Basketball

by Chris Bahn 6/20/2012 3:48 pm

Every sport at UALR was above the 925 Academic Progress Rate benchmark set by the NCAA, according to figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday. Arkansas State and UCA were both below 925 in men’s basketball. No penalties were assigned to the Red Wolves (921) or Bears (923).

Birch: Arkansas Faces Toughest Test At Baylor With Omaha Trip On Line

by Brent Birch 6/8/2012 2:18 pm

The Arkansas Razorbacks appear to have found their stride in the postseason, but if they are going to get to the College World Series at Omaha they will have to get by No. 4 Baylor on Baylor's turf.

UCA Sugar Bears Turn To Veteran Sandra Rushing As Coach

by Todd Traub 5/31/2012 4:28 pm

The Central Arkansas women's basketball program got a veteran coach and proven winner when it named Sandra Rushing to replace Matt Daniel on Thursday. Rushing, a former coach of the year and decade in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference, has coached at all levels of college basketball in her 23 seasons and won more than 400 games in stops at Millsaps College, Texas-El Paso, Henderson State and Delta State.

Razorbacks Seeking The Timely Runs On Trip to Ole Miss

by Brent Birch 4/20/2012 10:22 am

Arkansas is hoping to continue its recent success at Ole Miss' Swayze Field in the weekend SEC series and improve its chances for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament.

South Carolina

by Tre Baker 12/15/2011 8:16 am

Gamecocks leave the light on for NCAA punishments.

Arkadelphian Laura Barito Wins NCAA Woman of the Year

by The Associated Press 10/17/2011 8:03 am

Laura Barito of Stevens Tech won the NCAA Woman of the Year award on Sunday, capping a college swimming and track career that included 22 All-America selections and two national titles.

NCAA Finds No 'Major Violations' In Cam Newton Investigation

by The Associated Press 10/12/2011 11:48 pm

The NCAA said it found no major violations committed by Auburn regarding Cam Newton or other pay-for-play allegations and has concluded multiple investigations of the football program. The NCAA released a statement Wednesday saying it has closed its 13-month investigation into Auburn's recruitment of the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, whose father shopped his services to another school for up to $180,000.

Tenn. Volunteers

by Tre Baker 9/27/2011 9:06 am

Two years later and violations are still being revealed.

Bruce Pearl

by Tre Baker 8/25/2011 9:03 am

Former Vols coach won't be able to escape his past transgressions.

NCAA Approves Minimum Academic Progress Rate Hike

by The Associated Press 8/11/2011 4:38 pm

NCAA leaders are finally backing up their words with actions. Less than 24 hours after President Mark Emmert called for immediate changes in college sports, the NCAA's board of directors approved a measure that would include postseason bans if teams fall below the new Academic Progress Rate cutline. The new mark for the four-year rolling average will increase from 900 to 930. In October, NCAA leaders will consider when the new rules will take effect.

Russell Shepard

by Tre Baker 8/11/2011 10:02 am

NCAA questions LSU receiver's rent-free lifestyle.

Coaches See Heat As Factor, But Not Major One For Razorbacks When Camp Begins

by Chris Bahn 8/1/2011 10:50 am

Pushing players to their mental and physical limits is something Arkansas football coaches strive to do consistently. They’ll not have to try very hard at it when fall camp begins Thursday. Temperatures are supposed to be in the triple-digits through much of the first week of camp. Thursday’s high is 101 and even on Friday and Sunday when cloud cover is projected, the high temperatures are in the upper 90s to triple digits.