With an ESPN media rights deal and a breakup with the Catholic 7 basketball schools both finalized, the (old) Big East can address two agenda items: Finding a new name, and finding a new school. Tulsa garners strong support within the membership to become the league*s 12th school, according to a source. ...more
Former Miami assistant Clint Hurtt violated ethical conduct, misled investigators and received at least $7,025 from ponzi-scheming booster Nevin Shapiro, the NCAA alleges in an eight-page notice sent to Louisville, where Hurtt now coaches.
The Big 12 expressed widespread satisfaction with its 10-team model during a Monday meeting with athletic directors, but still identified potentially available schools that the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference likely wouldn't target, CBSSports.com has learned. ...more
Big East football still has its membership intact despite the seven Catholic basketball schools' imminent departure and talk of a total dismantling of the league. The Big East still has a 12-team football membership in 2013 and hopes for more. Execution of a television deal will be crucial. ...more
Four college football head coaches triggered bonuses of at least $100,000 specifically for making their BCS bowl this year. Threel of those coaches will collect. Dave Doeren of Northern Illinois is the one who won't. ...more
The Louisville Cardinals are "getting close" to finalizing Charlie Strong's contract extension to 2020 but haven't yet discussed financial terms, athletics director Tom Jurich said by phone Tuesday. ...more
The ACC was left scrambling a bit after Maryland's defection to the Big Ten, so it got support from each ACC president on a conference call and circled back with Notre Dame about its happiness. ...more