DALLAS – College athletic directors say they are working on recommendations to help improve college athletics, but paying players is not in the plan.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the IA Athletic Directors Association wrapped up their meetings in Dallas by releasing a statement Wednesday.
The athletic directors say they discussed topics including NCAA governance and enforcement; the disparity of interests and resources among Division I schools; and the rejection of pay-for-play.
Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke says: Pay-for-play has no part in the amateur setting.
Burke notes that the value of a full scholarship and support services at Purdue is worth more than $250,000.
NCAA President Mark Emmert has endorsed making changes to the way 351 Division I schools make rules governing college athletics.
Quicken Loans to sponsor Newman
Quicken Loans will follow Ryan Newman to Richard Childress Racing as primary sponsor for 12 races next season. Quicken Loans currently sponsors Newman for 18 races at Stewart-Haas Racing. The online home lender will be an associate sponsor on Newmans car at RCR when it is not adorning the hood.
Around the NBA
Former Detroit star Rasheed Wallace rejoined the Pistons as a player development coach. The team also added Henry Bibby and Maz Trakh as assistant coaches. New York City was selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said starting receiver Jaylon Denson (knee) is out for the season. No. 20 Florida will be without defensive tackle Dominique Easley, one of the teams best players, for the remainder of the season. Coach Will Muschamp said Easley tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus in his right knee during practice. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said sophomore Connor Cook is the Spartans starting quarterback.
Indiana Tech men finish in 5th place
Brandon Bailey shot a 7-over 151 and was the lone Warrior to finish in the top 10 as the Indiana Tech men finished fifth (611) after the final round of WHAC Jamboree No. 3 at Coyote Creek. The Warriors finished with a 36-hole total of 611 (301-310). Tom Kocks and Tyler Willette finished the event with 153s and tied for 18th. Davenport won the Jamboree with a 585.
Boston Marathon invitations sent out
The Boston Athletic Association has notified those who were accepted into the 2014 Boston Marathon that they made it in. It will be the first Boston Marathon after the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds more. The field for next years race was expanded by more than 9,000 runners to accommodate those who wanted to run as a tribute to the victims. The 118th edition of the race will be April 21.
Cougar men win
Jason Walcutt had a goal and an assist to lead the host Saint Francis men to a 2-1 victory over Goshen. Walcutts goal was his 13th of the season. Alexis da Silva also scored for the Cougars (7-3-1 overall, 1-1 Crossroads League). Walcutt has 33 career goals, good for seventh on the Saint Francis career goals scoring list.
Saint Francis swept IU-East at home, winning 25-15, 25-19, 26-24. For the Cougars (9-9), Kristin Ball had nine kills and 10 blocks. Sara Clark had seven kills. The Indiana Tech women lost 3-1 to Lourdes in Sylvania, Ohio, for their fourth consecutive defeat. Game scores were 15-25, 23-25, 25-19, 16-25. The Warriors fall to 2-2 in the conference and 4-15 overall. Suzanne Taylor tallied 13 kills for the Warriors while Katelyn St. Martin added eight and Stacy Nagy tallied six. Alexandra Roberts had 20 assists while Kelsey Fitzpatrick added 12.
Homestead tennis names incorrect
Because of a reporters error, the names of the Homestead winners on the boys tennis team on Page 5B Wednesday were incorrect. The Spartans got wins at No. 2 singles from Jordan Andrews, No. 3 singles from Sang Jun Park and No. 2 doubles from Mitch Gilbert and Jack Stanley.