Articles by Torrey Hart

USC Will Move Undergraduate Instruction Primarily Online for Fall 2020

Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in California, USC walked back on its initial plans to bring students to campus in the fall.


University of Idaho President Tried to Propose Adding Men’s Swimming

President Chuck Staben reportedly had a plan that included adding men’s swimming to bring in tuition money from non-scholarship athletes.


Swimming Australia Books 2021 Olympic Trials for June 12-17 in Adelaide

Swimming Australia announced the calendar for four major meets in early 2021 that mirror their original 2020 dates, including Trials.


Iowa, Michigan Announce Changes to 2020-21 Budgets

Iowa and Michigan both made announcements regarding projected deficits and ensuing budget reductions in the 2021 fiscal year.

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Division III Williams College Cancels Fall 2020 Sports Competitions

The school is the second in the NESCAC to cancel fall sports competitions, joining Bowdoin College, but will allow some small-group practicing.


SCIAC to Only Allow Intra-Conference Competition in Fall 2020

The conference will only allow its teams to compete with each other and require at least four of its schools to sponsor a sport for play to occur.

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Speedo Becomes Official Sponsor of Chinese National Swimming Team

Speedo is the new exclusive partner of the Chinese National Team, an extension of the brand’s official partnership with the Chinese Swimming Association. 


HBO to Debut Phelps-Narrated & Exec. Produced Doc ‘The Weight of Gold’ July 29

Michael Phelps will feature prominently in the documentary, which chronicles the mental health challenges Olympians face.


Division II Legislation Committee Drafts 10 Concepts for NIL Compensation

The proposed concepts will be reviewed by the Division II Management Council and Presidents Council at their meetings on July 20-21 and Aug. 5, respectively.

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WATCH: Peacock First Look at ‘In Deep with Ryan Lochte’ Documentary

“This is the most pressure I’ve ever had in my life,” Lochte says. “If I don’t make the Olympic team, they won’t see the change that I’ve made.”


UConn Answers FAQs After Cutting 4 Sports Programs, Including Men’s Swim & Dive

The school addressed some common questions stemming from the cuts, including why it did not cut football or move it to FCS level.


NCAA Bars Championships From States With Prominent Confederate Flag Presence

The NCAA expanded its previous policy on the matter, which had barred the awarding of sites determined in advance of a championship in such states.


UConn to Eliminate Men’s Swim & Dive, 3 Other Sports Following 2020-21 Year

UConn has proposed cutting its men’s swim & dive program, along with men’s tennis and men’s cross country, as well as women’s rowing.


Whitley, Neal, Jones, LeVant, Hinds Advised USA Swimming on BLM Statement

The group advised the organization on its second of two statements amid national calls for change following the murder of George Floyd in May.