Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Former IU Receiver Alleges Mistreatment by Ex-Coach
by Zach Osterman September 2017
Coray Keel spent one season at Indiana, a season he said was often defined by verbal abuse, mistrust between himself and his coaches and mistreatment through injury.
- Editorial: What Economics Reveals About MLS in Charlotte
by The Roanoke Times September 2017
Will Charlotte — which already has the NFL's Panthers and the NBA's Hornets — get a Major League Soccer team? Or will it get a Major League Baseball team? Or possibly both?
- Video: Iowa Prep Coach, QB Comment on Racist Photo
by Andy Berg September 2017
Yesterday we ran a story about five football players at a high school in Iowa that had been kicked off their team after a picture surfaced on social media of the boys wearing white hoods while standing next to a burning cross. A confederate flag also featured prominently in the photo and one of the boys was holding a rifle.
- Lawsuit May Follow High School Players’ Racist Photo
by Andy Berg September 2017
Five football players at a high school in Iowa have been kicked off their team after a picture surfaced on social media of the boys wearing white hoods while standing next to a burning cross. A confederate flag also featured prominently in the photo and one of the boys was holding a rifle.
- Ex-HS Football Coach Wins $200K in Lawsuit
by Brenda Rindge September 2017
Former Berkeley High School football coach Jeff Cruce filed a wrongful termination and defamation lawsuit in January against Berkeley County School District...
- Penn State May Sue Sandusky Charity
by Jeremy Roebuck September 2017
Pennsylvania State University has signaled its intention to sue Jerry Sandusky's former children's charity, years after the school paid more than $93 million to settle claims from 32 of the former assistant football coach's accusers.
- Is Art Briles Owed a Second Chance?
by The Buffalo News August 2017
During a 10-minute phone call, Art Briles raved about the inner strength and courage shown by two of his former college players turned NFL pros.
- Youth Coach Sentenced in Child Porn Case
by Mark Gokavi August 2017
Timothy K. Wright, 46, of New Carlisle was sentenced Wednesday in Dayton's U.S. District Court, according to the office of Judge Walter Rice.
- Do Minor League Ballparks Pay Off for Communities?
by Jenna West August 2017
The Potomac Nationals, a minor league baseball club in suburban Washington, are a prime example of a question facing at least 160 baseball communities across the country: Should local taxpayers pay the multimillion-dollar price tags for modern stadiums that would lure or keep minor league teams in their towns? Many economists argue that the amount of money spent on building ballparks does not return to the community. Team owners like to say that a new stadium creates jobs building and operating the facility, but most of those positions are seasonal. Sports also can bring excitement to a community, but only a sliver of residents might really care. Economists argue that the interests of a few impact everyone financially. "A major league stadium generates roughly the same number of year-round, full-time jobs as a large Macy's department store," says Victor Matheson, economist and professor at College of the Holy Cross. "Minor league is going to generate maybe a tenth of that number. Most jobs being generated at the minor league level are very low-level, part-time, minimum-wage jobs."
- Records: Freeze, Booster Phoned Often in NCAA Case
by Dan Wolken August 2017
Former University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze and disassociated booster Lee Harris called each other at least 200 times between January 2015 and the end of Freeze's tenure.