• NCAA Ready to State Case in O'Bannon Appeal

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports March 2015

    The Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA reaches another milestone today, when the sides engage in oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

  • Judge: Abuse Claims Against Coaches Unsubstantiated

    by Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times March 2015

    Two high school soccer coaches who lost their jobs and reputations in a hazing scandal in the northwest suburbs two years ago have won a key victory in their quest to clear their names.

  • Man Charged with Embezzling from Youth Soccer Club

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) March 2015

    Police have charged a Winslow man with stealing more than $15,000 from a youth soccer organization and using the money for personal expenses.

  • Judge Mulls Tossing Coach's Lawsuit Against Parent

    by Marjorie Hernandez 805-437-0263 March 2015

    A Superior Court judge said Tuesday she will consider a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Westlake High School’s basketball coach against a parent accused of making “malicious” and defamatory statements.

  • Former Owner Sues Law Firm Over AFL's Collapse

    by JOSE PATINO GIRONA; Tribune staff March 2015

    Robert Nucci, a Tampa orthopedic surgeon, is asking for at least $15 million in damages in the civil lawsuit he filed in Hillsborough County last month against the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

  • Dance Team Member Files Lawsuit After Hazing Incident

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    An Oregon high school, its school district, and its administration are under scrutiny after a student and former dance team member filed a lawsuit claiming her constitutional rights were violated.

    According to the lawsuit, the 14-year-old was blindfolded, harassed, humiliated, and abused by older members of the Lakeridge High School dance team, as well as other students from the school during hazing events. She was then told by various school officials to remain quiet about what took place. 

  • Family Implicated in Gym Mat Death Files Countersuit

    by Christian Boone, Staff March 2015

    The brothers accused in a civil lawsuit of killing Kendrick Johnson have counter-sued the parents of the Valdosta teen whose body was discovered more than two years ago in a rolled-up gym mat.

  • Ex-Fitness Center Owner Spiked Intern's Energy Drink

    by James Staas, The Buffalo News March 2015

    An Orchard Park man on Friday admitted to spiking an energy drink and giving it to a college intern working at his family's Clarence fitness center.

  • Virginia Tech RB Charged with Crimes Against Minors

    by Cameron Austin March 2015

    Virginia Tech freshman running back Shai McKenzie has been charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a Christiansburg Police spokeswoman.

  • Winnipeg's CFL Stadium's Poor Design Leads to Lawsuit

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    Owners of Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are suing the architect and builder of the stadium for faulty design and construction and are seeking money to pay for extensive repairs at the stadium.