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  • Baylor Coach Arrested; Supporters Demand Reform

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Tuesday, a letter was issued to the Baylor University school board by the Bears for Leadership Reform, a group composed of thousands of Baylor supporters, voicing concern over the effectiveness of university leadership as allegations continue to surface among athletics department students and staff. The letter was signed by 14 former Baylor regents, 3 of whom have served as chairman of the board.

  • Bad News Keeps Coming for Baylor

    by Chicago Daily Herald February 2017

    The allegations against Baylor, its football program and former coach Art Briles, get uglier with each new lawsuit and legal filing.

  • County: Online Park Reservations Should Ease Planning

    by Rich Cholodofsky February 2017

    Westmoreland County launched an online reservation system this week that officials said will make it easier for residents to rent pavilions and equipment and to register for events at the 10 county parks.

  • Astrodome Gets New Lease on Life

    by Mike Vaccaro February 2017

    They keep trying to make the Astrodome disappear, actually. They built Minute Maid Park for the Astros (which really IS downtown) and NRG Stadium for the Texans (and for Super Bowls, and for Final Fours). In 2013, voters rejected a bond issue that would've devoted over $200 million toward making the old dome a convention center. The Dome seemed doomed. And yet here it is, here it stays.

  • City Seeks Community Input for New Park

    by Mechelle Hankerson February 2017

    Virginia Beach's parks and recreation department has a goal of providing a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of all residents, according to a release.

  • Baylor Produces Text Evidence; Briles Drops Libel Suit

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new lawsuit was filed Thursday by seven Baylor officials, several school regents and the interim university president among them, accusing former head football coach Art Briles and other members of the athletics administration of conspiring to keep hidden multiple counts of athlete misconduct.

  • Lawsuit Alleges Lake Zurich Hazing Goes Back Decades

    by Bob Susnjara and Lee Filas February 2017

    Incidents of hazing among members of Lake Zurich High School athletic teams go back nearly two decades with knowledge of coaches and other officials, according to a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of two football players and their parents.

  • Eligibility Hearing Reinstates Ref-Hitting Rojas

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Tuesday, Victor Rojas, suspended from John Jay (San Antonio) in 2015 for attacking a game official on-field, was reinstated as an eligible participant in competitive sports for the 2017-18 school year by the University Interscholastic League.

  • School District Settles Suit Over Bullying, Sexual Assault

    by Paul Steinbach January 2017

    A school district in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit alleging its employees “looked the other way” as student-athletes were bullied and sexually assaulted by a teammate. The settlement came Friday, days before the case was to go to trial in U.S. District Court.

  • Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.