• ISU Introduces VR Eye-Tracking Tech to the Sidelines

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    In light of recent studies suggesting a correlation between contact-sport brain injuries and long-term medical ailments, Iowa State University has enlisted the help of SyncThink’s EYE-SYNC technology to assess athletes’ readiness to return to play.

  • College Football Coaches Restrict Media Access

    by Doug Robinson August 2017

    With increasing frequency, football coaches are dictating much of the way journalists do their jobs. During fall camp, reporters, escorted and monitored by school officials as they venture into the football facilities, are on a short leash. They are told where they can go, whom they can talk to, how long they can talk to them, and what they are allowed to write, tell or show. They would write our stories for us, if we let them (mine is up for grabs to the highest bidder).

  • Indiana U. Error Results in Student-Athlete Ineligibility

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    Indiana University true freshman Bryant Fitzgerald has been ruled a final non-qualifier, making him ineligible for the upcoming football season and unable to practice with the team, according to the INDYSTAR.

  • Book Provides Warning to Schools Looking to Hire Briles

    by Dan Wolken August 2017

    Now that the lawsuits are starting to get settled, Art Briles is making noise about coaching again. His attorney, Mark Lanier, told the Waco Tribune-Herald last week that schools had reached out to the former Baylor coach and practically predicted he'd be back on the sideline in 2018. So it's a good time for another reminder of why that shouldn't happen -- not now, not ever. As it happens, that reminder arrives Tuesday in the form of Violated, a new book co-authored by ESPN reporters Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach that offers the most comprehensive account to date of the Baylor sexual assault scandal that brought down Briles, school president and chancellor Ken Starr and athletics director Ian McCaw among others.

  • Baylor Settles Suit with Rape Victim

    by Jim Vertuno August 2017

    The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nations largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Jasmin Hernandez sued Baylor in early 2016, two months before the school released the results of an internal investigation that found Baylor had mishandled rape or assault cases for years and the football program acted as if it was above the rules.

  • Review: Minnesota Adhered to Policy with Suspensions

    by Roanoke Times August 2017

    The University of Minnesota followed law and policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault, an outside review found.

  • Colleges React to New NCAA Sexual Violence Rules

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel August 2017

    A new rule, adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors last week, requires campus leaders to report annually that their coaches, athletes and athletics administrators were educated in sexual violence prevention. It also mandates campus officials declare that athletics departments are knowledgeable and compliant with institutional policies and processes regarding sexual violence prevention and that school policies are readily available in the athletics department and are distributed to student athletes. The requirements, announced by the NCAA in a news release last week, reinforce the work some Tennessee colleges and universities already have in place, though one Division III school said this week it's still awaiting more information to see if it might need to make changes.

  • New Mexico Paid $31K for Extra Football Practice Week

    by Rick Wright August 2017

    The University of New Mexico football program paid an extra $30,699 for the additional week of preseason practice allowed this year by the NCAA, UNM's assistant athletic director for football operations said - not $100,000, as stated on Tuesday at a Board of Regents Finance and Facilities Committee meeting.

  • Opinion: Schools Should Help Athletes Find Balance

    by Derek Redd August 2017

    Different schools have different standards, public schools have different criteria than private schools and a football coach shouldn't have to worry about discussing them.

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