• Nebraska Program Helps Athletes Find First Jobs

    by Nicole Auerbach May 2016

    College athletes' well-being, particularly the time demands from their respective sports, has never been a greater focus than it is today. In light of those concerns, Nebraska's PEO program launched last year with simple requirements for athletes to become involved: Any athlete who had exhausted his or her sport eligibility, completed his or her bachelor's degree and earned a scholar-athlete ring is eligible once he or she attends an introductory workshop.

  • Baylor Fallout: AD Resigns, Interim Coach Named

    by Colorado Springs Gazette May 2016

    Scrambling to find a coach to lead its football program through a tumultuous time, Baylor hired a man known for turnarounds and integrity. Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe will replace Art Briles, Baylor announced Monday. Grobe was named acting coach, with no mention of how long of a contract he will receive. A little more than an hour after Grobe's hiring was made official, Baylor announced that athletic director Ian McCaw had resigned, severing another tie with the sexual-assault scandal that has tarnished the school's reputation. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

  • Opinion: Baylor Scandal Example of Misplaced Priorities

    by Tim Graham May 2016

    We were supposed to learn from the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State. The emphasis on winning was to be corrected downward, with more importance put on protecting alleged victims and seeking the truth.

  • Trouble Just Beginning for Ole Miss

    by Mark Bradley May 2016

    On Friday, Ole Miss revealed the NCAA's notice of allegations and, seeking to mitigate the damage, forfeited 11 football scholarships over a four-year span. The school received its notice in January and released it the

  • Tennessee Title IX Trial Could Be Two Years Away

    by MJ Slaby May 2016

    If a federal Title IX lawsuit against the University of Tennessee goes to trial, that court date could be nearly two years away, according to court documents. A proposed initial case management order was filed Thursday ahead of a conference scheduled for June 2. The proposal has yet to be signed by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger.

  • Opinion: Baylor Case Must Be Turning Point

    by Nancy Armour May 2016

    The abuse, the humiliation, the abandonment, the complete and utter lack of human decency with which victims of sexual assault are treated, it has to stop. Let this horror at Baylor be it. Please. The condemnation of the crimes that were allowed to go on at Baylor -- with interference being run by the football staff, athletics department and university higher-ups, no less -- was swift and deafening Thursday. As well it should have been, given the disturbing details in the board of regents' summary of an independent investigation into how Baylor handled sexual violence. Sexual assault victims were ignored or encouraged to drop their complaints. Football staffers took it upon themselves to play investigator regarding allegations against players, even going so far as to meet with the woman who made the complaint. The campus was shrouded in a culture of secrecy and shame that made women who were brutalized feel marginalized and alone.

  • Opinion: Apparel Deals Should Benefit Athletes, Too

    by Jay Greeson May 2016

    The 15-year, $280 million apparel deal raised a very interesting question from the most notable "amateur" athlete playing for the UCLA Bruins.

  • Baylor Fires Football Coach Art Briles

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    Baylor University has fired head football coach Art Briles amid a rape scandal and the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations.

  • Richt Donating $1M to Miami Indoor Practice Facility

    by Matt Porter May 2016

    Mark Richt told boosters in Chicago last week he was donating $1 million of his money to fund Miami's indoor practice facility, several sources who were at the event told the Post.

  • U. of Minnesota Wrestlers, Coach Face Drug Allegations

    by Liz Sawyer May 2016

    Allegations arose Tuesday of a police investigation into drug abuse by University of Minnesota wrestling team members, but U officials declined to comment on the specifics.