• Inside the ESPN V. Notre Dame Court Case

    by Margaret Fosmoe September 2016

    The University of Notre Dame wrongly denied ESPN's request for campus police records that should be subject to the same public scrutiny as those of other police departments, an attorney told the Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma President: Big 12 Expansion Not Guaranteed

    by Jay Drew September 2016

    Just when you thought Big 12 expansion was about to become a reality, one of its biggest proponents pumped the brakes Wednesday on the train that BYU hopes to jump aboard.

  • UNC Football Player Turns Self in for Sexual Assault

    by Dean Hensley September 2016

    A North Carolina football player turned himself in on an arrest warrant Wednesday morning for sexual battery and assault on a female student in February. In a news release, the Orange County Sheriff s Office said Allen Anthony Artis, 21, was released by the magistrate on a $5,000 unsecured bond. Artis didn t attend a brief court appearance Wednesday afternoon on the two misdemeanor charges, and his attorney Sam Coleman left the courtroom through a side door to avoid reporters.

  • Wrestling-Football Doubleheader Set for Yankee Stadium

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    It’s wrestling. It’s football. It’s a baseball stadium. All in one day.

    Rutgers and Maryland announced this week the schools will square off in a wrestling-football doubleheader next year at Yankee Stadium in New York. The “Big Ten Battle in the Bronx” is set for Nov. 4, 2017.

  • Police Chief Denies that Athletes Are Targeted

    by Thomas Clouse September 2016

    The chief of police of this college town said he understands why Washington State coach Mike Leach may be frustrated with the number of assault investigations involving his players, but the chief denied that Pullman officers go out of their way to target Cougar athletes. Chief Gary Jenkins, who was traveling in Florida, told The Spokesman-Review today that he read the comments made by Leach on Tuesday alleging that his players have become the victims of profiling following the arrests of starting safety Shalom Luani, linebacker Logan Tago and another investigation into allegations that a player kicked a student so hard that he broke his jaw.

  • Philadelphia Venues Aim to Host Relocated N.C. Events

    by Mike Jensen September 2016

    The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people.

  • ACC Follows NCAA, Relocates North Carolina Events

    by Pete Iacobelli September 2016

    The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people.

  • Opinion: Honoring Paterno Shows PSU Still Doesn't Get It

    by Christine Brennan September 2016

    This Saturday, in what is believed to be a first in college football history, a university will hold a game-day ceremony to honor the enabler of a child rapist. Penn State, what in the world are you doing? At some point before, during or after its game with Temple, the university plans to publicly commemorate the late Joe Paterno for the first time since he was fired in November 2011 in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

  • Student Claims UNC Protected Player Who Raped Her

    by Hannah Withiam September 2016

    A University of North Carolina student is the latest alleged rape victim to accuse her sports-mad school of putting its football players above the law. The Daily Beast reported Delaney Robinson decided to go public Tuesday with the details of an alleged rape once she felt the school had failed to give her case its due diligence.

  • WSU Coach: Football Players Unfairly Targeted

    by Jacob Thorpe September 2016

    Mike Leach held a folded piece of paper covered with red ink as he read a statement in which he accused the media and local police of unfairly targeting Washington State football players during the aftermath of three recent incidents that led to assault investigations. Leach's statement comes on the heels of Monday's revelation that starting rush linebacker Logan Tago was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and second-degree robbery, both felonies. Two fights during the summer led to the arrests of football players, though none have yet been charged by prosecutors.