- 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.
- Ken Starr Reportedly Out as Baylor President
by Stuart Goldman May 2016
Despite reports that the Baylor University board of regents has removed President Ken Starr from office in the wake of Baylor’s handling of rape and sexual assault convictions and allegations against Baylor football players, the chairman of the board of regents said Starr remained Baylor’s president.
- UCLA Inks $280M Apparel Deal with Under Armour
by Thuc Nhi Nguyen May 2016
UCLA and Under Armour announced a record-setting 15-year apparel and shoe deal Tuesday worth $280 million. It is the richest in the history of college athletics, surpassing a 15-year, $252 million deal Ohio State inked with Nike in January.
- Opinion: Big 12 Will Wait on Expansion
by Brad Rock May 2016
Given recent comments by one Big 12 insider, it seems likely there's more hand wringing in store for BYU. Oklahoma President David Boren is the Cougars' new best friend, having said it was imperative that the Big 12 expand. This was great news for BYU, knowing Oklahoma is the second-most influential school in the conference.