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  • Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies at 64

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division I college basketball, died Tuesday at the age of 64.

  • How NCAA Athletes Are Spending Their Extra Stipends

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    For the first time this past school year, NCAA scholarship athletes received a cost-of-attendance stipend in addition to their scholarship.

  • Rape Survivor in NCAA Petition to Speak to Coach, Team

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Brenda Tracy, who claims she was the victim of a gang rape that included two Oregon State football players in 1998, is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Mike Riley, the Oregon State coach at the time who is now the head coach at Nebraska. Tracy also will speak to the Nebraska football team.

  • Blog: Design Development, Developing Documents

    by Max Floyd June 2016

    Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

    For a few of us recreation professionals, there are times in our professional lives when we have an opportunity to cast a vision for a better tomorrow within our sphere of influence. Sometimes these ideas take the form of new programs, leagues or special events. For others, these big picture views see staff growth and increase attention to our customer base with needed individual oversight.

  • Report: Baylor, Briles Reach Contract Settlement

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Baylor University and former head football coach Art Briles have reportedly reached a contract settlement, one day after Briles accused the university of wrongful termination in a motion filed as part of a federal lawsuit.

    Bleacher Report’s Jason King first reported the contract settlement on Friday.

    Briles was suspended “with intent to terminate” on May 26 as part of Baylor’s response to findings from the Pepper Hamilton law firm, which was hired to investigate how Baylor handled sexual assault allegations.

    Related: Briles Seeks Personal Legal Representation, Could Sue Baylor

    Briles issued a statement on June 2, saying in part that the findings in the Pepper Hamilton report “has not been shared with me directly, despite my full cooperation with the investigation.” Briles also said, “I have certainly made mistakes and, in hindsight, I would have done certain things differently.”

    The filing Thursday says Briles was fired without a pre-termination hearing, which was required by his contract. Briles reportedly has eight years and roughly $40 million left on that contract.

    “The conclusion is inescapable that the motive of Baylor University and the Board of Regents was to use its Head Football Coach and the Baylor Athletic Department as a camouflage to disguise and distract from its own institutional failure to comply with Title IX and other federal civil rights laws,” Briles lawyer Ernest Cannon wrote to Baylor’s attorneys in the filing.

    Related: Briles Issues Statement; Starr Resigns as Chancellor

    Briles is a co-defendant with Baylor University’s board of regents and former athletic director Ian McCaw in the federal lawsuit that was filed in March by a former Baylor student who was raped by a Baylor football player in 2012.

    Another lawsuit was filed Wednesday by three women who claim they are victims of sexual assault, including one who said she was assaulted by a Baylor football player on campus in April 2014.

    There were reports earlier this week that the Baylor board of regents was mulling the possibility of Briles returning to coach Baylor in 2017 after a one-year suspension. Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe was named Baylor’s interim coach before McCaw resigned at the end of May.

    Related: Report: Baylor Board of Regents Mulling Briles Comeback

  • Letter Calls on NCAA to Act on Abuse Allegations

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    In an open letter to the NCAA, a lawyer representing a former assistant gymnastics coach at Penn State calls for deeper NCAA investigations into allegations of abuse.

  • Report: Baylor Board of Regents Mulling Briles Comeback

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    According to multiple reports, Art Briles may not be done at Baylor after all.

  • How College Rec Centers Improve Student Life

    by AB Editors June 2016

    Across the country, colleges and universities are investing in their recreation and wellness centers, offering students a hub for campus life.

    The folks at Ohio University have compiled an infographic explaining the benefits to institutions of investing in campus recreation and wellness centers. 

    From ABCollege Rec Centers Expanding into Student Life Hubs


     

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  • Ex-Yale Basketball Player Sues School Over Expulsion

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    The former captain of the Yale men’s basketball team who was expelled in February for an alleged sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the university.

  • Recruit Charged with Assault to Enroll in Summer School

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin will receive the 2015-16 Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award on June 15 in Dallas.