- Crash Kills Nebraska, Ex-Michigan State Kickers
by A.J. Perez July 2016
University of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a single-car traffic accident Saturday. Foltz, 22, and Sadler, 24, were traveling back from a football camp near Waukesha, Wis., the University of Nebraska confirmed in a news release. Sadler, who was driving, and Foltz were pronounced dead at the scene. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, 21, who was a passenger in the back seat, was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jennifer Wallschlaeger told USA TODAY Sports. Delahoussaye was released from the hospital and was at home, LSU confirmed in a statement.
- Despite Fines, WNBA Players Committed to Activism
by Sal Cacciatore July 2016
The WNBA has fined the Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm-up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. All three teams were fined $5,000, and each player was fined $500.
- Baylor's Interim Coach Clarifies 'Culture' Comments
by Dan Wolken July 2016
Jim Grobe's first impression as Baylor's interim coach at the Big 12 Conference's media days wasn't necessarily a productive one for the university's still-reeling image. But after a somewhat clumsy news conference Tuesday morning, he came back in the afternoon and clarified his views on the culture surrounding sexual violence that has thrown the campus into upheaval in recent months.
- Opinion: Crowell, Lynx Show Collision of Sports, Society
by Deron Snyder July 2016
There's a universe of difference between Isaiah Crowell's recent action and the action of four Minnesota Lynx players, as stark as the contrast between death and life. The Cleveland Browns halfback posted a despicable graphic that depicts the brutal killing of a police officer. The WNBA ballers wore T-shirts that read "Change starts with us. Justice & accountability" on the front, and "Black Lives Matter" on the back, along with the names of two African-American men killed by police last week and the Dallas Police Department emblem. Despite the wide gulf between Crowell's since-deleted Instagram post and the players' attire, four off-duty police officers working the Lynx game at Target Center were outraged by the latter. They found the message to be so offensive, they walked off the job Saturday night.
- Challenges Ahead for Missouri as AD Jumps for Baylor
by Dan Wolken July 2016
Roughly an hour before first-year Missouri coach Barry Odom was set to make his debut here at the SEC's media days, USA TODAY Sports reported that Mack Rhoades, the man who hired him last December, had accepted the athletics director job at Baylor.
- Opinion: Sports Help Country Heal After Tragedy
by Abilene Reporter-News July 2016
I am old, so I remember the last time this happened. And by this, I mean an entire nation stopping in its tracks to grieve over what’s happening in downtown Dallas where a sniper’s bullets rain down from above and destroy lives and change how we think about our world.
- Larry Brown Resigns as SMU Basketball Coach
by The Buffalo News July 2016
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown resigned Friday morning as SMU's basketball coach, citing an inability to work out an acceptable contract extension with the school.
- Letter from the Editor: Eat Your Veggies
by Emily Attwood July 2016
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- PSU Lettermen: Put Paterno Statue Back on Campus
by Susan Snyder; Staff Writer July 2016
More than 200 former Pennsylvania State University football players sent a letter to the school's board of trustees and president Eric Barron on Tuesday asking that the large bronze statue of their beloved coach, Joe Paterno, be returned to campus.
- Petitions Seek to Honor Summitt
by News Sentinel staff July 2016
Two petitions aim to pay tribute to legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday morning after a battle with Alzheimer’s.