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UT Rape Case Shows It's a Different Sports World Today
by John Adams December 2014
Two weeks have passed since two Tennessee football players were suspended for their involvement in an alleged rape. Players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams have been in football limbo ever since.
Winston Hearing Raises Legal Questions for Universities
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Nearly two years after Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was accused of sexually assaulting a woman, a hearing scheduled to begin today to determine whether the star athlete violated the school's code of conduct also represents the most high-profile challenge to how universities handle such cases.
FBS Newbie Georgia Southern Appeals Bowl Ineligibility
by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports December 2014
Despite going undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference and winning the outright league championship, Georgia Southern's season is over unless the school can persuade the NCAA to waive a rule prohibiting first-year Football Bowl Subdivision teams from playing in bowl games.
Former Girls' Track Coach Triggers Title IX Investigation
by MICHAEL KATZ, STAFF WRITER December 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether a Huntington Beach high school discriminated against female athletes, federal education officials say.
Six HS Football Players Arrested in Alleged Gang Rape
by Michael Gaio November 2014
In a recent string of ugly incidents in high school sports, Wednesday's news of an alleged gang rape by a group of Florida high school football players is perhaps the most disturbing.
UT Officials Knew of Rape Allegations within Hours
by Hayes Hickman November 2014
Top University of Tennessee administration officials were notified of the Knoxville Police Department’s rape investigation into football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams within hours of the accuser’s overnight call to E-911 — well before investigators executed a search warrant Sunday night at Johnson’s off-campus South Knoxville apartment, where the assault allegedly occurred.
Air Force Athletics Official Arrested in Prostitution Sting
by Tom Roeder, email@example.com November 2014
Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm on Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex for cash from an undercover police officer three days earlier.
Hurdles to Clear Before Rays Land in St. Pete Stadium
by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL Tribune staff November 2014
St. Petersburg City Council members last week said they expect before the end of this year to be presented with a proposal that would let the Rays explore alternative stadium sites across Tampa Bay.
Columnist: Legalized Sports Gambling in U.S. Inevitable
by Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES November 2014
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it's time to end the modern-day equivalent of prohibition and allow widespread, legalized gambling on pro sports.
Kansas City Stadiums Dished out Food Violations
by Andrew Brandt November 2014
It looks like Kansas City's Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums may be home to more than just the Royals and the Chiefs.