• Swimming Pipeline for Preps Severed with WKU Decision

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel April 2015

    Western Kentucky University’s suspension of its swimming and diving programs sent a shockwave through portions of the prep area on Tuesday.

  • WKU Suspends Swim, Diving Programs for Five Years

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) April 2015

    Western Kentucky suspended its swimming and diving programs for five years on Tuesday after the school and Bowling Green police found violations of Title IX sexual misconduct and assault, harassment and the student conduct code.

  • Woman Likely Met Boy Sex Partners Via Youth Sports

    by GEOFF FOX; Tribune staff April 2015

    Diane Blankenship, arrested last week and accused of having sex with two teenage boys, likely met the high school students through youth sports, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Monday.

  • Troy Suspends Track Athlete After Beach Sex Assault

    by The Bismarck Tribune April 2015

    Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

  • In Ohio, Debate Over Ex-Con's Wish to Keep Coaching

    by Charlie Boss, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    Despite support from Cincinnati school officials and coaches, and even though a judge said Jeffrey Cargile Sr.'s crimes should not bar him from consideration for an educator's permit, officials at the Ohio Department of Education say his application should be rejected.

  • OSU's Miller Won't Lose Eligibility Over Instagram Photo

    by Dayton Daily News (Ohio) April 2015

    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will not lose eligibility for the NCAA rules secondary violation he committed in temporarily endorsing a nutrition products line, the school announced.

  • HS Football Program Penalized for Recruiting Text

    by Stephen Hargis April 2015

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has handed down severe punishment to the Bradley Central football program and head coach Damon Floyd after violations in the state's recruiting rule were discovered.

  • HS Wrestling Coach Cleared of Hazing, Tampering Allegations

    by Lee Tolliver April 2015

    Two months after he was put on administrative leave following a complaint by a parent, Cox High School wrestling coach Wayne Gibson has been cleared of any wrongdoing, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Tennessee Gov. Has 'Concerns' Over Guns-in-Parks Bill

    by Richard Locker, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) April 2015

    Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday there are “major concerns” about the guns-in-parks bill and its Senate amendment allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed on the State Capitol grounds, but wouldn’t say whether he will veto the bill.

  • Coaches Who Played Preps in AAU Games Investigated

    by Chris Thomas Chris Thomas covers high school sports. Follow him at April 2015

    Two Harriman High School boys basketball assistants are the subject of an investigation into the Blue Devils program, TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress told the News Sentinel on Monday.