Happy Friday the 13th!
Here’s a look at all of the stories that caught the attention of AB’s editorial team this week:
The week was fraught with developments in the ongoing NCAA Basketball scandal. Two weeks after the FBI unveiled a major case of alleged corruption, a federal grand jury has requested documents relating to possible NCAA rules violations from Oklahoma State University. Top recruits are steering clear of Arizona and other schools dealing with federal bribery and fraud charges. Two top Adidas officials were arrested and are expected to be instrumental in developing the case. Meanwhile, the NCAA has created an internal task force in an attempt to "clean up college Basketball."
In other news...
- A pair of students in Naperville wrote a bill that would define how high schools confirm and reintegrate students who sustain brain injuries. Neuqua Valley High School juniors Rekha Iyer and Jash Desai are looking for legislators to sponsor the bill.
- A fan is suing the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball over injuries sustained when he was struck by a foul ball. John “Jay” Loos, of Schaumburg, Ill. says he is now blind in his left eye.
- A former Baylor football player said coaches at the school would provide him with instructions on how to pass drug tests. Josh Gordon is currently serving a suspension from the NFL.
- Mike Miller, chief executive of the World Olympians Association, suggested implanting athletes with microchips to mitigate doping in professional sports. "We chip our dogs," said Miller. "Why aren’t we prepared to chip ourselves?”
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Have a great weekend! And good luck out there...