Athletics

Protests over UMD athletics scandals shows student division

Maryland's student government organized a rally to encourage backing the football team. Many minority students and others said it was time to focus on the abuse of athletes and the death of a black player.

False statistic on sexual harassment at Baylor spreads, with help from media and Twitter

University seeks to contain (self-inflicted) damage from news article and report mistakenly asserting that more than half of students have been harassed by professors.

Maryland's Loh retiring as president; football coach, athletics director stay after scandal

Head football coach DJ Durkin and athletics director Damon Evans will return after investigation into a player's death.

Guilty verdict in college basketball corruption trial puts new pressure on NCAA

The guilty verdicts in the men's basketball corruption trial will rattle the NCAA, athletics experts say.

U of Maryland confirms officials were told about alleged football abuse two years ago

University of Maryland's president was told about alleged abuse in the football program almost two years ago -- well before an athlete died. New reports include coaches working players until they vomited, mocking them and forcing them to watch grisly videos of animal deaths.

After racist coach scandal, Brandeis demotes two administrators, severs ties with another

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University demotes two high-ranking administrators after they apparently failed to follow policy in investigating and disciplining a reportedly racist coach.

Ohio State criticized for Urban Meyer response

Critics blast university for handing head football coach Urban Meyer a light sentence in his handling of domestic abuse allegations against an assistant.

Coaching pressures likely led to 'toxic' environment in football at U of Maryland

Experts say pressure to succeed in big-time football is behind reports of thrown weights, repeated verbal abuse and more at Maryland. Did it take a student's death to capture attention?

New NCAA rules allow men's basketball players to have agents, return to college if undrafted

The NCAA plans new rules for the sport it says will minimize corruption -- among them, allowing agents the association certifies to represent college players.

Indictment charges that a coach was bribed to get an applicant into Penn

A look at what the federal government has alleged and why the indictment raises questions about the extreme advantage athletes receive in getting in to academically elite colleges.

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