Athletics

As Supreme Court declines to hear O'Bannon case, focus turns to other antitrust lawsuits against NCAA

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the O’Bannon case protects college sports’ amateurism model for now, but earlier ruling that the association violates antitrust laws leaves the model vulnerable.

Clemson coach faces criticism over comments about athlete protests

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Head of Clemson football program says some protesting police violence against black people should move to another country, and implies his comments reflect the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr.

NCAA will move championship games from North Carolina

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State's Republican Party spokeswoman issues response: "I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor."

Debate grows over national anthem at college events

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Debate grows about athletes who kneel during national anthem. Football players at Indiana State and Tulsa join movement. Texas chancellor urges students to stand and face flag.

Victims, advocates worry about bias in campus hearings

Possible bias during hearing processes continues to be a concern for students reporting campus sexual assault.

Colleges increase athletic spending with hopes of joining Power Five

In a risky and expensive endeavor, colleges are spending more and more money on athletics in hopes of earning a spot among the Power Five conferences.

Coach's comments about player's social media posts spark debate on athlete speech

A player's social media post about Donald Trump and a coach's advice to be "socially responsible" inspire a debate about athlete speech.

Recent cases renew debate about second chances for athletes who assault women

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Former Stanford swimmer is but the latest example of university athletes accused of assaulting women who seem to escape punishments that are serious enough for their crimes.

U of Mississippi announces penalties for NCAA violations

University of Mississippi punishes itself for violating NCAA rules, including falsifying ACT scores for football recruits. 

Baylor University regents fire head football coach; Ken Starr steps aside

Ken Starr resigns as president. University fires football coach. Analysis released by institution finds numerous cases in which it mishandled sexual violence involving football players.

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