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  • It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone (Univ. of NM, men's soccer, victim of Title IX)

    07/20/2018 1:56:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jessica Dyer and Geoff Grammer
    In the first major program cuts since 1999, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted Thursday to eliminate four Lobo sports teams under a plan they say will improve the ailing athletic department’s overall health. The governing board approved cutting men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing, and women’s beach volleyball despite more than two hours of public comment by opponents. Athletes, coaches, parents, alumni and other community members delivered impassioned pleas and some withering criticism of the proposal advanced by athletic director Eddie Nuñez and President Garnett Stokes. The two called the cuts a critical step toward addressing...
  • Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as OSU wrestling coach

    07/03/2018 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 124 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 3, 2018 | Corky Siemaszko
    Full Title: Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students. The university announced in April that it was investigating accusations that Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, abused team members when he was the team doctor from the mid-1970s to late 1990s. Jordan, who was assistant wrestling coach at the...
  • Which college teams visited the White House, and who stayed home?

    11/19/2017 1:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Moates
    President Trump hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion sports teams at the White House on Friday - or most of them, that is. The event began with the student athletes meeting President Trump in the Rose Garden for photos. "A lot of great athletes," Trump told the press pool. The Marine Corps Marching Band played nearby from the South Lawn, as President Trump joked with athletes, meeting them in groups. When talking with the Ohio State men's volleyball team, the president was seen jokingly smacking a volleyball in the air. While interacting with the West Virginia rifle team in...
  • If college football is so popular, where are the fans?

    10/07/2017 9:58:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | By the Monitor’s Editorial Board
    JANUARY 4, 2017 —Fans in the stands at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Jan. 2 might have wondered where everybody went. The announced crowd of 54,077 fell far short of the seating capacity of the cavernous Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which holds more than 76,000. Vast swaths of seats sat empty. The attendance figure was the lowest for the Sugar Bowl since 1939. But it was hardly alone. The Camping World Independence Bowl, held each year in Shreveport, La., brought just under 29,000 fans through its turnstiles, its worst attendance since 1988. The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas,...
  • Coach Teaches Players Why We Stand For The National Anthem

    10/03/2017 4:49:33 AM PDT · by gaggs · 5 replies
    Video: Coach Teaches His Athletes How Not To Disrespect The National Anthem Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams took his entire team on the court after practice and made them stand in front of Veterans. He TAUGHT them why we stand for the National Anthem.
  • A’s Mark Canha speaks out on social injustice

    09/25/2017 5:45:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2017 | John Shea
    A’s outfielder Mark Canha grew up in San Jose and attended Bellarmine High School and Cal. Saturday night, he put his left hand on the right shoulder of teammate Bruce Maxwell, who was the first big-league baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem. Maxwell, who grew up in a military family, cited his experiences with racism in Huntsville, Ala., where President Trump said this week NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the anthem. The A’s catcher took a knee again before Sunday’s game, again with his hand on his heart, again with Canha at his...
  • More Details Emerge on What Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Child Rapes

    09/10/2017 8:46:16 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 57 replies
    New York Post (at Foxnews.com) ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | New York Post
    A previously unreleased police report written 10 years after the most infamous incident in the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal at Penn State revealed more evidence that Joe Paterno knew about his assistant coach’s horrific behavior before 2001. The report, which CNN obtained and released Saturday, says when assistant coach Mike McQueary told Paterno he had seen Sandusky with a young boy in the showers at Penn State’s football facility, that the head coach told him it was “the second complaint of this nature he had received.” After the news broke of Sandusky’s behavior and his arrest, Paterno, his family and...
  • Yankees acquire Sonny Gray from A’s

    07/31/2017 1:38:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2017 | Post Sports Desk
    The Yankees are officially all-in. The team acquired Sonny Gray from the A’s an hour before the trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The Yankees sent heralded prospects Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian for the 27-year-old.
  • Feinstein: NCAA Must Hammer UNC For Academic Fraud

    07/27/2017 5:00:05 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 40 replies
    CBS Sports Radio ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Feinstein
    Never in history has there been an NCAA investigation like the one that is (still) ongoing at the University of North Carolina. Now, six years after the initial investigation began, it appears that the school will finally have its day in NCAA Court on August 14th. The outcome will almost certainly have a huge impact on UNC and on college athletics – one way or the other. The basic premise of the investigation is this: During a period that might have been as long as 18 years (!!) dating from 1993, numerous Carolina athletes were involved in sham classes in...
  • Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

    07/21/2017 3:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pat Forde
    In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze this week. Bjork said he and school administrators spoke to Freeze Wednesday night.
  • Hugh Freeze Resigns as Ole Miss Head Coach After Reported Call to Escort Service

    07/20/2017 7:23:14 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 65 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-20-2017 | Scott Polacek
    The Ole Miss Rebels announced Thursday that head football coach Hugh Freeze "resigned effective immediately" before elaborating on the details in a press conference. Dan Wolken of USA Today reported Thursday Freeze made a one-minute call from a school-issued phone "to a number associated with a female escort service." The call came to light as part of a federal lawsuit former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed against the school alleging it violated his severance agreement. Athletics director Ross Bjork said during the presser, "We proactively looked into the rest of (Hugh Freeze's) phone records & found a concerning pattern,"...
  • Ohio State Football Recruit Wears T-Shirt: ‘I Hope I Don’t Get Killed for Being Black Today’

    06/23/2017 5:59:10 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-22-2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Tyreke Smith, a player attending Ohio State’s football camp, made quite the impression when he showed up on the Buckeye’s campus. However, it wasn’t for anything he did on the football field. Instead, it was for what he wore. Smith reported to camp wearing a T-shirt that said, “I hope I don’t get killed for being black today.” Smith explained his decision to wear the shirt to ElevenWarriors, a site which covers Ohio State football. Smith said, “I decided to wear the shirt because I wanted to bring attention to the epidemic of blacks being killed at an alarming rate....
  • Transgender Athlete Beats Girls But Would’ve Placed Last Against Boys

    06/05/2017 1:29:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/17 | Rob Shimshock
    A transgender high school athlete beat girls in the Connecticut track state championship Tuesday, but his time would have placed him last in the boys’ race.Andraya Yearwood, a freshman at Cromwell High School, placed first in the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals against girls from other schools in the region, according to Turtleboy Sports. But his time would have earned him last place in both boys’ competitions.Yearwood finished the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls’ 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds.The last-place finishers for the boys’ 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Shayne Beckloff and Terrance...
  • At Cromwell High, Transgender Athlete Competes With Girls For First Time (And Wins Every Time!)

    04/12/2017 5:31:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 96 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 4-7-2017 | Matthew Conyers
    With family, friends and teammates cheering her on at her first high school track meet, Andraya won the girls 100- and 200-meter dashes, and helped her 4x100-meter relay team take second place. She ran 11.99 seconds in the 100 and 26.34 in the 200. "I do hope I inspire people, but not only with track," Andraya said Wednesday. "I hope it inspires people to not hold yourself back just because you're scared of it or it is your first time doing it, or because of other people's negativity.
  • NCAA gives North Carolina ultimatum on ‘bathroom bill’

    03/27/2017 11:40:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 27 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    The NCAA is threatening to remove North Carolina from consideration to host championship games for the foreseeable future if the state does not repeal a law regulating public restrooms, locker rooms and showers on the basis of biological sex. The collegiate sports league will announce championship locations from 2018 to 2022 on April 18, and it said North Carolina will not be among them unless HB2 is repealed.
  • California ignores travel ban to anti-LGBT states so UCLA can play in the Sweet 16

    03/25/2017 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Outsports ^ | 3/22/17 | Cyd Zeigler
    UPDATE: A spokesperson for Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian has confirmed that UCLA is funding part of the cost for the basketball team’s trip to Tennessee. Like a shell-game, they claimed that it isn’t state funds that are going to this trip — those funds are used for other things, like paying the salaries of people going on the trip and supporting the trip. Nazarian’s spokesperson said these funds are coming from ticket sales and other sources. It’s like a shell game. Just move funds around to limit exposure and liability. The funds that are going to pay for this trip could...
  • ‘Disgraced’ Nails the Selective Amnesia That Follows College Sports Scandals

    03/19/2017 7:48:54 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 5 replies
    The Texas Observer ^ | 3-17-17 | Jessica Luther
    How easily we forget. That is the overriding message of the new documentary Disgraced, directed by Pat Kondelis, about the 2003 Baylor athletics scandal — the one you’ve probably forgotten about.
  • I Told You Testosterone Would Make Women’s Sports More Interesting

    03/02/2017 5:21:11 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 3/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    To be fair—given the perverse transgender agenda of the modern left—my idea was that men (like Bruce—“Dude Looks Like a Lady!”—Jenner) would compete as “women.” My idea was not that female athletes who want to pretend that they are men (or boys)—and thus take athletic performance-enhancing drugs such as testosterone to help live such a deluded fantasy—would compete as females. I did not imagine this because (I thought) virtually every female athletic association would not allow such an advantage. Of course, in most athletic associations this is the case, but at the high school level in the state of Texas,...
  • Coach says his players were called racial slurs, blames election for empowering bigots

    01/27/2017 2:09:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 66 replies
    WISH ^ | January 26, 2017, | WLFI Staff Reports
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette High School boys basketball coach is calling the president of the United States a bigot after two of his players were called the N-word. He wrote about it in a piece published by the Lafayette Journal and Courier. “I finally decided to do it publicly after this incident,” said Dave Wood, who is currently in his 23rd season as the Red Devils’ head coach. Wood said two of his players were walking from Happy Hollow Elementary School to the high school on Monday when an SUV stopped nearby. He said the people...
  • Report:Mizzou Head Coach Prohibits Players From Legally Owning Handguns

    09/01/2016 8:27:50 AM PDT · by gopno1 · 63 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/1/2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    Report: Mizzou head coach prohibits players from legally owning handguns. Missouri head coach Barry Odom Missouri football coach Barry Odom has instituted a team policy that prohibits his players from owning handguns, according to Matthew Stevens of The Montgomery Advertiser.Stevens reports that Odom does not want his players owning handguns, even if they're obtained legally, while they are members of the Mizzou football team.However, Odom clarified that guns used for hunting are separate from the team policy. While many schools prohibit handguns on campus, Mizzou football seems to be the only program that specifically prohibits owning a handgun as a...