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Indiana University Will No Longer Accept Athletes With History Of Sexual Violence

Indiana University is taking a big step toward combat sexual assault and violence against women on its campus. On Wednesday, the university released a new policy banning any prospective student who has a history of sexual assault or domestic violence from joining any of the school’s athletic programs. The policy bars the acceptance of any transfer […]

at the Kohl Center on February 19, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Black Americans Support Paying College Athletes. White People? Not So Much.

As the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments kick off this week, a majority of Americans who have any opinion on the subject are still opposed to paying college athletes, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. The survey found that 37 percent of Americans strongly or somewhat oppose paying college athletes ― beyond their scholarships, that […]

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Athletes Brace For Effects Of Donald Trump's Order Targeting Muslims

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and preventing travelers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States has left people stranded in airports across the country and resulted in others being turned away at the door. Its impact has already been felt in the film industry, and there are growing concerns that […]

Club Sports Are Hurting Young Athletes

Kids love the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry. They are mesmerized by his skills and they want to grow up and “Be like Steph.” Youth coaches — most notably club sports coaches — are well aware of Curry’s popularity with young athletes. And too many of these coaches utilize Curry’s popularity to persuade young athletes […]

NBA basketball player Lebron James introduces U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Cleveland

Athletes Who Inspired Off The Field In 2016

Athletes flexed their muscles off the field on a wide range of social and political issues in 2016. Star players from the NBA, the NFL and women’s soccer showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and eliminating the pay gap between men and women, while the Olympics provided a stage for a marathon […]

Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones is brought down by USC's Lamar Dawson during their NCAA college football game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles

College Athletes Lost Another Fight To Get Paid. But There's A Silver Lining.

Still, the judges’ interpretation follows the NCAA’s preferred legal argument as well as past rulings on amateurism, and appears at first glance to be yet another overwhelming victory for the current college sports model. The Penn case was tilted in favor of the school and the NCAA in multiple ways. The athletes in question, unlike […]

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Young Male Athletes Push Back On 'Locker Room Banter' In One Viral Photo

High school athletes are reminding the world that sexual assault is most definitely not “locker room banter.”  In a photo shared to Facebook on October 13, six male athletes stand in a locker room sporting shirts that read “Wild Feminist.” The young men pictured in the photo are basketball, football, soccer and cross country athletes from Centennial […]

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Supreme Court Won't Review Disputes Over Whether College Athletes Should Be Paid

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the contentious issue of pay for college athletes, leaving in place a lower court’s decision finding that rules by the governing body for collegiate sports limiting compensation violate antitrust law. The justices declined to hear an appeal by the National Collegiate Athletic Association seeking to […]