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West Virginia DC Vic Koenning placed on leave following allegations of mistreatment

West Virginia DC Vic Koenning placed on leave following allegations of mistreatment

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave while it launches an investigation into allegations of mistreatment made by safety on Tuesday."I want to thank Kerry Martin for having the courage to bring his concerns to light. We will not tolerate any form of racism, discrimination or bias on our campus, including our athletic programs," West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said in a statement. "Coach Vic Koenning has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately, and the department will work with the...

June 23, 2020
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University of Cincinnati to remove Marge Schott's name from baseball stadium

University of Cincinnati to remove Marge Schott's name from baseball stadium

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>The University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium, citing the late owner's "record of racism and bigotry."The university's board of trustees on Monday unanimously voted to remove Schott's name from the stadium and from the university's archives library. The decision is effective immediately.Former Bearcats outfielder Jordan Ramey started a petition earlier this month to remove Schott's name. On Tuesday, the petition was approaching 10,000 signatures. University president Neville Pinto also had recommended the...

June 23, 2020
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Sources -- Big Ten letting schools decide when athletes can return

Sources -- Big Ten letting schools decide when athletes can return

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>The Big Ten is not expected to make a league-wide announcement on athletes returning to campus, leaving the decision to individual schools, league sources told ESPN on Friday.The conference will defer to NCAA rulings and guidelines with each campus, state and local area. on Friday announced detailed plans for its athletes to return for voluntary activities beginning in mid-June. athletic director Gene Smith told reporters earlier this week that its athletes would begin , pending university approval.2 RelatedAfter a vote by university presidents,...

May 22, 2020
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Why Chase Young is the NFL draft's most dominant defender

Why Chase Young is the NFL draft's most dominant defender

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>As Chase Young prepares for the , there's one thing opposing Big Ten players and coaches can agree on: They will not miss him.Last season at Ohio State, Young missed two games and still finished with 16.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, 58 quarterback pressures and even a bit of Heisman buzz.When searching for comparisons, the names Myles Garrett and Shawne Merriman come up, but one coach had to go beyond the football field -- beyond the human species, in fact -- to find an apt analogy."Gosh, everything we try to do, he seems to defeat us," Indiana...

April 10, 2020
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External review finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football program

External review finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football program

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>An external review of program found an environment where many Black players felt bullied and demeaned, and recommended that coach Kirk Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta take steps to improve the culture.Iowa , conducted by Missouri-based firm Husch Blackwell, after claims from more than 60 former players in early June about racial inequities in the football program. The review found many positive comments from current and former players toward Ferentz, but it identified three members of the coaching staff, on-field or from the strength...

July 30, 2020
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Tennessee-Chattanooga Mocs fire assistant football coach Chris Malone after racist tweet

Tennessee-Chattanooga Mocs fire assistant football coach Chris Malone after racist tweet

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>on Thursday fired assistant coach Chris Malone after a racist tweet in which he mocked Georgia politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.Head coach Rusty Wright and athletic director Mark Wharton both issued statements admonishing Malone, who has deleted the tweet. Malone, Tennessee-Chattanooga's offensive line coach, tweeted Tuesday night about the Georgia senate runoff elections and Abrams' role in increasing voter turnout."Congratulations to the state GA and Fat Albert @staceyabrams because you have truly shown America the true...

January 7, 2021
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Cal Golden Bears running back Patrick Laird inspired kids to spend summer reading

Cal Golden Bears running back Patrick Laird inspired kids to spend summer reading

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>took the handoff, bounced off a North Carolina defender, dove into the end zone and flipped the ball to an official. Then, he approached Section KK, in the southwest corner of California Memorial Stadium.Laird looked down, put his hands together, then apart, as if to . He then looked up, acknowledging the hundreds of kids he inspired to open books this summer.College football is unscripted, but the first touchdown of Cal's season -- who would score it, where it would be scored -- had seemingly been penned to page months earlier. In April, Cal's...

September 28, 2018
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How one Georgia Tech assistant helped get Election Day off for all Div. I athletes

How one Georgia Tech assistant helped get Election Day off for all Div. I athletes

Skip to navigation<>ERIC REVENO is almost ready to begin the interview.He first needs to text members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches about a call with Vote By Design, a nonpartisan group that conducts voting education sessions for college students and other young voters. Later in the afternoon, the men's basketball associate head coach will meet with a committee working to get the school's athletes registered for Tuesday's presidential election.That morning, Reveno also spoke with assistant Joe Kennedy about a post-election review of how the NABC approached voter...

November 2, 2020
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How Ryan Day is turning Ohio State football into Quarterback U

How Ryan Day is turning Ohio State football into Quarterback U

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>KYLE MCCORD CAME to Beaver Stadium to be impressed.A sophomore quarterback at St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia, was among a group of coveted recruits Penn State hosted on Sept. 30, 2018. A White Out crowd of 110,889 filled the stands as the No. 9 Nittany Lions took on No. 4 . That week, PSU coach James Franklin recalled former tight end once telling him, "If you come to the White Out, you're committing."And McCord did leave State College impressed that night -- but with the other team."What they did with , I really liked, and seeing that in...

October 29, 2020
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