Tag: School athletics

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Generation Y

UConn facing federal Title IX lawsuit

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) by Pat Eaton-RobbAssociated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four women who say they were sexually assaulted while students at the University of Connecticut added a federal lawsuit Friday to an earlier civil rights complaint filed against the school. The women are among seven students and recent graduates who last month asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to conduct a federal Title IX investigation of UConn. In both complaints, the women allege the school failed to protect them and responded to their sexual assault complaints with deliberate indifference or worse.

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Sports

Condoleezza Rice joins playoff committee as ‘student of game’

In this Oct. 10, 2010, file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice laughs after autographing a football following her visit with the Cleveland Browns coaches and players at the team’s NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File) by Ralph D. RusoAP College Football Writer The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they’ll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football’s national title next year. They say they are ready for the pressure.

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Sports

NCAA to restore Penn State football scholarships

In this March 30, 2012 file photo, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell acknowledges the crowd after speaking at a campaign stop for President Obama at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) by Mark ScolforoAssociated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will gradually get back football scholarships taken away over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the NCAA announced Tuesday, crediting the university for making significant improvements to its athletics programs. Five scholarships will be restored next year and more will be phased in until the school reaches normal totals in 2016-17, college sports’ governing body said. The NCAA said the decision was based on the recommendation of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who has been serving as Penn State’s athletics integrity monitor.

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People

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio middle schools

In this March 16, 2012 file photo, filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry takes the stage to introduce President Barack Obama during a fundraiser at Perry’s film studio, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city’s South-Western schools.

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International

Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reads a statement to the media at City Hall on Friday, May 24, 2013 in Toronto. Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and says he is not an addict after a video purported to show him using the drug. Ford did not say whether he has ever used the drug. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) by Rob GilliesTORONTO (AP) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told “the whole truth” and another calling on him to resign. The controversy has drawn comparisons to the 1990 arrest of then-Washington Mayor Marion Barry, who was videotaped smoking crack cocaine in a hotel room during an FBI sting operation. Barry served six months in federal prison on a misdemeanor drug possession conviction and later won a fourth term as mayor in 1994.