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  1. Rhode Island grand jury won’t indict Brandon Austin, Rodney Bullock following sexual assault investigation

    Jul 16, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

    Oregon Athletics

    Bullock will be eligible to play at Providence in 2014-15 after being suspended for the entire 2013-14 season.

  2. Senate Commerce Committee grills NCAA president Mark Emmert

    Jul 9, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

    Mark Emmert

    Sen. Claire McCaskill asked the president of the NCAA an attention-grabbing question during Wednesday’s hearing.

  3. Report: Senate committee to hold hearing on college athletics July 9

    Jul 3, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    Mark Emmert

    The hearing was originally scheduled to take place in May.

  4. Georgia Southern forward Eric Ferguson arrested on drug, weapons charges

    Jul 2, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Ga Southern Virginia Tech Basketball

    After redshirting last season to get healthy, Ferguson’s expected to be a key player for the Eagles in 2014-15.

  5. Need for new revenue streams could lead to more schools selling alcohol at games

    Jun 22, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

    Whit Babcock

    With the option to sell beer and wine available, more schools are considering going that route.

  6. Former Tulsa basketball player J.R. Cunningham sues NCAA over handling of concussions

    Jun 21, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Another former college athlete sued the NCAA on Friday, alleging that the governing body hasn’t done enough to protect possibly concussed athletes.

  7. Former UConn star Richard Hamilton would have returned for senior season had he been paid by NCAA

    Jun 12, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    Richard Hamilton, Ray Allen

    Believe it or not, the 1999 Final Four MOP would have returned to school for his senior season if athletes were paid by the NCAA at the time.

  8. Duquesne guards Jeremiah Jones, Micah Mason arrested Sunday morning

    Jun 8, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

    Micah Mason

    A fight led to the two starting guards being arrested early Sunday.

  9. Alleged victim in Oregon sexual assault case writes letter to school community

    Jun 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Michael Gottfredson, Rob Mullens

    The alleged victim criticized the athletic department’s prioritization of “winning over safety of our students.”

  10. UAB starting point guard Chad Frazier charged with third-degree domestic violence

    Jun 5, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    The first team All-Conference USA point guard was arrested Thursday for his role in an April incident.

  11. SEC administrators discuss autonomy at league meetings in Florida

    Jun 1, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

    Mike Slive

    The “Power Five” wants autonomy, and there were warnings of what could happen if they didn’t receive that leeway at the SEC meetings last week.

  12. Report: Initial decision to ban Brandon Austin from Providence campus was overturned

    May 17, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    Oregon Athletics

    According to the Providence Journal, the initial decision to ban Brandon Austin from campus until the spring of 2015 was overturned.

  13. Oregon releases timeline of actions after learning of sexual assault investigation March 9

    May 14, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Michael Gottfredson, Rob Mullens

    Tuesday night the University of Oregon released a timeline of its actions after being notified of a sexual assault investigation on March 9.

  14. NLRB rules in favor of Northwestern football players hoping to unionize

    Mar 26, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

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    The National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of Northwestern football players, granting them the right to form a union.

  15. Indiana’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea arrested early Friday morning, suspended indefinitely

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    According to multiple media reports, Indiana sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested early Friday morning on charges of operating (a vehicle) while intoxicated and operating with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or greater. According to the Indianapolis Star, both charges are misdemeanors in Indiana. An officer noticed that his car had its left turn signal…

  16. Report: St. Francis Brooklyn suspends four due to legal issues

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    braica

    With a 15-10 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the Northeast Conference, Glenn Braica’s St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers find themselves in a tie for third place in the NEC with hopes of at the very least hosting one game in the NEC tournament. But those hopes may have taken a hit on Wednesday night…

  17. Could Bubu Palo’s status be determined by Iowa Supreme Court?

    Jan 22, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

    Bubu Palo

    Just six days ago Iowa State guard Bubu Palo received the news he’d been hoping for, with a Webster County judge ruling that he was to be reinstated to the team immediately. Palo, whose appeal of the school’s decision to dismiss him from the program was denied by the Iowa Board of Regents, rejoined the…

  18. Report: Former North Carolina guard Will Graves arrested on drug charges at home owned by head coach Roy Williams

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    williams

    On Friday it was reported that former North Carolina guard Will Graves was arrested at his home on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. What adds intrigue to the story is the fact that Graves reportedly lives in a home he rents from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, according to…

  19. Illinois State reinstates junior guard Daishon Knight

    Nov 7, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

    Illinois State Athletics

    In mid-September the Illinois State basketball program announced that junior guard Daishon Knight was suspended indefinitely following an arrest on charges of aggravated battery in a public place and resisting arrest. With Knight having averaged 19.4 points per game at Odessa (Texas) JC last season and the Redbirds needing to replace their top five scorers,…

  20. NCAA’s motion to have O’Bannon suit dismissed denied by federal judge

    Oct 25, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    With EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) having settled with the plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit regarding the use of player likenesses, the NCAA finds itself as the lone defendant in a case that could ultimately change the shape of collegiate athletics. And on Friday the plaintiffs picked up another victory of…

  21. Expected settlements leave NCAA as lone defendant in O’Bannon lawsuit (UPDATED)

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

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    And then there was one defendant remaining in the lawsuit against the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) filed by a number of former college athletes. On Thursday it was reported that EA Sports, which also announced that it will not produce its popular college football video game next season, and the CLC…

  22. Judge reschedules North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s appearance date

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    With his status for the upcoming season (meaning how many games, if any, will he miss) yet to be announced by the powers that be at North Carolina, junior guard P.J. Hairston still has a speeding ticket to deal with. Due to appear in court on Friday, Hairston was not in attendance and his appearance…

  23. Former Illinois forward Jereme Richmond facing jail time

    Aug 9, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    The life of Jereme Richmond took another sad turn on Thursday, as he was found guilty on two of three counts of harassment of a witness in connection with an incident involving his probation officer. According to the court Richmond, who played one season at Illinois before leaving the school to turn pro, made verbal…

  24. Morehead State transfer DeMario Mayfield charged with armed robbery

    Jun 30, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

    DeMario Mayfield

    In late February Charlotte head coach Alan Major dismissed leading scorer DeMario Mayfield for what was described as a violation of team policy. Through 18 games the one-time Georgia Bulldog was averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for the 49ers, who ultimately finished the season with a 21-12 record. Mayfield has since agreed…

  25. Eastern Michigan suspends forward Glenn Bryant following arrest

    Apr 25, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    Eastern Michigan forward Glenn Bryant was arraigned on charges of assault by strangulation and aggravated domestic violence after being accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument between the two on Monday. The assault by strangulation charge is a felony, while the domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor. The 19-year-old woman called police and met…