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

    Mar 26, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT


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

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

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT


    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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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


    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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT


    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…

  9. 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…

  10. Former Illinois forward Jereme Richmond facing jail time

    Aug 9, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT


    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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Siena guard Rakeem Brookins arrested on burglary charge

    Apr 14, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Siena College

    One issue a new head coach does not want to have to deal with upon his arrival is player discipline. Unfortunately for new Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos, that’s exactly what he’ll have to deal with as one of his new players has reportedly run afoul of the law. Redshirt sophomore guard Rakeem Brookins was…

  14. Former Boise State forward Kenny Buckner arrested on theft charge

    Apr 11, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    La Salle v Boise State

    It’s safe to say that life following the end of his college career isn’t off the best start for former Boise State forward Kenny Buckner. Just over three weeks after his career ended in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a loss to La Salle, Buckner was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor…

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