Report: AAU to implement mandatory screening for coaches, volunteers, staff

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As a way to develop accountability and protect the safety of participants, the Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce newly crafted mandatory screening procedures for all adult coaches, volunteers, and staff, the Associated Press is reporting. The AAU had been conducting a six-month investigation into the matter, which produced a 30-page report with proposed [more]

No dry eyes at the Skip Prosser Classic

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Xavier plays host to Wake Forest in the Skip Prosser Classic on Dec. 18, but the real show will be when Xavier inducts Prosser into its Hall of Fame. Call it a classy move for a classy guy. The former Musketeers and Demon Deacons coach died unexpectedly in 2007 at age 56. “It’s hard because [more]

UConn's lengthy self-review missed two things

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Connecticut filed a 562-page response to NCAA allegations of major rules violations by Jim Calhoun’s program in an effort to show how thoroughly the school investigated itself. It conducted 60 interviews and made 350,000 phone calls and text messages during its four-year probe. But, according to the Hartford Courant, at least two items could prove [more]

Dixon plans to be at Pitt 'the rest of my life'

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It’s a rite of spring – coach gets fired, Jamie Dixon’s name is floated as a candidate. Last spring, the Pittsburgh coach turned down Oregon. He also has passed on gigs at Arizona, Arizona State, Missouri, Oklahoma State and USC. That’s what happens when you win 27 games a season and never miss the NCAA [more]

Are UConn's woes just motivation for Calhoun?


Connecticut’s admission of major NCAA violations committed by its men’s basketball program produced reactions one might expect: Gloom and doom ahead for the Huskies. Calhoun’s a bumbling boss, ignorant of what happened under his nose. And outright indignation, aimed directly at Calhoun. Tony Ding/AP Tough to argue with any of those. When a program admits [more]

Pearl's back-up plan? Pumping gas

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Good to know Bruce Pearl’s planning ahead. The Tennessee coach’s NCAA recruiting violations have cast some doubts about his future with the Vols, so he’s doing his best to broaden his prospects. Like pumping gas. “In coaching, you always need to have a profession you need to fall back on if you don’t win enough [more]