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Jim Boeheim Slander Suit Progresses in New York Court
April 13th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
On Wednesday, attorneys for former Syracuse University ball boys Bobby Davis and Mike Lang filed a response to earlier motions by head basketball coach Jim Boeheim to dismiss the slander suit brought against him last fall. As you'll recall, Boeheim adamantly denied the allegations levied by Davis and Lang that his...

Judging Morality: Comparing (The Contracts Of) Rick Pitino & Bobby Petrino (UPDATED: Petrino Fired)
April 10th, 2012 at 7:45 PM
UPDATE (4/10 7:30 p.m.) According to sources, Arkansas has exercised its morality clause and fired Coach Bobby Petrino In today's sporting world, we have grown accustom to athlete's scandals.  Whether it is Tiger Wood's wife chasing him with a golf club or Ozzie Guillen supporting Fidel Castro, barely anything can shock...

NCAA Denies University of Connecticut’s Final Appeal of Postseason Ban
April 6th, 2012 at 9:56 AM
The NCAA Committee on Academic Performance denied The University of Connecticut's second and final appeal for a waiver.  This all but leaves UConn out of the 2013 NCAA tournament and potentially for years to come.  In October, the NCAA approved new rules requiring schools to maintain a score of 930...

The Controversial College Football Season: a Recap
January 9th, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The 2011-12 college football season culminates tonight in New Orleans with a much hyped and oft-criticized rematch of SEC West powerhouses Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama. This season was not immune from controversy; in fact, it was one of the more eventful offseasons and regular seasons in...

Bernie Fine Accusers File Defamation Suit Against Boeheim and Syracuse University
December 20th, 2011 at 2:14 PM
In the wake of the scandal stemming from the recent sexual abuse allegations levied against former Syracuse University men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine, the institution’s response has generally been lauded as measured and appropriate given the circumstances. However, the University was unable (or perhaps unwilling, at least initially)...

West Virginia Sues the Big East Conference for Breach of Fiduciary Duties
November 1st, 2011 at 6:55 AM
The University of West Virginia, who recently announced its departure from the Big East Conference for the Big 12 Conference, has filed a lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court against the Big East alleging a Breach of Fiduciary Duties amongst other claims. The goal of this lawsuit, from West Virginia’s...