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The Naval Academy Football Rape Cases

[TW: rape, gang rape] At the Atlantic today, I have a piece on NCAA regulations, hostess programs, and gang rape in college football. I’m supplementing that article here on Power Forward. 1: The Vanderbilt Football Rape Case And now, the Naval Academy football rape cases. Here is what I wrote in the Atlantic piece: And at […]

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The Montana University and BYU Football Rape Cases

At the Atlantic today, I have a piece on NCAA regulations, hostess programs, and gang rape in college football. I’m supplementing that article here on Power Forward. 1: The Vanderbilt Football Rape Case 2. The Naval Academy Football Rape Cases Neither Montana nor BYU made it into my Atlantic piece. But they could have. First, Montana: […]

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How You Talk Around Domestic Violence, ESPN Style

[Content note: description of domestic violence] Last night, I was watching ESPN Sportscenter when they introduced and then showed this interview with boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. In the lead up to and before the interviewer, Stephen A. Smith, asks Mayweather about spending 87 days in jail last summer, no one on Sportscnenter actually mentioned WHY Mayweather […]

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A List of College Football Rape Cases

At the Atlantic today, I have a piece on NCAA regulations, hostess programs, and gang rape in college football. I’m supplementing that article here on Power Forward. 1: The Vanderbilt Football Rape Case 2. The Naval Academy Football Rape Cases 3. The Montana University and BYU Football Rape Cases I’m sure that the following list is […]

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The Vanderbilt Football Rape Case

[TW: rape, gang rape] At the Atlantic today, I have a piece on NCAA regulations, hostess programs, and gang rape in college football. I’m going to be posting a few supplements to the piece because there was simply too much to say and not enough space for a single article. First up, the Vanderbilt gang […]

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Where *Exactly* Does It Say That? The NCAA’s Prohibition of Sex In Recruiting

On Friday, Sports Illustrated published a report that alleged that women specifically picked by the football staff at Oklahoma State University to host recruits (aka members of the “hostess group,” The Orange Pride) were having sex with those recruits. The authors of the SI piece – George Dohrmann, Thayer Evans and Melissa Segura – wrote: Hostess programs have been […]

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A List of College Football Sexual Assault Investigations and Cases

[LAST UPDATES: July 25, 2016] The following list is incomplete but I am trying to create as comprehensive list as I can. In December 2015, I wrote a piece for Broadly about why I keep this list and how it all started. There is something about seeing a list like this and visually taking this in, I […]

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Quick Thoughts On NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy

Today, NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, dropped a lengthy letter in which he admitted that he messed up when he only gave Ray Rice a 2-game suspension for domestic violence and he outlined 6 new policies that the NFL will implement regarding domestic violence and sexual assault. My quick thoughts: Everyone should read the entire letter before forming opinions about […]

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“We Don’t Need Your Permission”

Earlier today, Vanderbilt Football’s Twitter account tweeted this: I wrote an email to two communications people in Vandy’s athletics department soon after seeing this that read: I am a reporter who spent six months prepping and writing a feature on the case of Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey for Sports Illustrated. I say that to […]

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