Baylor has settled a Title IX lawsuit involving one of the most pivotal allegations in the school's sexual assault scandal.
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A former Baylor University athletic director's claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover up a schoolwide sexual assault scandal are bizarre and "blatantly false," according to the university.
Baylor regents conspired to focus the school's decades-long sexual assault scandal on black football players and worked to put all the blame on athletics, former AD Ian McCaw said in a deposition taken in an ongoing Title IX lawsuit against the school.
A Texas grand jury decided Wednesday that there was not enough evidence to indict suspended Baylor football players John Arthur and Tre'von Lewis, who had been investigated on allegations of sexual assault.
The sexual assault conviction of former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu has been reinstated by an appeals court.
The Big 12 is closing in on having the necessary verification that Baylor is fully implementing 105 recommendations for reforming its Title IX process in the wake of a campus sexual assault scandal.
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Baylor paid former football coach Art Briles $15.1 million and former president Kenneth Starr $4.5 million after they were forced out in the wake of the university's sexual assault scandal in 2016, according to federal tax forms filed recently.
Four Baylor football players will not be participating in spring practice, with three of them connected to an ongoing sexual assault investigation. Despite these latest allegations, Bears coach Matt Rhule is not worried about the culture of his program.
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Baylor has hired former Texas defensive lineman Frank Okam as its DL coach. Okam previously was at Rice.
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ESPN 300 wide receiver Tommy Bush commits to Georgia. Dawgs now have 19 ESPN 300 commitments in this class.
Ian McCaw and two other former Baylor officials have been subpoenaed by attorneys representing 10 women who sued the university, saying the school was indifferent toward their allegations of sexual assault and other violence committed by students.
The Big 12 has pushed the SEC back out of the Lone Star State, and so far has inked 15 of the 24 Texas players ranked in the top 150 nationally.
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Baylor hired former Titans WR coach Frisman Jackson for the same position. He reunites with Matt Rhule. Titans will have a new WR coach in 2018, an important role to get better development & route precision from a young core.
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SOURCES: Baylor coach Matt Rhule interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching vacancy earlier this week. Rhule, who completed his first season with the Bears in November, spent the 2012 season as the New York Giants offensive line coach. He is 29-34 in five seasons as a college head coach.
Quarterback Zach Smith has transferred from Baylor to Tulsa and will be eligible to play in 2019.
Former Baylor coach Art Briles' scheduled speech at the American Football Coaches Association's convention was canceled "due to concerns."
Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer
Art Briles was scheduled to speak at the 2018 AFCA Convention, but his session was cancelled "due to concerns," according to AFCA executive director Todd Berry. "I'm saddened that our coaches have lost an opportunity." In response to the decision, Briles said in a text to ESPN, "My intention to speak at AFCA was to educate and inform coaches of making sure Title IX policies - procedures and reporting policies are in place. I want to give back to the profession that has given so much to so many."
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Art Briles' speech at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Charlotte has been cancelled. "We always appreciate our coaches and their willingness to share their experiences – on and off the field – to help educate the rest of our membership in their pursuit of professional growth," AFCA executive director Todd Berry said in a prepared statement. "Art Briles was scheduled to speak at the 2018 AFCA Convention. However, due to concerns, we have decided to cancel his session. I'm saddened that our coaches have lost an opportunity."
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