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April 22, 2014

Former Steubenville Football Coach Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail

Matthew Belardine, a former volunteer football coach at Steubenville (Ohio) High School, was found guilty on Tuesday for offenses related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2012.

April 04, 2014

Former Steubenville Football Coach Expected to Plead Guilty

Later this month, a former Steubenville (Ohio) High School volunteer football coach is expected to enter a guilty plea for his connection with the highly publicized rape case.

March 25, 2014

Jury Exonerates Riddell From Blame in Student's Football-Injury Lawsuit

A Los Angeles jury last week found football-helmet maker Riddell not responsible for a head injury suffered by a former student-athlete while wearing one of the company's helmets.

March 19, 2014

New Class-Action Lawsuit Challenges NCAA's Amateur Model

A new class-action lawsuit against the NCAA argues that capping student-athlete compensation at the value of a scholarship constitutes an antitrust violation.

February 27, 2014

District's Hair-Length Rule for Male Basketball Players Struck Down by Court

A federal appeals court has struck down an Indiana school district's policy requiring short hair for boys on the basketball team, ruling that the lack of a similar policy for girls'-team basketball players results in illegal sex discrimination.

January 07, 2014

Steubenville Rape Convict Released Early From Juvenile Detention Center

One of the two former Ohio high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl was released from a juvenile detention facility less than a year after his sentencing.

October 25, 2013

H.S. Athlete Suspended Over Tweet Is Allowed to Wrestle

A Minn. high school student-athlete who was indefinitely suspended from sports after tweeting about "drilling" his teammates will be allowed to wrestle this season.

October 16, 2013

Internet Rallies Around Alleged Maryville Sexual-Assault Victim

A seven-month investigation into an alleged sexual assault by a high school football player in a small Missouri town has set the internet ablaze.

October 08, 2013

Steubenville Employee Indicted for Tampering, Perjury in Rape Case

An Ohio grand jury handed out its first indictment of a school district employee for alleged crimes committed in relation to the Steubenville rape case.

September 03, 2013

High School Soccer Players Arrested for Sexual Assault in Mass.

The three Somerville High School juniors allegedly entered a freshman cabin and sexually assaulted three victims.

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