Saturday, April 21


Former University of Arizona coach Craig Carter was arrested after threatening one of his former athletes. In ESPN's article on Carter and his accuser Baillie Gibson, the authors question whether the school could have done more to investigate. (Creative Commons photo by Steve548 via Pixabay)

The Dam Truth: Coaches, schools must better protect student-athletes from harassment

As cliche as it is, you can almost always expect athletes at the postgame press conference to blame themselves for the loss. The more heartbreaking the defeat, the more they’ll usually talk about how they could’ve executed a play differently, how it wasn’t anyone else’s fault and how they could’ve done more. Read more...

Photo: Former University of Arizona coach Craig Carter was arrested after threatening one of his former athletes. In ESPN's article on Carter and his accuser Baillie Gibson, the authors question whether the school could have done more to investigate. (Creative Commons photo by Steve548 via Pixabay)

Former University of Arizona coach Craig Carter was arrested after threatening one of his former athletes. In ESPN's article on Carter and his accuser Baillie Gibson, the authors question whether the school could have done more to investigate. (Creative Commons photo by Steve548 via Pixabay)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Wang’s Word: Weed out feeble drug policies by focusing on coaches, self-disclosure

Dykstra Hall, eighth floor. I saw my fair share of football players visit the local marijuana dealer’s room last year, so I probably have a good idea of what was going on. Read more...

Photo: According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Freshman forward T.J. Leaf entered UCLA as ESPN's No. 13 commit in the class of 2016, and after he led UCLA with 16.3 points to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, declared for the NBA draft on March 24. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: NBA should not be done with one-and-done rule

D’Angelo Russell, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz. All three NBA players were – or in Fultz’s case, will be – highly touted high school recruits and top-two NBA draft picks after spending only one year in college. Read more...

Photo: Freshman forward T.J. Leaf entered UCLA as ESPN's No. 13 commit in the class of 2016, and after he led UCLA with 16.3 points to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, declared for the NBA draft on March 24. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman forward T.J. Leaf entered UCLA as ESPN's No. 13 commit in the class of 2016, and after he led UCLA with 16.3 points to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, declared for the NBA draft on March 24. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams called HB2, which required transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match the genders on their birth certificates, a "stupid rule" that led the NCAA to pull several events out of the state. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Dam Truth: NCAA should stay out of North Carolina until HB2 bill fully repealed

North Carolina squeaked out more than just a basketball win Monday. The state came out on the right side of a controversial repeal of HB2, a bill that left many across the country, and in the state, rightfully outraged. Read more...

Photo: North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams called HB2, which required transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match the genders on their birth certificates, a "stupid rule" that led the NCAA to pull several events out of the state. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams called HB2, which required transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match the genders on their birth certificates, a "stupid rule" that led the NCAA to pull several events out of the state. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baylor is still reeling from the sex scandal that led to the resignation of the football coach, athletic director and chancellor. The women's basketball coach kept the university in the headlines after saying that parents who aren't willing to send their daughters to Baylor should get "(knocked) ... in the face." (Creative Commons photo by Lpret via Wikimedia)

The Dam Truth: Sexual assault cases at Baylor should not be minimalized, dismissed

There are a lot of actions that could change the culture of Baylor University, a school riddled in sexual assault cases and cover-up claims dating back to 2012. Read more...

Photo: Baylor is still reeling from the sex scandal that led to the resignation of the football coach, athletic director and chancellor. The women's basketball coach kept the university in the headlines after saying that parents who aren't willing to send their daughters to Baylor should get "(knocked) ... in the face." (Creative Commons photo by Lpret via Wikimedia)

Baylor is still reeling from the sex scandal that led to the resignation of the football coach, athletic director and chancellor. The women's basketball coach kept the university in the headlines after saying that parents who aren't willing to send their daughters to Baylor should get "(knocked) ... in the face." (Creative Commons photo by Lpret via Wikimedia)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball is predicted to go within the first three picks in many mock NBA drafts, but his father's recent comments comparing him to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry have drawn criticism. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Wang’s Word: LaVar Ball shouldn’t be criticized for being proud of his son

Few people have personalities that outsize a 6-foot-6-inch, 300-plus pound frame. LaVar Ball is one of them. Call him a loudmouth or a nuisance, but he’s still the root of freshman guard Lonzo Ball’s success. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball is predicted to go within the first three picks in many mock NBA drafts, but his father's recent comments comparing him to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry have drawn criticism. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball is predicted to go within the first three picks in many mock NBA drafts, but his father's recent comments comparing him to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry have drawn criticism. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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