• NBC Sports

    Jim Harbaugh, Michigan coaches ride go-karts with five-star recruit in Georgia

    National Signing Day is just around the corner and that means a flurry of in-home visits by coaches across the country trying to lock up the next class of impact players for their program. When it comes to this subject though, few have been as creative as Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh. According to the Detroit News, Harbaugh and several Wolverines coaches took an in-home visit with five-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon out of Leesburg, Georgia and went bowling with the recruit’s family before finally racing go-karts together.

  • USC's recruiting fortunes have mirrored its on-field turnaround
    Los Angeles Times

    USC's recruiting fortunes have mirrored its on-field turnaround

    The plane carrying a jubilant USC football team landed early in the morning of Nov. 13. The Trojans were a few hours removed from the most consequential win of their season to that point, a 26-13 victory over previously undefeated Washington. During the summer, Jack Sears, a quarterback from San Clemente High and a former teammate of USC star Sam Darnold, had committed to Duke. Some coaches of other teams cut off contact then and moved on. USC Coach Clay Helton and quarterbacks coach Tyson Helton asked if they could stay in touch, check in once a week. They chatted regularly as Sears marched his team toward a state championship — and as USC lost three of its first four games and pressure mounted

  • ABC News

    Former Title IX officer accuses Baylor of discrimination, intimidation

    A second former Title IX officer at Baylor University has filed complaints with federal officials saying she faced discriminatory treatment and intimidation while she tried to investigate sexual assault cases -- especially those involving football players -- during her seven months at the university. Gabrielle Lyons told Outside the Lines this week that she left Baylor in November 2015 after senior administrators ignored her and other investigators' complaints that they were short-staffed and needed mental health services to cope with the emotional stress of having to hear so many stories of abuse. Last spring, Lyons reached out to a campus sexual assault advocacy group called End Rape on Campus to file a Title IX complaint against Baylor on her behalf to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.