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  1. Reports: Feds open Florida State inquiry

    ESPN.com staff

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston, according to a letter obtained by USA Today Sports. A Florida Sta...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
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  3. Florida State Seminoles under handling of Jameis' Winston investi...

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston, according to a letter obtained by USA Today Sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  4. Feds examining response in Gibbons case

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan's response to the 2009 rape allegations against Brendan Gibbons, according to The Detroit News. The investigation comes on the...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  5. U.S. Department of Education looking into Michigan Wolverines' re...

    Chantel Jennings

    The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan's response to the 2009 rape allegations against Brendan Gibbons, according to The Detroit News.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  6. Whitlock - At what price, perfection?

    Jason Whitlock

    Supporting HBCUs and developing ourselves are as important as fighting bigotry, Jason Whitlock writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  7. U.S. Dept. of Education to investigate Penn State Nittany Lions

    A federal government agency is looking into Penn State's handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints to see if it had responded immediately and appropriately.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  8. UConn Huskies football player accused of sex assault

    Four women who say they were sexually assaulted while students at the University of Connecticut added a federal lawsuit Friday to an earlier civil rights complaint filed against the school.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  9. Breaking the Line by Samuel G. Freedman

    Samuel G. Freedman

    Samuel G. Freedman's "Breaking the Line," is about the season in black college football that transformed the sport and changed the course of civil rights.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  10. Jason Collins opens door, more work to come

    Howard Bryant

    What happens over the next months and years will say more about American society and its boundaries of acceptance than it ever could about Jason Collins or Kirk Walker or Kevin McClatchy or Martina Navratilova.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  11. Nonprofit group suing NCAA over rule barring felons from coaching...

    A nonprofit group sued the NCAA on Wednesday over a new policy that bars felons from coaching NCAA-sanctioned events.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  12. Cincinnati Bearcats' Ralph David Abernathy IV follows family's fo...

    Andrea Adelson

    As the grandson of one of the leaders of the civil rights movement, Ralph David Abernathy IV is tasked with continuing his family's work. He's looking to effect change through football.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  13. Maisel: LBJ, Texas and recruiting

    ESPN.com staff

    The persuasive power of President Lyndon B. Johnson is the stuff of Washington legend. Selling ice to Eskimos is nothing. As the Senate majority leader and again as president, LBJ sold civil rights legislation to a Senate controlled by Southern segre...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  14. Recruiting past -- Joe Washington turned down Lyndon B. Johnson, ...

    Ivan Maisel

    Recruiting may seem to reach new heights each year, but 40 years ago, Texas called in a former president to lobby on its behalf. But even LBJ couldn't pry Joe Washington from Oklahoma's grasp.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  15. Judge: Keep documents closed in New York student's death

    A federal judge has temporarily banned the public release of any documents or video related to civil rights lawsuits brought over the fatal shooting of a college football player by police.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2011
  16. Teammates of slain Pace player Danroy "D.J." Henry cleared

    A judge has dropped all charges against four New York college football players who were arrested after a teammate was killed by a police officer.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  17. Pitt trying to put distractions aside

    Brian Bennett

    As part of the BBVA Compass Bowl week activities, Pittsburgh visited the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham on Thursday morning. Like most who go there, the players were moved by the experience. "You just feel the history around you," quarterbac...

    Blog | January 06, 2011