NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - More than 50 people, including two celebrities and a lawyer from Connecticut, face charges for their suspected involvement in a college bribery scheme.,Investigators said more than 30 wealthy parents, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, Connecticut lawyer Gordon Caplan, and nine coaches were involved.,Among those coaches was a former soccer coach at Yale.,Investigators said Singer mailed former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith a check for $400,000.,According to court documents, Singer would take "Yale applicant 1's art portfolio" then "'revise' the materials to 'soccer.'"

Seymour High School indoor track team members Amber Recine, left, Patty Jurkowski, center, and McKenzie Collins.,Seymour High School indoor track team members Amber Recine, left, Patty Jurkowski, center, and McKenzie Collins.,Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

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In addition, the democratic behavior leadership dimension was preferred more by student-athletes participating in independent sports than student-athletes in team sports; corroborating findings in recent studies.Keywords: Leadership Scale for Sports, NAIA, Preference Version


In the spotlight this week is student-athlete Tate Ogburn, a senior runner for the Tigers' cross-country and track teams

Auburn Villager: When did you get into running cross-country?,Tate Ogburn: My dad and my brother both ran cross-country and track in high school, and so I felt, not really obligated to, but I thought I should try it out and see if I liked it, and I've been doing it ever since.,AV: What do you like most about cross-country?,AV: What events do you compete in for track?,Really, just hanging with friends any chance I get, and I like to go to the football games and everything. read more

Loss of Value Insurance and Your Division I Athletes: What Colleges and Universities Need to Know

Loss of Value (LoV) insurance is a little-known type of disability insurance designed to protect the future of elite, first-, second- or third-round draft picks.,Universities can arrange for the player or his family to purchase LoV insurance policies, which may kick in to supplement that athlete’s loss of total contract value.,The following three examples can help illustrate the types of college athletes who could benefit from LoV insurance: read more

It is a unique group of three seniors, who are far from NAU headliners, yet their importance to the program goes beyond the numbers.On Saturday,andwill be honored on Senior Day – their final home match in the Rolle Activity Center – versus Southern Utah at 1 p.m.Their paths to NAU have been as unique as their careers, making this senior class even more fascinating.For Grimsrud, her story goes back to her junior year at Lumsden High School.,"During NAU's 2015 Big Sky Championship season, Grimsrud made three starts, including in the season-opening victory against Lehigh in her first career match.,"The defensive specialist out of Costa Mesa, Calif. made an immediate impact last season – her first at NAU – as she was one of three 'Jacks to start all 32 matches.,"Donnelly's career seems like a lifetime when compared to Westfall's lone season at NAU.,A three-year letterwinner at Wyoming, Westfall appeared in just 32 matches over her three seasons in Laramie while also missing most of her sophomore season with an injury.Looking for a fresh start, Westfall has gotten that this season at Northern Arizona, although it has not gone quite according to plan.

Student-athletes strongly believe that progress is a process They develop this faith because they often act at the edge of their limits, and justify their depleting efforts by visualising how it will help them perform.,An individual only has so much energy in a day, and with the expectation to improve both physically and intellectually, they put pressure on how effectively they spend their time and energy.,Over time players find their roles in the team, they learn to respect the history of the program, they seek advice from their elders, and a strong camaraderie is built.,Focused on performance, and limited in energy, student-athletes rely on preparation to get through the day, and understand the repercussions of their lapses in judgement.,Prepared or not, student-athletes are required to switch tasks and step into a new environment that demands a different mentality.

St. Mary’s swimming coach Allyson Reiter says Hayburn has an exemplary character.,Hayburn chose to pursue swimming, and he’ll be attending Loyola University Maryland on a scholarship.He signed a National Letter of Intent in November and chose the Greyhounds over Navy, Army, and Georgetown.The 18-year-old Hayburn, who started on the St. Mary’s varsity lacrosse team as a sophomore, was aggressively recruited for lacrosse by UMBC, Mount St. Mary’s, Navy, and Furman.,Hayburn has gone 50-0 his first three seasons on the St. Mary’s varsity, won Anne Arundel County Swimmer of the Year honors in 2017 and captured six Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference individual championships in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle as well as the 100-meter back stroke from 2015 to 2017.,Mary’s lacrosse coach Victor Lily said Hayburn sparked the Saints to a playoff berth with a goal and assist in the regular-season finale against Mount St. Joseph.,Lily also likes how Hayburn is eager to help others, working at St. Mary’s lacrosse clinics and serving as a Whitehall assistant swim coach.

Grand Canyon's bold voyage into uncharted territory began in August.For nearly 10 months, the Lopes explored new Division I terrain and proved to be the adventurous type for new experiences and conquests.What began in August with Madison Cox's game-winning overtime goal in front of 3,208 fans at GCU Stadium ended this month when the last javelin landed from the throw of Jesse Newman, a sophomore surprise who became the Lopes' highest individual finisher of the athletic year.In its first year of full Division I postseason participation, GCU put together the most impressive Western Athletic Conference all-sport performance to snatch the WAC Commissioner's Cup from defending three-time champion New Mexico State.In all, the Lopes claimed eight WAC Player of the Year awards, six WAC Coach of the Year awards, four WAC Freshman of the Year awards and 20 All-WAC first team spots.,It moved into GCU Arena, where its average attendance topped 1,000 for the first time.The cross country teams, with only one senior, took 25among men's teams and 28among women's teams at the NCAA West Regional.The men's basketball team posted its third consecutive season of at least 22 wins and reached the WAC Tournament championship game.,Marshall, senior long jumper Marcus Flannigan and sophomore Jesse Newman qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship, where Newman came within one spot and five inches of being on the All-America first team for javelin in just his fourth year in the sport.The baseball team captured its third WAC regular-season title in four years, winning every regular-season conference series for the second consecutive year and boasting the WAC Coach of the Year () and WAC Player of the Year (Quin Cotton).,Senior Laynee Gomez was named to the Academic All-America second team.The women's golf team won the WAC Tournament in dramatic fashion, clinching the trophy on the final putt by individual champion and WAC Freshman of the Year Siripatsorn Patchana.,Senior Deanna Salvatori ranked among the top 100 golfers in the nation andwon WAC Coach of the YearThe men's golf team sent senior Vinnie Murphy, a two-time WAC Player of the Year, to an NCAA regional as an individual qualifier.

Hoping to charge each full-time student on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus a $75 per semester fee, Marlow and Northern Arizona’s athletics department have held a series of open forums.,Marlow, as well as associate athletic director Matt Howdeshell and Jane Kuhn, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs, noted that all other Big Sky Conference universities have a similar fee in order to stay competitive.,Marlow said he did his homework ahead of his hiring at Northern Arizona, but he had no idea the school was the only one in the state and Big Sky Conference without a dedicated athletics specific fee.,Venturing out of state and to Northern Arizona’s direct athletic competition, the presentation to the students included a breakdown of other Big Sky Conference schools and their similar fees.,HOW TO BENEFIT STUDENTS

Hoping to make the fee worthwhile for its student base not interested in the success or performance of the university’s athletic teams, the athletics department hoped to brainstorm ideas with the proposed advisory council on how to serve a wide range of students. read more