Jayhawks' Athletics Problems | College Sports' Sexual Assault Culture
Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: The athletics department at the University of Kansas is becoming better known for firing its coaches and directors than for winning games.
A string of firings and investigations since 2005 have cost the university millions. Les Miles' recent departure as head coach of the football team followed by the firingof Athletic Director Jeff Long who hired him leaves some wondering what's the matter with Jayhawks' sports.
- Blair Kerkhoff, a sports reporter for The Kansas City Star
- Sam Zeff, reporter and newscaster at KCUR
Segment 2, beginning at 26:30: The culture of sexual harassment and assault has been a problem in college athletics for decades.
Sexual assault involving university sports figures has been making news for years yet the institutions and the NCAA have failed in addressing the systemic culture that underscores it. One expert says the environment and a lack of accountability are partly to blame.
- Jessica Luther, author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape" & co-author of "Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back"
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