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Baylor to fire football coach Art Briles

Baylor will dismiss football coach Art Briles after eight seasons with the school.

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Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

Baylor officials said the school had hired a New York law firm to make contact with the NCAA about potential rules violations

Gene Wojciechowski @GenoEspn

Maybe wishful thinking, but I hope we look back and say this was day college athletics was changed forever. A new awareness was established.

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

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Joe Schad @schadjoe

Report says Baylor football coaches/staff sometimes met directly w complainants or their family and didn't report it further

Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

Baylor admits to "directly discouraging some complainants from reporting (incidents) & retaliated against one for reporting sexual assault"

Baylor to fire Briles after investigation

An independent review of Baylor's institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues was conducted by Pepper Hamilton, who found there was a fundamental failure by Baylor to implement those processes. PDF

Adam Rittenberg @ESPNRittenberg

More: "The football program failed to identify and maintain controls over known risks, and unreasonably accepted known risks." Wow

Heather Dinich @CFBHeather

I applaud the women who were brave enough to come forward at Baylor and hope this case inspires others and forces every program to take note

Is Art Briles dismissal a culture-changer?

Michael Smith says Baylor "chose women over wins and losses."


Joe Schad @schadjoe

…failed to take action to identify and eliminate a potential hostile environment, prevent its recurrence or address its effects.

Joe Schad @schadjoe

Baylor report says BU failed to consistently support complainants through the provision of interim measures; and in some cases, the Univ…

Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

Baylor: Ken Starr transitioning to Chancellor; Ian McCaw sanctioned and placed on probation; Briles “suspended with intent to terminate"

Herbstreit surprised by Briles' firing

Kirk Herbstreit says Baylor's firing of football coach Art Briles is a "major step, not just for Baylor, but for intercollegiate athletics about taking a stand."


Will Briles' firing affect college sports culture?

Jane McManus calls Baylor's decision to fire football coach Art Briles a "pretty stunning" move.


Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Baylor QB commit Kellen Mond was already looking around quite a bit before Bears' coach Art Briles was dismissed Thursday. A Big Ten recruiter just told me he expects Mond, the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback, to decommit today or within a few days because of the news. Mond is also heavily considering Ohio State, Auburn, Florida and others.

Jared Shanker @JShankerESPN

Surprised to see Baylor fired Art Briles. Very curious to see what might be revealed in news conference and Pepper Hamilton report.

Examining Art Briles' rise and fall

Mark Schlabach breaks down Briles' rise and ultimate fall as the coach of Baylor football.


Baylor fires football coach Briles

Football coach Art Briles has been fired by Baylor, sources tell ESPN. Baylor has been under scrutiny for months about how it has handled sexual assault allegations involving several of its football players. Story

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