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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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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.

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

Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

Baylor notes that “additional members of the administration and athletics program have been dismissed,” but does not identify them.

Joe Schad @schadjoe

Baylor will incorporate changes that are necessary, but also remind me of how hard it was to find a special coach in wake of PSU mess.

Is Art Briles dismissal a culture-changer?

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

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Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

“...a failure to identify and respond to a pattern of sexual violence by a football player and to a report of dating violence."

Jake Trotter @Jake_Trotter

Pepper Hamilton report "found specific failings within both the football program and Athletics department leadership, including...

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…

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

Joe Schad @schadjoe

Baylor says Head Football Coach Art 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."

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Travis Haney @TravHaneyESPN

I just don't see how you can start lobbing out candidates to replace Briles when you haven't seen report. Feels insensitive to victims, too.