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The University of Minnesota football team has decided to drop its boycott of the Holiday Bowl, having threatened to sit out due to the suspension of 10 players following a sexual assault investigation. The logistical and optical nightmare of holding a bowl game without the cooperation of one team will be avoided, but as espnWs Jane McManus writes, football is the least important part of this case.What makes the situation in Minnesota unique is that for once, a universitys administration agrees. Perhaps Baylor is a reason why.Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle suspended the players on the recommendation of the Office of Educational Opportunity and Affirmative Action. While prosecutors decided not to pursue charges, the university is required under federal law to conduct a Title IX investigation. In its 80-page report, the EOAA found four students in violation of the university policys sexual assault provision and eight players in violation of its sexual harassment provision. It recommended five players be expelled, four players be suspended for a year, and one be placed on probation.The rest of the team launched the boycott Thursday night to take back the reputation and integrity of our program and our brothers that have faced unjust Title IX investigation without due process, according to a statement wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky read. The players, according to ESPNs Adam Rittenberg, specifically took issue with the suspensions being handed down before their Title IX appeal hearings, which would not have been scheduled until January, after the bowl.The question of due process is an important one, especially in the NCAA, which affords little power to players to fight for their rights in a meaningful way. (Of course, concerns over players rights were hardly found when a group of black Missouri players threatened to protest the schools handling of racial intimidation on campus.)Yet its perfectly within due process of university discipline, which exists separate from the legal system, to suspend players after an investigation has been conducted pending an appeal. Looking through the rest of Wolitarskys statement, its clear many players are conflating constitutional rights with rights under the student code, which carries a much lower burden of proof for punishment. So too, it seems, is head coach Tracy Claeys, who tweeted?in support of the boycott Thursday night, breaking with the administration. But the university has remained consistent; Claeys himself suspended four players pending the criminal investigation, and now the administration has suspended them and six others following the Title IX investigation.Due process is also important as we look toward navigating a future in a post-Baylor world. Last years bombshell report exposing the rampant sexual assault and coverup in Baylor University athletics seemed to show those who were otherwise not paying attention just how widespread these crimes are in college football, and how thick the cloak of silence around them can be. Baylor served as a telescope for how things have always been done when players are accused of sexual violence, often marked by systemic protectionism by school administrators.Whats remarkable about the action at Minnesota is that it came from the top, with the administration getting out in front with sanctions immediately following the investigation, rather than reacting to fan and media outrage over inaction. It was swift and impactful without being heavy handed (though probably not to those who are used to seeing such accusations go unanswered).I cant find fault with what the administration has done. Which is ... weird, said Jessica Luther, a freelance journalist who broke the Baylor story last year and whose book Unsportsmanlike Conduct exhaustively covers sexual assault in college football.Baylor could be seen as a turning point relative to how schools, including Minnesota, failed to handle such cases in the past.In October 2015, the Star Tribune obtained an email from the schools EOAA director to then-athletic director Norwood Teague that cited multiple complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment by players as well as concerns of retaliation by a group of football players during the 2014-15 academic year.Then-head coach Jerry Kill said he had been aware of at least one accusation. We turned it into the administration and it was handled by the administration, he said at the time. According to the email, some complaints were not investigated due to a lack of cooperation by the accusers.Teague himself had been forced to resign last August after admitting to sexually harassing female university employees. In that same month, the school adopted a new Yes means Yes policy, establishing affirmative consent as the standard in sexual assault cases.Now, in the shadow of Baylor and its own failure to pursue past accusations, Minnesota seems to be taking a hard line against campus violence. Following Teagues departure, Coyle was appointed athletic director in May. This is the first major sexual assault crisis hes had to deal with, and he seems to be making a clear statement that the new department wont be run like the old one. (It makes sense that it might not sit well with Claeys, who served as defensive coordinator under Kill before he became head coach.)If the fallout from Baylor has finally signaled to schools the need to properly and transparently carry out sexual assault investigations, then Minnesota shows why we must keep educating players, administrators, coaches and fans on due process and what justice might look like in a post-Baylor world. The Gophers case is unique because its so unprecedented. Were truly not used to seeing an administration take such a proactive stance. Is this what it looks like when the system works? The way future cases are handled will bear that out, but its certainly more functional in Minnesota compared to one year ago.Put that in context of Baylor, Luther said. We have to see this as an improvement, if nothing else. Custom Detroit Red Wings Jerseys . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. 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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- While the Houston Astros are rocketing up the AL standings, the Los Angeles Angels are plummeting at roughly the same rate of speed.Tim Lincecum tried to change things Tuesday night, but both teams kept going their separate ways.Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros beat Lincecum and the Angels 7-1 for their ninth win in 10 games.Correa went 3 for 4 and matched his career high with four RBI as Houston easily improved to 34-20 since May 1. The Astros also beat the Angels for the seventh straight time, their longest winning streak in the rivalrys history.We expect to win the way were playing, which is good, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. We do have a nice little vibe about us, a little swagger. Weve got our confidence back.Scott Feldman (5-3) yielded three hits in five innings to win his first start since April 24 for the Astros. Feldman was a stopgap starter after making 16 appearances out of the bullpen over the past two months, but he kept Houston moving flawlessly forward while allowing no earned runs or walks.Ive been doing the bullpen thing, so I had to try to remember my routine for (starting), said Feldman, a starter for most of the previous eight seasons. But it was a lot of fun.Albert Pujols third-inning single drove in the only run for last-place Los Angeles (32-46), which has lost eight of nine. Before the game, general manager Billy Eppler said manager Mike Scioscias job is not in jeopardy with the Angels, whose injury-riddled starting rotation has been their biggest obstacle.Lincecum (1-2) couldnt get through the fifth inning in his third start for the Angels, yielding seven hits, four walks and five runs. It was the two-time Cy Young winners second straight bumpy outing after a promising debut.My fastball command was pretty terrible, Lincecum said. I didnt get a chance to establish the zone and work around that. I felt myself becoming one-dimensional again with my changeup and not really finding a way out. That team is a good hitting team. They puncched the balls when they were up in the zone and made me pay for it.ddddddddddddLincecum has a 6.75 ERA after three starts for the Angels, who signed the longtime San Francisco Giants star to patch that rotation. While he struck out seven Astros, he also struggled with control -- throwing just 55 strikes in 101 pitches -- and served up too many hittable balls to the Astros surging lineup.Lincecum was in trouble again after four Houston batters. He started with a four-pitch walk to George Springer, and Jose Altuve also drew a four-pitch walk before Correa put his 13th homer far over the left field fence. Correa had never faced Lincecum before that shot.I knew he was going to try to throw some changeups and get me to chase, Correa said. Its big to score early in the game.Marwin Gonzalez tripled in the fourth and scored on Carlos Gomezs double. Colby Rasmus one-out single in the fifth chased Lincecum, and Gonzalez bunted home Houstons fifth run moments later.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: Feldman filled in for RHP Lance McCullers, whose rotation turn was skipped due to a blister. McCullers expects to return Monday for his next start, although Feldman wouldnt mind another shot. I love starting, Feldman said. But I also love being on this team, and were winning a lot of games right now.Angels: 3B Yunel Escobar missed another game with a bone bruise in his left knee. Scioscia hopes he is available Friday in Boston. ... C Geovany Soto is closing in on a rehab assignment after working out in the bullpen Tuesday. He has been out since mid-May after knee surgery.UP NEXTAstros: Dallas Keuchel (4-9, 5.35 ERA) beat Kansas City last week for his first win in five June starts, but the AL Cy Young winners weird season continues.Angels: Jered Weaver (6-6, 5.24 ERA) has been solid in recent weeks, but had a rough outing against Oakland earlier in this homestand. He has a 3.26 ERA in 10 career games against Houston. ' ' '

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