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The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied American University’s dismissal of a lawsuit by David Nakhid, a Hall of Fame soccer player at AU from the 1980s, on Monday. Nakhid sued AU for race-based discrimination in October when he was not hired as the men’s soccer team’s head coach.
Sigma Alpha Mu removed a brother from the fraternity after an event was created on Facebook that the Iranian Student Association called culturally insensitive.
A former American University soccer player accused the University of racial discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed in a D.C. federal court on Wednesday.
American University received a $3 million donation to build a new athletics facility, University President Sylvia Burwell announced in an email to the community on Tuesday morning.
Alcohol and games. It’s hard to think of a duo that American sports fans love more.
The AU women’s basketball team lost 54-66 in the Patriot League championship to the Bucknell Bison on Sunday, losing the chance to appear in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.
Six black student-athletes open up about their experiences at AU
As the semester kicks off and men’s and women’s basketball enter the race for Patriot League titles, here’s our roundup of what you may have missed in AU sports over winter break.
AU’s Panhellenic Executive Board announced on Dec. 27 via Facebook that sorority recruitment dates would be changed to allow members and recruits to attend the 2019 Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 19.
A petition created by members of AU’s Panhellenic Council seeking to change the dates of sorority recruitment so it will not conflict with the 2019 Women’s March on Jan. 19 has received over 1,900 signatures since it was posted late last week.
The AU athletic department declined to renew men’s soccer head coach Todd West’s contract last week, according to a department press release. West, who served as head coach for 19 seasons and led the team to nine Patriot League finals and three NCAA tournament appearances, said that he was “surprised” by the department’s decision.
It seemed too easy. The Eagles were up by 30 points against the UMBC Retrievers in the middle of the second quarter, and they maintained that steady lead until the end of the game, which the Eagles won 64-42.
With seven lead changes by halftime alone, each member of the Eagles’ bench sat in the same position: elbows on knees, eyes shifting in the same directions, waiting for the next basket and hoping it was theirs.
“I know I’m having a good game when my first 3-point attempt makes it in easy,” Cecily Carl, a senior forward for AU women’s basketball, said during a preseason interview.
Can eating chocolate bars and caramel and cheddar popcorn straight from a three-gallon tin every night translate to winning two Patriot League championship titles? For the women's basketball team coaching staff, which has been together for an uncommon six years, the answer is a hard yes.
AU’s fall sports teams have been ready to roll since early August. The field hockey team hosted a scrimmage against the University of Virginia on the newly-renovated Jacobs Complex and both men’s and women’s soccer played exhibitions on Reeves Field. The volleyball team will start their season a smidge later on Aug. 24 for their first home game against George Mason.
Jacobs Complex is getting a makeover this summer.
Beginning in the next academic year, prospective student-athletes will follow a recruiting model that more closely resembles non-athletic recruiting schedules, the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced Wednesday through a press release.