Jessica Luther

Title IX

With Sexual Assault Lawsuit, Tennessee Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

A lawsuit filed this week against the University of Tennessee alleges that the university had known about "(and itself created) a long-standing, severely hostile sexual environment of rape by male athletes (particularly football players)."
Jessica Luther
2.11.16
Sports

My Mizzou Story Was Hijacked By Conservatives

Last year, Jessica Luther wrote about sexual assault in the University of Missouri athletic department and nobody seemed to notice. All of a sudden, her story has become a conservative rallying point.
Jessica Luther
11.13.15
college sports

Louisville's Sex Scandal Is a Symptom of a Broken College Sports System

The Louisville case is not so surprising when you look at how college sports use women as currency in recruiting young male athletes.
Jessica Luther
10.22.15
endurance racing

A Danish Woman’s Chance to Become the First Female IMSA Champion

At a 10-hour Daytona-class race on Saturday, Christina Nielsen will be vying to become the first woman to win one of auto racing’s most coveted trophies.
Jessica Luther
10.2.15
Sports

Former UTC Wrestler's Expulsion Reversed in Sexual Assault Case

Last week, a judge ruled that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga should not have expelled a former wrestler accused of sexual assault.
Jessica Luther
8.14.15
action

Off-road motorcycle racing’s first mom athlete returns to X Games

The winningest female in off-road motorcycle racing retired in 2013 to have a family, thinking she’d never return to professional competition. She’s back, and the second phase of her career begins Friday night at the X Games.
Jessica Luther
6.4.15
action

Flat-Track Racing's Debut at the X Games is Downright Familial

The mixed field of 22 men and two women features a wife racing against her husband and a sister against her brother and her boyfriend. If nothing else, it’s another reason to watch.
Jessica Luther
6.3.15
Football

Experts Analyze the Jameis Winston Lawsuit and What It Could Mean In Future Cases

What will come of Jameis Winston's lawsuit against his accuser Erica Kinsman? Legal experts weigh in on the suit and its possible consequences.
Jessica Luther
5.20.15
Jameis Winston

The Jameis Winston Rape Lawsuit Has Some Damaging New Information

The lawsuit filed by Erica Kinsman, Jameis Winston's accuser, contains two new bits of information that could prove damaging to Winston in court.
Jessica Luther
4.17.15
Football

Darren Sharper's Rape Spree Shows Why Athletes Get Away With Crimes

A damning investigative report shows how police and prosecutors repeatedly failed to end ex-NFL player Darren Sharper's serial violence against women.
Jessica Luther
4.9.15
badasses

The Triumphs and Hard Times of Gold Medalist Boxer Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields rose from poverty and obscurity to celebrity by winning gold at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Jessica Luther
3.25.15
sporps

Is Quidditch a Sport? An Investigation

What started as a nerdy campus phenomenon has become a progressive, booming sport. Yes, we are talking about quidditch.
Jessica Luther
1.16.15
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