The Tortoise of Student-Athlete Power Advances: Queens College SAs force Removal of BKB Coach for Abuse

Queens College head basketball coach Daryl Jacobs was removed from his position this week, after every Queens College varsity basketball player told the college president that they refused to continue playing on the team if he continued as coach. Jacobs’ abuse was, according to the report, only verbal, but extremely and repeatedly demeaning and caustic.Perhaps just as important was the players’ apparently unanimous assessment of Queens AD China Jude: “We don’t trust her.”


On the heels of the recent refusal of Mizzou football players to play unless the the Missouri president resigned – and his subsequent almost immediate resignation, these events at Queens College suggest that the slow-moving tortoise of student-athlete power is inching forward.

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lawyer, with interest in college sports and NCAA oversight and decisions, and sports generally.
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