Why Akron police Capt. Brian Simcox placed on leave remains unclear as department pushes forward amid upheaval
The police department says that Captain Brian Simcox has been placed on administrative leave. Other than that, the city’s provisional police chief says he cannot comment on an internal investigation involving one of his officers.University of Akron considers bringing back baseball and adding women’s lacrosse;Akron Police Captain Brian Simcox placed on administrative leave;
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Simcox has been a captain since November of 2015. He did not respond to our requests for comment.University of Akron considers bringing back baseball and adding women’s lacrosseTop officials at the University of Akron are recommending that the school restore its baseball program, which was dropped in 2015 as a cost-cutting measure, and start a women’s lacrosse team. University President Matthew Wilson and athletics director Larry Williams said Tuesday that they hope the teams would be ready for competition in the 2019-20 academic year. Their recommendation will be presented to the board of trustees Oct. 11. A group of former players has been lobbying for the return of baseball since the team was disbanded as former President Scott Scarborough trimmed $40 million in expenses from the school’s budget. The school says it will rely on donors to support the teams and any scholarships offered would not come from university funds.