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Column: Say something, soon

If you see something, say something. If you hear something, reach out. If you know something, take the time to do the right thing.

Athletic departments across the nation — including the University of Idaho’s — have a hard time understanding these ideals.

“University officials and employees, who are required to report when they learn of sexual assault allegations, failed to act in this instance.” It’s a common description that sums up the legacy many athletic departments and athletic officials will leave behind.

The ongoing news cycle of sexual misconduct arising out of athletic departments everywhere from small private schools to major universities, is no shock to us anymore.