KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessees $2.48 million settlement of a Title IX lawsuit regarding its handling of assault complaints against athletes includes steps on how the school must improve the way it addresses incidents involving sexual misconduct.A copy of the settlement obtained through a public records request said the school will change its rules regarding student disciplinary hearings and will appoint an independent commission made up of individuals with expertise on establishing or maintaining federal law compliance programs.The primary change in the hearing process would be that students will not be appointed to serve on student disciplinary hearing boards in cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct unless both sides agree.The independent commission would recommend changes in the schools policies and programs related to preventing, investigating and resolving incidents of sexual misconduct.The settlement also calls for Tennessee to use its best efforts to enforce mandatory sexual assault training for school employees reasonably likely to be among the first to learn about potential incidents.Under the agreement, Tennessee also is no longer providing a written list of potential lawyers to athletes. Tennessee already had discontinued that policy before the settlement. The school may refer athletes to a local bar association instead.Tennessee is paying $2.48 million to settle a lawsuit filed in Nashville by eight unidentified women who said the school had violated Title IX regulations and fostered a hostile sexual environment through a policy of indifference toward assaults by athletes. Lawyers for both the plaintiffs and the school issued a joint press release announcing the settlement Tuesday.School officials discussed some of the steps being taken to help prevent sexual assaults and raise awareness of the issue Wednesday at a news conference featuring school Title IX coordinator Jenny Richter as well as Ashley Blamey, who directs the universitys Center for Health Education and Wellness.Seven employees are being added to the two offices that deal with sexual assault investigations and support for victims of sexual misconduct and stalking.The new staff positions include two wellness coordinators who will work with athletes on sexual assault awareness as well as other issues such as drug and alcohol awareness and stress management.They will be working hard to find the best way to discover how to educate the group, how to work with them on a regular basis and really dedicate some resources to that area, Richter said.The school is adding a senior deputy Title IX coordinator, two investigators of sexual misconduct plus an education and outreach coordinator and a sexual violence prevention coordinator for the schools Center for Health Education and Wellness to go along with the two new employees who will be working with athletes.The chancellors office is committing $700,000 to fund six of those positions and provide for training and other operational requirements. The Center for Health Education and Wellness sexual violence prevention coordinator position is being funded for three years as part of a $300,000 federal grant.And in a change in the schools process, allegations of sexual assault or misconduct will be investigated by the universitys Office of Equity and Diversity. Investigations or student complaints in this regard previously had been conducted through the Office of Student Conduct.I continue to say that one incident of sexual misconduct is one too many, UT President Joe DiPietro said Tuesday in a release announcing the settlement.But unfortunately, on a college campus, these incidents will happen. When they do, I want the confidence of knowing that we did everything within our power to appropriately deal with the situation, and we provided the necessary support for all involved. There are no excuses for anything less.Tennessees athletic department and the schools central administration are splitting the cost of the settlement. 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Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series.NORFOLK, Va. -- All thats left to tie up the feel-good story of the field hockey season is a nice little blue bow, and that will come on Sunday.But will it be royal blue, the color unseeded Delaware wears, or a familiar lighter shade that belongs to a North Carolina program vying for its seventh NCAA title?In two thrilling semifinals, the Tar Heels downed Big East champion UConn 2-1 in overtime, and the unseeded Blue Hens continued to pad their reputation as giant killers by avenging an earlier defeat to Princeton with a 3-2 win at L.R. Hill Sports Complex at Old Dominion University.We talk about stress tests, and they have seen every stress test in the book, said Delaware coach Rolf van de Kerkhof, whose Blue Hens have beaten Louisville, top-seeded Duke and now Princeton in this NCAA tournament. We are ready. It doesnt matter who they play today or Sunday. I had all the confidence in the world they would do what they were able to do.For Delaware (22-2) to win its first NCAA championship on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, it will have to get past North Carolina (21-5) and its storied pedigree.But Delaware has Greta Nauck, the NCAAs top scoring threat, and an offensive aggressiveness that turned up the heat on Princeton (12-8), which was looking to return to the title game for the first time since 2012.Delaware outshot Princeton 12-9, including 6-1 in penalty corners in the second half. Senior Esmee Peet scored two of her teams three goals, including the game-winner, to push the Blue Hens to their first title game since their AIAW days in 1978.It looked like the game would head to overtime when Princetons Cat Caro tied it with 3:27 remaining, only to see Peet make good off a pass from Meghan Winesett with 1:20 left. That warmed up the bundled-up Delaware fans -- including five of the six families of the teams European players who had flown in just for this final four.We had to dig deep to do what we had to do, but we got it done, said van de Kerkhof, whose team scored the final goal despite being a player down. Well celebrate til midnight, then get back to work.All credit to Meghan, Peet said. She saw me standing and I had to put it into the goal. Its amazing to do that for the team, especially before the game ends to avoid the overtime.Delaware took a step into the big time last weekend when the Blue Hens upset Duke to advance to field hockeys final four for the first time since 1982. These Hens play with a looseness and a glee of young kids on a Christmas morning, climbing the bleachers prior to the game to snap pics in front of the words NCAA Championships. Only they blocked out the final four letters so it read NCAA Champions.That was us, Peet said, laughing, and van de Kerkhof noted this isnt aa group that plans to bring home a participation trophy.ddddddddddddWhen he interviewed for the job at Delaware a little more than six years ago, it wasnt to win the Colonial Athletic Association title. Theres only one tournament I care for, he told the athletic director. At the end of the day, theres only one tournament in the country you want to be dancing in, and I love November madness as it relates to field hockey.Van de Kerkhof consistently talks about his brand of Delaware hockey, an attack-first game, he says, that the Blue Hens have yet to complete this postseason.Today we put one good half together, he said. Maybe we can put two good halves together against Carolina. Yes, they have a rich history -- we respect that -- but that was in the past. Right now its 2016.The Blue Hens will play a Tar Heels team that started the season at No. 1 and will look to finish it that way after handing UConn only its second loss of the season.The Tar Heels, in the NCAA title game for the 17th time in program history, rallied from a goal down after UConn opened the scoring in the opening minutes of the second half.Barbara Hoogens rocket from the top of the circle escaped Shannon Johnsons reach and marked the first score the Carolina defense gave up in the tournament after having shut out Stanford and Maryland last weekend.The Tar Heels answered with a beauty from Sam Night to set up a seven-on-seven overtime that North Carolina dominated. UConn (22-2) never managed another shot on goal, and the Tar Heels won it off their third of the period, a give-and-go feed for Lauren Moyers 23rd of the season, an Atlantic Coast Conference best.Overtime is either heartbreaking or exhilarating, and on this day it was a difficult ending, Huskies coach Nancy Stevens said.While Delaware sees these championships as a carousel that keeps spinning, a North Carolina win would end a drought. Coach Karen Shelton watched Princeton celebrate on this Norfolk field back in 2012. Her program started this season ranked No. 1, then lost its first game, lost an uncharacteristic five games and did not win the ACC. Though the Tar Heels are the winningest team in the national tournament with 60 victories, they have not won an NCAA title since 2009.Maybe that changes Sunday.Becoming a team is a process, Shelton said. We had our struggles early. We werent playing poorly, but we werent getting results. We werent playing quite as well as we were capable of playing. We have many talented pieces, but were better when we play together, and we figured it out.Or maybe not.We think anything is possible, Peet said. ' ' '