Higher education

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway, left, talks to center James Wiseman during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Oregon won 82-74. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
November 13, 2019 - 10:53 am
James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation’s top-rated...
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Stanford head coach Tara Vanderveer reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Francisco, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
November 09, 2019 - 8:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lexie Hull was so focused on playing defense, she didn't even notice her own scoring total until it was over. "I had no idea," said Hull, who scored 27 points to help No. 3 Stanford beat San Francisco 97-71 Saturday in the first college basketball game played at Chase Center,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Mike Bohn speaks at a news conference after he was named Cincinnati athletic director, in Cincinnati. Southern California has hired veteran collegiate sports administrator Mike Bohn as its new athletic director. USC announced the hiring Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, nearly two months after Lynn Swann abruptly resigned. Bohn has spent the past five years as the athletic director at the University of Cincinnati. He also has been the AD at Colorado, San Diego State and Idaho. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
November 07, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC President Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann...
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North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) reacts following a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Notre Dame in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. North Carolina won 76-65. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 06, 2019 - 9:40 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Cole Anthony didn't need much time to make his mark on the North Carolina record book. Anthony set the school record for scoring by a freshman in his debut, finishing with 34 points and 11 rebounds while leading the ninth-ranked Tar Heels past Notre Dame 76-65 in their...
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Florida State head coach Willie Taggart, right, disagrees with the referee in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
November 03, 2019 - 5:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 at Florida State, which won the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Rutgers head coach Kristen Butler, right, argues a call with the home plate umpire during an NCAA softball game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Rutgers coach Butler and her husband Marcus Smith, a volunteer assistant, have been accused of fostering a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse on the team. The university president said Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, he wants an independent investigation of allegations. (AP Photo/ Michael Wyke, File)
October 31, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Two Rutgers softball coaches, a husband and wife, have been accused of fostering a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse on the team. The university president said Thursday he wants an independent investigation of allegations made against softball head coach Kristen Butler and her husband, Marcus...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 29, 2019 - 10:06 pm
The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 29, 2019 - 8:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA just doesn't get it. Under pressure from all sides — legislators, advocates, athletes, pretty much anyone who can spot an injustice when they see it — the group that governs college athletics revealed a fierce determination to keep an iron grip on the two things it cares...
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A plane drops retardant as the Getty fire burns on Mandeville Canyon Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 28, 2019 - 10:07 pm
SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:05 p.m. California's firefighting agency recorded more than 300 wildfires in just 24 hours as winds whipped the state over the weekend. Gov. Gavin Newsom called them "330 saves," contrasting them to fires that...
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File- This April 2, 2019, file photo shows Fred Hoiberg being introduced as Nebraska's new NCAA college basketball head coach at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska fans will need to keep a roster handy when they watch Hoiberg’s first Cornhuskers team. Of the 16 players, 14 weren’t on the team in 2018-19. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 23, 2019 - 10:28 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fans will need to keep a roster handy when they watch Fred Hoiberg's first Cornhuskers team. Of the 16 players, 14 weren't on the team in 2018-19. Only one of the two returning players has suited up for a game with the Cornhuskers. That's junior guard Thorir...
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