School athletics

New Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman speaks at an introductory press conference in East Lansing, Mich., Monday, July 16, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the...
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July 13, 2018 - 8:21 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University on Friday settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of the settlement with the woman, identified in court papers only as Jane Doe,...
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July 07, 2018 - 2:38 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the school. Wrestler Eli Stickley was killed Thursday night, the university's athletic department confirmed in a written statement. Stickley was a native of Urbana, Ohio, and...
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July 07, 2018 - 12:58 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is "shocked and saddened" by the allegations and is cooperating with the school's independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online Saturday...
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July 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University athletic director's claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover up a school-wide sexual assault scandal are bizarre and "blatantly false," according to the university. The school responded in court filings Thursday to...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2018, file photo, Kansas' Silvio De Sousa celebrates by cutting down the net after defeating Duke in a regional final game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Omaha, Neb. Maryland has joined the list of schools to receive a grand jury subpoena seeking records in the ongoing federal corruption investigation into college basketball. The school released two subpoenas to The Associated Press and other outlets Friday, July 6, 2018, in response to public-records requests. A June subpoena sought records tied to the recruitment of Silvio De Sousa, who played his freshman season at Kansas last year. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
July 06, 2018 - 12:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maryland has joined the list of schools to receive a grand jury subpoena seeking records in the ongoing federal corruption investigation into college basketball. The school released two subpoenas to The Associated Press and other media outlets Friday in response to public...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long speaks to members of the Little Rock Touchdown Club in Little Rock, Ark. Kansas has hired former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to lead its department. Long signed a five-year, fully guaranteed contract that will pay $1.5 million annually. He takes over for Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May after struggling to turn around the Jayhawks' football program and failing to build support for much-needed stadium renovations.
 (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel, File)
July 05, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The major reasons the athletic director job at Kansas became available nearly two months ago are precisely the same reasons Jeff Long will be filling that seat beginning Aug. 1. He's shown a gift for raising money and renovating facilities. He's shown an ability to lead to...
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This file photo shows a 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, has been accused of sexual misconduct by former college student athletes. Ohio State says the firm conducting an independent investigation also is reviewing whether Strauss examined high school students. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
June 29, 2018 - 4:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The firm investigating former athletes' allegations of sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor at Ohio State University also is reviewing whether he examined high school students, the school confirmed Friday. Because of the ongoing inquiry, Ohio State cannot share details...
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FILE - In this Jan 17, 2009, file photo, Keith McCants poses for a portrait in Mobile, Ala. Pinellas County Jail records show 50-year-old Keith McCants, a former defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of Alabama, was arrested early Monday, June 25, 2018, near St. Petersburg, Fla. He's charged with a felony count of possession of crack cocaine and driving with a revoked or suspended license. (AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer, File)
June 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a former Tampa Bay and University of Alabama defensive end arrested in Florida on drug charges says the public should withhold judgment until a proper investigation is complete. Andrew Mallory, representing 50-year-old Keith McCants, said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Idaho, in Pullman, Wash. The family of the Washington State University football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that's been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide note on Jan. 16. Mark and Kym Hilinski told NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that the Mayo Clinic did an autopsy of their son's brain.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
June 26, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The family of the Washington State football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that's been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a...
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