School athletics

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Central Florida athletic director Danny White stands on the sideline at the team's NCAA college football game against Houston in Orlando, Fla. White has signed a five-year contract that will pay him more than $1 million annually. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)
March 10, 2020 - 6:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF athletic director Danny White has signed a five-year contract that will pay him more than $1 million annually. White's base salary will start at $1.081 million and increase by 5% every year on the rollover date. The deal includes a $2.5 million buyout, which White or his...
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The desk of Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel, R-Wellsville, honors University of Kansas sports teams with a sign depicting the Jayhawk mascot, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, on his House chamber desk of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation to allow college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 10, 2020 - 1:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are taking steps to allow college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals because they fear that if they don't, out-of-state rivals will attract the best recruits and leave Kansas' athletic programs in the dust. A bill that would bar state...
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Oregon State's Madison Washington, left, and Stanford's Nadia Fingall (4) vie for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament Friday, March 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 07, 2020 - 2:26 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stanford swept its regular-season series with Oregon State, winning by a total of six points — each three-point victories. Friday night in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals, Stanford came out swinging against the Beavers, opening a 25-10 lead in the first quarter and never looked...
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This undated photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Shawn O'Brien who was charged Feb. 21, 2020 with one count of indecent liberties with a child after a girl accused him of touching her sexually seven or eight years ago under the guise of a "massage." O'Brien also allegedly told her that she shouldn't tell anyone what happened because he said massages were "really expensive" and she was "lucky" to get one for free. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 2:35 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man recently charged with a child sex crime provided massage services to some University of Kansas women's athletic teams since 2015, the school's chancellor and athletics director said. Chancellor Doug Girard and Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that...
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Memphis Tigers Precious Achiuwa (55), Lester Quinones (11) and Lance Thomas (15) celebrate after a win against Houston in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
March 04, 2020 - 2:56 pm
Memphis' NCAA case involving the recruitment of star basketball player James Wiseman will go through the association's new independent investigation arm. The NCAA announced Wednesday that the school's request to have the infraction case resolved through the Independent Accountability Resolution...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 file photo, The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 04, 2020 - 1:34 am
Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. An advocacy group for college athletes has urged the NCAA to consider...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)
March 03, 2020 - 12:29 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As mass sexual assault scandals, some dating back decades, roil universities across the country, the schools are seemingly drawing from the same playbook in their responses. Whether a large state school like the University of Michigan, or a private one like Baylor University in...
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Members of the Virginia Union band pose in front of a CIAA Tournament sign in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The CIAA college basketball tournament is celebrating its 75th year. (AP Photo/Steve Reed)
February 29, 2020 - 2:35 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bobby Vaughan can't help but smile when he thinks about the tradition of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. “It's a party where they just happen to play some basketball," said the 92-year-old Vaughan, who has served a player, coach and...
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FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, Muhammad Ali, is watched by U.S. swimmer Janet Evans as he lights the Olympic flame during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Atlanta. The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta is scheduled to be publicly lit again for the first time in over two decades on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
February 28, 2020 - 5:52 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta was scheduled to be publicly lit for the first time in more than two decades on Saturday. Georgia State University announced the cauldron will be lit just before noon on Feb. 29, news outlets reported. The flame will remain lit...
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CORRECTS CITY TO GREENSBORO- This photo provided by North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) shows Heaven Fitch, center, Luke Wilson, left, and Hunter Fulp, right, and Brandon Ropp, far right, after the state wrestling championships in Greensboro, N.C, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. NCHSAA said on its website that Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's individual state wrestling championships. She won the 106 pound (48 kg) weight class at the 1A division on Saturday. (North Carolina High School Athletic Association via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 7:08 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association...
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