School athletics

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. More Ohio State alumni are suing the university over how school officials dealt with a team doctor recently found to have sexually abused at least 177 young men over two decades. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a former Ohio State team doctor (all times local): 3:15 p.m. An Ohio State University official says it's not clear whether anyone ever went to authorities to report a former doctor now accused of sexually abusing more than 150 male students...
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May 17, 2019 - 12:48 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A woman says she told Penn State University's head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her accusation to the school as required. Jennifer Oldham, a North Carolina fencing coach, told The Philadelphia Inquirer...
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Former University of Southern California soccer coach Laura Janke departs federal court, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Boston, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 14, 2019 - 5:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2016, file photo, Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman poses in New York. The NCAA announced Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that it is forming a working group to consider how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for use of their names, images and likenesses. NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors say Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman will head the new federal and state legislation working group. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
May 14, 2019 - 5:34 pm
The NCAA is looking at how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced Tuesday that Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A total of 50 people have been charged, including 33 parents, 10 coaches and college athletics officials, and seven others. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood stars. Business executives. Top collegiate coaches. Two months ago, federal prosecutors announced dozens of charges against wealthy parents, college sports coaches and others accused of participating in a sweeping admissions cheating scandal dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. College athletes are continuing to function at high levels in the classroom but their Academic Progress Rate scores appear to be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, May 8, 2019, show this year’s overall four-year score matched last year’s record-high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball also matched last year’s marks. Baseball improved by one point to 976 while single-year scores at Historically Black Colleges declined slightly. “We are seeing some flattening of rates, which is not unusual given the large amount of data over a long period of time,” Emmert said in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show this year's overall four-year score matched last year's record high of 983 and...
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May 08, 2019 - 10:28 am
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces four years in prison after reaching a plea agreement in a sexual misconduct case involving two female students. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 20-year-old Jatwone London of Portage entered guilty...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo Michael Center, right, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, departs federal court with an unidentified woman after he pled guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Since dozens of wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities were arrested in March, two parents and two coaches, including Center, have agreed to cooperate with authorities. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said all along that they expect more people to be charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Their secret weapon? The cooperation of some parents and coaches who have already agreed to plead guilty, observers say. "You can rest assured that there is going...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Bruce Isackson departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing Monday, April 8, 2019, Isackson agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. Since dozens of wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities were arrested in March, two parents, including Isackson, and two coaches have agreed to cooperate with authorities. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions scandal that has ensnared prominent parents and coaches at elite universities (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A California couple have pleaded guilty to taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme. Bruce and Davina Isackson, of Hillsborough...
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Female football player Sam Gordon walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 7:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance took center stage Friday in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female football star. More than 400 girls have joined a league that 16-year-old Sam Gordon helped create,...
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