School athletics

September 30, 2019 - 10:11 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements and hire agents, defying NCAA.
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Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, left, and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shake hands after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Michigan won 52-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash's tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that Ash had been fired four games into his fourth season, with the Scarlet Knights showing little progress...
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September 27, 2019 - 5:51 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has set a trial date next year for former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs on embezzlement and other charges. Krebs left the university in 2017 amid questions over spending. At the heart of the case are accusations that he used public money for...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 24, 2019 - 6:04 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men's basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach. Not only did the school deny many of the...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Grenada's Anderson Peters celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the men's javelin final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Peters holds Grenada's national record in the javelin throw and is also the NCAA champion out of Mississippi State. Around 230 athletes from countries outside the United States compete and train in the U.S. university system. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 24, 2019 - 9:31 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school's fight song would be better. When it comes to producing champions at the highest level of track...
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September 21, 2019 - 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school's marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend's game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, FIle)
September 18, 2019 - 5:15 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file...
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Virginia coach Tony Bennett speaks at the start of a celebration of Virginia's NCAA men's basketball title, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. A banner was raised at John Paul Jones Arena. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 3:18 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a...
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Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr. following, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 13, 2019 - 10:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong,"...
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The Temple field hockey team gathers at the conclusion of their practice at Howarth Field in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The team's game at Kent State on Saturday against Maine was cancelled due to pregame football fireworks. The team's game at Kent State on Saturday against Maine was cancelled due to pregame football fireworks. After the shock wore off of halting a women's field hockey game in the middle of overtime just so they could shoot off fireworks for a football game that hadn't even started, the captain of the Maine team said it's par for the course when you're a female athlete. Indeed, for all the advances created by Title IX, there's still an awful lot of hearts and minds that still need changing.(Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Really, we shouldn't be surprised. Riley Field certainly wasn't, not after being reminded once again that the law is one thing, but changing hearts and minds is an entirely different matter. As the senior captain of the Maine's field hockey team, Field has gotten used to the snickers, the insults,...
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