School athletics

February 17, 2020 - 5:33 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers sought to delay when college athletes can begin striking endorsement deals, and agreed to extend the game clock on Monday for the NCAA on its own to address the issue of compensation for the 450,000 student athletes under its purview. But the move did not...
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Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faces two counts of lying to police. A jury on Friday found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged. She faces up to four years in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
February 14, 2020 - 6:39 pm
A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted Friday on charges that she lied to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997. It's the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school. Kathie Klages, 65,...
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Mel Tucker, Michigan State's new football coach, speaks duirng a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building. Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and...
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Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Feb, 12, 2020. Smith, the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith, is among three girls suing to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
February 12, 2020 - 6:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and...
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FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, former Florida State coach Willie Taggart is introduced as Florida Atlantic University's new football head coach during a press conference in Boca Raton, Fla. Colleges around the country finished off their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as their next big stars. A review of all 130 FBS schools found shockingly low numbers, with blacks still largely shut out of head coaching positions and even more so the prime coordinator spots. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 10, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Colleges around the country wrapped up their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as the next big stars. It's a whole different situation on the sideline. Segregation still rules the coaching ranks. And not just the top guys. A review of all 130...
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February 06, 2020 - 6:17 pm
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — The parents of three Maryland high school students who were sexually assaulted by their football teammates sued county school officials Thursday, saying they ignored warnings about the attack because of the school's esteemed football program. The suit, filed in Montgomery...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman, listens at a Board of Trustees meeting in East Lansing, Mich. For the first time in over a decade, Michigan State needs a football coach after Mark Dantonio announced his retirement. That puts Beekman, who took over as athletic director in 2018, on the spot. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 06, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Bill Beekman became Michigan State athletic director during a turbulent period in the school's history, taking the job two years ago with minimal experience in athletics. Now he faces one of the most important tasks for any Big Ten AD — hiring a new football coach. “In my two years, we've only had...
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January 28, 2020 - 5:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — No charges will be filed in an investigation of hazing by football players at a prominent all-boys school in suburban Detroit due to a lack of cooperation from staff and families, a prosecutor said Tuesday. “While we are confident that a criminal incident did occur, we do not have...
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Wearing a Kobe Bryant No. 8 Lakers jersey, Olivia Tyler, 19, of Simi Valley, Calif., views the memorial at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and pray for the families of the victims of the Sunday helicopter crash that took the lives of the former Lakers star and eight others, Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2020. Tyler said she has idolized Bryant for years and that she previously played at the sports academy but before Bryant bought it. She met him at a UCLA basketball game in 2017 and he gave her a high-five. "Kobe taught me a lot about being the first person in the gym and the last one out," she said. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
January 27, 2020 - 10:44 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Christina Mauser poured her heart and soul into coaching and teaching physical education at the school where young Gianna and her basketball star father Kobe Bryant were an integral part of the community. The mother of three worked at the campus in Newport Beach for...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 23, 2020 - 9:53 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...
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