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Mizzou soccer coach Blitz to retire after 25 years in charge

Apr. 18, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women's soccer coach Bryan Blitz, who has led the program for the entirety of its 25-year existence, said Sunday that he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Blitz went 254-216-39 with the Tigers, and he was 299-260-47 in 30...

Survivors of childhood sexual assault raise awareness

Apr. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Fatima M. Smith and two of her friends told parents and police that their cheerleading coach had sexually abused them, they were ostracized by the families of their teammates. Years later, in high school, that experience — the death threats,...

US women's hockey coach steps down due to COVID-19 concerns

Apr. 17, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down while citing COVID-19 protocol concerns less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. “I was not comfortable with...

Ohio State quarterback derby to remain unsettled until fall

Apr. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State's quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That's not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has...

Retired Eutawville teacher sees much change in 100 years

Apr. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

EUTAWVILLE, S.C. (AP) — From coaching the Eutawville High School girls’ basketball team to decades of teaching and church involvement, Eliza Spiers Couturier has had experiences of a lifetime while enjoying small-town living. “It’s something I didn’t think would...

LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

Oklahoma coach Moser adds assistants, support staff

Apr. 16, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Porter Moser has hired K.T. Turner as associate head coach and Emanuel Dildy as an assistant coach. They are among six members he has added to his coaching and support staffs. The school made the announcements in a...

AP source: LSU's Fargas in negotiations to be Aces president

Apr. 16, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Fargas is in negotiations to become Las Vegas Aces president, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Friday on condition of anonymity because no deal has been finalized. Bill...

Allen from LA is 1st addition for new Texas Tech coach

Apr. 15, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech got its first addition for new coach Mark Adams on Thursday with transfer forward Kaelen “KJ” Allen signing to play for the Red Raiders following the potential departures of several key players. Allen will have three seasons of...

Coalition launches program to lift minority football coaches

Apr. 15, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

An organization started by Maryland’s Mike Locksley is trying to help advance the careers of minority football coaches by connecting them with the people who do the hiring in college sports. The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches launched its first...