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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 20, 2021. Editorial: WKU failing when it comes to transparency Last week, we published a report about hundreds of pages of newly released – though heavily redacted – records that documented sexual harassment...

Kayla Treanor named to take over Syracuse women's lacrosse

Jun. 23, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse All-American lacrosse player Kayla Treanor has a job she's coveted since she graduated. The 27-year-old Treanor was named the third women's lacrosse coach in Syracuse program history on Wednesday, succeeding Gary Gait, who also...

California school coach fired after tortillas thrown at team

Jun. 23, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego-area school district voted Tuesday night to fire the head basketball coach after tortillas were hurled at a team from a mostly Latino high school. The Coronado Unified School Board voted 5-0 in a closed session to release JD Laaperi...

EXPLAINER: The Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA

Jun. 22, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

A Supreme Court ruling that went against the NCAA could open the door to schools using unlimited benefits tied to education to recruit top athletes. The NCAA’s loss in a 9-0 decision will not directly lead to play-for-pay in college athletics, but it did clear a path...

Supreme Court win for college athletes in compensation case

Jun. 21, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old...

Analysis: Court ruling leaves NCAA more vulnerable than ever

Jun. 21, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

The NCAA has taken another hit in court, this time at the highest level, and yet insists it is an isolated setback and not a major step toward bringing down its version of amateurism. Legal analysts agree with that — at least until the next court challenge comes. And...

Seton Hall picks Angie Churchill to rebuild softball program

Jun. 21, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Angie Churchill has been chosen to rebuild the Seton Hall softball program. Pirates athletic direction Bryan Felt announced the hiring Monday. Churchill had turned Hartford from a team that won 21 games in the four seasons...

Utah student with Down syndrome left out, school criticized

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A middle school cheerleading program in Utah has received criticism after a student with Down syndrome, who was working as the team manager, was excluded from an official team portrait this year. Shoreline Junior High School's cheerleading squad...

DOJ: 2 states' transgender restrictions unconstitutional

Jun. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law. The department filed statements of interest in...

Clemson to add 2 women's sports to varsity roster

Jun. 17, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is adding two women’s sports to its varsity roster. The school announced in a news release Thursday that it would add women’s lacrosse and women’s gymnastics in the next two years. Lacrosse is projected to begin...