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Ohio Senate approves legalized sports betting bill

Jun. 16, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate approved legislation to legalize sports betting in Ohio on Wednesday along with a bill to allow college athletes for the first time to earn money based on the use of their names, images and likenesses. Both bills now go to the House...

Louisiana-Lafayette stadium slated for $15M in upgrades

Jun. 16, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette's Cajun Field will undergo $15 million in renovations and improvements because of a local hospital's decision to provide the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the Ragin' Cajuns athletic department. Our Lady of Lourdes...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Road to playoff expansion; What's next?

Jun. 16, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

There is a plan in place to expand the College Football Playoff from four teams to 12. It is a remarkable change for a sport that for decades seemed committed to using any other way possible to determine a national champion than a playoff. How did...

Brohm makes changes on Boilermakers defensive staff

Jun. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm revamped his defensive coaching staff in January. Now he's making more changes. On Wednesday, Brohm said three of his new hires — Brad Lambert, Ron English and Mark Hagen — all will hold the...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 16, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Decatur Daily. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Live long and prosper The University of Alabama’s head football coach, Nick Saban, looks like he isn’t going anywhere. To hear the future legend talk, that wasn’t likely anyway. His...

Abuse victims to seek school action on Schembechler's legacy

Jun. 15, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former University of Michigan football players and others who say they were sexually abused by a now-deceased team doctor are expected to call for action by the University of Michigan’s board as the legacy of the school’s legendary gridiron coach is being questioned over...

WVU to operate at full capacity for home football games

Jun. 15, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will remove coronavirus-related restrictions on fan attendance at home football games, athletic director Shane Lyons announced Tuesday. The Mountaineers will offer 100% fan capacity, including pregame tailgating, at Milan Puskar...

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

Police, TV station: Alabama news anchor dead

Jun. 13, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A veteran TV news anchor and former University of Alabama football player has died, police in Alabama and the station he worked for said. Christopher Sign's work “will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity,”...

QB Sam Noyer heads to Oregon State for final season

Jun. 11, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Former Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer will use his final year of eligibility at Oregon State. Noyer, who is from Beaverton, Oregon, announced his move on Twitter on Friday. Noyer threw for 1,101 yards and six touchdowns in...