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FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, Stanford men's volleyball head coach John Kosty, second from left, looks down as players react after a 3-1 loss to Loyola in the NCAA men's college volleyball championship at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Stanford announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020,  that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

'Heartbreaking day' — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Jul. 8, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...

Vanderbilt cuts at least 8 from athletics communications

Jul. 8, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has laid off at least two people with six more forced to re-apply for their jobs as the Southeastern Conference's lone private school works to merge its athletics communications department with the university's main communications office. The university said Wednesday in...

NC State hires ex-ECU head coach McNeill in advisory role

Jul. 7, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired former East Carolina head coach and Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill for an advisory role on its football staff. The school said Tuesday that McNeill would serve as a special assistant to head coach Dave Doeren. Duties include assisting player...

Swarnamala Ratnayaka prepares RNA for testing for the new coronavirus at the molecular pathology lab at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The test is identical to the PCR test being used by the Centers for Disease Control to ease the testing crisis and stop the spread of COVID-19, which has hit the New Orleans area especially hard. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana virus cases surge, with call to cancel athletics

Jul. 7, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's education leaders is calling for the cancellation of public school athletics this fall amid the resurgence of the state's coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 2,000 new virus cases confirmed Tuesday and hospitalizations from the COVID-19 disease heading above 1,000....

Ohio High School Athletic Association changes leadership

Jul. 7, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that its executive director has been replaced by an interim leader while the organization searches for a permanent replacement. The president of the association's board of directors, Dan Leffingwell, said Monday that Jerry Snodgrass...

Iowa officials report 417 more positive coronavirus cases

Jul. 6, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced four additional positive coronavirus tests on Monday along with one negative test. KGAN-TV re ports that the new cases bring the number of positive tests in the athletics department to 21 on 392 total tests. The department is not...

Evers gives UW System go-ahead for sex assault rules

Jul. 6, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has given the University of Wisconsin System the go-ahead to begin complying with new federal rules that bolster the rights of sexual misconduct defendants and narrow the range of sexual misconduct that colleges must investigate. Evers in June rejected system...

Some K-State athletes protest over student's Floyd tweet

Jul. 5, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas State athletes were among about 100 people who protested this weekend over an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. Those attending the rally in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday said the university administration's promise to launch initiatives to...

FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, Martin Jarmond, newly hired Boston College athletic director, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on the schools campus, in Boston. Most new athletic directors that take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That is not going to be the case for the start of Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. Jarmond began in Westwood on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after three years at Boston College. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

Jul. 4, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. “You would like have something resembling...