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Louisiana university suspends football coach accused of DWI

Feb. 18, 2020 5:28 AM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — The head football coach of a Louisiana university was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Brad Laird, the football coach at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, has been suspended without pay for one week, Northwestern Director of Athletics Greg Burke...

Michigan State hires Kapilovic as offensive line coach

Feb. 17, 2020 8:51 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is hiring Chris Kapilovic as its offensive line coach and running game coordinator. The school announced the move Monday night. Kapilovic filled those same roles last season at Colorado under new Michigan State coach Mel Tucker. The Spartans hired Tucker last week...

U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne speaks to supporters at Farmers Market Cafe in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Byrne fights to make Senate runoff

Feb. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Stepping up to address a Republican club meeting at the Farmer’s Market Cafe, a meat-and-three restaurant not far from the Alabama Capitol, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne gave a version of the oft-repeated phrase of his U.S. Senate campaign. “I’m a Christian. I''m a...

Ohio family tackles challenge of large-scale dairy farming

Feb. 17, 2020 9:34 AM EST

SUGARCREEK, Ohio (AP) — One in a series of stories about the future of the dairy industry from Farm and Dairy newspaper. ___ Go big or go out of business. That was Sonny Perdue’s message to dairy farmers last fall at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin. Or at least that’s how the message was...

Ex-Wisconsin receiver surrenders, charged in double-homicide

Feb. 15, 2020 9:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin football player who is the brother of a standout in the 2011 Super Bowl surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday in connection with the deaths of two people who were found with gunshot wounds on a road in Janesville, Wisconsin. Marcus Randle El, 33, turned...

Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to a score against West Virginia in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

Feb. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in and hit three...

Tressel, Burton staying on defensive staff at Michigan State

Feb. 15, 2020 5:58 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mike Tressel and Ron Burton are remaining on the defensive staff for Michigan State's football team. The team announced via its Twitter account Saturday that the two assistants would be back. A team spokesman said Burton will coach the defensive line, and Tressel's role is to be...

2 Tupelo legends honored during Black History Month Exhibit

Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — It was a full house at the Oren Dunn City Museum Thursday (Feb. 6) evening as Tupelo leaders, residents and family and friends gathered to honor the legacy of Frank Dowsing and Sam Bell. Both honorees are credited for being community leaders and breaking racial barriers through their...

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow kisses the national championship trophy during a celebration of their NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Baby giraffe named 'Burreaux' after LSU's star quarterback

Feb. 14, 2020 2:11 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's Hesiman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow has a new honor to add to his long list of awards and achievements. He inspired the name of the newest male giraffe at Louisiana's capital city zoo. A public naming competition selected the name Burreaux...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Examining NCAA issues with former insider

Feb. 14, 2020 9:58 AM EST

From NCAA investigator to college athlete advocate. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, AP's Ralph Russo is joined by Tim Nevius, a former Division I baseball player who worked for five years as an NCAA investigator after leaving law school. Now Nevius works to change college sports by representing...