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How teacher revolutionized school's football statistics

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Rushing through the rain armed with a pen and paper, Gavin Gilbert entered the press box at Yellow Jacket Stadium and began to scribble. Keeping note of that night’s scoring plays between Starkville High School and DeSoto Central, Gilbert -- a social studies teacher at SHS...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, the Pac-12 logo is displayed on the field at Sun Devil Stadium during an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. As the wealthiest conferences  like the Pac-12 lay out plans they hope will protect athletes from contracting and spreading COVID-19, most of the schools in the second-tier of Division I football have given up on trying to play in the fall. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Pac-12 player group 'disappointed' after commissioner call

Aug. 8, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

The Pac-12 players of the “WeAreUnited” movement said they were “disappointed and deeply concerned” after a recent meeting with the conference’s commissioner. The players sent an email to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott late Friday accusing him of not taking the issues they...

The Latest: Lions activate TE Hockenson from COVID-19 list

Aug. 8, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: — The Detroit Lions activated tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs from the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for NFL players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

Aug. 8, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or two potential...

Several Colorado State football players dispute allegations

Aug. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Several Colorado State football players released a shared statement on social media to support head coach Steve Addazio and dispute accusations against the program. The Rams have paused all football activities after a recent investigation started by the president of the...

Pitt defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman opts out of 2020 season

Aug. 8, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has opted out of the 2020 season to focus on next year's NFL draft. Twyman, a second-team All-American in 2019 when he registered 10 1/2 sacks, said in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday that he will return home to Washington, D.C. ...

AP source: Mid-American Conference becomes 1st major college football conference to cancel fall season

Aug. 8, 2020 11:18 AM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — AP source: Mid-American Conference becomes 1st major college football conference to cancel fall season.

Suit: School expelled student after reporting sexual assault

Aug. 8, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former student at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, is suing the school over allegations that it was reckless and negligent when an administrator expelled her hours after she reported being sexually assaulted in October 2019. The student, referred to in the...

LSU football fans have a tough ticket choice

Aug. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU fan and local resident Daniel Bergeron has been a football season ticket holder for 40-plus years and has been attending games since he was 7 years old. This year, due to the threat of COVID-19, he has elected to take the option offered by LSU to roll his 2020 season ticket...

Colorado State pauses football after allegations of racism

Aug. 7, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State is pausing all football activities after an investigation started by the president of the university into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes. Athletic director Joe Parker said he asked...