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Florida teacher, coach accused of having sex with student

Oct. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former teacher and basketball coach at a Florida high school turned herself in to authorities to face an accusation of having sex with a 16-year-old student. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said in a release 28-year-old Megan Parris was charged with unlawful sexual...

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New...

NCAA: College athletes graduating at record high rate

Oct. 16, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. The NCAA's most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year's all-time high. That's nearly 10...

Survey: Quarter of women at UW-Madison sexually assaulted

Oct. 15, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter of University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate women who responded to a survey said they have been sexually assaulted since they entered college, the school said Tuesday. UW-Madison participated in the Association of American Universities survey this spring along...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

MPA will allow wheelchair athlete in cross-country race

Oct. 12, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

TURNER, Maine (AP) — The Maine Principals' Association will allow a high school athlete to compete with a wheelchair at the state cross-country meet. Head of the MPA cross country committee, Mike Bisson, told the Sun Journal Jonathan Schomaker will compete in the Class B South regional in his own race, as...

Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach

Oct. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa McFerrin this season after finding a "negative culture and atmosphere." Memphis released the report Thursday after...

Wisconsin forward Micah Potter must sit out semester

Oct. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The NCAA has denied a request for junior forward Micah Potter to play during the fall semester after transferring from Ohio State two days before the season opener last November. The 6-foot-9 Potter, who has not competed in regular-season games since the 2017-18 season, will be...

Purdue bans staff, students from betting on Boilermakers

Oct. 10, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Purdue University trustees have approved a policy banning faculty, staff and non-athlete students from gambling on sporting events involving any Purdue teams, coaches or student-athletes. The policy approved Thursday was developed at the urging of some faculty members and...

Kansas coach Self bristles at idea of 'trolling' NCAA

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program when he donned an Adidas jersey and golden chain for a recent promotional video. The Jayhawks received a notice of allegations...