Latest School athletics News

Transgender athletes fight Florida’s new ban

Jun. 12, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They’ve spent months in limbo, anxiously waiting to figure out how they would be able to celebrate Pride Month 2021. They could emerge from more than a year of isolation to celebrate their identities with the rest of their community, free...

Golfer Hayden Carner ASWA community college athlete of year

Jun. 11, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hayden Carner had a freshman season to remember. The Central Alabama Community College golfer finished in the top five of every tournament he played this past season. Carner won two events, including the ACCC Conference Championship. ...

Florida recovering from $54.5M shortfall amid pandemic

Jun. 11, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s athletic department had a $54.5 million shortfall during the 2020-21 fiscal year because of the coronavirus pandemic, significant financial losses the Gators were able to weather with a supplement from the Southeastern Conference and a sizeable reserve....

Arizona State hires Bloomquist as next baseball coach

Jun. 11, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State has hired alum and former big league player Willie Bloomquist as its next baseball coach. Athletic director Ray Anderson announced Bloomquist's hiring Friday. He replaces Tracy Smith, who was fired earlier this week after seven seasons....

Former Wichita teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

Jun. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An ex-teacher and former Wichita City Council candidate has admitted to having a sexual relationship with an underage student while he taught at Wichita Collegiate School. Rodney C. Wren on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one of three counts of unlawful...

Senate passes bill protecting athletes' religious expression

Jun. 09, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Schools and school sports regulators could no longer require advance waivers or otherwise restrict participants’ religious apparel unless it causes a “legitimate danger” for fellow competitors, under legislation approved by the Ohio Senate Wednesday. ...

Titans, Williamson County start girls' flag football league

Jun. 09, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have partnered with Williamson County to start the first interscholastic girls' flag football league starting in spring 2022. The Titans announced Tuesday that nine teams will play a six-week, eight-game season starting in...

Dozens of states leave athlete compensation on back burner

Jun. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

Now that he has graduated with a major in digital technology and culture, defensive lineman Dallas Hobbs wants an opportunity to profit off some of his graphic designs while he continues playing football at Washington State. He also would like to hold charity fundraisers...

Arizona State baseball coach Smith out after 7 seasons

Jun. 07, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tracy Smith is out after seven seasons as Arizona State's baseball coach. Athletic director Ray Anderson announced Monday that the school and Smith had parted ways a day after the Sun Devils were bounced from the NCAA's Austin Regional. ...

Tom Izzo promotes Wojcik, hires 3 ex-Michigan State players

Jun. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has promoted Doug Wojcik to assistant coach, replacing Dane Fife. Izzo also hired three former Spartans on Monday. Fife left the program in April to be the...