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Wearing a Kobe Bryant No. 8 Lakers jersey, Olivia Tyler, 19, of Simi Valley, Calif., views the memorial at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and pray for the families of the victims of the Sunday helicopter crash that took the lives of the former Lakers star and eight others, Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2020. Tyler said she has idolized Bryant for years and that she previously played at the sports academy but before Bryant bought it. She met him at a UCLA basketball game in 2017 and he gave her a high-five.

Coach on Bryant helicopter put "heart and soul" in teaching

Jan. 27, 2020 10:45 PM EST

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Christina Mauser poured her heart and soul into coaching and teaching physical education at the school where young Gianna and her basketball star father Kobe Bryant were an integral part of the community. The mother of three worked at the campus in Newport Beach for more than a...

Gene Corrigan, former NCAA president, ACC boss, dies at 91

Jan. 25, 2020 6:51 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Gene Corrigan, the former NCAA president who also helped change the look of college sports as Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner and Notre Dame and Virginia athletic director, died early Saturday. He was 91. The ACC said Saturday that Corrigan died “peacefully overnight...

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

Jan. 23, 2020 9:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...

Police investigating racist drawing at WVa high school

Jan. 23, 2020 3:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a rival team. West Virginia State Police spokeswoman Capt. Shallon Oglesby said in a statement that the...

Eastern Michigan pays $125,000 to settle Title IX lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University will pay two female student athletes a combined $125,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the university of discrimination when it eliminated their softball and tennis teams in 2018. Former EMU softball player Ariana Chretien will receive a $100,000...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, then-Arizona State head coach Todd Graham coaches on the sidelines against Oregon in an NCAA college football game, in Eugene, Ore. Hawaii hired former Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to lead their football program. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, File)

Hawaii hired former Arizona St coach Graham to lead program

Jan. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii hired former Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday to lead the Rainbow Warriors. Graham replaces Nick Rolovich, who left Hawaii after four seasons to become Washington State head coach. The Warriors are coming off a 10-5 season in which they appeared in the Mountain West...

Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations

Jan. 21, 2020 11:06 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university announced. Lickliter...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson, left, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, right, celebrate with the rest of their team after defeating Missouri 31-13 in an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Authorities say the death of Wilson, a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, is being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson, File)

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

Jan. 21, 2020 8:31 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Birmingham police told news outlets that De'Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham home by...

Coombs returning to Ohio State as defensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kerry Coombs is returning to the Ohio State coaching staff, this time as defensive coordinator. Coombs spent 2012-2017 on the Ohio State staff as cornerbacks coach and has spent the past two seasons in the NFL as cornerbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans. Coombs moves into the slot...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda sensed something special with Bears

Jan. 20, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film...