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Raw Senate debate in fight to end voting bill filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced off in emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy but that's almost certain to be defeated without a filibuster rules change. It's a stunning setback for...

Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden’s own party as two holdout senators refuse to support...

UConn's athletic deficit rose to $47.2 million in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 22:36 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's athletic department reported Tuesday that its budget deficit rose from from $43.5 million to $47.2 million in the 2021 fiscal year, the result of pandemic-related hits to ticket sales and other revenue. The school released the figures as part of its...

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

Jan. 18, 2022 20:13 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. Saban was joined by NBA Hall of Famer Jerry...

Ricketts endorses fellow Republican Jim Pillen for governor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen scored a big endorsement Tuesday from Gov. Pete Ricketts, a fellow Republican who backed the University of Nebraska regent to be his successor. Ricketts picked Pillen out of a crowded GOP field ahead of the party's...

Onetime Clemson QB Johnson transferring back to Tigers

Jan. 17, 2022 18:06 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Onetime Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson is returning to the Tigers, becoming coach Dabo Swinney's first player taken from the NCAA transfer portal. Johnson had been with Northwestern the past four seasons. He announced his decision to return to Clemson on...

Ex-Florida St QB Chubba Purdy announces transfer to Nebraska

Jan. 17, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy announced his decision to transfer to Nebraska on Monday. Purdy is the second quarterback headed to Nebraska through the transfer portal. Casey Thompson announced his move from Texas on Jan. 7. Purdy...

Rink Babka, discus medalist at 1960 Olympics, dies at 85

Jan. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard “Rink” Babka, a former world record holder who was part of a U.S. medals sweep in the discus at the 1960 Rome Olympics, has died. He was 85. Babka died Saturday of congestive heart failure in a hospital, according to the University of Southern...

Record-setting Texas Tech K Garibay into NFL draft

Jan. 16, 2022 17:58 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay is bypassing his final season of eligibility, opting to declare for the NFL draft after making the longest game-winning kick in FBS history and being the most accurate field goal kicker in school history. Garibay kicked a...

Iowa coach disbands diversity group created after 2020 probe

Jan. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Gazette reports ...