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Football lifer John Milligan to coach high school in Upton

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

UPTON, Mass. (AP) — John Milligan has seen it all when it comes to football. From winning four consecutive Big Ten championships as a University of Michigan player in the 1980s, to chewing out current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after bad throws as a graduate assistant - Milligan's been...

Wade bonus forfeiture, Woodward $8M deal before LSU board

Apr. 25, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors. Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually and his...

Joe Legerski retiring as Wyoming women's basketball coach

Apr. 25, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Legerski is retiring as Wyoming women's basketball coach, ending a 16-year run with the Cowgirls. The athletic department announced the decision Wednesday. The 61-year-old Legerski steps downs as the winningest coach in program history, going 314-186. He led the Cowgirls to the...

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not just...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

Adderley cousins connect across decades over life, football

Apr. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

More than a surname binds Nasir and Herb Adderley, distant-but-oh-so-close cousins from Philadelphia who are separated in age by six decades but tethered tight by love, creed and football. The post-millennial and soon-to-be octogenarian make up one of the best stories of the 2019 NFL draft . Nasir, a free safety...

Prized Jamaican big man Kofi Cockburn signs with Illinois

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has signed prized big man Kofi Cockburn to a national letter of intent. The Fighting Illini announced Wednesday the addition of the 7-foot, 290-pounder from Kingston, Jamaica — the highest rated post player to join the program since Meyers Leonard in 2010. Cockburn...

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers....

Coverage will offer different perspectives on NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

George Grande had no idea what ESPN was about to create when he anchored the first telecast of the NFL draft in 1980. "We didn't know who or how many people would be watching," Grande said. "For us it gave us a link to the NFL, it helped our coverage of college football and we had fun doing it." ESPN's coverage...

Buffalo women's basketball coach agrees to 5-year extension

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo has agreed to sign women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack to a five-year contract extension after she led the program to its third NCAA Tournament berth in four years. The new contract runs through the 2023-24 season and will pay her an annual base salary of $270,000,...