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Michigan State fires women's rowing coach Matt Weise

Jul. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has fired women's rowing coach Matt Weise. Athletic department spokesman Matt Larson confirmed Friday that athletic director Bill Beekman told Weise on Tuesday that he wanted to go in a different direction with the program. Weise had spent 14 seasons as head coach...

Seton Hall hires alumnus Bryan Felt as athletic director

Jul. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Bryan Felt has been hired as the athletic director at Seton Hall. The Big East Conference school announced Thursday that Felt will replace Pat Lyons, who was promoted to executive vice president and chief of staff at the university. Felt has been the athletic director at nearby...

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball...

ESPN hires former Wazzu QB Leaf as college football analyst

Jul. 14, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison. Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will mostly call games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The...

Cleveland State fires coach Dennis Felton after 2 seasons

Jul. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dennis Felton's stay at Cleveland State was short, and anything but sweet. Felton was fired Friday after just two seasons with the program, which hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2009. The 56-year-old Felton and his entire staff were let go by athletic director Scott Garrett, who...

Kentucky HS board wants preapproval for esports players

Jul. 12, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control says esports participants will need written approval to compete in the League of Legends video game. Kentucky held its first sanctioned high school esports title meet in February, but officials are still working out which...

Former Baylor player's sex assault conviction overturned

Jul. 11, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has overturned for a second time the sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school. The Dallas-based 10th Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Sam Ukwuachu. It...

Coach bus catches fire on 128N in Burlington, no injuries

Jul. 11, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A coach bus carrying 20 international students visiting Tufts University caught fire on Route 128 North in Burlington. WCVB-TV reports that Lexington Fire Chief Derek Sencabaugh says the department responded Wednesday to a bus fire at Route 3. The bus driver told firefighters that...

Harvard coach fired over sale of home to prospect's father

Jul. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head...

Ex-prep diving coach gets 4 years for sex with teens

Jul. 9, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former assistant diving coach at a northwest Indiana high school has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with two 15-year-old female students and keeping partially nude photographs of each girl on his cellphone. The (Northwest Indiana) Times...