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Report: Lack of leadership led to Kansas player’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 5:53 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a...

NC school football coach resigns over racist Instagram video

Nov. 6, 2019 2:20 AM EST

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — An assistant football coach at a North Carolina high school has resigned after making racist comments on Instagram. News outlets report John Hoskins resigned over the weekend from his post at Knightdale High School. WTVD-TV reports Hoskins, who is white, posted a now-deleted video...

Former Miami Hurricanes AD Jankovich dies at 85

Oct. 30, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sam Jankovich, the Miami Hurricanes' athletic director when they won their first three national championships in football, has died. He was 85. Jankovich died Wednesday in Hayden Lake, Idaho. A funeral service will be held in his native Butte, Montana. He was the Hurricanes' athletic director...

Kathy Mattea named WVU distinguished artist in residence

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Country singer Kathy Mattea will be coaching music students at West Virginia University. The university says in a news release that the Cross Lanes native has been named a distinguished artist in residence in the School of Music for the 2019-20 academic year. The statement says the...

Patrick Beilein resigns as Niagara coach before 1st game

Oct. 24, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Beilein cited personal reasons for abruptly resigning as Niagara University men's basketball coach two weeks before the start of his first season. Beilein made the announcement in a statement released by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school on Thursday. The...

Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach

Oct. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa McFerrin this season after finding a "negative culture and atmosphere." Memphis released the report Thursday after...

Washington State shakes up defense after back-to-back losses

Oct. 9, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach is shaking up the Cougars' underperforming defense in the wake of defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys' abrupt resignation. The Cougars have made some personnel changes on a squad that is yielding 30 points per game, ranking it 10th in the Pac-12. Leach said they are also...

The Latest: Green hopes law will change NCAA 'dictatorship'

Sep. 30, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a law allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements (all times local): 3:05 p.m. NBA star Draymond Green said he hopes a new California law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals will force the...

Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has given quarterback Bryce Perkins the freedom to freestyle when necessary. In fact, he encourages it. Like any coach, Mendenhall likes having a plan and seeing that plan executed. But he knows that handcuffing Perkins would be the wrong...