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Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

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...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Oct. 9, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against...

UMaine unsatisfied with probe of game cut short by fireworks

Oct. 5, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative...

Ex-University of Delaware athlete found guilty of rape

Sep. 27, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — An ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of a string of sexual assaults was convicted Friday in the first case brought to jurors, who found that he raped a woman he met online but declined to apply the harshest charge. After a 10-day trial, the jury deliberated for about...

3 Niagara swimmers allege sexual harassment in lawsuit

Sep. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three members of Niagara University's women's swim and diving teams allege they were sexually harassed and bullied by members of the men's swim team in a lawsuit filed against the school. They also allege men's and women's team coach Ben Nigro made sexual remarks, ridiculed them for...

School spirit: US colleges pave the road to success in track

Sep. 24, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school's fight song would be better. When it comes to producing champions at the highest level of track and other...