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Reparations mark new front for US colleges tied to slavery

Dec. 14, 2019 9:17 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies. Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have announced...

Heisman Trophy candidates: Burrow, Fields, Hurts, Young

Dec. 11, 2019 12:41 PM EST

A capsule look at the four Heisman Trophy finalists: JOE BURROW YEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Senior, QB, LSU BIO: His feel-good story is well-known by now. He grew up hoping to play for Nebraska, like his father and two brothers, but the Cornhuskers never showed interest. So he started his career at Ohio State, which...

NC State challenges NCAA charge tied to payment for Smith

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is challenging NCAA charges based on allegations that an Adidas representative paid $40,000 to the family of former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. through a former Wolfpack assistant coach to ensure Smith's commitment to the school. N.C. State is arguing that the...

Walker leads No. 4 UConn in rout of Notre Dame

Dec. 8, 2019 7:42 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn players had heard the narrative that Sunday's game against rival Notre Dame would be a match-up of two programs in down years. The Huskies wanted to make a statement that they are not in a rebuilding mode. Megan Walker scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 4...

Bryce, Hellems help NC State beat Wake Forest 91-82

Dec. 7, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State shared the ball and spread out the scoring production. The formula secured an Atlantic Coast Conference road win in a building that had been the site of plenty of frustration over the past three decades. C.J. Bryce scored 18 points and N.C. State shot 52% to...

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

Dec. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has decided to retain Clay Helton, extending the head coach’s improbable 4 ½-year tenure atop the West Coast’s winningest college football program. New athletic director Mike Bohn announced the decision four days after the No. 24 Trojans (8-4, 7-2...

SEC suspends Tennessee WR Jennings for half of Vols' bowl

Dec. 4, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has suspended Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings for the first half of the Volunteers' bowl game for what the league said was a flagrant personal foul late in a 28-10 victory over Vanderbilt. Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the suspension...

Cephus’ faith, family guided him to breakout ’19 for Badgers

Dec. 4, 2019 5:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Faith and family mean everything to Quintez Cephus, and for 16 months, the Wisconsin wide receiver needed every bit of his faith and every member of his family more than ever. Cephus and 10th-ranked Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 8 College Football Playoff) are one win away from...

Iowa State extends Campbell through 2025

Dec. 3, 2019 12:38 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State and coach Matt Campbell have agreed on a one-year contract extension through 2025. The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Campbell has been locked up for the next six seasons, ending speculation he would be a candidate for any number of job openings. Terms were not disclosed. Iowa...

Charges filed in stabbing of ex-Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor

Nov. 30, 2019 5:50 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman was charged with attempted homicide in a Pittsburgh stabbing that critically injured former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is also facing a charge, police said. Pryor was taken to the hospital just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday following a dispute with “mutual...