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Texas Tech softball coach resigns amid reported inquiry

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways” amid a report that the program is the subject of school inquiry into the well-being of its players. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move without...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...

The Husker Hounds sports apparel store in Omaha, Neb., shows on television screens Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, a Big Ten virtual news conference to discuss the reopening of the football season. President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

With Big Ten reversal, Trump aims to score in battlegrounds

Sep. 17, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I'm the one who got football back.” But...

FAU still hoping to play Saturday despite virus outbreak

Sep. 16, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Eleven people in the football program at Florida Atlantic University have tested positive for the coronavirus, but the Owls were still hoping to play their season opener Saturday against Georgia Southern, coach Willie Taggart said Wednesday. Taggart declined to specify how many of...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, left, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In August 2020, the couple was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty for paying bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)

Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam

Sep. 10, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs. One by one, they have admitted to using their wealth to bribe and cheat their kids' ways into top universities across the country, often as athletic recruits for sports their children didn't even play. The...

Track athlete Cason Suggs speaks about his experiences as a Black man in Memorial Stadium following a march to protest social injustices through the University of Missouri campus in Columbia,  Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. University of Missouri athletes who organized and led the march and rally urged the hundreds of people who participated to stay engaged in work to end racial disparities. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Missouri athletes lead campus march for social justice

Sep. 3, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri athletes who organized and led a march and rally for social justice through the Columbia campus urged the hundreds of people who participated to stay engaged in work to end racial disparities. Wednesday's “March With Mizzou” was organized largely by...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Gordon Ernst, a former Georgetown tennis coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Ernst is facing additional charges in the case, according to a statement released Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020,  from the office of the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

More charges brought in college admissions bribery scandal

Sep. 2, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another wealthy parent was charged Wednesday with trying to bribe his child's way into an elite university as a fake athletic recruit, a day after two former college coaches caught up in the nationwide admissions bribery scandal were hit with additional charges. Amin Khoury, 54, of Palm...

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo,  Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP source: Big Ten working on multiple options for football

Aug. 28, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season — including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend. The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners...

Michael Toth, athletic trainer, left, takes Gavin Guers' temperature before football practice at Blue Mountain High School in Orwigsburg, Pa., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Lindsey Shuey/The Republican-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Purdue announces pay cuts in athletics

Aug. 25, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Purdue has announced football coach Jeff Brhom, basketball coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp and athletic director Mike Bobinski have voluntarily taken a 20% pay cut and agreed to give up money from incentives, effective...

Stafford, Smart donate $500,000 to UGa diversity program

Aug. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart have contributed a total of $500,000 to an athletic department program focused on diversity and social justice. University President Jere W. Morehead said Friday the initiative will “promote an inclusive...