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Purdy, Iowa State keep rolling in 34-24 win over Texas Tech

Oct. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones have been on quite a roll since late in the game that got away in their other trip to Texas. Purdy threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns, freshman Breece Hall ran 75 yards for the first of his two scores and Iowa State took a big lead early...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates' higher ed plans

Oct. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — College affordability plans by Democratic presidential candidates are "crazy" and too costly, President Donald Trump's education chief says. Democrats are responding to what's seen as a crisis in college affordability, offering proposals that range from tuition-free college to debt...

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Oct. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two decades after Washington state voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov....

Real estate developer gets 1 month in college bribery case

Oct. 18, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California real estate developer was sentenced Friday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter's college entrance exam. Robert Flaxman, 63, of Los Angeles, was sentenced in Boston's federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and...

BC turns to Grosel at QB for game against NC State

Oct. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is turning to sophomore Dennis Grosel at quarterback against North Carolina State to try to end a two-game losing streak and keep the Eagles' hopes of a bowl game alive. Grosel came in during the second quarter of the Oct. 5 game against Louisville after Anthony Brown suffered ...

Business owner gets 3 weeks for rigging son's ACT exam

Oct. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison after she was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her son's ACT exam and of falsely listing him as a racial minority on college applications. Marjorie Klapper, 51, of Menlo Park, California, pleaded...

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

Oct. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that underscored the lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into...

Representative for Felicity Huffman says she has reported to prison to serve sentence in college admissions scandal

Oct. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Representative for Felicity Huffman says she has reported to prison to serve sentence in college admissions scandal.

BC quarterback Anthony Brown out for season with leg injury

Oct. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College junior quarterback Anthony Brown will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. Coach Steve Addazio made the announcement Monday during his weekly news conference. Addazio said Brown will have surgery within the next few days. The injury is not expected to be...

Bachus' 5 TD passes help UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14

Oct. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Redshirt freshman John Bachus III threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns, both season highs, and UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14 on Saturday night. Colton Dowell had five receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Butler added two TD catches and Peyton Logan had 107...