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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Vic Koenning, at the time the defensive coordinator at North Carolina, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C. West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged the assistant coach made a series of inappropriate comments. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

WVU coordinator apologizes after player's accusations

Jun. 24, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Suspended West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning apologized Wednesday after a player alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. Koenning was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account about Koenning....

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech's Erik Ezukanma (84) catches a pass as West Virginia's Kerry Martin (15) defends during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after Martin alleged the assistant coach made a series of inappropriate comments. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, after Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

West Virginia DC Koenning on leave after player accusations

Jun. 23, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media post that the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday after safety Kerry...

Jordan Spieth, left, watches Ryan Palmer tee off the first hole during practice for the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The Challenge is the first PGA tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

The Latest: Iowa athletics reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests

Jun. 15, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world (all times local): ___ Iowa’s athletic department reported two positive COVID-19 tests during the second week of its return-to-campus protocol. The school did not disclose whether it was athletes, coaches or staff members who...

FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly walks on the field during the NCAA college football team's spring practice in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA's football oversight committee expects to finalize a plan on Thursday to allow teams to conduct up to 12 unpadded, slow-speed practices, also know as walk-throughs, during the 14 days before the typical preseason begins in August. Kelly said the extra time on the field with a ball will be valuable for teaching schemes, but not necessarily for assessing player development. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

NCAA proposal for extended college football preseason set

Jun. 11, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

The NCAA football oversight committee Thursday finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two weeks for teams to hold walk-throughs. The proposed model goes to the Division I Council, which the NCAA said will act on it Wednesday. The proposal is expected to pass. With the...

A directional arrow on a street points to the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

May. 15, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Australian...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, left, talks to athletic director Barry Alvarez before an NCAA college football game against BYU in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin announced Saturday, May 9, 2020, it is asking 25 of its highest-earning employees to volunteer for a 15% pay cut over the next six months. That group includes athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst and men's basketball coach Greg Gard. There won't be any reduction of work hours.
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Colleges thrown for big losses in sports budget crunch

May. 9, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the end of this virus-disrupted school year drawing nearer, a predictably bleak financial outlook for major college sports has emerged from the budgeting process. The West Virginia athletic department announced Friday a projected $5 million shortfall, with pay cuts for coaches and...