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Some K-State athletes protest over student's Floyd tweet

Jul. 5, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas State athletes were among about 100 people who protested this weekend over an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. Those attending the rally in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday said the university administration's promise to launch initiatives to...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Nebraska safety Marquel Dismuke (19) celebrates with teammates after recovering a fumble from Maryland running back Javon Leake (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, in College Park, Md. Nebraska's 24-sport program has about 600 athletes and is one of a handful that makes money. Though a 10% budget cut was announced recently, the program is able to absorb the cost of coronavirus testing, in part because of its affiliation with the university’s medical school.(AP Photo/Will Newton, File)

Coronavirus testing a stress threat for athletic budgets

Jul. 5, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

Coastal Carolina already had one of the smaller athletic budgets in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and that was before a 15% spending cut was ordered because of projected declines in state funding and student fees stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Facing the prospect of having to pay for testing of...

FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, Martin Jarmond, newly hired Boston College athletic director, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on the schools campus, in Boston. Most new athletic directors that take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That is not going to be the case for the start of Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. Jarmond began in Westwood on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after three years at Boston College. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

Jul. 4, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. “You would like have something resembling...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman warms up his team before an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. Late Sunday, June 28, 2020, coach Chris Klieman tweeted his support: “Racism is NOT welcome at KSTATE  now or in the future. ... I am excited to help every player unite for the solution NOW, so that that we can come together stronger than ever. Black Lives Matter.” (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

Jul. 3, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The decision, announced on social media by several players, follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns. “We...

Austin Peay coach quits unexpectedly after 1 year on job

Jul. 3, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay coach Mark Hudspeth has resigned after one season on the job that included him taking the Governors to a program-record 11 wins and a trip to the FCS quarterfinals. Athletic director Gerald Harrison announced Hudspeth's resignation Friday. The resignation is effective...

FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season

Jul. 3, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was still debating...

Navy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellations

Jul. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule, with the Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy the latest to be canceled. Lafayette informed the Naval Academy that it cannot bring its football team back to campus in time to meet medical advisory guidelines. Navy, which...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy runs onto the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla. Mike Holder, Oklahoma State’s athletic director, said late Thursday, July 2, 2020, an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under Gundy after a number of players raised concerns. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

Jul. 3, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy took a $1 million pay cut and had his contract shortened by a year as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star running back for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel. Athletic director Mike Holder said...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy runs onto the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla. Mike Holder, Oklahoma State’s athletic director, said late Thursday, July 2, 2020, an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under Gundy after a number of players raised concerns. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma St finds 'no signs' of racism in football program

Jul. 2, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State’s athletic director said late Thursday an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under coach Mike Gundy after a number of players raised concerns. “We have spent the past couple of weeks...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Texas' DeMarvion Overshown (31) leaps to tackle Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. (1) during an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Texas junior linebacker Overshown announced Thursday, July 2, 2020, he will sit out all team activities until the school starts making campus changes sought by dozens of football players and other Longhorns athletes. The demands made in early June include renaming several campus buildings currently named after former Texas officials with ties to the Confederacy and segregation, and a call to drop the school song “The Eyes of Texas.” (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Texas linebacker Overshown to sit out until 'changes made'

Jul. 2, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown said Thursday he will sit out from all team activities until the school starts meeting demands for campus changes sought by dozens of Longhorns athletes. The demands made in early June include renaming several campus buildings currently named...