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US appeals court says some NCAA athletes may qualify as employees under federal wage-and-hour laws

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — College athletes whose efforts primarily benefit their schools may qualify as employees deserving of pay under federal wage-and-hour laws, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday in a setback to the NCAA. The court, in the latest challenge to the NCAA's long-held...

Toledo adding women's rowing as varsity sport for 2025-26 season

Jul. 02, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo is adding women's rowing as a varsity sport, bringing the first new sport to the school in two decades at a time when many athletic departments are prepping for budget hits. Athletic director Bryan Blair said Tuesday that the start-up, facility and...

A vocational school student stuns China by besting university competitors in a math contest

Jun. 22, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

A 17-year-old vocational school student from rural China became a celebrity on social media after reaching the final round of a math competition, beating many others from top universities and raising questions about the education system. Jiang Ping, who is studying fashion design,...

Down a step from elite college football, officials pitch a model for a new sports landscape

Jun. 20, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

Facing upheaval on the way in college athletics, a handful of administrators and athletes from smaller schools have been working on a new model of governance. The hope by members of the Football Championship Subdivision and Division I-AAA (programs without football) is to give their...

Caitlin Clark and the WNBA are getting a lot of attention. It's about far more than basketball

Jun. 19, 2024 04:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, you thought going to a WNBA basketball game might be an escape from the arguments and polarization that are so common in American life these days? Ha, good one. Some of the atmosphere in the public and media that has swirled around the professional women's...

Northwestern AD Derrick Gragg moving to new position amid looming changes in college athletics

Jun. 13, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern has created a new position for athletic director Derrick Gragg, naming him to oversee the university's athletic strategy and help the school navigate the looming changes in college athletics. Gragg, who has overseen the athletic department as vice...

Taiwan nighttime dragon boat racing puts a modern twist on an ancient tradition

Jun. 10, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Across the Chinese diaspora, racing in dragon boats has been a tradition reaching back thousands of years. But change is afoot, most recently in central Taiwan where the races were switched to the evening to take advantage of cooler temperatures, a refreshing...

North Carolina House speaker says university athletics scheduling bill isn't going further

Jun. 06, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would make sure the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University play each other annually in football and basketball and then play three other public schools regularly isn't advancing beyond a quick committee meeting this week, House...

North Carolina legislators advance schedule mandates amid college sports uncertainty

Jun. 04, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a move reflecting volatile and changing times in college athletics, North Carolina state legislators advanced a bill Tuesday that would require the state’s two largest public universities to play each other annually in football and basketball and play three other top...

With his transgender identity public, skier Jay Riccomini finds success on and off the slopes

Jun. 01, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — One of freestyle skier Jay Riccomini's priceless life moments came this year in Switzerland, when he was recognized on the podium for a third-place finish in a major global competition. It was a breakthrough performance — and the announcer used his...