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WMU promotes assistant Bates to head basketball coach

Mar. 28, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan promoted Clayton Bates to be its basketball coach Saturday, with its athletic director saying the coronavirus crisis impacted the school's search. Bates was previously an associate head coach for WMU. He replaces Steve Hawkins, whose tenure ended this month after 17...

** HOLD FOR STORY ** In this April 11, 2019, photo, provided by Davis Thompson, University of Georgia student-athletes and roommates from left: Ashley Andersen, Morgan Coppoc, Tyler Armistead and Dalaney Hans pose before attending a concert together in Athens, Georgia. Georgia tennis player Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, back home and hundreds of miles away from campus, lost without her routine and her teammates. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches with both updates for the entire team with latest details about the coronavirus and individual check-ins. The UGA counseling also office got in touch with Coppoc immediately and then again to offer sessions by phone that she would have typically attended in person. (Davis Thompson via AP)

Coaches find ways to support young athletes feeling adrift

Mar. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, hundreds of miles away from campus and lost without her routine and her tennis teammates at Georgia. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches for individual check-ins as...

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, file photo, a student walks in front of the Old Main building on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that the university violated the law that protects students in sexual abuse complaints in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

DOE: Penn State violated Title IX after Jerry Sandusky case

Mar. 26, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penn State University will be required to make major changes to how it deals with sexual assault complaints following an investigation of the school's handling of allegations in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Department of Education announced Thursday. U.S. Secretary of...

FILE - This March 12, 2020, file photo, shows the national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis. The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June, $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 million

Mar. 26, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

Canceling March Madness because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the NCAA about $375 million that it would have distributed to 350 schools across the nation. Some will be able to absorb the losses better than others. The NCAA announced Thursday it will distribute $225 million to its Division I member...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

US Justice Department: Don't treat trans athletes as girls

Mar. 25, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports. Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday, arguing...

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio talks about his retirement from as the NCAA college football team's coach, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Judge recommends dismissing suit against former MSU coach

Mar. 20, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has recommended that a former Michigan State football staff member's claims against former Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio, former athletic director Mark Hollis and former school President Lou Anna Simon should be dismissed. Curtis Blackwell filed a lawsuit in November...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

State athletics body argues it is not subject to Title IX

Mar. 19, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut is arguing in a court filing that it is not subject to the federal law that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The argument that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is exempt from Title IX...

UNLV hires Stanford's La Rocque as women's basketball coach

Mar. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has hired former Stanford assistant and player Lindy La Rocque as its next women's basketball coach. The school announced Wednesday that La Rocque will replace Kathy Oliver, who resigned on March 6 after the Rebels failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the 12th straight season. La...

Idaho transgender women sports ban bill heads to governor

Mar. 18, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho bill banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional headed to the governor's desk on Wednesday. The House voted 54-16 to approve an amended version from the Senate. The measure would apply to all sports...

Indiana picks Dolson to succeed Glass as athletic director

Mar. 17, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana will promote longtime athletic department administrator Scott Dolson to the top job of athletic director. School President Michael A. McRobbie made the announcement Tuesday. Dolson, who has spent the past 11 years as the department's deputy director and chief operating...