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Presbyterian's no-punt coach Kelley resigns after 1 season

Dec. 04, 2021 15:55 PM EST

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Presbyterian coach Kevin Kelley, known for not punting, has resigned after going 2-9 in his first season coaching college football. Kelley left for personal reasons, the school said in a statement. He was hired last April and gained attention for...

Akron hires Oregon offensive coordinator Moorhead as coach

Dec. 04, 2021 11:08 AM EST

AKRON (AP) — Akron hired Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as head coach on Saturday, bringing back a former assistant for the Zips to take over a struggling program. Moorhead has been a head coach at Mississippi State (14-12 in two seasons) and FCS Fordham...

Notre Dame promotes Freeman, 35, to replace Kelly as coach

Dec. 03, 2021 12:46 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has completed a whirlwind coaching search that never seriously left campus, promoting defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday. Freeman, 35, takes over less than a week after Brian Kelly’s...

New report shows college athletes still improving grad rates

Dec. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New graduation numbers show college athletes continue to graduate at higher rates than overall students. On Thursday, the NCAA released its annual Graduation Success Rate report that shows college athletes who entered school from 2011-12 through...

Feds: Track coach tricked women into sending him nude photos

Dec. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former college track and field coach accused of setting up sham social media and email accounts in an attempt to trick women into sending him nude or semi-nude photos of themselves has been indicted on 15 counts, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Steve...

Colorado State fires Steve Addazio after 2 bumpy seasons

Dec. 02, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Colorado State fired fiery coach Steve Addazio on Thursday after a tumultuous two seasons that included an ejection in what would prove to be his final game for the Rams. The decision came on the day Addazio’s buyout dropped from $5 million to $3 million. ...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Dec. 01, 2021 19:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 61, of...

Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard announces cancer diagnosis

Dec. 01, 2021 15:43 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard announced in an open letter to Cyclones fans his diagnosis of testicular cancer. In the letter released Wednesday on the school’s website, Pollard said his diagnosis began with groin pain about...

Louisiana Tech taps Texas Tech's Cumbie as head coach

Nov. 30, 2021 21:55 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech has hired Texas Tech offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie as its next football coach. University officials announced the hiring Tuesday night and have a formal introduction scheduled for Wednesday. Cumbie spent this...

Town votes for review of coach Aaron Thomas investigations

Nov. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EST

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island town officials voted Monday to hire outside counsel to review ongoing investigations into a former New Kingstown High School boys basketball coach, Aaron Thomas, who allegedly asked boys to strip down for naked “fat tests.” ...