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Colorado State pauses football after allegations of racism

Aug. 7, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State is pausing all football activities after an investigation started by the president of the university into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes. Athletic director Joe Parker said he asked...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

FILE - Boston Celtics legendary player Bill Russell is greeted at his seat before Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers, in a Monday, April 30, 2018 file photo, in Boston.The West Coast Conference is implementing a new rule aimed at increasing diversity in hiring for key positions. The conference announced Monda, Aug. 3, 2020 the adoption of the “Russell Rule” named after former University of San Francisco and Boston Celtics star Bill Russell. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

WCC institutes new rule to increase diversity

Aug. 3, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — The West Coast Conference is implementing a new rule aimed at increasing diversity in hiring for key positions. The conference announced Monday the adoption of the “Russell Rule” named after former University of San Francisco and Boston Celtics star Bill Russell. The...

La-Lafayette coach, ex-Miss. St. player Looney dead at 31

Aug. 1, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach and former Mississippi State player D.J. Looney died from a heart attack following a team workout Saturday morning at Cajun Field, university officials said. Looney, who was 31, was entering his third season on the Ragin’ Cajuns...

US appeals court says jury should decide ex-player's lawsuit

Jul. 24, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player's charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, Jamill Jones, left, appears in Queens Criminal Court in New York. The former Wake Forest men's assistant basketball coach was sentenced Thursday, July 23, 2020, to three years of probation, community service and a fine for fatally punching a man in New York City who pounded on his car's window in August 2018. (Barry Williams/Dailymail.com via AP, Pool, File)

Ex-college basketball coach avoids jail for fatal punch

Jul. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former men's college basketball assistant coach was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, community service and a fine for fatally punching a man in New York City who pounded on his car's window. Former Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones, 37, was sentenced in a Queens...

FILE - March 15, 2019, David Sidoo, of Vancouver, Canada, leaves following his federal court hearing in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston. Sidoo pleaded guilty to charges in March and is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for paying to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Ex-Canadian football player gets 3 months for college scam

Jul. 15, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

A former Canadian Football League player was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons, while a California mother got five weeks behind bars for paying $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son’s behalf. David Sidoo, who played...

Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

Jul. 10, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has added a position to his department, bucking a trend toward athletic cuts during the coronavirus pandemic. Salatha T. Willis was named associate athletic director for diversity, culture and climate this week. He is charged with developing and implementing new ways to...

Attorney: School asked track coach to take pay cut

Jul. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longtime track and field coach George Williams was asked by St. Augustine’s University to take a 50% pay cut and give up his job as athletic director before he was fired, his attorney said Thursday. Williams and attorney Nicholas Sanservino Jr. told reporters that St....

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 launches diversity programs after football boycott

Jul. 1, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address racial injustice after football players threatened a boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The fund will allow boosters to funnel...