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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, South Carolina running back Deshaun Fenwick warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility, no matter how much they play, brings peace of mind. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

NCAA eligibility ruling solves some problems, creates others

Aug. 21, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility — no matter how much they play — brings peace of mind. And happy parents. “My mom’s more excited about it than I am,” said...

St. Francis Xavier School students and their families walk together in Newark, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, after discussing the Catholic school's permanent closure announced the previous week by the Archdiocese of Newark. Nationwide, more than 140 Catholic schools will not reopen in the fall. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

Aug. 9, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight. Already this...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

In this image provided by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hobart linebacker Emmett Forde tackles Cortland running back Zach Tripodi during the 2019 New York State Bowl on Nov 23, 2019, in Cortland, N.Y. There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of more than 1,800 games across the NCAA, more than 1,000 in Division III.  (Ken Debolt/Hobart and William Smith Colleges via AP)

Heartbreak of lost football season felt across Division III

Jul. 30, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. No one will have the honor of bringing the wood, a tradition that has a different player each week leading the team onto the field carrying a 2-by-4 with the purple and orange...

Historically Black Louisiana university gets $20M donation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she...