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AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because negotiations were ongoing and Kiffin still has a game to coach. Florida Atlantic faces UAB in...

Reports: Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigns

Dec. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigned after less than a season on the job, according to multiple reports Friday night. The Washington Post and ESPN reported on their websites that Howard athletic director Kery Davis said the school and Prince agreed to mutually part ways....

'Catfish' spends decades teaching game of baseball to youth

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mention the word "baseball" and the name "Catfish" and folks around the country immediately think of Jim "Catfish" Hunter. But anyone who played youth league baseball in Columbus in the 1970s and 1980s -- around the time Hunter was crafting his Hall of Fame career -- might also...

Knicks fire David Fizdale, make Mike Miller interim coach

Dec. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach Friday after...

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale, person with knowledge of decision tells The Associated Press

Dec. 6, 2019 5:17 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks fire coach David Fizdale, person with knowledge of decision tells The Associated Press.

Missouri attorney general backs high school football prayer

Dec. 6, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general is defending a local high school football coach who came under fire for allegedly leading students in prayer. At issue is a complaint against the Cameron R-1 School District from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, national association of...

No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia square off for ACC title

Dec. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team. The third-ranked Tigers (12-0; No. 3 CFP) take on No. 22 Virginia (9-3; No. 23 CFP) for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Saturday night,...

Florida to name basketball court after former coach Donovan

Dec. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after Donovan, who led them to back-to-back national championships, four Final Four appearances and six Southeastern Conference titles during his 19 years in Gainesville. “Billy...

Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford steps down after 3 seasons

Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. The program tweeted a message from Tedford on Friday that read: “It is with a heavy heart that, today, I am announcing that I am stepping down as the head coach here at Fresno State.” The...