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Omaha hires Ohio St. aide Banks as women's basketball coach

Apr. 7, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State assistant Carrie Banks has been hired as the new women's basketball coach at Omaha, athletic director Trev Alberts announced Tuesday. Banks was an assistant and recruiting coordinator for four seasons with the Buckeyes. She replaces Brittany Lange, who was fired last month...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes, center top, talks to his team during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. Hynes has only been head coach of the Predators since Jan. 7, so he is trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they are ready whenever hockey resumes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

New coach using NHL stoppage to study up on his Predators

Apr. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Hynes has only been head coach of the Nashville Predators since early January, so he's trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they're ready whenever hockey resumes. A big part of that has been getting to know...

Samford hires longtime prep basketball coach Bucky McMillan

Apr. 6, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program. Athletic director Martin Newton announced McMillan’s hiring on Monday, saying he “quickly became the obvious choice” to replace Scott Padgett. McMillan led Mountain Brook...

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts at an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Texas hires Schaefer from Mississippi State

Apr. 5, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook'em...

Marquette hires Justin Gainey as associate head coach

Apr. 3, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Marquette director of operations Justin Gainey is returning to the Golden Eagles’ staff as associate head coach. Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced the move Friday. Gainey worked for Wojciechowski at Marquette from 2014-17 before spending one year as an assistant...

Shannon Schweyen won't return as Lady Griz hoops coach

Apr. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is not renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Shannon Schweyen, who has been affiliated with the team for more than three decades. Schweyen was an All-American basketball player at Montana and was an assistant to coach Robin Selvig for 24 years...

Army hires Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach

Apr. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach. Wright joins the Black Knights after serving as associate director of football strength and conditioning at Michigan the past two seasons. He helped coach and mentor two first-round draft picks, two third-round draft...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) warms up before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is somewhat on a hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Giants signed Ebner to a one-year, $2 million contract on March 19. (AP Photo/Don Wright, file)

Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants

Apr. 1, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Nate Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is...

W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota. Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach...

Packers keeping running back/kick returner Tyler Ervin

Mar. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping running back/return specialist Tyler Ervin. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday that the team has re-signed Ervin, who played in four regular-season games and two playoff contests for Green Bay last season. The Packers claimed...