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Boilermakers hire Callaway as newest coaching staff member

Feb. 19, 2020 5:08 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm hired longtime assistant coach Neil Callaway as the Boilermakers' new senior analyst Wednesday. Callaway was Brohm's offensive line coach in 2014 and 2015 at Western Kentucky before Callaway took the same job at Southern California. Callaway spent two...

Case dismissed against former NC State football player

Feb. 19, 2020 4:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal court has dismissed a criminal case against a former N.C. State football player who was accused of a money laundering-related charge. U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad issued a written order earlier this month dismissing the charge of conspiracy to commit promotional money...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Next up on never-ending coaching carousel

Feb. 19, 2020 1:20 PM EST

More than a month after the season ended, at least one major college football team was still trying to find a head coach. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about Michigan State hiring Mel Tucker and Colorado trying to replace him. Why are...

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, former state prosecutor Frank Fina walks in the Pennsylvania Capitol after oral arguments before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Harrisburg, Pa. Justices issued a 5-1 decision Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, to suspend Fina's law license for a year and a day, agreeing with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel that Fina's actions were improper in obtaining grand jury testimony about three top university officials by then-Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Sandusky prosecutor and former Penn State lawyer disciplined

Feb. 19, 2020 1:07 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who led the child molestation investigation and prosecution of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky lost his law license for a year Wednesday over his handling of a grand jury witness in the case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. The justices issued...

Dontae Wright hired as outside LB coach at West Virginia

Feb. 19, 2020 4:17 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dontae Wright has been hired as outside linebackers coach at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Wright's hiring Tuesday. Wright spent the past two seasons as safeties coach at Western Michigan. Among his other coaching stops were at Tennessee Tech and Morehead...

Tennessee's Trey Smith wins Jason Witten Man of Year Award

Feb. 18, 2020 11:55 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith has won the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award given annually to a Division I football player who has shown exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field. The award was given out Tuesday night at the Dallas...

Report: Mich St investigating allegations of NCAA violations

Feb. 18, 2020 10:07 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is reportedly investigating allegations of NCAA violations made by a former football staffer in a lawsuit. Curtis Blackwell, a former Michigan State football employee, filed a lawsuit claiming his employment agreement was violated when he was disciplined while the...

Kansas hires Air Force assistant Wallace for special teams

Feb. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has hired Jonathan Wallace to coach special teams and running backs, completing an overhaul of Les Miles' staff as the Jayhawks head into Year 2 of the former national championship-winning coach's regime. Miles announced the hiring in a statement Tuesday. Wallace spent last...

FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA moves toward immediate eligibility for all transfers

Feb. 18, 2020 6:34 PM EST

The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year...

FILE - A Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo shows a view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office, in Lafayette, La. Wade Berzas, the only person to survive plane crash that killed the other five people on board was discharged Monday, Feb. 17 after 52 days at the center's burn unit (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)

After 52 days, Louisiana plane crash victim leaves hospital

Feb. 18, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The only person to survive a December plane crash in south Louisiana that killed the other five people on board has gone home after nearly two months months in the hospital. News outlets reported that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center said in a news release that Wade Berzas...