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Montana prep football coach resigns after post on protesters

Jul. 10, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A high school football coach in Montana resigned after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged, the Darby School District announced Friday. School officials said football coach Jeff Snavely resigned 10 days after the...

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association halts fall play

Jul. 10, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference comprised of historically black colleges, is suspending all fall sports out of concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the conference said several of its schools are located in states experiencing dramatic...

University sheds civil rights opponent's name from building

Jul. 10, 2020 5:46 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A university in North Carolina has decided to rename its athletic facility because of the previous namesake's opposition to civil rights. The Helms Center at Chowan University in Murfreesboro was named after former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, who fiercely opposed civil...

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...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

Jul. 9, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The California Community College Athletic Association is moving all sports, even football, to the spring. The decision announced Thursday was one of three potential scenarios approved by the CCCAA Board of Directors last month....

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Turf manager Jared Hertzel touches up the newly-painted Big Ten conference logo on the football field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday, July 9, 2020 it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jacob Hannah/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic

Jul. 9, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that the plan would be...

Coach, 3 others sue historically black North Carolina school

Jul. 9, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The long-time track and field coach at a historically black college in North Carolina is one of four people suing the school, alleging wrongful termination. The plaintiffs claim they were retaliated against by officials at St. Augustine's University for raising concerns about how the...

The UConn women's rowing team works out on Wangumbaug Lake in this September 2019 photo taken in Coventry Lake, Conn. The school's decision to cut the program is designed to help cut by $10 million the school's $43 million athletic department deficit as it deals with falling revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jen Sanford via AP)

UConn rowing team considers Title IX response to elimination

Jul. 9, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's rowing coach Jen Sanford said she isn't looking for a villain to blame for the school's cost-cutting decision to eliminate her program. She just wants to find a way to save the athletic opportunities her program provides for about 60 women each year. That is why she is...

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, Stanford men's volleyball head coach John Kosty, second from left, looks down as players react after a 3-1 loss to Loyola in the NCAA men's college volleyball championship at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Stanford announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020,  that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

'Heartbreaking day' — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Jul. 8, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...