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FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta answers questions during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team sued the school Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced last month that men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics would be cut after this school year. (Joseph Cress//Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)

Bias suit seeks to block Iowa from cutting women's swim team

Sep. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team filed a legal complaint against the school Friday, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. The complaint argues that Iowa is not offering equal opportunities for...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Brown women's sports settlement gets preliminary approval

Sep. 25, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

A federal judge on Friday gave preliminary approval to a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school's decision to drop several women's varsity sports. The settlement announced earlier this month restores the women’s equestrian and women’s...

FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, a PAC-12 logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

Sep. 25, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coast got back in the game Thursday night, The Pac-12 set Nov. 6 to start a seven-game season, joining the Big Ten in overturning August decisions to punt on fall...

Governor urges against rush to judgment over woman's arrest

Sep. 24, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — People seeing images of a woman arrested at a middle school football game after refusing requests to put on a mask should not rush to judgment, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday as he called the incident “very unfortunate, very unpleasant.” A stun gun was used on the...

PA schools allowing more sports fans after court ruling

Sep. 23, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some Pennsylvania school districts are letting more fans in the stands after a federal judge’s ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size, although legislative Republicans on Wednesday lost an effort to enshrine local control of school sports into law. The...

Lawmakers push schools to consider transgender sports policy

Sep. 23, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers pushed the state's high school activities association Wednesday to reconsider its policy of allowing transgender students to compete as the gender with which they identify. The association currently allows transgender athletes to get an exemption...

Texas Tech softball coach resigns amid reported inquiry

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways” amid a report that the program is the subject of school inquiry into the well-being of its players. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move without...

Lopers announce 4-game football schedule starting in Oct. 31

Sep. 22, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska-Kearney has announced a four-game nonconference football schedule beginning Oct. 31. A scheduling alliance with other Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association teams will account for two games. The other games are against Chadron State and South Dakota Mines....

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...

CMU hires Texas associate AD to lead athletic department

Sep. 22, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan hired Amy Folan to be its athletic director. The school announced the move Tuesday. Folan comes to CMU after serving as an executive senior associate AD at Texas since 2012. “Our goal was to find a person who would continue, if not steepen, our upward...