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Texts: Favre also sought welfare money for football facility

Sep. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. September 18, 2022. ' Editorial: Thank God for Mississippi “Thank God for Mississippi” is a phrase, heavy with sarcasm, that is commonly recognized among West Virginians. It’s mostly used when any kind of nationwide...

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money

Sep. 14, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly revealed text messages show how deeply a Mississippi governor was involved in the state paying more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help fund one of the retired NFL quarterback's pet projects. Instead of the money going to help...

BYU investigation finds no racial slurs against Duke player

Sep. 09, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An investigation by Brigham Young University into allegations that fans engaged in racial heckling and uttered racial slurs at a Duke volleyball player last month found no evidence to support the claim. BYU issued the results of its investigation into the Aug. 26...

Protesters seek to disrupt LGBTQ event at Utah university

Sep. 05, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Protesters including Brigham Young University students yelled homophobic slurs and taunted LGBTQ students and their supporters during an off campus gathering in Utah. About 100 protesters showed up at the “Back to School Pride Night” event over the weekend at...

Staley: Worried about possible slurs toward players vs. BYU

Sep. 04, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley said she did not want her players in line for any verbal abuse at BYU, which is why she chose to call off the schools' home-and-home series. When Staley heard the account of Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson's experience...

South Carolina, Staley cancel BYU games over racial incident

Sep. 02, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and women's basketball coach Dawn Staley have canceled a home-and-home series with BYU over a recent racial incident where a Cougars fan yelled slurs at a Duke volleyball player. The Gamecocks were scheduled to start the season at home against...

Oregon's Sewell, Utah's Barton carry on family legacies

Aug. 30, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell is certainly aware of the expectations that come with the family name. Noah is the youngest of the four Sewell brothers. Penei also went to Oregon and now plays for the Detroit Lions. Nephi went to Utah and spent the preseason with the New Orleans...

Duke volleyball player: BYU response slow to racial slurs

Aug. 28, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

The Duke volleyball player who was subjected to racial slurs during a match at BYU said Sunday that officials onsite didn't react quickly enough when they were made aware of the behavior during play. Nor did they adequately address the situation immediately after the match, Rachel...

BYU bans fan who yelled slur at Duke volleyball player

Aug. 27, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU banned a fan who yelled a racial slur at a Black player on the Duke volleyball team during a match Friday night, the university said in a statement Saturday. The fan was sitting in the BYU student section but was not a student, and has been banned from all...