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Rhode Island focuses vaccination effort on high schoolers

Sep. 15, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports. “One key piece of...

Michigan State AD Alan Haller plans to make changes on Day 1

Sep. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller said Thursday he will unveil a restructuring plan within the department next week. Haller shared some ideas with reporters such as having football and basketball games on the same day as other...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 25, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Aug. 23, 2021. Editorial: Justice’s COVID plan is to do nothing On the same day that active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia hit more than 10,500 — more than 10 times the number from early last month — Gov. Jim Justice...

WVa governor's bid to become boys basketball coach rejected

Aug. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice won't be moonlighting as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. The Greenbrier County Board of Education on Monday rejected a motion to hire Justice as the boys coach at...

Ray Allen takes basketball coaching job at Miami prep school

Aug. 20, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen has taken a job as director of boys and girls basketball at Miami’s Gulliver Prep, and will also serve as the school’s boys varsity basketball coach. Gulliver announced the hiring of the Hall of Fame player, two-time NBA champion and 10-time...

Coaches charged with murder in heat death of Georgia student

Aug. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury has charged two coaches with murder and child cruelty in the death of a Georgia high school basketball player who suffered a heat stroke after practicing outdoors in nearly 100-degree weather, an attorney for the player's family said Tuesday. ...

Texas' Beard dives in, makes splash in transfer portal

Aug. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chris Beard didn’t sound like a “trust the process” guy when he became the Texas basketball coach in early April. Beard vowed to steer Texas quickly in the direction he envisioned by using the NCAA’s transfer portal. ...

Entrepreneurship, mentorship change lives in Springfield

Aug. 01, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As a kid growing up on Springfield’s east side, William Bishop IV would go on bike rides with his friends. Together, they would often ride by Washington Park. When they reached Illini Country Club, Bishop — who is affectionately known as “Ham” — would tell...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. July 25, 2021. Editorial: Republicans want to dissolve NC’s high school sports administration. What’s the rush? State Senate Republicans regularly ignore the needs of underfunded public schools, but some of them are moving with...