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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, Martin Jarmond, newly hired Boston College athletic director, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on the schools campus, in Boston. Most new athletic directors that take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That is not going to be the case for the start of Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. Jarmond began in Westwood on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after three years at Boston College. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

Jul. 4, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. “You would like have something resembling...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley looks on in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Idaho State in Salt Lake City. Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020 that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education and have his salary cut from $1.1 million to $525,000.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah defensive coordinator Scalley to keep job after review

Jul. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

Jul. 1, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty Wednesday, authorities said. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accused Daniel Rippy of...

Washington makes cuts to athletic budget

Jun. 26, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions. Athletic director Jennifer Cohen announced the moves Friday and said they will save the school around...

49ers sign first-round picks Kinlaw, Aiyuk to 4-year deals

Jun. 26, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to four-year deals, the team said Friday. The defending NFC champion 49ers made two trades during the draft, moving down one spot to take Kinlaw, a defensive lineman out of South Carolina...

Oregon, Oregon State drop 'Civil War' name for rivalry

Jun. 26, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

Oregon and Oregon State have agreed to drop the name “Civil War” for their rivalry games. The move Friday was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes. Oregon State President Ed Ray said the Civil War name "represents a connection to a war...

Football players seek changes before returning to UCLA

Jun. 20, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA officials say they feel good regarding answering the concerns raised by football players about returning to campus this week. It will be the first time in three months that players will be allowed back after the coronavirus pandemic halted all athletic activities. Athletic director...

Washington adds graduate transfer QB Kevin Thomson

Jun. 17, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington may have found its quarterback for the upcoming season after Kevin Thomson, the 2019 Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year, joined the Huskies as a graduate transfer. Washington announced Thomson’s signing to a financial aid agreement Wednesday. Thomson was a...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2005, file photo, Southern California tail back Reggie Bush walks off the field holding the game ball after the Trojans defeated Fresno State, 50-42, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The former star running back had been prohibited from interacting in an official capacity with the school he played for from 2003-05 since NCAA sanctions handed down in 2010. Bush and USC were penalized for him and his family receiving impermissible benefits while he was still in school. USC President Carol Folt wrote in a letter to Bush on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, that he could now “be afforded the privileges and courtesies extended to all Trojan football alums.”(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

USC welcomes back Reggie Bush after 10 years in NCAA exile

Jun. 10, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

Reggie Bush was the centerpiece of Southern California's last football dynasty. He inspired players to become Trojans and continued to be adored by USC fans while spending a decade in NCAA-mandated exile from the school. USC welcomed back Bush on Wednesday, 10 years to the day the NCAA slammed the program with...

Utah suspends Morgan Scalley for texting racial slur in 2013

Jun. 5, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has suspended defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utes athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement Friday that he was made aware of a social media post that referenced the text message. Utah will have an outside firm review...