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Iowa St to explore redesign near Hilton, Jack Trice Stadium

Sep. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use "arts, culture and community district' between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium. The school announced the plan Tuesday, saying athletic director Jamie Pollard and Iowa State Research Park President Rick Sanders will lead a $300,000...

Students, workers wear maroon to honor WVa football player

Sep. 17, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students, teachers and workers at businesses across West Virginia and beyond are wearing a high school's colors to honor a football player who died after collapsing on the field. Roane County senior Alex Miller died Friday night during a game at Clay County High School. In photos...

Kentucky police: Cheer coach sent sexual video to students

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've arrested a high school cheerleading coach accused of sending a sexual video to students. Paducah Police have charged 43-year-old David E. Wade with one count of tampering with physical evidence. The Paducah Sun reports he's accused of sending a message...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

John Ralston, former Stanford, Broncos coach, dies at 92

Sep. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — John Ralston, who coached Stanford to two Rose Bowl victories and spent five seasons leading the Denver Broncos, has died. He was 92. San Jose State, where Ralston finished his coaching career and later worked as special assistant to the athletic director, said Sunday that Ralston...

'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam

Sep. 13, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong," Huffman,...

Column: Another reminder of unequal playing field for women

Sep. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Really, we shouldn't be surprised. Riley Field certainly wasn't, not after being reminded once again that the law is one thing, but changing hearts and minds is an entirely different matter. As the senior captain of the Maine's field hockey team, Field has gotten used to the snickers, the insults, the slights...

Oklahoma St. to play Tulsa in 1st game since Pickens' death

Sep. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Oklahoma State will play at Tulsa on Saturday in its first game since billionaire donor T. Boone Pickens' death. Pickens, a 1951 graduate of what then was Oklahoma A&M, died Wednesday at age 91 . Much of the $652 million he donated to Oklahoma State went to athletic facilities, including the football stadium...

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

Sep. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The agency's Office for Civil Rights called its review —...

Report: Recalled California judge fired from coaching job

Sep. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who was recalled for his handling of a sexual assault case against a former Stanford University swimmer has been fired from his new job as a high school tennis coach, a newspaper reported. Fremont Union High School District said Wednesday that ex-judge Aaron...