Latest School athletics News

ESPN hires former Wazzu QB Leaf as college football analyst

Jul. 14, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison. Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will mostly call games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The...

Cleveland State fires coach Dennis Felton after 2 seasons

Jul. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dennis Felton's stay at Cleveland State was short, and anything but sweet. Felton was fired Friday after just two seasons with the program, which hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2009. The 56-year-old Felton and his entire staff were let go by athletic director Scott Garrett, who...

Kentucky HS board wants preapproval for esports players

Jul. 12, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control says esports participants will need written approval to compete in the League of Legends video game. Kentucky held its first sanctioned high school esports title meet in February, but officials are still working out which...

Former Baylor player's sex assault conviction overturned

Jul. 11, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has overturned for a second time the sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school. The Dallas-based 10th Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Sam Ukwuachu. It...

Harvard coach fired over sale of home to prospect's father

Jul. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head...

Ex-prep diving coach gets 4 years for sex with teens

Jul. 9, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former assistant diving coach at a northwest Indiana high school has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with two 15-year-old female students and keeping partially nude photographs of each girl on his cellphone. The (Northwest Indiana) Times...

UNC's Cunningham eager to see impact of 5 new coaches

Jul. 5, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's numerous coaching changes last season were a surprise to athletic director Bubba Cunningham. The Tar Heels enter next season with five new head coaches, including Mack Brown returning to football more than two decades after his first stint and Courtney Banghart's...

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux dies at 57

Jul. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette baseball coach Tony Robichaux, who earned nearly 1,200 career wins and led the Ragin' Cajuns to a 2000 College World Series appearance, has died. He was 57. Louisiana-Lafayette athletic department spokesman Patrick Crawford said family members notified school...

Holy Cross hires Marquette assistant Nelson as head coach

Jul. 3, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Holy Cross has named Marquette assistant Brett Nelson its next head coach, replacing the retired Bill Carmody. Athletic director Marcus Blossom announced the hire Wednesday, less than a month after Carmody retired. The 38-year-old Nelson spent the last five seasons at Marquette,...

UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

Jul. 2, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure. The NCAA Committee on Infractions on Tuesday outlined numerous violations, most occurring between...