Latest Athlete recruiting News

College coaches working to learn NIL impact on recruiting

Jul. 23, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Leary can only imagine what it's like being a high school recruit in the era of college athletes finally being able to profit from their fame. North Carolina State’s fourth-year quarterback figures there will be plenty of questions about how to cash in. ...

SEC's 4 new head coaches face different challenges

Jul. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference’s four new head coaches inherit very different situations but sport the standard new regime optimism. Tennessee’s Josh Heupel is trying to rescue a proud program whose struggles now include an NCAA investigation into...

NHL draft going to the Wolverines? 3 among top prospects

Jul. 22, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

So much attention on Michigan’s hockey program, and too few seats for scouts at Yost Ice Arena due to COVID-19 restrictions, created early season challenges for Wolverines coach Mel Pearson. “NHL people were trying to find their way into a our building in a lot of...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. July 12,2021. Editorial: As Pa. Republicans further the Big Lie, we’re trapped in a factless debate that won’t end Nine months after the election and six months after the U.S. Capitol riot their rhetoric inspired, many...

NY pitcher becomes 1st known drafted practicing Orthodox Jew

Jul. 12, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

Jacob Steinmetz's blazing fastball helped make him a baseball draft trailblazer. The New York native is believed to be the first known practicing Orthodox Jewish player to be selected by a major league team, going in the third round — 77th overall — to the Arizona...

Hartford athletes sue in attempt to block move to DIII

Jul. 08, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of athletes and student managers at the University of Hartford has filed a federal lawsuit in attempt to block the school from downgrading its athletic programs from Division I to Division III. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District...

MMA gym owner offers NIL deal for Miami football players

Jul. 07, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida business owned by a longtime Miami football fan has committed to a large financial deal for Hurricanes football players to profit from use of their name, image and likeness. American Top Team, a chain of mixed martial arts gyms, is offering a $500...

Jayhawks' Agbaji, Martin withdraw from NBA draft

Jul. 06, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Versatile forward Ochai Agbaji and high-scoring point guard Remy Martin withdrew from the NBA draft Tuesday, opting instead to help Kansas chase a sixth national championship. Agbaji announced his decision to return to the Jayhawks, whom he helped...

Patriots sign QB Mac Jones, latest to try to follow Brady

Jul. 06, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots on Tuesday signed quarterback Mac Jones, their first-round draft pick and the latest potential long-term replacement for Tom Brady. The No. 15 overall selection, Jones led Alabama to the 2020 national championship. Last...

USD volleyballer first to to sign sponsorship deal

Jul. 05, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A University of South Dakota volleyball player has become the first college athlete in the state to sign a sponsorship deal after the NCAA cleared the way for college athletes to make money off their names and likenesses. ...