Latest School athletics News

Michigan State fires women's rowing coach Matt Weise

Jul. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has fired women's rowing coach Matt Weise. Athletic department spokesman Matt Larson confirmed Friday that athletic director Bill Beekman told Weise on Tuesday that he wanted to go in a different direction with the program. Weise had spent 14 seasons as head coach...

Seton Hall hires alumnus Bryan Felt as athletic director

Jul. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Bryan Felt has been hired as the athletic director at Seton Hall. The Big East Conference school announced Thursday that Felt will replace Pat Lyons, who was promoted to executive vice president and chief of staff at the university. Felt has been the athletic director at nearby...

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball...

Police: 2 homicide suspects escape jail, crash stolen car

Jul. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Two high-profile homicide suspects are being treated for injuries after using a makeshift saw to escape from a Missouri jail , carjacking a vehicle and leading police on a chase before crashing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the federal inmates were being housed at the Lincoln...

Court says Catholic school can challenge competition rules

Jul. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is keeping the door open for a court challenge of reforms aimed at leveling the playing field for public and private school sports teams. The court on Tuesday ruled that a Hamilton County judge can properly consider a challenge by a Catholic school athletic...

Title IX investigation of Missouri swim coach ended

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is no longer working for the university and a Title IX case against him has been closed. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Rhodenbaugh's attorney and university officials disagree about the results of a nine-month investigation into...

Binghamton University student dies in NY state park gorge

Jul. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old student athlete at Binghamton University has died after being pulled from the water at Buttermilk Falls State Park. State parks spokesman Dan Keefe says Calistus Anyichie (uh-NEE-chee) was in an area of the gorge off-limits to swimming when he was pulled from the water...

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...