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NCAA allows transfers to be immediately eligible, no matter how many times they've switched schools

Apr. 17, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order. The NCAA announced the Division I Council's...

NAIA all but bans transgender athletes from women's sports. NCAA vows to ensure 'fair competition'

Apr. 08, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced a policy Monday that all but bans transgender athletes from competing in women's sports at its 241 mostly small colleges across the country. The NAIA Council of Presidents approved the policy in a 20-0 vote at its annual...

The NAIA bans transgender athletes from women's sports; small colleges organization is believed to be first to take step

Apr. 08, 2024 13:50 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NAIA bans transgender athletes from women's sports; small colleges organization is believed to be first to take step.

Rowers in England's university Boat Race given health warning over E.coli levels in the Thames

Mar. 27, 2024 08:31 AM EDT

Jumping into London’s River Thames has been the customary celebration for members of the winning crew in the Boat Race, the nearly 200-year-old rowing contest between storied English universities Oxford and Cambridge. Now it comes with a health warning. Testing by...

After a county restricted transgender women in sports, a roller derby league said, 'No way'

Mar. 27, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — They zip around the rink, armed with helmets, pads and mouthguards. They push, bump and occasionally crash out as they jostle for position on the hardwood floor. But for the women of the Long Island Roller Rebels, their biggest battle is taking place outside...

Alabama gives DeBoer 8-year, $87 million deal; AD Greg Byrne, hoops coach Nate Oats get raises

Mar. 18, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

New Alabama football coach Kalen DeBoer has received an eight-year contract worth at least $87 million, and the school also gave basketball coach Nate Oats and athletic director Greg Byrne raises and extensions. The 49-year-old DeBoer, who replaced seven-time national champion Nick...

It's March Madness and more people than ever can legally bet on basketball games

Mar. 17, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

People in North Carolina may have a little more riding on this year's NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, as they will be able to legally bet on the games through their smartphone apps and computers for the first time. For the sixth straight year, the number of states...

Tiny North Central enjoying moment at top of women's wrestling with change on horizon as sport grows

Mar. 14, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Joe Norton was plenty busy leading a successful men’s wrestling team at his alma mater when a conversation with his boss in the weight room changed things in a flash. Athletic director Jim Miller mentioned the school was adding women’s bowling. Norton’s response: Why...

Majority of U.S. adults are against college athletes joining unions, according to AP-NORC survey

Mar. 14, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

As Dartmouth men's basketball players move toward forming the first labor union in college sports, a majority of Americans say they are against college athletes unionizing — though younger respondents are more supportive. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

Girls are falling in love with wrestling, the nation's fastest-growing high school sport

Mar. 12, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jody Mikhail was a sophomore at Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley High School when a poster for a new girls’ wrestling club caught her eye. So Mikhail, a senior now, tried the sport. “I fell in love with it the first time,” she said. ...