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NFL Prospect Watch: Arkansas NT John Ridgeway thriving

Nov. 24, 2021 08:11 AM EST

Maybe it was that heavyweight wrestling title he won in high school in Bloomington, Illinois, that caught the eye of Arkansas coach Sam Pittman, who gave defensive tackle John Ridgeway the chance of a lifetime. An afterthought coming out of high school because of...

Man arrested after tackling WWE wrestler Seth Rollins

Nov. 23, 2021 16:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spectators at a WWE event saw an unexpected bout when a man got past a metal barricade at the Barclays Center and tackled wrestler Seth Rollins to the ground as he was walking away from the ring. Video posted to social media from “Monday Night Raw”...

'No better place': Iowa's new women's wrestling coach ready

Nov. 19, 2021 15:41 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the best moments of Clarissa Chun’s wrestling career was qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team at Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Now, as the coach of Iowa’s new women’s wrestling program, Chun has the chance to add more special...

Women's wrestling star Clarissa Chun to be Iowa's 1st coach

Nov. 18, 2021 17:20 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two-time Olympian Clarissa Chun has been named coach of the new Iowa women's wrestling program, athletic director Gary Barta announced Thursday. Iowa announced in September it would become the first school in a Power Five conference to start a...

Never satisfied, Iowa's Spencer Lee chases a 4th NCAA title

Nov. 08, 2021 20:32 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee always is focused on what’s next, a constant pursuit for more. His coach, Tom Brands, hopes Lee’s teammates are watching. “My message to them right now would be start to compete with your...

Olympians seek Pennsylvania sanction for girls’ wrestling

Nov. 06, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Adeline Gray said she’s seen the situation arise too often. A young girl who wants to try wrestling but is discouraged by those around her — whether it be family, friends or other athletes. “I think it’s less prevalent in...

The RAC has been renamed to the Jersey Mike's Arena.

Nov. 03, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The RAC is no more, at least the name. Rutgers and Jersey Mike’s Subs announced Wednesday they have reached a multi-year agreement to make the sub sandwich franchise an official naming rights partner of Rutgers Athletics. ...

2 men plead guilty to charges in former EMU wrestler's death

Nov. 02, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Two men charged in connection with the slaying of a former Eastern Michigan University wrestler have pleaded guilty to armed robbery and other charges in the fatal 2018 robbery. Camron Williams-Evans, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to a conspiracy to...

No masks for vaccinated HS athletes, state plan says

Oct. 29, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Vaccinated high school athletes in Connecticut will not have to wear masks while competing during the upcoming winter season, the state organization that oversees high school said Friday. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference said...

More questions for J&J vaccine boosters ahead of FDA review

Oct. 13, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better. ...