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Dawkins, UCF roll past Tulane for fifth AAC win, 75-50

Jan. 23, 2019 10:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aubrey Dawkins scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Central Florida built a 22-point first-half lead and cruised to a 75-50 win over Tulane for its fifth win in six American Athletic Association starts Wednesday night. The Knights now have win five of their first six conference...

Choreographer, coach deny saying student's skin 'too dark'

Jan. 23, 2019 3:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former coach and a choreographer for a high school dance team in Kansas are denying allegations that they prevented a black student from performing during an event because her skin was "too dark" and clashed with the costumes. Former student Camille Sturdivant leveled the...

Earnhardt Jr., Love headline NC Sports Hall of Fame class

Jan. 22, 2019 12:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., PGA Tour veteran Davis Love III and former ACC Commissioner Gene Corrigan have been elected to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Among those also included in the 12-person class announced Tuesday are veteran women's basketball...

Bears hire Monachino as senior assistant, OLBs coach

Jan. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ted Monachino as senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach. Monachino worked for new Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis and with him on John Harbaugh's staff in...

UConn won't rule out cutting some sports to close budget gap

Jan. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn won't rule out eliminating some sports to close a more than $40 million gap in its athletic department budget. Athletic director David Benedict, speaking before Saturday's men's basketball game with Tulane, said there remains a strong belief that UConn has become a nationally...

Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer hired as head HS football coach

Jan. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trent Dilfer, the former NFL quarterback who won the 2000 Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, has been hired as head football coach at a Tennessee high school. Lipscomb Academy athletic director Dr. Mike Roller announced the hiring Friday. Dilfer says he felt led to Lipscomb at...

Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach

Jan. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach. Hammock is taking over at his alma mater after spending 16 seasons as a college and NFL assistant — the past five as the Baltimore Ravens' running backs coach. With the hiring announced Friday,...

Maryland hires former ECU coach Montgomery to run offense

Jan. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Michael Locksley has hired former East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery to be his offensive coordinator and put John Papuchis in charge of special teams. Locksley's initial coaching hires, announced Thursday, also include John Reagan as offensive line coach; Cory...

List of Vols' violations include Fulmer offering instruction

Jan. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has reported a minor NCAA violation that involved athletic director Phillip Fulmer instructing offensive linemen during a football practice. This was one of eight Level III athletics violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months of 2018. They were obtained...

Spanos brought in to fix UConn's historically bad defense

Jan. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has hired Lou Spanos, a coach with experience in both college football and the NFL, to fix its historically bad defense. Coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday that Spanos has been hired as defensive coordinator, replacing Billy Crocker, who was fired after the Huskies' 1-11...