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D-III Earlham suspends football after 53 straight losses

Nov. 13, 2018 4:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Earlham College has suspended its football program after a fifth consecutive winless season and a Division III record 53 straight losses. The Quakers finished the season with a 70-6 loss to Rose-Hulman last Saturday. On Tuesday, interim President Avis Stewart announced the college...

Louisville fires head coach Bobby Petrino with team 2-8

Nov. 11, 2018 4:27 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's seven-game skid was bad enough. Worse were the large margins of defeat and opponents' apparent ease in lighting up the scoreboard. That combination spelled the end of coach Bobby Petrino's second chapter with the Cardinals. Louisville fired Petrino on Sunday morning with...

5 injured in crash of bus carrying Princeton students

Nov. 10, 2018 2:10 PM EST

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a coach bus carrying Princeton University students heading to a football game at Yale has crashed into a building in Connecticut, sending four of them to the hospital with minor injuries. Police say the bus driver was also injured in Saturday's crash in West Haven. Yale...

Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun returns to coach DIII St. Joe's

Nov. 9, 2018 11:28 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jim Calhoun heard all the speculation that he would be a kinder, gentler coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph. He is 76 years old, with health issues and no desire to offend the nuns at a small Catholic school that had only accepted women until this semester. But a...

Conference touts 5 female officials as part of game crew

Nov. 8, 2018 3:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A collegiate athletic conference has achieved a first by playing a football game featuring five female officials. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says its Oct. 27 game between Winston-Salem State and Shaw had five female referees. The same group had also worked...

Middle Tennessee tops D-II Lees McRae, 91-68 in opener

Nov. 7, 2018 1:44 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Antonio Green scored 24 points and Reggie Scurry and James Hawthorne each added 19 as Middle Tennessee opened the Nick McDevitt era with a 91-69 rout of Division II Lees McRae in the season opener Tuesday night. McDevitt coached North Carolina-Asheville before being hired at...

Abilene Christian romps past Arlington Baptist 107-54

Nov. 6, 2018 10:40 PM EST

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis missed just one shot and scored 18 points as Abilene Christian opened the season with an 107-54 defeat of Arlington Baptist, of the National Christian College Athletic Association, on Tuesday night. Lewis was 8 of 9 from the floor and made both free throw attempts while...

School officials end season for 2 teams after postgame brawl

Nov. 5, 2018 6:48 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system has ended the football season for two teams who engaged in a postgame fight last weekend. News outlets report officials from Wilson County Schools announced Monday they have ended the season for Hunt and Fike high schools even though they both have a game...

Air Force mascot injured in West Point prank

Nov. 3, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — One of Air Force's falcon mascots was injured during a prank prior to the annual rivalry football game against Army, according to an official at the Air Force Academy. The mascot, Aurora, a 22-year-old falcon, suffered an undisclosed injury and was being brought on the flight back...

Maryland turns focus to Michigan State during ongoing saga

Nov. 2, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's frayed football program turns its attention to a game after a tumultuous week in the midst of a surreal season that seems to have little immediate hope of achieving a sense of normalcy. The external investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair; an...