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School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

Sep. 22, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted earlier in...

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

Sep. 21, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. The report provided details of what happened and confirmed what university...

The Latest: Faster response 'might have changed things'

Sep. 21, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on investigation of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair (all times local): 6:35 p.m. One of the biggest problems in the treatment of former Maryland football player Jordan McNair was that it was nearly two hours between the time he collapsed and his arrival at...

Report: Trainer acknowledges sexual abuse of students

Sep. 21, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. The deception was aided by the team winning five state football championships in 16...

Independent investigation finds University of Maryland culpable in death of Terrapins football player Jordan McNair

Sep. 21, 2018 5:45 PM EDT
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Independent investigation finds University of Maryland culpable in death of Terrapins football player Jordan McNair.

The Latest: Report: Trainer accused of abuse says he's sorry

Sep. 21, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a former Montana high school athletic trainer being sued for sexually abusing athletes (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A former Montana high school athletic trainer has apologized to student-athletes via media interviews after they accused him of sexual abuse in the...

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

Sep. 20, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 9 p.m. The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina. Owner David Tepper and Panthers Charities announced the donations in a news...

Storm-tossed high school cancels football season

Sep. 19, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

SABINE PASS, Texas (AP) — Officials in a school district hit hard by Tropical Storm Harvey last year have canceled the rest of their high school football season. Sabine (suh-BEEN') Pass High School head coach Jason Thibodeaux (TIH'-bah-doh), who also is the Sabine Pass school district athletic director,...

George Mason AD Brad Edwards signs 5-year extension

Sep. 19, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason has signed athletic director Brad Edwards to a five-year contract extension. School President Angel Cabrera on Wednesday announced the extension for Edwards that runs through the 2023 academic year. Edwards has been George Mason's AD since July 2014. Cabrera says Edwards...

Washington State's Gesser resigns amid misconduct complaint

Sep. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University employee and former quarterback Jason Gesser resigned Tuesday, a day after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Gesser, 39, sent a letter to the university resigning his post as assistant athletic director effective immediately. "I am deeply saddened that...