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Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts at an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Texas hires Schaefer from Mississippi State

Apr. 5, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook'em...

Marquette hires Justin Gainey as associate head coach

Apr. 3, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Marquette director of operations Justin Gainey is returning to the Golden Eagles’ staff as associate head coach. Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced the move Friday. Gainey worked for Wojciechowski at Marquette from 2014-17 before spending one year as an assistant...

Shannon Schweyen won't return as Lady Griz hoops coach

Apr. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is not renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Shannon Schweyen, who has been affiliated with the team for more than three decades. Schweyen was an All-American basketball player at Montana and was an assistant to coach Robin Selvig for 24 years...

Army hires Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach

Apr. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach. Wright joins the Black Knights after serving as associate director of football strength and conditioning at Michigan the past two seasons. He helped coach and mentor two first-round draft picks, two third-round draft...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) warms up before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is somewhat on a hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Giants signed Ebner to a one-year, $2 million contract on March 19. (AP Photo/Don Wright, file)

Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants

Apr. 1, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Nate Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is...

W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota. Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach...

Packers keeping running back/kick returner Tyler Ervin

Mar. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping running back/return specialist Tyler Ervin. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday that the team has re-signed Ervin, who played in four regular-season games and two playoff contests for Green Bay last season. The Packers claimed...

Chicago Cubs minor league hitting coach Rachel Folden hits infield ground balls at the Cubs spring trainng facility in Mesa, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2020. Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities. None of the players care all that much that one of their coaches is a woman. (John Antonoff/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

Mar. 29, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities. None of the players care all that much that one of their coaches is a woman. As for the girls she encounters, they...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein walks on the field during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and kicker Greg Zuerlein have agreed on a $7.5 million, three-year contract. The Cowboys are set for a kicking competition because they also re-signed Kai Forbath after he made all 10 field goals last season as the replacement for a shaky Brett Maher. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Cowboys agree on deals with kicker Zuerlein, defender Poe

Mar. 27, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys are going to let two proven kickers go at it in the offseason for a change. The Cowboys and kicker Greg Zuerlein agreed Friday on a $7.5 million, three-year contract, with $2.3 million guaranteed. The deal with Zuerlein comes just a few days after the Cowboys re-signed Kai Forbath, who made all...

Villanova hires Denise Dillon as new women's hoops coach

Mar. 27, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova hired former star Denise Dillon as its new women's basketball coach Friday. Dillon, who has spent the last 17 years as the head coach of Drexel, played at Villanova for former coach Harry Perretta, who retired after 42 seasons at the school. Dillon compiled a 329-204 (.617)...