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Photographer sues over Texas mascot's pre-Sugar Bowl charge

Oct. 21, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A photographer is suing the owners and handlers of the University of Texas’ live mascot for negligence, saying he suffered permanent neck and back injuries when the longhorn steer charged out of its pen and plowed into several people at the 2019 Sugar Bowl. Nick Wagner, who was...

Businessman, philanthropist, LSU supporter Cook dead at 92

Sep. 30, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Oil industry executive, philanthropist and former LSU Alumni Association director Lodwrick “Lod” Cook has died at age 92. The Alumni Association posted a statement on his death on social media Wednesday. According to the alumni association, Cook earned a...

FILE - In this April 15, 2008, file photo, the Columbia University marching band entertains tax filers and others outside the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York. The band has decided to voluntarily shut itself down over what it called a history

Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

Sep. 16, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Columbia University Marching Band, which had run-ins with school administration over the years over situations like mocking its own team, has decided to voluntarily shut itself down over what it called a history “grounded in prejudiced culture and traditions." In a statement...