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Stewart, Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 in Big Ten Tournament

May. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Joe Stewart went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three runs to help Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. No. 5 seed Michigan (29-25) plays top-seeded Maryland in Friday's quarterfinals. ...

Up, up and away: Huskers ending balloon release after 1st TD

May. 24, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's gameday tradition of fans releasing helium-filled red balloons to celebrate the Cornhuskers' first touchdown is ending. Balloons have been handed out to fans near the stadium entrance before games since the early 1960s. Athletic director Trev Alberts...

Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

May. 19, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The...

Keeping schools out of NIL dealings opened door for boosters

May. 17, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

By trying to limit how much schools can help college athletes cashing in on their fame, the NCAA seems to have inadvertently opened the door for boosters to get a foothold in a burgeoning market. Now, as the NCAA and its highest-profile Division I member schools try to rein in...

Sheridan resigns as Wisconsin's inside linebackers coach

May. 13, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bill Sheridan has resigned as Wisconsin’s inside linebackers coach while the NCAA investigates him for potential rules violations during his tenure as Air Force’s defensive line coach. Wisconsin hired Sheridan on Feb. 22 after he had spent two years at Air...

Huskers' Frost to sit out 5 days in '22 season for violation

May. 02, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

Scott Frost will be barred from coaching for five consecutive days this season as part of Nebraska's negotiated settlement with the NCAA for allowing an unauthorized staff member to do hands-on special teams coaching two years ago. The NCAA contacted Nebraska after a media report on...

Locksley agrees to new deal at Maryland for at least 5 years

Apr. 29, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has agreed to a new five-year contract that runs through the 2026 season. The school announced the deal Friday and said the contract includes incentives that could extend it up to two additional years. ...

Penn State hires Patrick Kraft from BC as athletic director

Apr. 29, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State hired Boston College athletic director Patrick Kraft to be its next AD on Friday. Kraft, 43, will take over for the retiring Sandy Barbour on July 1 after the Penn State Board of Trustees approved an agreement that had been in the works for...

Big 12 players expected to have impact seasons in 2022

Apr. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Some Big 12 Conference players to watch next season: BAYLOR: Redshirt sophomore Lorando Johnson, a former four-star recruit known as “Snaxx,” is expected to take over the hybrid linebacker-defensive back spot in the Bears defense. Jalen Pitre was the Big 12 defensive player of...

AP source: Penn State finalizing deal to make BC's Kraft AD

Apr. 26, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

Penn State is working to finalize a deal with Boston College athletic director Patrick Kraft to replace the retiring Sandy Barbour and become the school’s next AD. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the school and Kraft were closing in on an...