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UNLV: Rebels assistant Cotton waiting for heart transplant

Jul. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton is awaiting a heart transplant and will not coach on the field this season. Rebels coach Tony Sanchez said Thursday in a news release from the school that the 62-year-old Cotton is in Omaha, Nebraska, and on a waiting list to receive a heart. Cotton...

ACC urges fans to ask cable providers to carry new network

Jul. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is roughly a month away from launching its new ESPN-partnered TV channel and still awaiting key deals with several cable providers to carry it. The league and its schools need help from fans on that front. Schools are posting messages on social media...

ACC's Coastal Division gets new look with 3 new head coaches

Jul. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi had a good idea what to expect over the past two seasons from every opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division. Not this year. After two years with the same seven head coaches, nearly half of that group is gone with Georgia Tech, Miami...

ACC's Coastal Division once again appears up for grabs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall doesn't need to be reminded that the Cavaliers are the only team in the ACC Coastal Division that hasn't won the division title in the last six seasons. They have a chance this year, but the division seems to be once again up for grabs. "Yes, it would...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

SEC experiencing rare moment with coaching stability

Jul. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that's one reason patience is often in short supply when things go wrong. But in a rare quirk, there were no new head coaches at the podium during SEC media days for the first time since 2006. Fans should embrace the...

Mississippi State ex-coach Sherrill and NCAA settle lawsuit

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The NCAA and former Mississippi State University football coach Jackie Sherrill have settled a lawsuit in which Sherrill accused the college sports governing body of damaging his reputation. Sherrill also said the NCAA hurt his future coaching opportunities by publicly naming him in...

Broncos kick off NFL training camps with Sanders on board

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they'll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock . Sanders won't be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but "Emmanuel looks good. He's...

Florida State's Taggart tunes out talk in Year 2 of rebuild

Jul. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No one has to tell Willie Taggart that he faces pressure to fix turn things around at Florida State after the Seminoles failed to reach a bowl game for the first time since 1981. It was an inauspicious beginning for Taggart. In his first year as the head coach, the Seminoles finished...

Celtics' Stevens on board with lookalike candidate Buttigieg

Jul. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If this basketball thing doesn't work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind. The Boston Celtics coach joked on Wednesday that he's hoping to capitalize on his resemblance to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. "I can get a job with 'Saturday Night Live,'"...