Latest School athletics News

IU professor leaves after sexual harassment allegation

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University professor accused of sexual harassment has left the school, IU announced Friday. Murray McGibbon, who had been an associate professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, no longer is with the university, the announcement said. Josh...

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

No. 9 Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game; Chryst tests positive

Oct. 28, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

The pandemic hit Big Ten football just two weeks into its season Wednesday as No. 9 Wisconsin canceled its game at Nebraska and paused team activities for at least a week after a dozen people in the program — including coach Paul Chryst — tested positive for COVID-19. Athletic director Barry Alvarez...

Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

Colby College opens $200 million athletic facility

Oct. 25, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A private liberal arts college with 2,155 students now has an athletics complex that might be the envy of some NCAA Division I universities. Colby College has pressed forward with a $200 million athletic facility despite the pandemic and economic downturn. The 350,000-square-foot...

High school winter sports will start on time, MHSAA says

Oct. 23, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school winter sports will start on time in November. Face coverings are required for athletes practicing and competing in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, the Michigan High School Athletic Association said Friday. They are not required for...

UMass to bring more students back; 19 new deaths in state

Oct. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst plans to bring more students back to campus for the spring semester in conjunction with a more robust coronavirus testing program, school officials said Friday. First-year and transfer students will be given the option to live on campus, as will...

Louisiana House stalls bill to rework sports organization

Oct. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort to insert Louisiana lawmakers directly into the state athletic association's decisions on high school sports failed to win final passage before the House and Senate wrapped up their special session Friday. Sen. Stewart Cathey’s proposal would have added two...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, fans join in singing

Conflict raging over 'The Eyes of Texas' school song

Oct. 23, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Losing football games is one thing at the University of Texas. A challenge to the hallowed school song is quite another. A controversy over “The Eyes of Texas” has lingered for weeks now at Texas, with some players refusing to sing it after games or even stand for it...

Son of ex-U of Nebraska official accused of sexual assault

Oct. 21, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year old Nebraska man previously convicted of child pornography charges is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a sleepover three years ago, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Jack Eichorst, son of University of Nebraska's former athletic director Shawn...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, Penn State head coach Pat Chambers gestures in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind. Penn State’s Pat Chambers has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by the Nittany Lions’ basketball coach. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns after investigation

Oct. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Chambers, 49, had been at Penn State for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his directions. Penn State athletic director...