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DePaul athletic director retirng after 18 years

Jun. 5, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto is retiring. Ponsetto, who played four sports at DePaul, has served as athletic director for the past 18 years and worked in other administrative positions with the athletic department for more than 20 years before that. “The...

Oregon State dismisses player after racist chat surfaces

Jun. 4, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State has dismissed a tight end after a recording surfaced of the player making racist and bigoted comments some three years ago. Upon learning of the comments made by redshirt freshman Rocco Carley, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith took the matter to athletic director Scott...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

States sue to block DeVos' campus sexual assault overhaul

Jun. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states filed a federal lawsuit Thursday attempting to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new policy guiding schools and colleges in the handling of sexual assault cases. The lawsuit alleges that DeVos' policy undercuts existing mandates in Title IX, the 1972...

Georgia AD Greg McGarity given 1-year contract extension

Jun. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has been given a one-year contract extension. The announcement came in a rare online video spring meeting of the University of Georgia athletic association's board of directors on Thursday. The 65-year-old McGarity was named Georgia's AD in 2010....

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at a press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State athletic director David Coburn says the football team met Thursday, June 4, 2020, after a star player accused coach Mike Norvell of lying about connecting personally last weekend with every player to discuss the killing of George Floyd and protests against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

FSU's Norvell sorry after star player accused coach of lying

Jun. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Florida State's Mike Norvell apologized Thursday after a star player accused the coach of lying about personally connecting with every football player to discuss the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racial injustice. After a team meeting early Thursday involving players and coaches,...

South Carolina's Martin to chair hoops committee on race

Jun. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin will chair a new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address issues of race and discrimination not only within intercollegiate athletics but society at large. The NABC's board of directors announced the new...

Marshall University says 4 have virus as athletes return

Jun. 4, 2020 3:35 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — At least four people have now tested positive for the coronavirus at Marshall University as the school moves to allow its athletes to return to campus, officials said Wednesday. The college said three student athletes and one staffer have tested positive. All four people are in...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, for public schools reopening in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework for reopening schools lists several factors for individual districts to consider as they reopen. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Oklahoma schools reopening plan recommends wearing masks

Jun. 3, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance Wednesday for how public schools could reopen in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework...

Temple's Patrick Kraft hired as Boston College AD

Jun. 3, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

Boston College hired Patrick Kraft as its new athletic director on Wednesday, bringing in the former Temple AD to replace Martin Jarmond a month after he left for UCLA. BC hopes the new hire can shore up a program that has struggled to gain attention in a region dominated by its professional sports teams. Under...