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Virus news: Rhode Island offers tests upon airport arrival

Nov. 29, 2020 6:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Connecticut officials scrambled to find enough personal protective equipment when the coronavirus pandemic hit last spring, relying on Chinese bankers and a lumber company to help procure masks and gowns. They have used a...

Jeff Sims' 3 TD passes powers Georgia Tech past Duke, 56-33

Nov. 29, 2020 12:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After having to endure an unexpected four-week layoff, Jeff Sims played like he was determined to make up for lost time. Sims threw three touchdown passes and ran for 108 yards, setting career highs, and Georgia Tech beat turnover-plagued Duke 56-33 on Saturday night as each team returned...

Texas Tech's Mac McClung (0) dribbles the ball down the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sam Houston State, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 14 Texas Tech routs Sam Houston St to improve to 2-0

Nov. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung is already doing for No. 14 Texas Tech exactly what he told coach Chris Beard he would after transferring from Georgetown. McClung had 18 points to again lead the Red Raiders in scoring as they improved to 2-0 with an 84-52 victory over Sam Houston State on Friday. ...

Florida college says its campus belonged to Native American

Nov. 26, 2020 12:47 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The University of South Florida acknowledged this week that its campus in Tampa is located on land once occupied by the Seminole people and other Native Americans, an admission meant to give context to the Thanksgiving holiday most Americans are celebrating Thursday. In a...

Texas Tech forward Marcus Santos-Silva (14) and guard Mac McClung vie with Northwestern State forward Jamaure Gregg for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Rogers)

No. 14 Texas Tech opens with 101-58 win over Northwestern St

Nov. 25, 2020 11:33 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung and Marcus Santos-Silva fit right in with No. 14 Texas Tech when the transfers finally got to play a game for the Red Raiders. McClung scored 20 points while Santos-Silva had 10 points and 12 rebounds despite playing only 18 minutes as Texas Tech opened the season with a...

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in...

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

Nov. 25, 2020 1:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in...

2 students from Georgia among those named Rhodes Scholars

Nov. 23, 2020 11:33 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Two students from the Atlanta area have been chosen among the 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021. The winners are Phaidra Buchanan, a senior at the University of Georgia who is from Tyrone, and Samuel E. Patterson III, a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who is from...

Pittsburgh wide receiver DJ Turner (7) comes up short of the end zone as he is tackled by Virginia Tech defensive back Divine Deablo (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pickett leads shorthanded Pitt by Virginia Tech 47-14

Nov. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team reeling from a bout with COVID-19 that threatened to derail the rest of the season, Pittsburgh senior quarterback Kenny Pickett stood up in front of his teammates as the Panthers prepared to face Virginia Tech and provided a very blunt reminder about the bond they shared....

Louisiana university system raises pay for faculty, staff

Nov. 20, 2020 5:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Southern University college system is boosting pay for faculty and staff across its campuses, under a package of salary hikes and one-time bonuses approved Friday by the system's governing board. “There’s never a good time to advance a salary adjustment,...