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Wade bonus forfeiture, Woodward $8M deal before LSU board

Apr. 25, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors. Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually and his...

Joe Legerski retiring as Wyoming women's basketball coach

Apr. 25, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Legerski is retiring as Wyoming women's basketball coach, ending a 16-year run with the Cowgirls. The athletic department announced the decision Wednesday. The 61-year-old Legerski steps downs as the winningest coach in program history, going 314-186. He led the Cowgirls to the...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

Prized Jamaican big man Kofi Cockburn signs with Illinois

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has signed prized big man Kofi Cockburn to a national letter of intent. The Fighting Illini announced Wednesday the addition of the 7-foot, 290-pounder from Kingston, Jamaica — the highest rated post player to join the program since Meyers Leonard in 2010. Cockburn...

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers....

Jackie Stiles leaving Missouri State to coach at Oklahoma

Apr. 24, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State women's basketball icon Jackie Stiles is leaving the school to be an assistant coach at Oklahoma. Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it hired Stiles, who has been on the Lady Bears coaching staff for six seasons under former coach Kellie Harper. The Springfield...

Buffalo women's basketball coach agrees to 5-year extension

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo has agreed to sign women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack to a five-year contract extension after she led the program to its third NCAA Tournament berth in four years. The new contract runs through the 2023-24 season and will pay her an annual base salary of $270,000,...

National champion Baylor women set for White House visit

Apr. 24, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship. They are expected to visit with President...

Minnesota signs German forward Isaiah Ihnen

Apr. 24, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has signed Isaiah Ihnen, a 6-foot-9 forward from Germany, to a national letter of intent. The Gophers on Wednesday announced the addition of Ihnen to their 2019 recruiting class, joining guard Tre' Williams and center Sam Freeman. Guards Marcus Carr and Payton Willis, both...

Former Big East foes Syracuse and Georgetown agree to series

Apr. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse and Georgetown have agreed to a four-game series in men's basketball, the school announced Wednesday. The first game between the former bitter Big East rivals is scheduled for Dec. 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington. Syracuse gets home games in the 2020-21 and 2022-23...