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Binghamton University student dies in NY state park gorge

Jul. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old student athlete at Binghamton University has died after being pulled from the water at Buttermilk Falls State Park. State parks spokesman Dan Keefe says Calistus Anyichie (uh-NEE-chee) was in an area of the gorge off-limits to swimming when he was pulled from the water...

Big 12 is a 10: Bowlsby says no talk of expanding league

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner said there is...

Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing efforts...

The Latest: Missouri still awaiting decision on NCAA appeal

Jul. 15, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Missouri coaches and players feel good about the Tigers' football team, especially after adding former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant to a veteran offense during the offseason. That's led to lofty goals for the Tigers. Whether...

The Latest: Miles says RB Pooka Williams reinstated to team

Jul. 15, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest from the first day of Big 12 football media days Monday at AT&T Stadium. (all times local): 12:30 p.m. New Kansas coach Les Miles says top running back Pooka Williams has been reinstated to the team, seven months after he was arrested and charged with domestic battery...

Louisiana couple say 'I do' in unique venue despite storm

Jul. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family members didn't let Tropical Storm Barry wash out a Louisiana couple's wedding day. Their ingenuity led the bride and groom to an unusual wedding venue: the indoor practice football field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Daily Advertiser reports Casie Falcon...

SEC media days kicks off with Sankey in old Alabama home

Jul. 15, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address about the state of the league and college football. Media days returns to the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama after...

Talented group of QBs hope to give SEC hierarchy a jolt

Jul. 15, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

Alabama's dominance ranks among the most impressive dynasties in college football history. It has also made the Southeastern Conference a bit stale recently as the league's 14 teams gather for their annual media days this week in Hoover, Alabama. This year, though, a group of talented and experienced quarterbacks...

Top to bottom: Oklahoma, Kansas help start Big 12 media days

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is again favored in the Big 12 after winning the last four conference titles. Kansas is expected to still be on the other end of the standings, even with a new coach that has a national title to his credit. New Jayhawks coach Les Miles, the 65-year-old former Oklahoma State...

ESPN hires former Wazzu QB Leaf as college football analyst

Jul. 14, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison. Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will mostly call games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The...