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Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

California Editorial Rdp

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Sept. 17 The San Diego Union-Tribune on California homelessness: Given the way President Donald Trump sometimes mocks California; many residents might be inclined to take his recent comments about wanting to help the state with its homelessness problems with a grain of salt. The White House budget actually sought...

Iowa St to explore redesign near Hilton, Jack Trice Stadium

Sep. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use "arts, culture and community district' between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium. The school announced the plan Tuesday, saying athletic director Jamie Pollard and Iowa State Research Park President Rick Sanders will lead a $300,000...

Students, workers wear maroon to honor WVa football player

Sep. 17, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students, teachers and workers at businesses across West Virginia and beyond are wearing a high school's colors to honor a football player who died after collapsing on the field. Roane County senior Alex Miller died Friday night during a game at Clay County High School. In photos...

Kentucky police: Cheer coach sent sexual video to students

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've arrested a high school cheerleading coach accused of sending a sexual video to students. Paducah Police have charged 43-year-old David E. Wade with one count of tampering with physical evidence. The Paducah Sun reports he's accused of sending a message...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

Cheerleading squad on probation after Trump banner displayed

Sep. 16, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, N.C. (AP) — A high school cheerleading squad in North Carolina is on probation after some cheerleaders posed with a banner supporting President Donald Trump before a football game. Stanly County Schools Superintendent Jeff James told The Associated Press in an email Monday that the warning was...

John Ralston, former Stanford, Broncos coach, dies at 92

Sep. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — John Ralston, who coached Stanford to two Rose Bowl victories and spent five seasons leading the Denver Broncos, has died. He was 92. San Jose State, where Ralston finished his coaching career and later worked as special assistant to the athletic director, said Sunday that Ralston...

Athletes enjoy secret weapon in mental performance coach

Sep. 14, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Melissa White might be on the sidelines during Friday night football games as a Hempfield coach, but she doesn't care what the scoreboard says. Instead, the school's mental performance coach — who holds a doctorate degree in sports psychology — is worried about how the...