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Kansas hires Air Force assistant Wallace for special teams

Feb. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has hired Jonathan Wallace to coach special teams and running backs, completing an overhaul of Les Miles' staff as the Jayhawks head into Year 2 of the former national championship-winning coach's regime. Miles announced the hiring in a statement Tuesday. Wallace spent last...

FILE - A Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo shows a view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office, in Lafayette, La. Wade Berzas, the only person to survive plane crash that killed the other five people on board was discharged Monday, Feb. 17 after 52 days at the center's burn unit (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)

After 52 days, Louisiana plane crash victim leaves hospital

Feb. 18, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The only person to survive a December plane crash in south Louisiana that killed the other five people on board has gone home after nearly two months months in the hospital. News outlets reported that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center said in a news release that Wade Berzas...

Nebraska schedules 2 games with Oklahoma State in 2034-35

Feb. 13, 2020 4:20 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has announced the scheduling of four home nonconference football games over the next eight years and a two-game series against former Big 12 foe Oklahoma State in 2034-35. The Cornhuskers will host UTEP on Aug. 31, 2024 and Sept. 2, 2028; Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 18, 2025; and...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Colorado head coach Mel Tucker looks on before the start of their NCAA college football game against Utah, in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the decision says Colorado coach Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State's football program. The person spoke Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Colorado AD wants next head coach to share his commitment

Feb. 13, 2020 3:42 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — After Mel Tucker's midnight blindside, Colorado athletic director Rick George says the Buffaloes' next head football coach has to share his passion for the university and the state. Someone who isn't going to look recruits, parents, players and administrators in the eye and say he's...

Baylor to suspend 14 baseball players after hazing incident

Feb. 7, 2020 8:40 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University will suspend 14 baseball players during the upcoming season due to a hazing incident from last year, school officials announced Friday. The incident happened in February 2019 and officials said they became aware of it three months later. They said a full investigation...

No charges to be sought after Iowa marching band allegations

Feb. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — University leaders have determined there's not enough evidence to pursue charges stemming from allegations that University of Iowa marching band members were targets of abuse during last season's football game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they...

Big 12 champion Oklahoma adds pair of 4-star defenders

Feb. 5, 2020 10:27 PM EST

Big 12 champion Oklahoma got the signatures of a pair of four-star defenders, and new Baylor coach Dave Aranda signed a two-sport player that plans to throw and hit for the Bears. While Big 12 teams were like most Power Five schools in securing most of their classes during the early signing period about seven...

Former Minnesota coach Kill now assisting old friend at TCU

Feb. 5, 2020 9:23 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has joined TCU's staff as a special assistant to coach Gary Patterson. The two Kansas natives are longtime friends, and Kill was the best man in Patterson's wedding. Kill will be in charge of the Horned Frogs offense, but won't be one of the...

Oklahoma hires DeMarco Murray as running backs coach

Jan. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma hired DeMarco Murray as its running backs coach Monday, bringing back the school's career leader in all-purpose yards, career touchdowns and kickoff return average. Murray starred at Oklahoma from the 2007 through 2010 seasons. The Sooners won three Big 12 championships...

Baylor hires ex-UNC coach Fedora as offensive coordinator

Jan. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda. Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears...