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Up, up and away: Huskers ending balloon release after 1st TD

May. 24, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's gameday tradition of fans releasing helium-filled red balloons to celebrate the Cornhuskers' first touchdown is ending. Balloons have been handed out to fans near the stadium entrance before games since the early 1960s. Athletic director Trev Alberts...

Bolivian student, 52, jailed in probe of pay from government

May. 23, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Max Mendoza has been a remarkably persistent student — and a profitable one: He's been enrolled at a public university in Bolivia for 32 years but never graduated, much of it while being paid a government salary to serve as a student leader. On Monday,...

NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

May. 09, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

Eleven months after the NCAA lifted most of its restrictions against athletes cashing in on their fame, college sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters it believes have crossed a line: There are still rules here and they will be enforced. But following...

Ex-fraternity president pleads guilty in deadly hazing case

May. 06, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A former fraternity president has pleaded guilty in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student. Daylen Dunson, 22, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges, including reckless homicide, tampering with evidence,...

As leaders lobby, NCAA searches for ways to rein in boosters

May. 05, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The latest lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill by college sports leaders come as the NCAA tries to rein in booster organizations funding questionable sponsorship deals for athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses. The commissioners of the...

University of Missouri proposes discipline for 13 students

May. 05, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has proposed disciplinary sanctions against 13 students as part of its investigation into an October fraternity pledge party that left a student from Minnesota with brain injuries. Federal student privacy law keeps the school from...

Defendants plead guilty in Stone Foltz hazing death

Apr. 28, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two former members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Bowling Green State University charged in the death of Stone Foltz pleaded guilty to the involvement in Foltz's death after taking a plea deal, the Wood County prosecutor said. Ben Boyers and Jarrett Prizel...

Three defendants settle in Missouri hazing lawsuit

Apr. 22, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Three of the 23 defendants in a lawsuit filed after a University of Missouri fraternity party left a student with serious brain injuries have reached a settlement. The attorney for the family of Daniel Santulli, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, filed a motion...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 21, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. April XX, 2022. Editorial: Dark money has no place in student elections A while back, those on the far right — not the candidates or politicians, but the true kingmakers, those who held the purse strings — developed a strategy on how to...

Chest bumps for charity: Vols coach makes best of suspension

Apr. 20, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee fraternity used baseball coach Tony Vitello's suspension for chest-bumping an umpire as a chance to raise money Wednesday for an organization serving active military members and veterans. Vitello offered a chest bump to anyone who...