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South Carolina man who inspired movie "Radio" dead at 73

Dec. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — James “Radio” Kennedy, the man who was a fixture on the sidelines of a South Carolina high school's football games for decades and whose life inspired a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 73. T.L. Hanna High School Athletic Director John Cann confirmed Kennedy's death...

Hagans scores 21, leads No. 8 Kentucky past Georgia Tech

Dec. 14, 2019 8:51 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ashton Hagans has elevated his game, and Kentucky coach John Calipari has noticed the transformation in his point guard. “He knows what to expect and he has no anxiety about what he is doing and knows coming into the game,” Calipari said. “He knows game planning...

Boston College hires Ohio St assistant Jeff Hafley as coach

Dec. 14, 2019 1:17 PM EST

The tweet from Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond showed a puff of white smoke rising from the school's Gothic bell tower, Gasson Hall. The Eagles have a new football coach. Borrowing from a papal tradition, the Jesuit school ended its search to replace Steve Addazio and made it official on Saturday...

Kansas community college denies claims in heatstroke death

Dec. 13, 2019 12:15 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for the parents of a 19-year-old football player who died of heatstroke on the first day of practice at a Kansas community college said Thursday that negotiations with the school remain on track, downplaying the significance of a decision by trustees to deny claims totaling...

Argonauts fire coach Corey Chamblin, hire Ryan Dinwiddie

Dec. 12, 2019 7:33 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Argonauts fired head coach Corey Chamblin after one season Thursday and hired former Boise State quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie as his replacement. The Argonauts finished fourth in the East Division at 4-14 and missed the Canadian Football League playoffs. The 39-year-old Dinwiddie...

2 ex-Nebraska football players face sex assault allegations

Dec. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations....

Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as football coach

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 PM EST

One of the criteria Colorado State had for its next football coach was experience. The Rams checked that box with the hiring of Steve Addazio. Addazio agreed to a five-year contract Wednesday, with a base salary of $1.5 million in the first year and with a $50,000 increase each year of the deal. The 60-year-old...

Ex-NC State coach's attorneys question fairness of NCAA case

Dec. 11, 2019 5:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for former North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried are questioning the fairness of the NCAA process after he was charged with failing to adequately monitor the Wolfpack men's basketball program for violations, including during the recruitment of former basketball star...

Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as new head coach

Dec. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EST
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as new head coach.

Northwestern hires BC's Bajakian as offensive coordinator

Dec. 11, 2019 4:16 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern hired Boston College's Mike Bajakian as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday. Bajakian, who spent four seasons at quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spent last year as OC and QBs coach for Boston College, which boasted the top...