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NCAA: College athletes graduating at record high rate

Oct. 16, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. The NCAA's most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year's all-time high. That's nearly 10...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach

Oct. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa McFerrin this season after finding a "negative culture and atmosphere." Memphis released the report Thursday after...

Wisconsin forward Micah Potter must sit out semester

Oct. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The NCAA has denied a request for junior forward Micah Potter to play during the fall semester after transferring from Ohio State two days before the season opener last November. The 6-foot-9 Potter, who has not competed in regular-season games since the 2017-18 season, will be...

Kansas coach Self bristles at idea of 'trolling' NCAA

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program when he donned an Adidas jersey and golden chain for a recent promotional video. The Jayhawks received a notice of allegations...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Oct. 9, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against...

Washington State shakes up defense after back-to-back losses

Oct. 9, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach is shaking up the Cougars' underperforming defense in the wake of defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys' abrupt resignation. The Cougars have made some personnel changes on a squad that is yielding 30 points per game, ranking it 10th in the Pac-12. Leach said they are also...

Pac-12 players, coaches briefed on California likeness law

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Washington State big man Jeff Pollard is popular all over Pullman and easily recognized back home in Bountiful, Utah. You can't miss him: He's 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds. Pollard realizes he could probably earn some money from his image and likeness — a hot topic at Pac-12 media...

Pac-12 Commissioner: Serious concerns with California law

Oct. 7, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has expressed serious concerns about a new law that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and be compensated for the use of their names or likenesses through endorsement deals or other money-making opportunities. The law signed last...

Analysis: Lacking foresight, NCAA playing defense again

Oct. 7, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue. Five years ago, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA in an antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, who claimed the association and its...