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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...

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...

UMaine unsatisfied with probe of game cut short by fireworks

Oct. 5, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative...

Ex-University of Delaware athlete found guilty of rape

Sep. 27, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — An ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of a string of sexual assaults was convicted Friday in the first case brought to jurors, who found that he raped a woman he met online but declined to apply the harshest charge. After a 10-day trial, the jury deliberated for about...

3 Niagara swimmers allege sexual harassment in lawsuit

Sep. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three members of Niagara University's women's swim and diving teams allege they were sexually harassed and bullied by members of the men's swim team in a lawsuit filed against the school. They also allege men's and women's team coach Ben Nigro made sexual remarks, ridiculed them for...

School spirit: US colleges pave the road to success in track

Sep. 24, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school's fight song would be better. When it comes to producing champions at the highest level of track and other...

Column: Another reminder of unequal playing field for women

Sep. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Really, we shouldn't be surprised. Riley Field certainly wasn't, not after being reminded once again that the law is one thing, but changing hearts and minds is an entirely different matter. As the senior captain of the Maine's field hockey team, Field has gotten used to the snickers, the insults, the slights...

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

Sep. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The agency's Office for Civil Rights called its review —...

Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female...