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In this November 1980 photo, Syracuse University football coach Frank Maloney is shown. Former Syracuse University head football coach Frank Maloney, who succeeded the winningest coach in school history when the program was in decline, has died. He was 79. Maloney died Monday, March 30, 2020, at his home in Chicago, his family confirmed to the university. The cause was metastic brain cancer, according to Syracuse.com. (John Berry/The Post-Standard via AP)

Former Syracuse football coach Frank Maloney dead at 79

Apr. 1, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse football coach Frank Maloney, who succeeded the winningest coach in school history when the program was in decline, has died. He was 79. Maloney died Monday at his home in Chicago, his family told the university. The cause was metastic brain cancer, according to...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart looks on during warm ups for an NCAA football preseason scrimmage in Athens, Ga. Georgia coach Kirby Smart says quarterback is the position most affected by spring practice being canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. It's bad timing for the Bulldogs, who would have used the spring as a time to have Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman and others compete to replace three-year starter Jake Fromm. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Georgia's search for new QB on hold with no spring practice

Mar. 31, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says the cancellation of spring football across the nation due to the coronavirus pandemic hurts quarterbacks more than any position. For Smart's Bulldogs, the timing is especially bad. Georgia is looking for a new quarterback while planning to install a new offense led by first-year...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NCAA says Clemson QB can resume coronavirus fundraising

Mar. 24, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn't do anything wrong when they were trying to help coronavirus victims and their families. What sounded like a noble effort but might have been an NCAA violation is OK after all. The NCAA said Tuesday the couple can resume their...

Clemson football player Tee Higgins catches a pass during NFL Pro Day Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Clemson's Simmons shows off for NFL personnel at pro day

Mar. 12, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — As Clemson's pro day unfolded, NFL head coaches like the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia chatted with Clemson's Dabo Swinney. And it never took long, Swinney said, before the Tigers' versatile linebacker Isaiah Simmons came up in those...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Southern California head coach Clay Helton, center, leads his players onto the field before the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa, in San Diego. Helton is 40-22 in four full seasons as USC coach. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

USC invests in supporting Helton rather than replacing him

Mar. 9, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Bohn took over as athletic director at Southern California on Nov. 7. His first major assignment was to assess the state of the football program and determine whether Clay Helton would continue to be the Trojans' head coach. He had about two weeks to make a decision that could...

4 Ohio State football assistants top $1 million in salary

Mar. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four assistant football coaches at Ohio State will be paid at least $1 million this year, according to salary figures released by the school Monday. That will mark the first time four assistants on one staff have made seven figures, according to the USA Today database of coach's...

Mistrial declared for ex-football player in NC agents case

Mar. 2, 2020 5:56 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago. Christopher Hawkins faced four counts tied to providing cash to three former Tar Heels football players in 2010....

’70s turn 50: City of Champions rises, steel sees last gasp

Feb. 29, 2020 3:05 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the start of the decade that gave us Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Three Mile Island meltdown, Pittsburghers were watching The Doors at the Civic Arena, meeting a brash young quarterback named Terry Bradshaw and watching the last good years before the collapse of its defining...

Quinn testifies he doesn't recall payments in NC agents case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:40 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn testified Thursday that he doesn’t remember whether he received money from a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago. Quinn, who officially becomes an...