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Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

With feud over, University of North Dakota donors sign pact

Aug. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A major donor to the University of North Dakota who had threatened to stop sending money in a dispute with the former president announced Tuesday that she will fund the school's hockey facilities and Ralph Engelstad Arena through September 2030. Engelstad Foundation trustee Kris...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon impresses in fall camp

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It appears as though defensive lineman Daviyon Nixon will finally be able to help No. 20 Iowa this fall. Nixon, a 310-pound sophomore who transferred from Iowa Western Community College before spending last year as a redshirt, will be one of the players who will be expected to...

DL Garland staying with Vols after entering transfer portal

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Kurott Garland has returned to practice with the Volunteers after entering the transfer portal earlier this summer. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt said after practice Tuesday that Garland "was thinking of possibly transferring, we supported him all the way...

Illinois names grad transfer Brandon Peters starting QB

Aug. 20, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters has been named the starter for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against Akron. Peters, a graduate transfer, is a former Mr. Football in Indiana who played 10 games with four starts at Michigan, passing for 680 yards and four touchdowns. He...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Tennessee State QB indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

Aug. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. An arraignment has been scheduled for Sept. 4. The indictment against Croft says he engaged in...

Rivalry renewed? Florida, Miami add to once-heated series

Aug. 20, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even though his father played at Miami and his older brother at Florida, Marco Wilson has little knowledge of the once-heated rivalry involving the two Sunshine State teams. The Florida Flop? The Peach Pelting? The Bourbon Street Brawl? Wilson hasn't heard about any of them. "All I...

Malzahn names freshman Bo Nix Auburn's starting quarterback

Aug. 20, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Bo Nix will be Auburn's starting quarterback in the season opener. Auburn announced coach Gus Malzahn's decision on Twitter Tuesday, officially ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Nix will lead the 16th-ranked Tigers against Oregon on Aug. 31 in Arlington,...