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College coaches recommend required Black history courses

Jun. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address racism and diversity recommended Monday that high schools and colleges establish required courses on Black history for graduation. The proposal is the first to come from the Committee on Racial...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin talks to Jermaine Couisnard (5) and Alanzo Frink (20) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. Martin is joining dozens of college basketball coaches in taking action on racism and diversity. The NABC announced Martin would chair a new committee designed to address issues of race and discrimination and not only within college sports. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

College basketball coaches discuss racism, diversity

Jun. 6, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Frank Martin remembers the day 22 years ago when he was stopped by a police officer in the middle of nowhere, when he was driving across the country from his home in Miami to help coach a youth basketball camp. “An officer walked up to my window and asked, ‘What’s a guy from your neck of the...

South Carolina's Martin to chair hoops committee on race

Jun. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin will chair a new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address issues of race and discrimination not only within intercollegiate athletics but society at large. The NABC's board of directors announced the new...

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the PAC-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program after cut

Jun. 2, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Called out, Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel said that baseball is back immediately after “our passionate baseball...

This Friday April 24, 2020 photo shows The Anderson Mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Anderson, S.C. The mall opened to limited business after Gov. Henry McMaster eased restrictions Friday.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

SC reports 515,000 jobs lost; $1.3B paid in unemployment

May. 21, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment system has mostly weathered the first part of the COVID-19 storm as more than 500,000 people have filed claims in the nine weeks since the virus partially shut down the state, the leader of the state's jobless agency said. But the next step might be...

South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, left, addresses the initial gathering of accelerateSC, a group tasked with advising Gov. Henry McMaster, center back, with task force leader James Burns and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, right, on safely scaling the state's economy back up amid the new coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Questions remain as SC virus committee winds down work

May. 19, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of government, health, tourism, religious and social leaders that Gov. Henry McMaster created to help South Carolina grapple with the coronavirus pandemic is winding down its work. Accelerate SC met Tuesday with members listening to reports from its committees. They spoke...

The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...