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Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has given quarterback Bryce Perkins the freedom to freestyle when necessary. In fact, he encourages it. Like any coach, Mendenhall likes having a plan and seeing that plan executed. But he knows that handcuffing Perkins would be the wrong...

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

John Ralston, former Stanford, Broncos coach, dies at 92

Sep. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — John Ralston, who coached Stanford to two Rose Bowl victories and spent five seasons leading the Denver Broncos, has died. He was 92. San Jose State, where Ralston finished his coaching career and later worked as special assistant to the athletic director, said Sunday that Ralston...

Athletes enjoy secret weapon in mental performance coach

Sep. 14, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Melissa White might be on the sidelines during Friday night football games as a Hempfield coach, but she doesn't care what the scoreboard says. Instead, the school's mental performance coach — who holds a doctorate degree in sports psychology — is worried about how the...

Report: Recalled California judge fired from coaching job

Sep. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who was recalled for his handling of a sexual assault case against a former Stanford University swimmer has been fired from his new job as a high school tennis coach, a newspaper reported. Fremont Union High School District said Wednesday that ex-judge Aaron...

Nonprofit protests baptisms on Tennessee school's field

Sep. 12, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state has filed a formal complaint about baptisms on the football field of a Tennessee high school. The Tennessean reports the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the district last week and said Springfield High...

Gym teacher charged with sexually assault pleads not guilty

Sep. 11, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school gym teacher and basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting a student has pleaded not guilty. The Republican American reports that 49-year-old Michael Forgione was charged Sept. 5 with fourth-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and...

Alaska school district backs athlete in swimsuit dispute

Sep. 10, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks. The school district said in a written...

Mississippi school district needs bus drivers

Sep. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A school district in Mississippi is facing a major substitute bus driver shortage. WTOK-TV reports the Lauderdale County School District's driver shortage has been an issue for more than a year, but it's getting worse. In fact, the principal and coach at West Lauderdale High School...