Latest School athletics News

Colby College settles with female coaches on pay, treatment

Jan. 21, 2022 17:42 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for a Maine college and five female athletics coaches said Friday they have reached a settlement stemming from a lawsuit over fair pay and working conditions. Lawyers representing Colby College and the coaches released a joint statement that said...

Providence AD Driscoll to retire in June after 21 years

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll says he is retiring after 21 years at the school. The retirement is effective in June and ends a two-decade run that included the Friars winning their first national title in a men's sport when the hockey...

NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

Jan. 20, 2022 18:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, streamlined constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor, 801-195, and was...

LGBTQ dating ban at BYU probed in federal investigation

Jan. 20, 2022 17:42 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, a private religious school. The complaint under investigation came after the school said it would still enforce a ban...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EST

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals. The $490 million...

Former West Virginia athletic director Byrd dies at 94

Jan. 20, 2022 11:44 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leland E. Byrd, a former athletic director at West Virginia and the Mountaineers' first 1,000-point scorer in basketball, has died, the university announced. He was 94. Byrd died Wednesday at his home in Morgantown, WVU said in a statement. ...

No. 7 Purdue dominates Nebraska, Edey and Ivey lead scoring

Jan. 14, 2022 21:19 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 7 Purdue had a point to prove Friday night, and got right to work. The Boilermakers opened the game on a decisive 23-4 run in their 92-65 rout over Nebraska. Zach Edey scored 22 points and Jaden Ivey added 17 to lead Purdue's scorers. ...

2 defensive coaches hired as Ohio State revamps staff

Jan. 14, 2022 17:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day continued to revamp his coaching staff by hiring of two defensive assistants Friday. Tim Walton, a former Ohio State player who spent the last 13 years coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was added as...

School and ex-coach investigated for naked 'fat test' claims

Jan. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EST

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island has opened an investigation into the North Kingstown School Department after student-athletes filed a complaint that the high school violated students’ civil rights by allowing a former boys’ basketball coach...