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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...

Alleged racist taunts at school game under investigation

Jan. 06, 2022 18:37 PM EST

CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — A school district in southwestern Washington is investigating reports of racist taunting that allegedly happened at a high school girls basketball game in December. The investigation launched by the Camas School District follows a complaint by Portland, Oregon,...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Jan. 05, 2022 14:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 52, of Palo Alto,...

Long Island University hires Ron Cooper as football coach

Jan. 04, 2022 18:33 PM EST

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island University has hired veteran coach Ron Cooper, who spent this season working for Alabama, to lead its football program. Cooper, a former head coach at Louisville and defensive coach at multiple SEC schools, spent this season as an analyst for...

Former pro football player: Teaching was backup plan

Dec. 18, 2021 00:03 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Alex Kjellsten, a coach and teacher at Saint Louis Catholic High School, never knew he would wind up in the classroom but has found that it is exactly where he belongs. “Even throughout college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I transferred four times...

Liquor distribution exec sentenced to prison in college scam

Dec. 16, 2021 16:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive of a California liquor distribution company who authorities say paid $500,000 to get her son into college as a bogus athletic recruit was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment on Thursday. Marci Palatella, 66,of Hillsborough, California, was...

Changing Clemson: Swinney navigating coaching staff changes

Dec. 16, 2021 13:46 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney kept getting calls and texts from friends and colleagues asking how he was doing the past two weeks. Swinney and his championship football program underwent a shakeup unlike anything he had faced in 13-plus seasons as Tigers coach....

Report: School officials knew about ex-coach's 'fat tests'

Dec. 16, 2021 12:22 PM EST

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Multiple school officials in North Kingstown knew for years that a high school basketball coach was asking boys to strip down for “fat tests,” but nothing was done to stop it, according to a new investigative report. The report, requested by the...

Clemson's Swinney names coordinators, promotes assistants

Dec. 14, 2021 19:20 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his phone blew up with calls and text messages from interested, high-profile candidates for the Tigers' open coordinator jobs. Swinney wasn't swayed by the onslaught, sticking to his plan and promoting assistants to replace...

Oregon coordinator Ken Wilson named new Nevada head coach

Dec. 10, 2021 15:12 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has hired Oregon co-defensive coordinator Ken Wilson as the Wolf Pack's new head coach. Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth announced Friday that Wilson will take over the program after Jay Norvell accepted the head coaching job this week at Colorado...