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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, a PAC-12 logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

Sep. 25, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coast got back in the game Thursday night, The Pac-12 set Nov. 6 to start a seven-game season, joining the Big Ten in overturning August decisions to punt on fall...

Texas Tech softball coach resigns amid reported inquiry

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways” amid a report that the program is the subject of school inquiry into the well-being of its players. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the move without...

NCAA seeks to dismiss college athletes' federal lawsuit

Sep. 13, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The NCAA is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit by two college athletes that seeks to prevent the association from limiting compensation athletes can make from their names, images and likenesses. Attorneys for the NCAA filed a motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit by Oregon women's...

Florida State women's coach taking leave to be with ill mom

Sep. 10, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau has always preached to her team that family comes first. After trying to go back and forth between Seattle and Tallahassee, Florida, during the last couple of months to be with her 81-year-old mom, who has ovarian cancer, Semrau decided to...

Ex-UNC women's basketball coach pleads guilty in crash

Sep. 9, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former University of North Carolina basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a traffic accident in January that killed an elderly woman, officials said. The Durham County District Attorney’s Office said Hatchell pleaded guilty on Tuesday to...

Florida State women's coach taking leave to be with ill mom

Sep. 8, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau is taking a leave of absence to be with her mother, who is recovering from ovarian cancer, the school announced Tuesday. Semrau, who will spend time with her family in Seattle, has led the program for the past 23 years. She'll be...

Big East women's basketball tourney returning to Connecticut

Sep. 1, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Big East Conference is moving its women's basketball tournament to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. The move, announced Tuesday, follows the return of the University of Connecticut to the Big East from the American Athletic Conference. The 10,000-seat arena, which also is...

Sooners women's coach Sherri Coale apologizes to ex players

Aug. 31, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Veteran Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale apologized Sunday night after a number of former players described incidents of racial insensitivity during their time playing for the Sooners. Former player Gioya Carter tweeted her thoughts about Coale and the comments drew...

KU athletes march on campus in support of Black Lives Matter

Aug. 29, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 University of Kansas athletes, students and faculty have participated in a march to end racial injustice and protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The Kansas City Star reports that the students joined other college athletes from across the country in...

Former Niagara assistant coach files human rights complaint

Aug. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An assistant women's basketball coach at Niagara University who resigned last week has filed a complaint against the private Catholic university saying she was discriminated against based on her race and sexual orientation. In the complaint to the New York State Division of Human...