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Former USC, South Carolina AD Mike McGee dies at 80

Aug. 16, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80. The University of South Carolina announced McGee's death, while Southern...

Louisville parts ways with men's coach Ecarma after 29 years

Aug. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville says it will part ways with men's tennis coach Rex Ecarma after 29 years following an independent investigation that concluded the program did not meet "roles and expectations in providing student-athletes an outstanding experience." A release Friday was not specific about...

Army football looks to keep the good times rolling

Aug. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Entering his sixth season at Army, coach Jeff Monken is in a very good place — 29 wins in three seasons and a team that's driven to keep the excellence going. The Black Knights are coming off an academy-record, 11-win season and their first national ranking — No. 19...

As Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs

Aug. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook's workload during the preseason. The advantage is two-fold: Cook stays fresh and injury-free, while the Vikings get a long look at a...

Niumatalolo, retooled Navy look for bounce-back season

Aug. 16, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In the wake of his worst season Navy's football coach, Ken Niumatalolo made widespread changes to his standard formula for success. The Midshipmen went 3-10 in 2018, losing to both Army and Air Force. It was their fewest wins 2002 and only their second sub-.500 season since...

Steelers mourning Darryl Drake's death as training camp ends

Aug. 15, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The unofficial credo as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff for Darryl Drake this season was, "Shut out the noise," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger relayed as training camp wrapped up Thursday. Drake perhaps was tacitly referring to some of the offseason off-field drama...

Ohio's Frank Solich on pace to become MAC's winningest coach

Aug. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ohio coach Frank Solich is approaching his 75th birthday, looking and sounding as if he has no plans to slow down anytime soon. "I've got great energy and I wouldn't trade what I'm doing for anything," Solich said. "There will be a day when it doesn't make sense for me to coach, but I don't...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Can Pac-12 break its playoff drought?

Aug. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

Oregon is on the rise. Utah might have its best team since joining the Pac-12. Washington has a new former five-star quarterback. And USC has a coach planted firmly on the hot seat. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News and Pac-12 Hotline joins AP's Ralph Russo...

Professor, coach, among 14 arrested in prostitution raid

Aug. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university professor and a coach for a girls' softball team are among 14 people arrested for soliciting for prostitution. The Alamance County Sheriff's Office tells local news sources that one of the men arrested on Wednesday was Jason Fine, a professor in the...

New regime aims to keep Appalachian St. atop Sun Belt

Aug. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Appalachian State is to prolong a three-year reign atop the Sun Belt Conference, it'll have to do so under a new regime. This season marks the head coaching debut for Eli Drinkwitz after his successor, Scott Satterfield, left for Louisville. "There's a lot of things that they've...