Latest School athletics News

Oklahoma's Gundy out after saying 'racially charged' word

Aug. 08, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

A day after Oklahoma assistant head football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation, the school said Monday that Gundy uttered a racially charged word multiple times during a film session last week. Gundy, who had been with the program as an assistant since 1999, announced his...

UMaine AD is headed to Division III Southwestern University

Aug. 08, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine athletics director Ken Ralph is departing to serve at a Division III college in Texas. Ralph, who came do NCAA Division 1 Maine from Colorado College, will wrap up his duties at month’s end before reporting for duty at Southwestern...

Transgender child sues over Tennessee school bathroom law

Aug. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday over a law that prohibits transgender students and staff from using school bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities. The suit was filed in federal...

ETSU AD resigns, women's coach fired for Title IX complaints

Aug. 01, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State athletic director Scott Carter resigned Monday, while the Bucs announced they plan to fire women's basketball coach Simon Harris over Title IX complaints in his lone season. Harris was suspended Monday with pay until his firing...

Florida to schools: Don't follow federal LGBTQ protections

Jul. 29, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida advised school districts to ignore protections for LGBTQ students that President Joe Biden's administration is trying to implement, saying the anti-discrimination language is not binding law and following the guidance could result in breaking state law. ...

Colorado State AD Parker signs 5-year contract extension

Jul. 28, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker has signed a five-year extension through 2027. The extension for Parker, who is entering his eighth year as the Rams' top athletic administrator, was announced Thursday by the university's interim president,...

Comeback: Warren rebounds from rocky start leading Big Ten

Jul. 27, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Warren introduced Ohio State's Ryan Day at Big Ten media day, the final coach to take the stage at the two-day event, and the two men exchanged a hearty hug and smiles before posing for a photo. “I want to congratulate Commissioner Warren on a great...

Judge: Transgender girl can rejoin school's softball team

Jul. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school’s all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a state law that bans transgender females from competing in girls school sports. ...

Iowa, facing race litigation, hires 2 new diversity staffers

Jul. 22, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hired Lorenda Holston as assistant athletic director for diversity, equity and inclusion and Anthony Embry for the newly created position of athletics academic and diversity coordinator, the university announced Friday. The moves come as the university...

Former coach criminally charged in naked ‘fat test’ case

Jul. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A successful Rhode Island high school basketball coach was criminally charged Thursday by authorities who say that for years he asked male student-athletes to remove their clothes while alone with him so he could check their body fat. Aaron Thomas, 55, who...