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Mississippi school’s football kicker also homecoming queen

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — It was a championship week for Ashton Rupert, who helped her Long Beach High School team win the first round of volleyball playoffs on Oct. 12 and played in her school’s varsity football game Oct. 15 after being crowned homecoming queen. All...

Oklahoma St. coach Gundy agrees to perpetual 5-year deal

Oct. 22, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has agreed to a new contract that will keep him on a perpetual five-year deal at his alma mater. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents has approved the recommendation from Oklahoma State president Dr. Kayse Shrum and Oklahoma State athletic...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Next at LSU? Rolo's choice; Week 8 games

Oct. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

Now that Coach O is out at LSU, or at least he will be at the end of the season, how does the school go about hiring its next coach and who might be a candidate? On the latest episode of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Region Bank, Ross Dellenger of...

Clemson, Brownell look to keep ACC momentum growing

Oct. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brad Brownell acknowledged the water took a lot longer to boil on his men's basketball program than he would've liked. These days, Brownell believes the Tigers have a rising basketball brand that stands strong in the powerhouse Atlantic...

Washington St coach says focus remains on supporting players

Oct. 19, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert said Tuesday that his immediate focus in his new role is providing support and stability for players who were left hurting and shocked after Nick Rolovich and other coaches were fired for refusing to comply with the state's vaccine mandate. ...

To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

Column: No jab, no job: Rolovich gets pink-slipped at Wazzu

Oct. 19, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

You’re never going to convince guys like ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to get the shot. It’s a waste of breath. The best scientists and all the evidence in the world couldn’t. Losing a $3 million-a-year job didn’t. Even public pleas from the likes of...

Former teacher, coach gets probation in child porn case

Oct. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas middle school teacher who was caught with more than 250 images and videos of child pornography has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Wichita Eagle reports that 40-year-old Cody Chitwood also must register as a sex...

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Oct. 18, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. ...

AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 20:23 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate.