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PICK SIX: Frost, Harsin among coaches in precarious spot

Aug. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

Last season, 30 major college football programs made coaching changes, including some of the bluest bloods in the sport — Southern California, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and LSU among them — in what was a historic hiring cycle. All that movement portends a quieter carousel this season....

No. 2 Ohio St hungry to avenge Michigan loss, return to CFP

Aug. 15, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nine months later, the sting of losing to Michigan is still fresh for No. 2 Ohio State. That's the way it is in Columbus. Don't lose to Michigan. Doing so brings a year of pain and misery. “It was sickening,” receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba said...

John Calipari: Comparing Kentucky to others was "my bad"

Aug. 13, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says he made a mistake comparing Kentucky's athletic department to others and wants to make clear he will keep supporting the Wildcats' football team. Calipari wrote on social media Saturday that he heard what Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. Robert Repella, a former pharmaceutical executive, agreed to pay then-Georgetown...

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,...