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6 months' home confinement for ex-USC coach in college scam

Jun. 29, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach who took bribes in exchange for helping unqualified kids into the school was sentenced Wednesday to six months in home confinement after cooperating with authorities investigating the college admissions scandal. ...

Ex-USC coach, couple avoid prison time in college scandal

Jun. 28, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme avoided prison time Tuesday after helping convict others in the case. ...

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

Jun. 24, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved an expanded alcohol sales policy Thursday to include general admission areas of performing arts and athletic events. ...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

Georgetown dad acquitted in final college bribery scam trial

Jun. 16, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A father was acquitted Thursday of charges that he paid off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the explosive college admissions bribery scandal. Amin Khoury’s case is the 57th stemming from the...

Bill limits criminal history queries on college applications

Jun. 09, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill prohibiting colleges and universities in Delaware from asking prospective students questions about their criminal backgrounds during the application process or admissions, with limited exceptions. The bill passed the...

Final case tied to college bribery scandal heads to trial

Jun. 06, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A father accused of bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to help get his daughter into the school is set to face jurors in the final case linked to the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal to go to trial. Amin Khoury isn't accused of working with the...

North Dakota public universities go 'test optional'

May. 27, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s public universities will no longer require applicants supply ACT or SAT test scores. The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has voted to permanently drop the requirements beginning with applicants...

Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

May. 19, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday. Also Thursday, another judge ruled that a woman who worked for the...

Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

May. 13, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani on Friday sentenced Steven Masera, 72, to time already served, ordered...