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Kentucky players cleared by grand jury of burglary charges

Sep. 28, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury in Fayette County, Kentucky, has declined to indict six University of Kentucky football players on first-degree burglary charges. The charges were brought last month following a police investigation of an incident last March at a...

Florida AD Stricklin says 'we failed' by keeping Newbauer

Sep. 28, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin took responsibility Tuesday for former women's basketball coach Cam Newbauer's toxic environment that included verbal abuse toward players, assistants and staff members. Stricklin met with four media...

Measure on masking in youth sports clears House committee

Sep. 27, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation that cleared a House committee on Monday would give Pennsylvania school districts the authority to decide whether student-athletes must wear masks while playing, as GOP lawmakers continue looking at a more aggressive move against the governor's universal...

Ex-USC soccer coach tells of faking athletic credentials

Sep. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California testified Monday during the first trial in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal that she regularly created fake athletic profiles with exaggerated accomplishments coupled with images...

N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

Sep. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there's still uncertainty, as all the details haven't been worked out. ...

Washington St signs Kyle Smith to extension through '26-27

Sep. 23, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State signed coach Kyle Smith to a contract extension Thursday that goes through the 2026-27 season and adds two years to the original contract he was given when he was hired. Smith was brought in as the replacement for Ernie Kent in...

Iowa becomes first Power 5 school to add women's wrestling

Sep. 23, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. “Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said. “Being the...

Syracuse, MEAC agree to 10-year partnership on and off field

Sep. 23, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

In the dead of winter Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack was brainstorming about the future and how to make some sort of social impact through sports. "My thought was, is there a chance for us to maybe schedule our nonconference with a little more purpose in some...

Missouri teacher, coach charged with sexual misconduct

Sep. 23, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City math teacher and assistant coach has been charged with sexual misconduct months after he was placed on paid administrative leave when the allegations were first reported. Bryant Hummel was working as a math teacher and...

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Sep. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s...