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NCAA denies Alabama appeal on Jahvon Quinerly eligibility

Nov. 11, 2019 6:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The NCAA has denied Alabama's appeal seeking immediate eligibility for Villanova transfer point guard Jahvon Quinerly. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats and athletic director Greg Byrne announced the NCAA's Committee for Legislative Relief's decision on Monday. It came out a few hours...

Costume protest leads to postponement of basketball game

Nov. 9, 2019 11:59 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college basketball game was postponed after a pre-game protest on the court by students objecting to Halloween costumes allegedly worn by several school athletes. Scores of students sat on the Franklin & Marshall College basketball court for 10 minutes Friday night...

Pennsylvania college cancels men's basketball season

Nov. 8, 2019 4:28 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college is canceling its men's basketball season but won't say why. Lackawanna College in Scranton says it holds student-athletes to "high standards both inside and outside the classroom." Lackawanna spokeswoman Sharon Lynett says school officials had "no choice but to...

Southern California hires Mike Bohn as athletic director

Nov. 7, 2019 3:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC President Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

Nov. 6, 2019 3:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the...

NC school football coach resigns over racist Instagram video

Nov. 6, 2019 2:20 AM EST

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — An assistant football coach at a North Carolina high school has resigned after making racist comments on Instagram. News outlets report John Hoskins resigned over the weekend from his post at Knightdale High School. WTVD-TV reports Hoskins, who is white, posted a now-deleted video...

Florida State moving quickly to find new football coach

Nov. 4, 2019 5:17 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State athletic director David Coburn would like the Seminoles to have a new head football coach by the end of the regular season. The AD doesn't seem to be wasting anytime; he doesn't like the direction the football program is going and wants things to change. The AD...

Florida State fires coach Willie Taggart after 21 games

Nov. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 at Florida State, which won the national title...

Florida State fires football coach Willie Taggart

Nov. 3, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has fired Willie Taggart, the move coming a day after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 in parts of two seasons at Florida State, which won the national title in 2013 and...

Florida State fires football coach Willie Taggart after he goes 9-12 in parts of two seasons

Nov. 3, 2019 3:29 PM EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State fires football coach Willie Taggart after he goes 9-12 in parts of two seasons.