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Eley, McGowan join Ga Tech football as graduate transfers

Jan. 20, 2021 3:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Linebacker Ayinde Eley and wide receiver Kyric McGowan have enrolled at Georgia Tech as graduate transfers. Eley came from Maryland and has two seasons of eligibility left. McGowan arrived from Northwestern and is eligible for one season, Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins announced Wednesday....

FILE- In this March 12, 2005, file photo, a student leaves after taking the SAT at Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The College Board said Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

SAT doing away with optional essay, subject tests

Jan. 19, 2021 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape. “The pandemic has highlighted the importance of being innovative and adaptive to what lies ahead," according to a statement...

Charvi Goyal, 17, prepares to jump online for a tutoring session she gives to a junior high student from her family's home Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Plano, Texas. Goyal is part of a group of high school students that put together their own volunteer online tutoring service to help k-12 during the pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Teens tutor peers online to fill need during pandemic

Jan. 16, 2021 8:39 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When her suburban Dallas high school was forced to move online last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charvi Goyal realized that the schoolmates she’d been informally tutoring between classes would still need extra help but wouldn’t necessarily be able to get...

FILE - Clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, foreground, departs federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Giannulli is asking to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight weeks in solitary confinement before being transferred to a minimum security camp this week. Giannulli's lawyers said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 that Giannulli believed he would only be held in quarantine for a short time before testing negative for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Mossimo Giannulli asks to finish prison sentence at home

Jan. 14, 2021 6:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli asked Thursday to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight weeks in solitary confinement before being transferred to a minimum security camp this week. Giannulli, who reported to a California prison in November for...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2021 1:22 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of...

High school senior Gabriella Staykova poses for a photo at her home in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. As a senior, she planned on visiting college campuses during the last spring break, but with campuses closed due to the pandemic, she is applying to colleges sight unseen. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Pandemic's toll shows up on students' college applications

Jan. 13, 2021 1:10 AM EST

In a college application season like no other, students who have seen every aspect of their lives disrupted by the coronavirus are grappling with how to show their potential. High school seniors around the U.S. are facing January and February college application deadlines without SAT and ACT entrance exam scores,...

FILE-This Tuesday March 24, 2020 file photo shows s sign that marks an entrance to Liberty University as students were welcomed back to the campus during the coronavirus outbreak in Lynchburg, Va.  Liberty University sued Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 accusing his administration of wrongfully denying financial aid to some of the evangelical school's online students.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber,File)

Liberty University sues governor over financial aid changes

Jan. 8, 2021 1:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University sued Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, accusing his administration of wrongfully denying financial aid to some of the evangelical school's online students. At issue is a budget change Northam and the Democrat-controlled General Assembly implemented last year...

Texas Tech's Nimari Burnett (25) lays up the shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Top recruit Nimari Burnett leaving Texas Tech after 12 games

Jan. 7, 2021 3:43 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech freshman Nimari Burnett, the program's first McDonald's All-American, is leaving the program just 12 games into his career. Coach Chris Beard made the announcement Thursday, two days after Burnett played a season-low six minutes in the No. 18 Red Raiders' 82-71 victory over...

Texas Tech's Terrence Shannon Jr. (1) shoots the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 18 Texas Tech tops K-State 82-71 for 1st Big 12 home win

Jan. 5, 2021 10:10 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. volunteered to come off the bench, which Texas Tech coach Chris Beard appreciated. The sophomore guard was on the floor with a second remaining in the first half, and that mattered more. Shannon beat the halftime buzzer with a jumper on his way to 22 points, Mac...

Mununga has 23 and 21, No. 21 USF women top E Carolina 71-58

Jan. 2, 2021 6:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bethy Mununga scored 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, both personal bests in her two years at South Florida, and the No. 21 Bulls pulled away from East Carolina 71-58 on Saturday. Mununga, a junior college transfer, controlled the inside, especially in the second half when she...