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UNC interim chancellor backs AD Bubba Cunningham after trustee criticism, audit push

May. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

North Carolina interim chancellor Lee Roberts publicly backed athletics director Bubba Cunningham on Thursday, three days after the school’s board of trustees approved an audit of the athletics department due to financial concerns growing amid the volatile landscape of college sports. ...

Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women's sports is soaring

May. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Led by fascination with basketball star Caitlin Clark, interest in — and betting on — women's sports is surging. Clark, who made her professional debut Tuesday with the WNBA's Indiana Fever, helped generate record-breaking levels of viewership and...

Settlement could cost NCAA nearly $3 billion; plan to pay athletes would need federal protection

May. 03, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA and major college conferences are considering a possible settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that could cost them billions in damages and force schools to share athletics-related revenue with their athletes. But even if college sports leaders...

Say hello (again) to EA Sports College Football. The beloved video-game behemoth is back

May. 02, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

In a Michigan basement decked out in maize and blue, a father sat with his son. They’d bond over a football video game. One with a story mode that would transport the 7-year-old into a college dorm room, where letters from fans filled his mailbox, the campus newspaper teased a...

Oregon's Sports Bra, a pub for women's sports fans, plans national expansion as interest booms

Apr. 27, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a recent weeknight at this bar in northeast Portland, fans downed pints and burgers as college women's lacrosse and beach volleyball matches played on big-screen TVs. Memorabilia autographed by female athletes covered the walls, with a painting of U.S. soccer legend Abby...

NCAA allows transfers to be immediately eligible, no matter how many times they've switched schools

Apr. 17, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order. The NCAA announced the Division I Council's...

NAIA all but bans transgender athletes from women's sports. NCAA vows to ensure 'fair competition'

Apr. 08, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced a policy Monday that all but bans transgender athletes from competing in women's sports at its 241 mostly small colleges across the country. The NAIA Council of Presidents approved the policy in a 20-0 vote at its annual...

The NAIA bans transgender athletes from women's sports; small colleges organization is believed to be first to take step

Apr. 08, 2024 13:50 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NAIA bans transgender athletes from women's sports; small colleges organization is believed to be first to take step.

Rowers in England's university Boat Race given health warning over E.coli levels in the Thames

Mar. 27, 2024 08:31 AM EDT

Jumping into London’s River Thames has been the customary celebration for members of the winning crew in the Boat Race, the nearly 200-year-old rowing contest between storied English universities Oxford and Cambridge. Now it comes with a health warning. Testing by...

After a county restricted transgender women in sports, a roller derby league said, 'No way'

Mar. 27, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — They zip around the rink, armed with helmets, pads and mouthguards. They push, bump and occasionally crash out as they jostle for position on the hardwood floor. But for the women of the Long Island Roller Rebels, their biggest battle is taking place outside...