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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby talks to the media after canceling the remaining NCAA college basketball games in the Big 12 Conference tournament due to concerns about the coronavirus in Kansas City, Mo. Big 12 schools still got a strong payout from the conference during the pandemic. The revenue distribution to the league's 10 schools for the 2019-20 school year averages $37.7 million each. That figure announced Friday, May 29, 2020, at the end of the league's virtual spring meetings was down only about $1.1 million a school from last year. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Big 12 revenue distribution down only slightly amid pandemic

May. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Big 12's revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday at the end of the league's virtual spring meetings the league was distributing...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first black woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Lee now is among only five women in charge of a Power Five program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Vanderbilt's Lee becomes SEC's 1st woman athletic director

May. 21, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program....

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2005 file photo Colorado head coach Ceal Barry, center, talks to players during a time out during a college basketball game against Baylor in Boulder, Colo. Barry will retire in July. The school announced her decision Tuesday, May 19, 2020 after spending 37 years in Boulder. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

Longtime Colorado coach and administrator Ceal Barry retires

May. 19, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Longtime Colorado women's basketball coach-turned-administrator Ceal Barry will retire in July after spending 37 years in Boulder, the school said Tuesday. Barry helped put the Buffaloes on the women's basketball map after taking over the program on April 12, 1983. She went 427-242...

The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...

Chicago State hires Sardin as women's basketball coach

May. 15, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State hired Tiffany Sardin as coach Friday, hoping the former Virginia star can transform a struggling program in her hometown. Chicago State has had nine straight losing seasons, failing to win more than six games a year in that span. Misty Opat resigned as coach last month after...

A directional arrow on a street points to the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

May. 15, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Australian...

Wolfpack women add high-scoring Perez as graduate transfer

May. 14, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding graduate transfer Raina Perez from Cal State Fullerton. The Wolfpack announced Perez’s addition Thursday for next season. The 5-foot-4 guard was the Big West Conference player of the year after averaging a league-best 19.8 points and shooting 46%...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 20, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) defends Seattle Storm's Courtney Paris (3) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Former University of Oklahoma player Paris, who left Oklahoma with 20 NCAA Division I records, is returning to Oklahoma as an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Courtney Paris returning to Oklahoma as assistant coach

May. 13, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Courtney Paris is returning to Oklahoma as an assistant coach after a 10-year WNBA playing career. The school made the announcement in a news release on Wednesday. Paris was the 2007 AP National Player of the Year as a sophomore and was selected Big 12 Player of the Year three times....

UConn, Mississippi State to play in Hall of Fame tourney

May. 12, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn and Mississippi State are scheduled to play in November's Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge basketball tournament in Connecticut. The Huskies are scheduled to take on instate rival Quinnipiac in the tournament’s first round while the Bulldogs open the tournament...

Alcorn hires Kilbert to lead women's basketball program

May. 7, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State has hired a new coach to lead its women's basketball program. Nathaniel Kilbert, who served as an assistant coach for the Lady Braves from 1991-2001, was named to the top position on Tuesday, the school announced. Kilbert led Mississippi Valley State's women's program for...