School athletics

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut confirms it is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 26, 2018 - 1:08 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is the target of an NCAA investigation into its men's basketball program. University President Susan Herbst said in a statement Friday the school will cooperate in a "thorough and transparent manner reflective of the model athletic and academic...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon attends an event in East Lansing, Mich. The NCAA sent a letter to Michigan State earlier this week asking for any potential rules violations related to Nassar, the first indication that a full-bore investigation by the governing body might be next. But in doing so, the NCAA is wading back into territory where its authority is unclear and its track record is marred by memories of trying to punish Penn State for what assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky did in another horrific case involving child sex abuse. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 24, 2018 - 10:22 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon submitted her resignation Wednesday amid an outcry over the school's handling of allegations against Larry Nassar. The announcement that Simon was stepping down came hours after the sentencing of Nassar , who worked at Michigan...
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Larry Nassar sits with attorney Matt Newburg during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: "I just signed your death warrant." The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Nassar's victims were able to confront him face to face in the Michigan courtroom. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 24, 2018 - 8:18 pm
Lack of institutional control. A failure to protect its athletes from harm. The so-called NCAA death penalty. That punishment and more are being suggested by critics as apt sanctions for Michigan State, where disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was employed as he sexually abused girls and young women for...
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Michigan State University Police Chief Jim Dunlap listens to victim statements Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, during the fifth day of victim impact statements against Larry Nassar in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Mich. Nassar will be sentenced on sexual assault charges this week. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 9:54 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes. Nassar worked at Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians...
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Emma Ann Miller, 15, speaks Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, during the fifth day of victim impact statements against Larry Nassar in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Mich. Nassar will be sentenced on sexual assault charges this week. Next to her is her mother Leslie. Nassar has admitted molesting athletes during treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. He will be sentenced on sexual assault charges this week. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were "sister survivor warriors." "I want you to know that your face and the face of all of...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during the NCAA Convention, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season. He expects to receive the report from an independent commission by April 25. The Board of Governors will then be expected to vote on formal proposals at their August meeting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
January 19, 2018 - 5:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate. Extended medical benefits for former athletes, a three-day break...
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Former Olympians Aly Raisman, left, and Jordyn Wieber sit in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 5:38 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the women and girls...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens talks to the media in Eugene, Ore., after the firing NCAA college football head coach Mark Helfrich. Mullens will become the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season, and three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will become the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season, and three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel. Mullens will be the third chairman, replacing Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt. Hocutt replaced Jeff Long...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez yells from the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against California in Berkeley, Calif. Arizona has fired Rodriguez after a notice of claim was filed with the state attorney general's office alleging he ran a hostile workplace. The Arizona Daily Star revealed the notice of claim on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after making a public-records request. Athletic director Dave Heeke issued a statement saying the athletics department decided to go in a new direction after evaluating the program. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:52 pm
A claim filed by the former assistant to fired Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez says he walked around the office in his underwear, fondled himself in front of her and forced her to cover up an extramarital affair he had with another woman. The claim seeking damages against Rodriguez was filed...
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries as Washington linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven reaches for a tackle during the second half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
December 31, 2017 - 8:20 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is entering the NFL draft. Barkley announced his decision to skip his senior year Sunday, a day after helping Penn State beat Washington in the Fiesta Bowl. In a letter posted to his Instagram account, Barkley thanked Penn State fans...
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