School athletics

November 27, 2017 - 4:36 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two lawsuits filed by female rowers who claimed the University of Kansas didn't properly respond to their complaints that a football player had sexually assaulted them have been dismissed at the request of the women and the school, which could signal that the sides reached...
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Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen speaks with punter Logan Cooke following the team's 31-28 loss to Mississippi in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 27, 2017 - 12:23 am
Florida and its athletic director reached into their pasts to find a new coach, and two more schools fired coaches even though their teams are heading to bowl games. Mississippi stayed in-house to fill its coaching vacancy. And, in the strangest part of a wild day of hirings and firings, Tennessee'...
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Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen gives the scoreboard in the closing seconds of the team's 31-28 loss to Mississippi in anNCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 26, 2017 - 7:11 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen spent the last 13 years in the Southeastern Conference. He cultivated offenses. He developed quarterbacks. He celebrated two national championships. He turned former league laughing stock Mississippi State into a title contender. He probably should have been...
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Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin reacts on the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 26, 2017 - 6:40 pm
Kevin Sumlin was never ever able to recreate his wildly successful first season at Texas A&M so even though the winning continued it wasn't enough. Sumlin was fired Sunday after six seasons in College Station, Texas. All of them earned bowl trips for the Aggies and finished with above-.500...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Arizona State coach Todd Graham, left, argues with an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State fired Graham on Sunday, Nov. 26, after six seasons with the Sun Devils that earned five bowl trips. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
November 26, 2017 - 5:09 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Graham changed the culture at Arizona State, adding a dose of discipline to a program that had been missing it. He helped the Sun Devils become better in the classroom, and upgrade their facilities with his penchant for connecting with donors. The one thing Graham did not...
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The Michigan State-Penn State NCAA college football game is delayed by weather during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
November 04, 2017 - 5:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Penn State and Michigan State waited through a weather delay of nearly 3 1/2 hours before resuming their game in the second quarter. The seventh-ranked Nittany Lions led 14-7 on Saturday when the game was halted with 7:58 to go in the quarter on a chilly, rainy day. There...
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Florida head coach Jim McElwain, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart greet each other at midfield before an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 28, 2017 - 4:05 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin says the school has not had any conversations with embattled coach Jim McElwain or his representatives regarding a contract buyout. Stricklin's statement Saturday was in response to a tweet from a sports lawyer that quoted an...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 2, 2017, file photo showing Florida head coach Jim McElwain watching his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against Michigan, in Arlington, Texas. McElwain says players and families have received death threats amid the team’s struggles, adding “there’s a lot of hate in this world and a lot of anger.” McElwain declined to say Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, whether he personally received death threats.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 23, 2017 - 5:57 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain can handle the heat, the hate and even the harassment. He gets paid to deal with it. But he would like his players, coaches and all their families, including his own, to be left alone. McElwain said Monday that Florida players and families have...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, Kennesaw State University students and faculty along with Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as the university's mascot Scrappy the Owl, rally in support of five cheerleaders who knelt during the national anthem at an NCAA college football game on Sept. 30, in Kennesaw, Ga. Sturkey said he donned the costume without permission to protest racial inequality. Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, who chairs a Georgia House subcommittee in charge of funding the state's public universities, objected to the mascot's appearance at the rally. (Meris Lutz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 12:11 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said. Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as...
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Bill Moos is announced at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., as the new athletic director at Nebraska, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Kaylay Wolf/The Journal-Star via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 8:14 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football fans longing to recapture the Cornhuskers' glorious past can be assured that the school's new athletic director knows his history. One of the first anecdotes Bill Moos told at his introductory news conference Sunday was about tuning into those classic Nebraska...
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