School athletics

April 21, 2017 - 6:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command. Testifying in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Northside Christian High School quarterback Griffin Alstott gets help from his mom, Nicole, on where to sign as he commits to Purdue University at Northside Christian High School on National Signing Day in St. Petersburg, Fla. At right is his father, Mike Alstott, who used to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NCAA has voted to allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December, make early official visits and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit. If approved by the Board of Governors on April 26, the signing period change would take effect Aug. 1. (Eve Edelheit/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
April 14, 2017 - 4:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football recruiting is on the verge of getting a whole new look before the end of this year. The NCAA's Division I Council approved a sweeping package Friday that would allow players to sign with schools as early as December, allow high school juniors to take official...
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April 14, 2017 - 12:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Northside Christian High School quarterback Griffin Alstott gets help from his mom, Nicole, on where to sign as he commits to Purdue University at Northside Christian High School on National Signing Day in St. Petersburg, Fla. At right is his father, Mike Alstott, who used to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NCAA has voted to allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December, make early official visits and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit. If approved by the Board of Governors on April 26, the signing period change would take effect Aug. 1. (Eve Edelheit/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
April 14, 2017 - 11:32 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA endorsed a football recruiting rules overhaul on Friday that will allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit. If the package is approved...
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April 14, 2017 - 11:30 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA endorsed a football recruiting rules overhaul on Friday that will allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit. If the package is approved...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, former NBA and Georgetown basketball player Patrick Ewing acknowledges the crowd after he was recognized with an award during a ceremony at the NCAA college basketball game between Georgetown and Syracuse, in Washington. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says former Georgetown star Patrick Ewing has been hired to coach the school's basketball team, more than two decades after he led the Hoyas to their only national championship as a player. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the hire.. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 03, 2017 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s. Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again. Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas legend back to take over a...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, former NBA and Georgetown basketball player Patrick Ewing acknowledges the crowd after he was recognized with an award during a ceremony at the NCAA college basketball game between Georgetown and Syracuse, in Washington. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says former Georgetown star Patrick Ewing has been hired to coach the school's basketball team, more than two decades after he led the Hoyas to their only national championship as a player. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the hire.. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 03, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Ewing has been spent years grinding as an NBA assistant in hopes of one day leading a team of his own. Little did he know that all of that waiting would lead him back to Georgetown, the school he helped build into a national power as a player in the 1980s. Georgetown hired...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., left, congratulates his son Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, right, after the Hoya's 61-39 win over Syracuse in an NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Georgetown has fired basketball coach John Thompson III on Thursday, March 23, 2017, after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 23, 2017 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. Thompson said in a statement released by agent David Falk that he was "honored" to have been the Hoyas' coach and...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 24, 2017 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use...
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In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs, left, wrestles Grand Prairie's Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 11:46 pm
EULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. Mack Beggs, a...
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