School athletics

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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FILE - From left, in Aug. 16, 2017, file photos, University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham, University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams, University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora and University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell arrive at an NCAA hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, that the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina’s multi-year academic case plans to release its report Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:12 pm
The Latest on the NCAA ruling on North Carolina's multi-year academic case (all times local): 5:10 p.m. North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams says the school has learned "to be a better university" in the wake of a long-running academic scandal. The school released statements from...
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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 12, 2017 - 4:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference is launching its own task force to develop reform proposals in the wake of a federal bribery investigation that includes two assistant coaches in the conference. Commissioner Larry Scott expects the 10 to 12 members on his task force "to address issues...
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October 11, 2017 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about three college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lamont Evans has been suspended by Oklahoma State. The school fired Evans after originally suspending him. A corrected version of the story is below...
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