School athletics

In this May 24, 2017, photo Tabarek Kadhim, a sophomore at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, wears a sports hijab while playing a tennis match in Windham, Maine. Deering High School is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable and boosting their participation in sports. Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 08, 2017 - 12:12 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable — and boosting their...
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May 14, 2017 - 11:26 pm
A timeline of court rulings and evolving regulations that have affected how schools respond to student sex assault allegations: — 1967: The Office for Civil Rights is created as a federal agency to enforce school desegregation, three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act. OCR eventually...
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This photo made available by the Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows LaDarrius Divonta Jackson, 22, under arrest, Monday, May 1, 2017. Jackson, a University of South Florida football player, was charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 11:47 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a 22-year-old University of South Florida football player on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment hours after he allegedly assaulted a female student in her dorm room. USF police announced Tuesday that they arrested LaDarrius Divonta Jackson at 10...
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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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