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September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of 18-year-old Francisco Mendez, who faces 12 charges...
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September 21, 2019 - 12:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school's marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend's game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other...
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This photo provided by the Polk County Jail shows Tremell Murphy. The Drake men's basketball player has been charged with an off-campus shooting that he says was accidental. Des Moines police say Murphy was charged Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, with discharging a firearm inside city limits and making false reports to law enforcement. (Polk County Jail via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake men's basketball player has been charged with an off-campus shooting that he says was accidental. Des Moines police say Tremell Murphy was charged Thursday with discharging a firearm inside city limits and making false reports to law enforcement. Court records don't...
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In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 photo, New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine testifies during a preliminary hearing in Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Kan., about the fatal shooting of Dwane Simmons, his best friend and former Washburn University teammate. Alejandro Mendez, 18, of Topeka, is charged with first-degree murder and 11 other counts in the shooting(Phil Anderson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 11:19 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has testified at a preliminary hearing about a shooting in Kansas that killed his best friend and former Washburn University teammate as they stood outside a party where they were celebrating Ballentine being drafted. Ballentine's...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:04 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Some suspended Mississippi State University football players who violated academic policies will be identified before this weekend's game. Head football coach Joe Moorhead declined to specify the players to reporters Monday. The Bulldogs open the season Saturday against the...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, UC Riverside head coach John Margaritis in the first half of their NCAA first-round college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials didn't say what policies Margaritis violated. When reached for comment, Margaritis declined to speak about the violation. He said he's looking forward to getting back to coaching. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials...
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Former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus testifies during his trial, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Cephus has told jurors that the two women he is accused of sexually assaulting wanted to have sex with him. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 2:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury deliberated for just 30 minutes on Friday before it acquitted former University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two female students. Cephus, 21, was suspended from the football team last August and was expelled...
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Former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus testifies during his trial, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Cephus has told jurors that the two women he is accused of sexually assaulting wanted to have sex with him. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on trial of former Wisconsin Badger football player (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A jury has acquitted former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging he sexually assaulted two female students. Jurors delivered their verdict on Friday after...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2019 file photo Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The New York Giants cornerback who was wounded hours after being drafted in an April shooting that claimed the life of his Washburn University teammate is trying to make a career in the NFL not only for himself but also his late best friend. "There have been a lot of highs and lows," Ballentine said Sunday, July 28, 2019 before the Giants finished their first week of training camp. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)
July 28, 2019 - 1:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants cornerback who was wounded hours after being drafted in an April shooting that claimed the life of his Washburn University teammate is trying to make a career in the NFL not only for himself but also his late best friend. Speaking to the Giants media...
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July 23, 2019 - 2:17 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former University of Texas at Arlington golf coach Stuart Deane was found responsible for sexual harassment through inappropriate comments to some of his female athletes, according to a Title IX investigation. Deane resigned as the university's golf director before the...
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