Education

October 05, 2019 - 11:38 am
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Agustin Huneeus, center, arrives at federal court in Boston, to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huneeus was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
October 04, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former owner of a California wine business was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for paying $50,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score and for trying to bribe her way into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit. Agustin Huneeus, 53, of San...
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In this Sept. 15, 2019, photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose takes the ball forward during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London. The number of soccer players seeking support for mental health issues in England is surging. Only 160 Professional Footballers’ Association members accessed counselling services from the union in 2016. But any stigma around seeking help for mental health problems has been eased in the national sport by leading players, including Rose, talking about fighting depression. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 04, 2019 - 12:37 am
Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep, nutrition and...
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October 02, 2019 - 5:10 pm
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school says its varsity football season has been canceled following four players being cited by police for sexual battery after a teammate reported he was assaulted on campus. The Gilroy Unified School District said Wednesday it has learned “that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, former Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Detroit. Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months. The programs benefit from having an extra voice of experience. The ex-coaches themselves see it as a way to stay involved in the sport without having to do any on-field coaching or recruiting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. Three schools _ North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech _ have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months, providing an additional voice of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1998, file photo, Texas tailback Ricky Williams poses with the Heisman trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know retired football star Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman Trophy. Hobbs is now selling the trophy as part of his collection of Williams memorabilia being offered by Heritage Auctions’ Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)
September 30, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman Trophy. An avid sports memorabilia collector, Hobbs drove from his home in Tallahassee, Florida, to meet Williams in Austin, Texas, where the former Longhorns star was finishing the...
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Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, left, and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shake hands after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Michigan won 52-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash's tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that Ash had been fired four games into his fourth season, with the Scarlet Knights showing little progress...
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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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Carson King, of Altoona, Iowa, snaps a selfie Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who holds a proclamation declaring Saturday as Carson King Day. The honor was to mark King’s plans to donate more than $1 million to charity after his decision to display a hand-written sign before the Sept. 14 Iowa State-Iowa football game seeking money for beer prompted an overwhelming number of donations. (AP Photo/David Pitt)
September 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Amid applause and smiles, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday established this Saturday as Carson King Day, celebrating the story of a 24-year-old security guard whose hand-written sign held up on ESPN during the Iowa-Iowa State football game resulted in more than $1 million...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:04 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men's basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach. Not only did the school deny many of the...
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