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In this April 13, 2019, photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws during the Michigan's annual spring NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. Patterson to Michigan, Justin Field to Ohio State and Tate Martell to Miami seemed to usher in a new era of free agency, but waiver approvals are still far from a sure thing. That is prompting athletes, coaches and others to complain about a process that can be somewhat mysterious. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 29, 2019 - 6:40 am
A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The reality is much different, with the percentage of waiver approvals dropping during 2018-2019 — even as the NCAA changed rules to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles walks the field before the NCAA college football team's game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:28 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, University of Maryland president Wallace Loh speaks at a House of Delegates appropriations committee hearing in Annapolis, Md. The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department. This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 23, 2019 - 1:02 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department. This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners. The directive, announced...
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In this Feb. 13, 2019 photo, JoAnne Atkins-Ingram drapes her son's old Neptune High School football jersey over her shoulder in her attorney's office in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. Her 19-year-old son, Braeden Bradforth, died in August 2018 about an hour and a half after football practice at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. New Jersey's U.S. House delegation is seeking an independent investigation into Bradforth's death. (Doug Hood/The Asbury Park Press via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. House delegation called Tuesday for an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a Kansas community college football player from their state. The state's 12 representatives wrote to Garden City Community College President Ryan Ruda requesting the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates defeating Alabama 35-31 in the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Tampa, Fla. Swinney has agreed to the biggest contract in college football history, paying him $92 million over the next 10 years. Trustees approved the contract Friday, April 26, 2019, which runs through 2028. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 26, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history. University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal Friday. It runs through 2028 and includes two new clauses to make sure Swinney stays with the Tigers...
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Bailey Kowalski cries as she speaks during a news conference in East Lansing, Mich., Thursday, April 11, 2019. The 22-year-old Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after suing the school, alleging that three former men's basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 5:32 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University student who accused counseling center staff of discouraging her from reporting a 2015 rape by three men's basketball players said Thursday that she is no longer afraid and wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Wofford coach Mike Young yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Virginia Tech has hired Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night, April 7. Young is scheduled to be formally introduced during a news conference Monday morning. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:55 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has hired former Wofford men's basketball coach Mike Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night , just four days after Williams left to take the same job at Texas A&M. Young, a native of Radford, Virginia, about 10 miles...
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In this Thursday April 4, 2019, photo, Maori Davenport answers a question during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Davenport is back playing basketball again. The Alabama high school senior is at the Final Four working out with the U.S. junior national 3-on-3 team. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 05, 2019 - 11:22 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alabama high school player Maori Davenport is back playing with USA Basketball. Davenport drew national attention when she was suspended by the state's high school athletic association for accidently accepting an $857.20 stipend check from USA Basketball for playing with a...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl answers questions after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 2:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One team's coach got kicked out of the sport for three years, and two of his assistants have been named in bribery scandals. Another team's coach is the most high-profile name in an athletic department scarred by its handling of a massive sex-abuse scandal. Few would argue Auburn...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma has words for the referee in the second half of a women's NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, in Storrs, Conn. UConn will face Notre Dame in a Final Four semifinal on Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
April 03, 2019 - 3:08 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players. Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and now Northern Kentucky are the latest schools to generate headlines over the past month. Women's basketball coaches have started to change the way they...
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