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Stories with subject: School athletics
  • Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:39 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes - regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.

  • School requests audit of football coach's firing 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:33 pm
  • MANKATO, Minnesota - Officials at Minnesota State, Mankato asked the legislative auditor Wednesday to review their dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner.

  • Embattled Boston U women's coach Greenberg resigns 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:10 pm
  • BOSTON - Boston University women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg resigned Wednesday about a month after several former players complained that she was so verbally and emotionally abusive that she drove them off the team.

  • ISU breaks ground on new track and field complex 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:55 pm
  • TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Indiana State University has broken ground on a $4.3 million track and field complex along the Wabash River that will become the school's first new athletic facility in a quarter century.

  • UNC reading specialist says she is resigning 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:15 am
  • CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.

  • UNC reading specialist Willingham resigning 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:29 pm
  • CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.

  • Miss. looks to step up reading instruction 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:46 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - State officials say they plan to use bolstered state funding to hire more literacy coaches and better train teachers as schools seek to meet legislative requirements that all third graders read at a basic level by next year or be flunked.

  • NY community college soccer player collapses, dies 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:34 am
  • HERKIMER, New York - Authorities are trying to determine the cause of death for a junior college soccer star who collapsed inside his upstate New York apartment.

  • Judge rules in favor of Picayune School District 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:45 pm
  • PICAYUNE, Mississippi - A Pearl River County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Picayune school officials were liable for a high school baseball player's injuries by failing to protect him from a hazing incident.

  • Georgia Tech hires N'Diaye as assistant coach 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:14 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has added Coastal Carolina assistant and former NBA player Mamadou N'Diaye to his coaching staff.

  • Arkansas names associate athletic director 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:48 pm
  • FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The University of Arkansas has hired an associate athletic director for marketing and fan development.

  • Ex-AD pleads guilty to stealing from Ky. college 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:06 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $300,000 from the school during a six-year scheme that included taking gift cards meant to help feed student-athletes, the state's attorney general said.

  • 9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.

  • School of Mines names new athletic director 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:18 pm
  • RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has named its new athletic director.

  • Minot State names interim head football coach 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:21 am
  • MINOT, North Dakota - Minot State University has named an interim head football coach, after newly hired coach Todd Hoffner decided to return to his old job in Minnesota after just 75 days at the northern North Dakota school.

  • Lions coach Caldwell to speak to Detroit students 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • DETROIT - More than 300 high school student-athletes will hear about sportsmanship and respect from Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.

  • Panel of administrators: NCAA system must change 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:08 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive.

  • Missouri chancellor vows changes after rape case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:26 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri's new chancellor said Tuesday he is prepared to make the school "accountable and responsible" after an independent review faulted its response to the suicide of a former swimmer who told health professionals before her death that she had been raped by several football players.

  • 2 women sue Boise State over sex assault response 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Two former Boise State University students are suing the school because they say athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete.

  • Branstad: Action needed to protect Iowa students 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:40 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has called on the Legislature to take action following an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that found school coaches cannot be convicted of sexual exploitation by a school employee under current law.

  • Georgetown hires Adair as women's basketball coach 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Natasha Adair is the new women's basketball coach at Georgetown.

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
  • The Flint Journal. April 8.

  • Westerly coach: Parent interference too much 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:43 am
  • WESTERLY, Rhode Island - A former Westerly High School girls' basketball coach blames significant and persistent interference from parents for her decision to resign last month.

  • Ohio begins pushback against college player unions 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:25 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

  • Arkansas hires Cromer to replace retiring Lewis 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:38 pm
  • FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says the school has hired Indiana administrator Julie Cromer as an assistant in charge of the school's women's sports programs.