Top 25 Podcast: Texas HS hires Art Briles … Why?

Sports 05/29/19, 13:02

Former Baylor coach Art Briles has returned to coaching football in the United States, landing a gig at a mid-sized East Texas high school.The hiring of Briles by the Mount Vernon Independent School District was surprising to many. On the ...

NCAA transfer waivers by the numbers

Sports 05/29/19, 03:00

A breakdown of transfer waiver results over the last five years, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the NCAA:ALL SPORTS2014-15Graphic shows the number of requested and approved NCAA transfer waivers since 2014 across various sports;; 1c x ...

Transfer, play right away? Don’t bank on it, NCAA cases show

Sports 05/29/19, 02:59

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 — ...

SEC hired Deloitte to review its football officiating

Sports 05/28/19, 14:36

The Southeastern Conference hired international accounting firm Deloitte to conduct a review of its football officiating, reacting in part to what Commissioner Greg Sankey called the intense, often opinionated view of referees by the public and media.Sankey said conversations began ...

2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

Sports 05/24/19, 11:40

Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension.Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision ...

Maryland physicians to be employed outside athletics

Sports 05/23/19, 15:02

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 Thursday, fulfills recommendations from an ...

UConn coaches travel the state to connect with fans

Football 05/23/19, 12:40

UConn basketball fan Audrey Quinlan said she wasn't expecting Geno Auriemma to be so personable.The 68-year-old Glastonbury resident got to meet the Hall of Fame coach Thursday as he crisscrossed the state with men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach ...

MIAC ousts original member St. Thomas for being too strong

Sports 05/22/19, 16:09

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to oust St. Thomas, the largest school in the NCAA Division III league and the most successful in recent years in sports.The MIAC announced Wednesday the Tommies will be "involuntarily removed" in two ...

Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

Sports 05/22/19, 11:16

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy ...

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