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Bomb threats evacuate Texas, N. Dakota campuses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty …


AP Source: UConn coach Jim Calhoun retiring

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Calhoun has spent more than half his life as a head basketball coach, never venturing far from the New England area where he was born. …


Injured Tulane player still stable after surgery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It’s still too early to know the long-term effects of the Tulane safety’s spinal injury, the school’s athletic director said Monday. Devon Walker was in stable …


Tulane player stable after surgery on spine

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how …


Doctor: Surgery stabilizes Tulane player’s spine

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane football player Devon Walker’s fractured spine was stabilized in a three-hour surgery Sunday, though it’s too soon to tell whether he will be paralyzed from …


Doctor: Unclear if Tulane player is paralyzed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It’s too soon to tell if Tulane safety Devon Walker will be paralyzed as the result of a spinal fracture he suffered while making a tackle, …


Tulane safety remains stable after spine fracture

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker remained in stable condition Sunday and will soon need surgery to repair the spine fracture he suffered while making a tackle during …


Tulane safety fractures spine in game in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Doctors say they will need to operate soon on Tulane safety Devon Walker, who is in stable condition after fracturing his spine in an apparent head-to-head …


Tulane safety fractures spine in game at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team doctor said Saturday. Dr. Buddy …


Tulane safety Devon Walker hurt in game at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team doctor said Saturday. Dr. Buddy …


Fan dies after fall from upper level of Ga. Dome

ATLANTA (AP) — A 20-year-old man from Tennessee who plunged about 35 feet from the upper level of the Georgia Dome and struck another fan during the Tennessee-North Carolina State …


Isaac promises drought relief, lousy holiday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When drought made Fourth of July fireworks a fire hazard, organizers in Chesterfield, Mo., decided to try again Labor Day weekend. Go figure: Now rain from …


UConn among 10 men’s basketball teams banned from NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA’s new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March. On Wednesday, a record 10 men’s basketball teams, including three-time national champion Connecticut, were …


Area roundup: Monterola earns 2nd nod

Eastern Washington’s Keisa Monterola was named Big Sky Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after winning the pole vault at last Saturday’s UW Indoor Preview by clearing 13 …


NCAA board delays expense allowance

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Board of Directors still believes scholarship limits should be expanded. It just wants time to work out the details.


NCAA puts $2,000 stipend on hold

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA is putting its $2,000 stipend on hold. The governing body said Thursday the number of schools seeking an override had reached 125 – the necessary number …


Jerry Sandusky to face accusers at preliminary hearing Tuesday

The case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sex abuse, moves into a criminal courtroom Tuesday, when as many as 10 men could testify …


Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse charges

Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed Wednesday after new child sex abuse charges were filed against him based on the claims of new two accusers, including one …


Area college athletic programs weigh in on NCAA reforms

The NCAA’s Board of Directors passed five major reform initiatives last week in Indianapolis, including allowing schools to supply some athletes with up to $2,000 per year in living expenses.


Flyers spoil Bruins’ banner-raising celebration

Hockey: Jaromir Jagr returned after three years in Russia and scored his 1,600th career NHL point on Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over host Boston …


Allegations hit Miami like hurricane

The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations – if true …


Volleyball coaches say Whitworth will repeat

The Whitworth Pirates were picked to repeat as champions by the Northwest Conference volleyball coaches it was announced Monday. Senior Kaimi Rocha, the 2010 NWC Player of the Year, returns …


In brief: Manchester United routs Sounders in exhibition

Soccer: Michael Owen beat former Premier League foe Kasey Keller on a header early in the first half, then Wayne Rooney overwhelmed Seattle’s reserves in the second half with three …


Deal to end NFL lockout still out of reach

Football: The NFL Players Association’s executive committee reviewed only portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout and not enough to warrant a vote Tuesday, two people familiar with …


Retired football players want say in negotiations

NFL: Two weeks after they filed a complaint over their lack of involvement in the labor talks between the NFL and players, and as those talks appear to be gaining …


Forget the NBA and NFL: Lock out college sports

That noted sports sociologist Dick Vitale took to the Twitter soapbox the other day with his trusty razor to dissect what currently ails us: “Fans once again thrown to the …


Nowitzki leads Mavs to Game 1 win over Thunder

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki made 10 of his first 11 shots and a playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory …


Pac-10 signs college sports’ richest TV deal

The Pac-10, soon to be the Pac-12, agreed to a 12-year television contract with Fox and ESPN on Tuesday that will more than triple its media rights fees and be …


Gonzaga sits alone in first place in WCC baseball

Gonzaga sits alone in first place in the West Coast Conference. Cameron Edman’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning gave the Bulldogs a comeback 5-3 baseball …


Blanchette: Price is right for WSU

Look at it this way: If they’re happy at Washington State, it’s hard not to be happy for them.