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USC athletic director Lynn Swann abruptly resigns

LOS ANGELES – Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision …

Gonzaga’s athletic teams post nation’s second-highest Academic Progress Rate score

Gonzaga’s athletics programs combined to post the nation’s second-highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 997, according to data released by the NCAA.

Bill Moos riding high at Nebraska in wake of big-time hires

Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll. Nebraska’s 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Don’t make Washington a ‘guinea pig’ on effort to let college athletes make money, schools say

Washington shouldn’t lead the nation to create a way for college athletes to get paid, schools say.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

Bill says defy NCAA, let college athletes accept pay

Legislator proposes letting college athletes in Washington to receive payments for “services provided” despite NCAA rules.

Don’t let your sons play for DJ Durkin

Parents, don’t send your kids to Maryland to play football. Just don’t do it.

Athletes vow to keep fighting in doctor sex-abuse scandal

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal …

Arkansas fires athletic director Jeff Long after 10 years

Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

Guest column: For the sake of Washington State athletics, protect Mike Leach

Kind of a lost weekend for Coug fans, huh? I’m writing to you as a WSU alum and Cougar fan who happens to live in Omaha, Nebraska.

Locally: North Central math teacher Ashlee Munsey qualifies for world amateur strongman championships

Ashlee Munsey knew weights, as in the shot put and the discus. She was, after all, a double State 3A champion in those events as a senior at North Central …

Newsmakers: 76ers veteran Elton Brand announces retirement

Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand, who played 17 seasons in the NBA, announced his retirement.

Jury rules Derrick Rose and friends did not rape woman

Rookie Patrik Laine completed a hat trick 2:40 into overtime, helping the Winnipeg Jets overcome a four-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night in Winnepeg, …

Big 12 stands pat and touts unity, but is it built to last?

The 10 schools that make up the Big 12 are bound together by a deal committing their television rights to the conference through the 2024-25 school year.

Newsmakers: Wayne Gretzky named partner, VP of Oilers Entertainment Group

Former NHL player Wayne Gretzky returned to the Edmonton Oilers. The Great One was named partner and vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group.

In Brief: Hurricane threat wipes out final Tour Finals event

The final event for players to earn PGA Tour cards was canceled Wednesday because of Hurricane Matthew, cutting short the four-tournament qualifying series and cost one hard-luck player his card …

Newsmakers: Barcalona’s Lionel Messi out for three weeks with groin injury

Barcelona says Lionel Messi

Digest: Serena Williams loses to Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open semifinal for 2nd year in row

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals.

Digest: Hit by cramps, Milos Raonic loses to qualifier Ryan Harrison at U.S. Open

The Wimbledon runner-up just last month, and seeded No. 5 at the U.S. Open, Milos Raonic began to feel pain near his left wrist midway through the second set of …

Digest: Robert Carroll hits walk-off, Tennessee wins in LLWS

Robert Carroll hit a walk-off, two-run double with two outs in the sixth inning and Goodlettsville, Tennessee rallied past Bend, Oregon 3-2 on Thursday night in the Little League World …

New AD Sterk looks to help Missouri ‘heal and move forward’

Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – New athletic director Jim Sterk did not shy away from addressing the social issues that have beset the Missouri campus the last 12 months, …

Digest: Tim Tebow will try to play professional baseball

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL first-round draft pick plans to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams to scout him.

Report: Baylor allowed Rami Hammad to play despite incidents

A Baylor football player arrested this week on a felony stalking charge was allowed to play in 2015 despite being accused of sexual assault and violating a “no-contact” order with …

Digest: Kevin Greene follows unique, loud path to Hall of Fame

Greene will be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday.

Jim Grobe: Winning not at expense of character at Baylor

Acting Baylor football coach Jim Grobe said winning is important but won’t come at the expense of character and integrity.

Ousted Baylor president Ken Starr resigns from chancellor role

Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University’s chancellor on Wednesday, a week after the former prosecutor who led the investigation of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal was removed as the school’s …

Baylor demotes Ken Starr, fires Art Briles amid scandal

Baylor University demoted school president Ken Starr and fired football coach Art Briles on Thursday, issuing a scathing report over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints against players.

Boston College will retire Pete Frates’ No. 3 at ALS Awareness Game

Boston College will retire uniform number of former captain Pete Frates at its fifth annual ALS Awareness Game on Saturday.

As Big 12 ponders expansion, American on guard for losses

The Big 12 presidents will consider in the coming weeks whether the league should expand, leaving the American Athletic Conference on guard for the possibility of one or more defections.

College hockey ref dies week after hitting his head on ice

A college hockey referee who fell during pregame warmups in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has died.

Column: Stakes are different, but funding athletics still an issue at WSU

For the second year in a row, there’s a deficit exceeding $13 million in the Washington State University Athletic Department.