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  • FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Kansas guard Josh Jackson pass the ball during the second half of a regional final against Oregon in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo.  The former Kansas basketball player must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
    Kansas’ Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car
    Associated Press | May 23, 2017 8:52 pm

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were […]

  • FILE  - In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Iowa running back Akrum Wadley (25) tries to get away from Michigan defender Rashan Gary (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Iowa City, Iowa. Gary was a contributor to last season's excellent Michigan defense, making 27 tackles and five for loss. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
    Pick 6: Gary, Evans, Sweat are defenders set to rise in ’17
    Associated Press | May 23, 2017 11:52 am

    In his first season as a starter, Malik Hooker blossomed into one of the best defensive players in college football. The Ohio State safety had mostly played on special teams before stepping into a major role in his third season for the Buckeyes and turned into an All-American and first-round NFL draft pick. Jonathan Allen […]

  • 3 Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 11:17 pm

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University investigated an alleged sexual assault and found that three football players violated campus policy, a lawyer said Tuesday. Michigan State said federal law bars it from releasing the report or discussing the findings. But the report was shared with attorney Karen Truszkowski, who represents the woman who […]

  • FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Kansas guard Josh Jackson pass the ball during the second half of a regional final against Oregon in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo.  The former Kansas basketball player must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
    Kansas’ Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 10:35 pm

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part of a diversion agreement arising from his confrontation with a Jayhawks women’s basketball player last year. Jackson, who is leaving Kansas after […]

  • Title IX investigation into sexual assault allegations ends
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 5:44 am

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State officials say they have concluded a Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault and haven’t taken any action to remove three football players from the university. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2qaKRxT) Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody would not discuss the specifics or outcome of the investigation […]

  • San Jose State football player recovering after stabbing
    Associated Press | May 21, 2017 9:10 pm

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a San Jose State football player is recovering Monday after being stabbed in a weekend off-campus fight. The Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/2qcfMsz ) that university officials identified the victim as junior Chad Miller. He started three games at safety for the Spartans last season. The university says in […]

  • File- This Nov. 4, 1995, file photo shows Alabama coach Gene Stallings walking the sidelines during the Tide's 10-3 win over Louisiana State University Tuscaloosa, Ala. Stallings says he’s recovering from a stroke. Stallings told Alabama news outlets in telephone interviews from his home in Paris, Texas, that it happened Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was in Montgomery, Alabama, for a banquet where he introduced the speaker: Dabo Swinney, his former player and now head coach at Clemson.(AP Photo/stf, File)
    Ex-Alabama coach Stallings recovering from mild stroke
    Associated Press | May 21, 2017 2:06 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings says he’s recovering from a stroke. Stallings told Alabama news outlets in telephone interviews from his home in Paris, Texas, that it happened Thursday. He was in Montgomery, Alabama, for a banquet where he introduced the speaker: Dabo Swinney, his former player and now head […]

  • In this Feb. 11, 2017, photo, Bob Joyce, the radio play-by-play voice of the UConn women's basketball team, calls a game between UConn and SMU in Storrs, Conn. Joyce has called six national championship games as the radio voice of the UConn women's basketball team, but in the offseason he calls balls and strikes, pursuing his other passion as a high school baseball umpire. (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant via AP)
    Voice of UConn spends offseason calling balls and strikes
    Associated Press | May 19, 2017 5:41 pm

    MARLBOROUGH, Conn. (AP) — Bob Joyce has called six national championship games as the radio play-by-play voice of the UConn women’s basketball team, but spends the offseason as a baseball umpire. The 51-year-old sportscaster for WTIC-AM says baseball has been a life-long passion and he spends much of his free time officiating everything from Little […]

  • FILE - This is a June 12, 2016, file photo showing South Carolina pitcher Clarke Schmidt throwing against Oklahoma State during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game, in Columbia, S.C. As Dwight Schmidt absorbed the news of his younger son’s baseball injury, he couldn’t help but wonder, “Why my boys?” It wasn’t the first time he was faced with life-altering news about his sons. Two years ago, Clemson pitcher Clate Schmidt was diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Fast forward to this year and Clate’s younger brother Clark, a South Carolina righty projected as a potential first-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft, learned in the middle of his stellar junior season that he tore a ligament in his right elbow. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
    Baseball family: Schmidts battle through cancer, Tommy John
    Associated Press | May 18, 2017 11:24 am

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Dwight Schmidt absorbed the news of his younger son’s baseball injury, he couldn’t help but wonder, “Why my boys?” It wasn’t the first time the Marine colonel was faced with life-altering news about his sons. Two years ago, Clemson pitcher Clate Schmidt was diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Fast […]

  • FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Massachusetts tight end Adam Breneman (81) catches a pass against South Carolina linebacker T.J. Holloman (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Columbia, S.C. After what turned out to be a brief but much-needed sabbatical from football, Adam Breneman has his life in order.  He is on track to complete an MBA at the University of Massachusetts, playing on the same team as his best friend and heading into his last college season as one of the best tight ends in the country.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
    After stint running campaign, UMass’ Breneman on NFL radar
    Associated Press | May 18, 2017 11:18 am

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — After what turned out to be a brief but much-needed sabbatical from football, Adam Breneman has his life in order. He is on track to earn an MBA at the University of Massachusetts, playing on the same team as his best friend and heading into his last college season as one […]