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NEW YORK | Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

NEW YORK— A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial claims he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit. Thomas “T.J.” Gassnola told a jury on Thursday that he delivered the cash to an assistant coach at the school in 2015. He said the coach was … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

A final bow for ‘Miss Val,’ UCLA’s Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women’s gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn’t go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland’s unusual move to hire a head coach with no background … Continue reading A final bow for ‘Miss Val,’ UCLA’s Kondos Field to retire

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State suspends Meyer 3 games, says he protected protege

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach’s treatment of his now-fired assistant was … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State suspends Meyer 3 games, says he protected protege

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Restraining order against Smith led to firing

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 10:09 p.m. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said a July 20 protection order granted to Courtney Smith led to the firing of her ex-husband from the … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Restraining order against Smith led to firing

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Meyer did not tell OSU about ’09 allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Urban Meyer did not tell him about allegations of domestic abuse against Zach Smith in 2009 when … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Meyer did not tell OSU about ’09 allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State suspends Meyer for first 3 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Ohio State’s investigation into Urban Meyer handled domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach concluded the head coach and athletic director Gene Smith … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State suspends Meyer for first 3 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Wife of Ohio State coach arrives as board meets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The wife of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has arrived at the building where trustees are meeting to determine Meyer’s fate. Shelley Meyer … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Wife of Ohio State coach arrives as board meets

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Urban Meyer arrives at Ohio State board meeting

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation into coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former Buckeyes assistant coach (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has arrived at Longaberger Alumni House on the school’s campus, where the board of trustees and university president are … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Urban Meyer arrives at Ohio State board meeting