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University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school’s governing body that “all hell will break loose” if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player’s death, a warning that went unheeded. Loh told a panel of state lawmakers that members of the University System … Continue reading University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. When the Gophers start their schedule Friday night … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Welcoming Whalen: Gophers to start season with sellout crowd

DETROIT | Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

DETROIT — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions deafeated the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. “I’m sure it meant a lot, his first win as a head coach,” Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “Probably no sweeter than to do it against your old … Continue reading DETROIT | Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

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

Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

After several days of monitoring the approaching storm, the biggest schools in South Carolina had little choice but to alter football games due to Hurricane Florence. South Carolina Wednesday canceled its game with Marshall that was scheduled for Saturday night. University officials announced the decision just hours after head coach Will Muschamp sounded confident the … Continue reading Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

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

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest. Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a sexual abuse … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China’s swimmers