School athletics

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Jimbo Fisher speaks as he is introduced as Texas A&M's new head football coach, in College Station, Texas. A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn’t deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches. Football powers aiming for a national title have continued to pay the market rate for proven coaches, topped by the 10-year, $75 million deal for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M. (Dave McDermand/College Station Eagle via AP, File)/College Station Eagle via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 2:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches. Football powers aiming for a national title have continued to pay the market rate for proven coaches, topped by the 10-year, $75 million...
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December 11, 2017 - 10:46 pm
SMU hired former California and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes on Monday as its new coach, replacing one Texan with a reputation for directing potent offenses for another. Dykes will replace Chad Morris, who left SMU last week to become Arkansas' coach. SMU will hold a news conference Tuesday...
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December 11, 2017 - 5:56 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee athletic director John Currie and Greg Schiano signed a memorandum of understanding to make the Ohio State defensive coordinator the new Volunteers football coach before the deal fell apart amid a public backlash. The memorandum of understanding, obtained...
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December 11, 2017 - 4:03 pm
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December 09, 2017 - 5:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chris Del Conte is leaving TCU to take over the University of Texas' athletic department. The surprise move was announced Saturday by Texas President Greg Fenves, and Del Conte will start his new job Monday. He succeeds Mike Perrin, who was hired in 2015 after former athletic...
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December 09, 2017 - 10:56 am
BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Los Angeles Angels minor league SS Keith Grieshaber (Inland Empire-Cal) 100 games after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Suspended San Francisco minor league LHP Drew Bostic (Salem-Keizer NWL) 50 games after...
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December 08, 2017 - 7:01 pm
BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Los Angeles Angels minor league SS Keith Grieshaber (Inland Empire-Cal) 100 games after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Suspended San Francisco minor league LHP Drew Bostic (Salem-Keizer NWL) 50 games after...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:07 pm
BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Los Angeles Angels minor league SS Keith Grieshaber (Inland Empire-Cal) 100 games after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Suspended San Francisco minor league LHP Drew Bostic (Salem-Keizer NWL) 50 games after...
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December 08, 2017 - 1:11 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State coach Carl Torbush has announced his retirement. The 66-year-old Torbush had been ETSU's coach since the school relaunched its football program in 2015 after shutting it down for financial reasons in 2003. Torbush led ETSU to an 11-22 record in three...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams applauds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in Chapel Hill, N.C. Coaches, college athletics officials and several agents are supporting an effort to strengthen laws that regulate sports agent conduct. A memo has been sent to officials who work with legislators in each state with the goal of getting the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act passed. Williams' name appears on the memo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 06, 2017 - 3:07 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coaches, college athletics officials and several agents are supporting an effort to strengthen laws that regulate sports agent conduct. A memo has been sent to officials who work with legislators in each state with the goal of getting the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act...
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