College sports

FILE - This combination of photos shows Dr. Richard Strauss, left, from a 1978 Ohio State University employment application, and Michigan State doctor Dr. Larry Nassar, right, during a Nov. 22, 2017 plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Ohio State is investigating accusations against Strauss, a former team physician at the school, only months after Nassar was convicted and imprisoned for molesting women and girls. Some schools are exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions. (Ohio State University and AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 24, 2018 - 10:39 pm
Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions. The scandals involving former...
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Oregon State first baseman Zak Taylor (16) smiles after a double play against Mississippi State ended the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2018 - 6:01 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. The Beavers see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work. "Ultimately," Beavers coach Pat Casey said Sunday, "nobody cares how many games...
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File-In this March 31, 2017, file photo, official Rachelle Jones, left, talks with another official during a practice session for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Dallas. The veteran women’s basketball official died June 18, 2018, in a hospital after battling cancer off and on for the past seven years. The 51-year-old Jones had been one of the top referees for the past few years and was rewarded with her first Final Four in 2017. Jones served as an alternate official in Dallas and handled off-court duties, such as assisting with instant replay reviews. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 24, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran women's college basketball official Rachelle Jones has died after a seven-year fight with cancer. Jones died June 18 in a hospital in the New York area. The 51-year-old had been one of the top referees for the past few years and was rewarded with her first Final Four in 2017...
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In this April 6, 2018 photo Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin introduces Josh Morton as the new Director of Athletics at a news conference at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. Many supporters of Augustana University hope to see the school move from Division II to Division I athletics. Three other schools in the Dakotas have been successful in moving up to Division I in recent years. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)/The Argus Leader via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 11:00 am
Perhaps the biggest proponent of taking a small private university in South Dakota into the realm of big-time college athletics is a longtime hospital administrator who thinks as big as his 6-foot-6 frame. Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and schmoozed...
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Oregon State's Tyler Malone (7) celebrates with Adley Rutschman (35) and Michael Attalah (40) after hitting a three-run home run against Mississippi State in the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2018 - 12:45 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland made it look easy for Oregon State. Until it wasn't. Abel turned in the Beavers' best start of the College World Series and the usually reliable Mulholland came on in the eighth inning with a four-run lead and retired the first five batters he faced...
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Arkansas pitcher Isaiah Campbell works against Florida in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 23, 2018 - 1:07 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn had a simple message for his Razorbacks before they played Florida for a spot in the College World Series finals Friday night. "I don't care if they have the best player in the SEC and the best pitcher in the SEC, we have to take it to them tonight,"...
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Oregon State's Jack Anderson (29) and Michael Gretler (10) celebrate after they scored against Mississippi State on a triple by Zak Taylor during the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 22, 2018. Oregon State won 12-2. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2018 - 8:34 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It has been decades since an offense at the College World Series has been as prolific as Oregon State's. The good times — and the runs — kept rolling for the Beavers in a 12-2 win over Mississippi State on Friday. Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big lead,...
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June 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula judge ordered a University of Montana athletics fan not to make any more social media posts about a woman who started an online petition opposing the re-hiring of football coach Bobby Hauck. The Missoulian reports the restriction granted Thursday is included in a...
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Florida's JJ Schwarz looks skyward after scoring a two-run home run against Texas Tech during the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 21, 2018. Florida won 9-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2018 - 12:49 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida carried a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Texas Tech. Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan never let himself get comfortable. "We knew they weren't going away," O'Sullivan said. "They hung in there with us, and we knew it would be a nine-inning...
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Duke's Grayson Allen makes his way to the stage after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 21, 2018 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 11 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference, which tied its record with nine NCAA Tournament teams earlier this year, had the most players selected in the first round of the NBA draft: six players. Duke accounted for half the ACC...
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