College sports

Former amateur basketball league director Merl Code leaves federal court after sentencing, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Code was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. Merl Code was sentenced Friday at a federal court in New York. Code was convicted in May of conspiring to pay thousands of dollars in...
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Grant Holloway, of the United States celebrates as he wins the gold medal in the men's 110 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. At center is Orlando Ortega, of Spain and at right is Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica who fell. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 02, 2019 - 3:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until after the gun went off. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday to...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 02, 2019 - 1:52 pm
A new California state law could force the NCAA to make a big change to its rules for amateurism. How is that going to work? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, Andy Staples joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the ramifications of the Fair Pay to Play Act...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, an athlete jumps near the NCAA logo during practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 30, 2019 - 2:45 pm
The NCAA and the billion-dollar enterprise that is big-time college sports have been facing targeted attacks on amateurism rules for more than a decade. Each one threatened to bring down the governing body and fundamentally change college sports forever. The NCAA has lost court cases, made...
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September 30, 2019 - 7:20 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the U.S. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he signed the law that would let athletes...
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Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, left, and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shake hands after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Michigan won 52-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash's tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that Ash had been fired four games into his fourth season, with the Scarlet Knights showing little progress...
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Washington State head coach Mike Leach speaks with a official in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 29, 2019 - 12:14 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach has never been one to hold his thoughts. After two tough losses, including a 38-13 thrashing by No. 19 Utah on Saturday night, Leach let loose on his feelings about his team and its performances, describing the Cougars as "fat, dumb, happy,...
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Utah wide receiver Demari Simpkins (3) carries the ball against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 28, 2019 - 11:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, powering No. 19 Utah over Washington State 38-13 in the rain on Saturday night. Huntley completed 21 of 30 passes for 334 yards. He didn't attempt a pass in the fourth quarter as Utah (4-1 overall, 1-1 Pac-12) went...
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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass as Nebraska defensive lineman Darrion Daniels (79) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 28, 2019 - 7:50 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State was supposed to get its first big test of the season at Nebraska. It hardly turned out that way. Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was intercepted on three of the Cornhuskers' first four series, and the...
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Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 28, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 22 UCF rebound from its first regular-season loss in nearly three years with a 56-21 rout of Connecticut to begin American Athletic Conference play Saturday night. The two-time defending AAC champions improved...
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