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In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, Rick Butler, a nationally renowned volleyball coach from Chicago, watches a scrimmage during the first day of a volleyball camp at Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb. Michigan State University has maintained ties to Butler for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from accusers' advocates show the school has been under pressure since at least 2017 to sever ties with Butler. (Stacie Scott/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s...
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April 24, 2018 - 3:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University ties to a Chicago-area coach accused of sexual abuse (all times local): 1:00 p.m. A lawyer for a prominent Chicago-area volleyball coach accused of raping six underage girls he trained says his client has never sexually abused anyone and that...
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April 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
KINGS PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A former U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer player has filed a $5 million claim against the federal government amid an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing involving former team members. Newsday reports Sunday that a lawyer filed the claim this...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:18 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has named two faculty athletic representatives, replacing one who resigned over the school's handling of a sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. The university announced Thursday Bonnie Knutson and Michael...
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David Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma, is taken away by medical personnel and security during the unveiling of a statue of former head football coach Bob Stoops in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 14, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma president David Boren had a medical issue right before the unveiling of a statue honoring former Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops on Saturday morning and was taken away on a stretcher. Boren, 76, is a former U.S. senator and has been the university's...
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John Engler, center, interim President of Michigan State University, tells Dan Martel, 21, President of MSU college democrats, that his allotted speaking time of five minutes is up during a university board meeting, Friday, April 13, 2018, Lansing, Mich. Engler said Friday that he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar confronted Michigan State University officials on Friday, alleging the school's interim leader pressured her to accept a payoff to settle her lawsuit without her attorney present. Kaylee Lorincz spoke during a...
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South Carolina's A'ja Wilson is congratulated by family after being selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA basketball draft, Thursday, April 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 12, 2018 - 11:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A'ja Wilson is thrilled for the chance to head to Las Vegas. The South Carolina star was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Aces on Thursday night. "It's such a great feeling, just an amazing way to cap off my collegiate career," Wilson said. "My heart was pounding before she...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2013, file photo, a lit up script A is a feature of a walkway during a tour of the football locker-room facility at the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Four Mississippi State University students are accused of breaking into the University of Alabama's athletic facility and stealing memorabilia. The break-in happened during the pre-dawn hours of April 4, 2018, six days before Alabama's national championship football team met with President Donald Trump at the White House, authorities said. The four managed to get inside the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility and stole "various items of memorabilia," court records state. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 7:33 pm
Four Mississippi State University students are accused of breaking into the University of Alabama's athletic facility and stealing memorabilia. The break-in happened during the pre-dawn hours of April 4, six days before Alabama's national championship football team met with President Donald Trump...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:22 pm
Clemson has turned to former Florida coach Amanda Butler to turn around its troubled women's basketball program. Athletic spokesman Joe Galbraith said the school's Board of Trustees approved a four-year contract Thursday. He said financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Butler...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:31 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama high school officials are implementing instant replay for football games next season. The Alabama High School Athletic Association said Thursday it will partner with Pittsburgh-based DVSport and be the first to allow replay statewide for the entire season. Minnesota...
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