college sports

Ohio State quarterback  J. T. Barrett pleaded guilty Tuesday to a count of driving while impaired and was sentenced to a three-day driver-intervention program and fined $400. His license was also suspended for six months, reports the AP. The 20-year-old apologized to his family, his school and OSU football fans in a brief statement at […]

An escort’s allegations in a tell-all book that former Louisville men’s basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her to provide dancers to strip and have sex with Cardinals recruits, their fathers and players stunned the college basketball world when word of its pending release surfaced a week ago. Four investigations have been launched, two this week, […]

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says compensation for college athletes would “ruin the sense of college sports.” Obama said in an interview released Saturday that what frustrates him, though, is college coaches, athletic directors and the NCAA making huge amounts of money while an athlete is banished for getting a tattoo or […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became a better basketball player and a better teammate this season, and he credits both to having the courage to play as an openly gay man. Gordon’s first season since coming out likely ended Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclays Center. […]

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams have pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Williams were arraigned Monday after being indicted last month by a grand jury. Trial was set for Aug. 24. Johnson and Williams were suspended from Tennessee’s football team in […]

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player and another student were killed early Sunday when their car crossed the center line of a road and hit an oncoming vehicle, authorities say. The collision happened about 1 a.m. in Ypsilanti Township, west of the school’s Ypsilanti campus, the Washtenaw County sheriff’s […]

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither has done enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education. The lawsuit names former women’s basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon Ramsay as plaintiffs but seeks class-action status. Filed […]

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama man was already on probation for separate crimes when he was charged with killing an Auburn University football player in a shooting eerily similar to a triple killing two years ago. Markale Hart, 22, of Camp Hill was arrested on burglary and theft charges in 2010 and pleaded […]

Tyreek Hill’s thrilling 92-yard punt return for a touchdown made him the hero of Oklahoma State’s comeback win over Oklahoma and earned him a spot on highlight shows nationwide. Less than a week later, he was in jail after being arrested and charged with punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend. According to a report from […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won a national championship, the Heisman Trophy and every single game he’s played in college. Now he’s waiting to see if he gets an invitation to this year’s Heisman ceremony. There are questions whether Winston will be among the finalists that will be announced Monday […]

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question […]

Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Benjamin Anderson was a one-man wrecking crew Saturday against Grambling State. But the G-Men survived his virtuoso performance for a 63-39 home SWAC victory to remain the only unbeaten team in conference play. Anderson had a scintillating performance even though the G-Men (5-3, 6-0 SWAC) kept heavy pressure on him the entire […]