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Parents of Illinois players don’t believe coach allegations

In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Illinois'  Amarah Coleman, left, drives to the basket as Nebraska's Chandler Smith guards during an NCAA college basketball game in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Coleman is one of seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players that filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 1, 2015, against the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and former assistant Mike Divilbiss, of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court names the university, athletic director Mike Thomas, Bollant,  Divilbiss, and university trustees. The ex-players seek $10 million in damages. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women’s basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don’t believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit this week accusing coaches of creating racial hostility.

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Former Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver dies

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia athletic director Jim Weaver has died. He was 70.

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University of Miami grad donates $1 million to school

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A University of Miami graduate has donated $1 million to the school, money that will perpetually fund a scholarship for a football player.

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Vols’ Barnes: ‘No legs’ to Texas academic misconduct report

In this May, 2015 file photo, Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones, center, and head basketball coach Rick Barnes, right, watch the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors in Memphis, Tenn. The new coaching quartet of Barnes, Avery Johnson, Ben Howland and Mike White will join the rest of the SEC in looking to knock off John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn’t have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men’s basketball program.

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