• NMAA apologized to girls team over Navajo hair buns issue

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Activities Association has apologized to the Dulce High School girls’ basketball team after referees made players undo their traditional Navajo hair buns over safety concerns.

  • Suspended USD basketball player leaves team permanently

    VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — University of South Dakota basketball coach Craig Smith has confirmed that point guard Shy McClelland has permanently left the team after being suspended.

  • School board: Basketball team can play during hazing probe

    LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school basketball team can play while police investigate alleged hazing-related assaults over the last decade, a school board decided.

  • This Oct. 12, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows an alligator in the kitchen of a Wendy's Restaurant in Loxahatchee, Fla. Florida wildlife officials say that 24-year-old Joshua James threw a 3.5-foot alligator through a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru window in October. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, bail was set at $6,000. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via AP)

    Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.

  • 2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retention

    A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University after the Catholic school’s president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.

  • Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don’t show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.

  • Alleyne ties Oregon record in 73-48 win over WSU women

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jillian Alleyne had 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 14 rebounds to tie the school record with her 88th career double-double and Oregon used a dominating start to defeat Washington State 73-48 on Friday night.

  • Oklahoma City high school wrestler charged with sex crime

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An athlete at an Oklahoma City high school was charged this week with a sex crime after police say an act the boy described as a wrestling maneuver was obscene groping.

  • Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that sought to punish Stanford University for its band’s Rose Bowl halftime show mocking Iowa has been all but buried in the Iowa Senate.