• Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean questioned his team’s leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday.

  • Group mulls changes to transgender student athlete rules

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s high school activities association on Thursday largely maintained its policy allowing transgender student athletes to request to play on the team of their choice, increasing the likelihood Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it.

  • New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

  • Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics, Fred Glass, talks about the upcoming football season during a press conference in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.   (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Indiana administration expects athletes to behave better

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It’s time for Hoosiers athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.

  • Rutgers coach: Didn’t know of investigation when contacted

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said Wednesday that when he was contacted by university officials about communicating with a faculty member regarding the academic status of a player, he didn’t know he was being investigated for possibly violating school or NCAA rules.

  • In this Aug 7, 2015 photo released by the University of Tennessee Athletics Department, offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, right, sits on a bed and works with a Sports Science Sleep Coach in a sleep study for the players in Knoxville, Tenn., at the university. Tennessee is studying its players’ sleep habits to make sure they don’t get caught napping when a game’s on the line. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics via AP)

    Tennessee experiments with high-tech sleep monitors

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour before a Tennessee football player’s scheduled bedtime, he gets a reminder via an app on his phone or a text message. That’s when he puts on orange glasses that block out the glow of smartphones or computer screens, making it easier to fall asleep.

  • Rutgers investigating communication between Flood, faculty

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is investigating whether football coach Kyle Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player.

  • Education chief, school board named in whistleblower lawsuit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chief financial officer for New Mexico’s largest school district has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the district and the head of the state’s Public Education Department.

  • Group renews complaint about pre-game prayer

    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A group has renewed its complaints about prayers before Bell County High School home football games in southeastern Kentucky.

  • Firm that vetted U of M athletic director deflects criticism

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.