• Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Obama administration renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of historic Alaska trip

  • Wyoming has 14 in-state players on roster

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — If Josh Harshman was two years older, he might not have landed at Wyoming.

  • Ohio State limits jerseys for sale to 2 numbers this season

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is limiting the numbers available on football jerseys for sale this season in light of an ongoing court battle over whether players should receive money from sales.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit talks to quarterback Reilly O'Toole (4) during an NCAA football game against Penn State in Champaign, Ill. Cubit has been named interim coach as Illinois abruptly fired head coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, after an investigation of player mistreatment allegations revealed he had meddled in medical issues and inappropriately treated athletes who remained on scholarship after leaving the team. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

    Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Next up for Bill Cubit is Illinois’ season opener against Kent State, and that’s it. The interim coach is focused on what he can control at the troubled school.

  • Greg Kennedy, left and wife Cindy Kennedy, center, of Santa Fe, N.M., talk to assistant principal Melanie Flippo at the George I. Sanchez Collaborative Community School during a dedication for the new school on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Albuquerque, N.M.. Cindy Kennedy is the granddaughter of Sanchez, a noted Mexican-American scholar and civil rights leader who had been virtually unknown in his hometown of Albuquerque until recently. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    ‘Forgotten’ hometown Mexican-American scholar gets school

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Decades after leaving New Mexico in disgrace, a noted Mexican-American scholar and key figure in school desegregation got a school dedicated in his honor in his hometown of Albuquerque.

  • Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

  • Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • ‘North Dakota’ not among potential new nicknames for UND

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota on Friday set the process for voting on its new nickname, and no nickname — an option some people wanted but could have paved the way for the old “Fighting Sioux” moniker to persist — isn’t among the choices.

  • 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.