• Search firm will help target next UMinn athletics director

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has changed course and agreed to use a search firm to hire a new athletic director.

  • Purdue AD Burke announces plans to retire in July 2017

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says athletic director Morgan Burke has announced plans to retire in July 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ex-South Carolina coach Spurrier to serve as ambassador

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier has a new role at South Carolina — special assistant to President Harris Pastides and athletic director Ray Tanner.

  • Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University’s president to protest what they regard as the university’s weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes.