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Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public records request for the documents in 2014 while w...

Ramey scores 26 as Texas rolls past Kansas State, 70-59

DAVE SKRETTA

February 22, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart implored his team to play with some grit when it traveled to Kansas State on Saturday.Courtney Ramey answered the call by setting the tone on the defensive end.Then he caught fire at the other end.Ramey continued his torrid scoring streak with a career...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

LARRY LAGE, REESE DUNKLIN, KATHLEEN FOODY, and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

February 22, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again as a physician with the school's athletic department...

Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family

MARK SCOLFORO

February 21, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved their differences eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest, although the statue of the revered coach will not return to its place...

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor

LARRY LAGE, DAVID EGGERT, KATHLEEN FOODY, and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

February 21, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates.Andy Hrovat, who competed for the U.S. in the 2008 Sum...

Ex-Wisconsin receiver surrenders, charged in double-homicide

February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin football player who is the brother of a standout in the 2011 Super Bowl surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday in connection with the deaths of two people who were found with gunshot wounds on a road in Janesville, Wisconsin.Marcus Randle El, 33, t...

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

SCHUYLER DIXON

February 15, 2020

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins.Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in and hi...

2 Ohio State football players plead not guilty to rape

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and MITCH STACY

February 13, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former Ohio State football players pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they held a woman against her will and raped her this month.Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint — who were kicked off the team Wednesday after they were charged — made an initial appe...

South Carolina pulls away early, beats reeling Georgia 75-59

CHARLES ODUM

February 12, 2020

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — South Carolina credits its defense for its growing collection of double-digit Southeastern Conference wins.Against Georgia, that defense was overwhelming.AJ Lawson scored 20 points and South Carolina held Georgia to one field goal for the first 14 minutes to earn a runaway 75-59 win ...

2 Ohio State football players dismissed amid rape charges

MITCH STACY

February 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping.Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they were charged with sexually assaulting a woman on ...

800 retweets to return stolen, pink purse to tourist

February 6, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A good Samaritan used the power of social media to track down the owner of a stolen pink purse, returning the purse — and some photos he took of New Orleans on the camera that was tucked inside — to the surprised tourist.23-year-old Saarah Yob of Florida, was already having a horr...

Judge rejects Sandusky’s latest request for shorter sentence

MARK SCOLFORO

January 28, 2020

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30- to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday.Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant footbal...