MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces former college football coach Tommy Tuberville — a political newcomer endorsed by President Donald Trump.
The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic while holding out hope the games can be made up.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Southern California starter JT Daniels says he has been granted immediate eligibility at Georgia, where he can join the competition at quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Northwestern vice president Jim Phillips was chosen Monday to chair the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee for the 2021-22 season, succeeding Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky's former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to g…
The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power Five leagues to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as college sports faces a dramatically different landscape due to the coronavirus pandemic. In football alone, 73 games were scrapped in two days, from marquee matchups like Oregon-Ohio Sta…
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.
Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern's game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field in Chicago is being moved to Ryan Field because of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida due to surging coronavirus cases in the state and strict gathering limits.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay has promoted associate head coach Marquase Lovings to interim head football coach for the Governors' upcoming season.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases.
Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues, federations, businesses and teams that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The promise of college tennis lured Abhimanyu Vannemreddy from his home in India to the United States, where he settled in at Winthrop in South Carolina.
Coastal Carolina already had one of the smaller athletic budgets in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and that was before a 15% spending cut was ordered because of projected declines in state funding and student fees stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay coach Mark Hudspeth has resigned after one season on the job that included him taking the Governors to a program-record 11 wins and a trip to the FCS quarterfinals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has asked for federal help in getting his team back to campus this summer.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state versions with differing requirements.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address racial injustice after football players threatened a boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Local officials in northeastern Wyoming are looking at how to give a community college more autonomy amid a move to all but eliminate its athletics programs.
Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a recruiting trip or meet personally with the eight players joining his program during the coronavirus pandemic.
The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky city has passed a resolution asking county officials to remove a century-old Confederate statue from the community's courthouse.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to seize the moment and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag while Americans are reckoning with difficult discussions about race and history.
FRANKFORT — The high-profile lawsuit alleging that Wall Street money managers and others caused Kentucky Retirement Systems to gamble as much as $1.5 billion on risky hedge fund investments will proceed.
FRANKFORT - Kentucky House Republicans made it official Thursday: Rep. David Osborne, who served as the acting leader of the House during a contentious 2018 legislative session, has been nominated for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
A record 70,237 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2017, a 10 percent rise from the year before, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
The wait is nearly over for Kentucky to begin implementing the Real ID Act that Congress passed in 2005. One of 13 states still under an extension delaying their implementation, Kentucky will be rolling out its new driver’s licenses and IDs county-by-county sometime during the first three mo…
Will thousands of Kentuckians lose health care coverage as a result of the state’s recently re-approved Medicaid waiver, or will many of the low-income participants “graduate” to greener pastures?
A University of Kentucky honors grad and two others could get life sentences after pleading guilty to distributing fentanyl that led to the deaths of a UK student and a jail inmate, according to the U.S. attorney’s office and other reports.
FRANKFORT — The conservative tea party movement that backed Matt Bevin when he was a struggling long-shot Republican wants Bevin to keep Jenean Hampton as his running mate when he seeks re-election as governor in 2019.
The American Civil Liberties Union released an advertisement that will air across Kentucky this week aimed at getting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to move on consequential changes to the U.S. criminal justice system.
PADUCAH – Murray State University will be at the center of a new regional hub designed to attract and develop entrepreneurs and startup businesses in western Kentucky.
Kentucky now has federal approval to try again next April with a plan imposing 80-hour-a-month work requirements, premiums and monthly check-ins on several hundred thousand able-bodied adults enrolled in its $9.7 billion-a-year Medicaid program, with 95,000 people estimated to lose their pub…
FRANKFORT - Two veteran Kentucky Republican senators — Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington and Tom Buford of Nicholasville — have lost their committee chairmanships.
A long-running dispute over the legality of slot-like “instant racing” machines found at Kentucky racetracks may soon wind its way back to the state Supreme Court.
Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield said Monday that an autopsy has been completed in the investigation of a 13-year-old boy's unexpected death over the Thanksgiving holiday, but results remain pending.
Western Kentucky University expects to benefit from a new partnership among the state’s public universities that will help bring new ideas and innovations to the marketplace.
PRESTONSBURG - Officers doing drug investigations in Floyd County usually go out to make undercover buys three nights a week.
FRANKFORT – After filing litigation in April to protect the pensions of public employees, Attorney General Andy Beshear Monday called on state lawmakers to boost the pension system in the upcoming session by creating a dedicated source of revenue – expanding gaming.
Analysts who closely follow the health care industry gave a thumbs up this week to a potential partnership between Louisville-based health insurance giant Humana and the drugstore chain Walgreens.
By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, the University of Kentucky will have bought 37,000 pounds of beef, 20,000 pounds of pork and 24,000 pounds of produce from farms all located within 80 miles of Lexington.
When the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet begins rolling out new standard and voluntary travel driver's licenses early next year, all first-time cardholder applicants or those requesting the upgraded IDs will need to present documentation at circuit court clerk's offices and DMVs around the state.
The case of a Marshall County woman indicted in May by a grand jury for allegedly stealing $20,000 from the vault at a local bank has been continued into next year following an unproductive status hearing last week.
Kentucky’s controversial overhaul of Medicaid has been approved by the federal government, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced late Tuesday.
Motorists in Kentucky -- and nationwide -- can add cheaper gas to their list of "things for which to be thankful" this Thanksgiving holiday, according to industry analysts.
A Louisville woman is suing Texas Roadhouse for "extreme and severe emotional distress" after a restaurant employee tried to cover up the child's face while her mother was breastfeeding.
Police in Springfield, Kentucky said they prevented a mass shooting Monday by arresting a man who was prepared to attack a manufacturing plant with a fully automatic AR-15 rifle and four other guns to "get the job done."
After receiving "incredibly nasty" emails from teachers that launched "personal attacks" on his character, Kentucky Education Chief Wayne Lewis issued a call for civility to the state's educators.
Although Kentucky faces a $37.9 billion shortfall in its pension systems for teachers and other public workers, putting them among the nation’s worst, the news is cheerier for the part-time lawmakers who control the state budget, including pension funding: Their separately managed, publicly …
The Kentucky Supreme Court is taking up Marsy's Law, a crime victims' measure that voters already have approved but has not taken effect because of a legal challenge.
More than 10,000 Kentuckians have lost food assistance in the state in the last several months because of a work requirement affecting some people who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program commonly referred to as SNAP.
MURRAY – The investigation into a 19-year-old’s accidental death at an off-campus Murray State University fraternity house concluded the youth died of ethanol intoxication after bringing alcohol into a party.
FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down Thursday a 2017 law creating medical review panels to limit medical malpractice lawsuits.
FRANKFORT - A divided Kentucky Supreme Court upheld Thursday a law that severely curbs the power of labor unions to collect dues from workers, handing a victory to Gov. Matt Bevin and the Republican-led legislature that approved the law in January 2017.
Gov. Matt Bevin took another swipe at teachers and the Kentucky Education Association during a speech Wednesday, saying the union “suffocates” good teachers and uses its membership dues “to maintain power for a handful.”
MURRAY – Homegrown talent, relationship-focused and a sharp eye for fundraising: those were just a few of the criteria Murray State University faculty and staff said they want for the next MSU president during a listening session Monday afternoon.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and a disability rights agency recently reached an agreement aimed at helping more people who have a serious mental illness to move from institutional settings to housing in the community.
A federal judge on Tuesday will hear arguments over whether a state law that bans an abortion procedure is constitutional. About 500 patients a year at Kentucky's only abortion clinic undergo the procedure.
FRANKFORT - Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said Friday that he will ask the 2019 General Assembly to create a funding mechanism or process for charter schools, but that doesn’t mean that he is asking for extra money.
State police have arrested a Graves County Schools employee after saying they learned of an inappropriate relationship between him and a teenage student.
A Logan County man deemed an armed career criminal by federal prosecutors faces a long confinement when he is sentenced Thursday on weapons offenses.
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