LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayhawks.
The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized.
College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80.
College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans begin to march en masse toward the entrance gates.
The Big 12's revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead.
The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the first round on June 10.
ATLANTA (AP) — As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart insisted Thursday that they'll be safer working out under the school's supervision than on their own.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Party Chairman Raul Labrador has signed on to represent two college track athletes who want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky and Notre Dame play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s winningest programs.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration.
Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who gets to keep playing and who doesn't.
The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey has transferred to Northwestern, giving the Wildcats another option behind center after they struggled offensively last season.
Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home, his son said Monday.
Eddie Sutton waited so long to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He couldn't hang on long enough to make it to the ceremony.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions pushed back at President Donald Trump’s criticism Saturday, telling Trump that he was “damn fortunate” Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With Alabama's coronavirus caseload worsening while casinos, churches and more reopen, the state's most recognizable person had some stern words about bringing COVID-19 under control.
Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university, and the Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later.
“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme, but a judge has not decided whethe…
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college baseball season to trim expenses in the post-coronavirus era, make the game more fan friendly and reduce injury risk to players.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to take care of an issue that cropped up during the team's spring workouts in March.
The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row after row of bleacher seats.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference.
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
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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