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Former Iowa RB Akrum Wadley alleges mistreatment by coaches

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley ripped the Hawkeyes on Monday, saying he was so mistreated by some coaches he now regrets playing there. Wadley’s statement, posted on Facebook, mentioned coach Kirk Ferentz, his son, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, director of player development Broderick Binns and Chris Doyle, the former strength and conditioning coach for ...

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Irish punter moving from dairy farm to Georgia Tech

Townsfolk weren’t the only ones curious about what David Shanahan was up to with the funny-looking brown ball. Trading Gaelic footballs for American footballs, Shanahan was booting the pigskin on his uncle’s dairy farm in southwest Ireland. “I had a lot of young calves watching me curiously,” he said. “Every now and then a ball would land in the middle ...

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Oklahoma State adds diversity council amid controversy

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State athletics announced a new diversity council Wednesday amid the fallout from football coach Mike Gundy’s decision to wear a T-shirt promoting a far-right news network. The school said Jason Kirksey, the university’s chief diversity officer, will chair the new program. The council will include students, athletes and alumni. It will be housed in the ...

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WVU coordinator apologizes after player’s accusations

Suspended West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning apologized Wednesday after a player alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. Koenning was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account about Koenning. “I never intended anything I said or did to offend or be insensitive,” Koenning said in a ...

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3 football players announce plans to transfer from Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Three football players at Liberty University say they have entered the transfer portal, with two of them citing “racial insensitivity” by the university’s leadership or similar reasons for their decisions. Kei’Trel Clark and Tayvion Land, both sophomore defensive backs, and senior linebacker Waylen Cozad all announced their intentions on Twitter. Clark and Land, who are Black, ...

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West Virginia DC Koenning on leave after player accusations

West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media post that the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account about Koenning. “I want to thank ...

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As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before they could begin using team facilities during the pandemic. The document SMU is requiring its athletes to sign is much more direct: Acknowledgment of Risk for COVID-19 Summer 2020. Across the country, universities have begun the process of getting ready ...

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