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ACC Follows NCAA, Removes All Championship Games From North Carolina

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, hailed the Atlantic Coast Conference’s decision to stand up for the safety of its employees, players, and fans by moving championship games out…

Week 2 College Football Polls Released; Bama Remains #1

Texas is ranked for the first time under coach Charlie Strong, coming in at No. 11 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings after a rousing opening victory against Notre Dame. The last time the Longhorns were ranked was November 2013, Mack Brown’s last as coach. No. 10 Wisconsin also made a big jump into the Top 25 after…

NCAA asks school leaders to look at sexual violence measures

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA’s Board of Governors is asking leaders in all three athletic divisions to consider legislation to deal with athletes accused of sexual violence. The announcement came Thursday after the board’s quarterly meeting in Indianapolis – and one day after it received a petition signed by more than 157,000 people seeking a ban of sexually violent athletes….

Woman to ask NCAA to ban sexually violent athletes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A woman who says she was raped by college football players nearly 20 years ago is asking the NCAA to ban sexually violent athletes. Brenda Tracy and her son will present a petition to the NCAA’s Board of Governors at its meeting Wednesday in Indianapolis. Current guidelines generally allow schools or conferences to hand down such punishments….

NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws

UNDATED (AP) –The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a North Carolina law…

NCAA gives $50,000 in honor of Summitt to fight Alzheimer’s

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The NCAA has donated $50,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in memory of the late Tennessee coach. The foundation announced the donation Wednesday. The money will go toward the Summitt Foundation’s goal of raising $2.5 million for the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, which is scheduled to open in December….

Attorney: NCAA missed deadline to respond in Tyndall case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach’s appeal in the case. Attorney Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also requests that all…

Auburn women win in 1st NCAA since ’09, beating St. John’s

WACO, Texas (AP) – Janiah McKay scored 24 points and Auburn opened its first women’s NCAA Tournament since 2009 with a 68-57 victory over St. John’s in a first-round game Friday night. The ninth-seeded Tigers (20-12) jumped out to a 25-6 lead early in the second quarter, then held on after their lead had been trimmed to 3 in the…

“It’s been an honor”, Lloyd 11th and Lazor 13th in 100 breaststroke

ATLANTA (auburntigers.com) – Annie Lazor said it was “an honor” to race alongside teammate Natasha Lloyd, not just on Friday night at the NCAA Championships but also for the past three years. Lloyd, who was swimming in a NCAA final for the first time in her career, finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke consolation finals and Lazor finished 13th. “That was…

March Madness: Bracket Breakdown

Ben Bolton and Josh Ninke breakdown Alabama's chances in the NIT, plus the NCAA bracket.

Ben Bolton and Josh Ninke breakdown Alabama’s chances in the NIT, plus the NCAA bracket. Categories: Alabama Tags: march madness, NCAA