NCAA prepares minority coordinators for coaching jobs

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2015, file photo, Clemson co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott, left, and Jeff Scott speak to the media at a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Despite helping Clemson win a national title as co-offensive coordinator, Elliott has never interviewed for a head-coaching job. College football as a public entity can’t institute a Rooney Rule like the NFL to compel programs to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs. So the NCAA is trying to do the next best thing by putting some of the rising coaching stars through its Champion Forum that better prepares them for the interview process in an effort to increase the diversity in the Power Five conferences and across the country. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas, File)

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Camera lighting made beads of sweat emerge from Tony Elliott’s forehead as he fielded questions ranging from football philosophy to something he could share about his private life.

Duke’s Brittain Brown ready for his chance as starting RB

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Duke running back Brittain Brown (22) slips past Virginia Tech defensive back Mook Reynolds (6) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in the rain in Blacksburg, Va. Brown is entering his first season as the featured running back with a track record that suggests the whole team could benefit from an increased workload for him. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes good things keep happening when the Blue Devils give the ball to Brittain Brown.

Cavs sign top pick Collin Sexton to rookie contract

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers first round draft selection, Collin Sexton, listens to a question during a news conference at the Cavaliers training facility in Independence, Ohio. The Cavaliers signed guard Collin Sexton to a rookie contract. Financial terms were not immediately available. Cleveland made the announcement on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, a holiday treat for the team’s fans still grappling with their emotions after superstar LeBron James announced he’s leaving the Cavs for the second time to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.’ The Cavs selected Sexton with the No. 8 overall pick in last month’s NBA draft. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton badly wanted to play with LeBron James. His first season will be much different than he hoped.

Ex-wrestlers: Congressman knew of alleged Ohio St abuse

FILE –This Oct. 22, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill. Two men who were wrestlers at Ohio State University in the 1990s say Jordan isn't being truthful when he says he wasn't aware of allegations team doctor Richard Strauss was groping male wrestlers, NBC reported Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose 2005 death at the age of 67 was ruled a suicide. Jordan's spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman isn’t being truthful when asserting he was unaware of allegations that a now-dead team doctor was abusing athletes, according to two former university wrestlers.

Florida State AD Stan Wilcox has busy agenda for 2018-19

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox, left, congratulates coach Mike Martin after Martin got his 1,900th win, defeating VCU 11-2, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State University has won national championships in three sports since Stan Wilcox took over as athletic director in August of 2013. Wilcox’s biggest moves though are expected to take place over the next 12 months. (AP Photo/Joseph Reedy, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s athletic department is thriving under Stan Wilcox.

New redshirt rule will benefit Boise State in 2018

Boise State players run onto the field before the start of the 2017 Mountain West Conference championship game against Fresno State at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. Chris Bronson / Idaho Press

BOISE – There were two Boise State football coaches that probably cheered a little bit louder when the NCAA passed a new rule recently that will allow college football players to play in up to four games and still count the year as a redshirt year.

AP college basketball writer Jim O’Connell dead at age 64

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, talks with Associated Press college basketball writer Jim O'Connell before Krzyzewski was presented the Lapchick Character Award at the organization's annual luncheon in New York. O'Connell died Monday, July 2, 2018. He was 64.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Few held court like Jim O’Connell.

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