Gov. Gavin Newsom of California

California governor wants explanation from UCLA about move to Big Ten

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is demanding an explanation from UCLA officials about their move to the Big Ten Conference.
Politics
July 23

Walker aims to pivot focus back to Dems in tight Ga. race

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker commiserated as north Georgia farmers bemoaned environmental regulations and rising costs of doing business. Minutes before, the former football star and political newcomer volleyed with journalists on issues ranging from gas prices to abortion.
Sports
July 22

NCAA charges Tennessee with 18 major violations under Pruitt

Tennessee hopes its "exemplary cooperation" with the NCAA helps the Volunteers avoid serious punishment from 18 major rules violations as easily as they dodged paying former coach Jeremy Pruitt's multi-million dollar buyout.
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Sports
July 22

ACC, SEC reap benefits from transfers moving between leagues

The plan wasn't for Georgia Tech to lose top running back Jahmyr Gibbs as a transfer to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference school has found its share of help from the SEC, too, in the form of seven transfers.
Sports
July 22

Iowa, facing race litigation, hires 2 new diversity staffers

Iowa hired Lorenda Holston as assistant athletic director for diversity, equity and inclusion and Anthony Embry for the newly created position of athletics academic and diversity coordinator, the university announced Friday.
Sports
July 21
Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders.

Prime time in the SWAC? Deion Sanders & Co. think so

It's prime time in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Sports
July 21

ACC's quartet of new coaches adds wrinkle to wild division

Tony Elliott waited years before he felt it was the right moment to leave the Clemson staff and become a head coach. The timing gave him plenty of company as he takes over at Virginia.
Business
July 21

Gov seeks to salvage aluminum mill deal promised to Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear made a pitch Thursday to a steel company that took over plans to build an aluminum plant once promised to Kentucky, hoping to salvage a deal struck by his predecessor.
Sports
July 21
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart.

Georgia's Smart gets 10-year extension, raise to $10.25M

Georgia's Kirby Smart has agreed to a contract extension through the 2031 season, a 10-year agreement worth more than $110 million that makes him the latest coach to land the type of megadeal that is becoming increasingly common in college football.
Sports
July 21
Jocelyn Alo, from left, Layisha Clarendon, Chloe Kim, Allyson Felix, Oksana Masters, Aly Raisman and Megan Rapinoe appeared onstage during a performan

Rapinoe, King urge freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

Soccer player Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing enough to speak out and encouraged them to support detained WNBA star Brittney Griner at The ESPYS on Wednesday night.
Sports
July 20

ACC looking for ways to boost revenue, shrink financial gap

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips leads a league bringing in record revenues, with more and more money going to member schools.
Sports
July 20
South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston said she turned down a belated invitation to attend the ESPYS.

South Carolina basketball star Boston rejects belated invitation to ESPYS

Consensus college women's basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston turned down a late invitation to the ESPYS awards show, saying the offer was even more hurtful than not being asked to attend.
Sports
July 20
Report: NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys

Report: NCAA makes progress on gender inequality at tourneys

The NCAA has adequately addressed nine of 23 recommendations for creating comparable NCAA Tournament experiences for men's and women's basketball players, according to a progress report released Wednesday.
Sports
July 20

Texas A&M's Smith arrested on DWI, weapons, pot charges

Texas A&M receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, according to Brazos County jail records.
Sports
July 20
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart.

Georgia, Alabama coping with high expectations at top of SEC

It's no easy task to live with expectations at the top of the Southeastern Conference.
Sports
July 20
Clockwise from top left: Ian Seidenfeld, Suni Lee, Brock Lesnar and Paige Bueckers are just a few of the Minnesota athletes nominated at the 2022 ESPY

Eight with Minnesota ties nominated for awards at tonight's ESPYS

The list includes several pro athletes, Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee and a Lakeville man nominated for a historic table tennis victory.
Nation
July 19

Judge dismisses suit vs. Wisconsin over Cephus reinstatement

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging the University of Wisconsin System reinstated former Badgers receiver Quintez Cephus without seeking input from a woman who accused him of sexual assault in 2018.
Sports
July 19

If All-Star Game decided by HR derby, final score stays same

So let's say the All-Star Game is tied 3-all after nine innings. Then it goes to that new Home Run Derby tiebreaker, where National League boppers Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Kyle Schwarber outslug the AL trio.
Sports
July 19

Saban: Alabama players topped $3 million in NIL money

Nick Saban has been vocal about his issues with the status quo in name, image and likeness deals and their use in recruiting.
Twins
July 19
The MLB draft was held in Los Angeles.

Twins draft two catchers as first item of business on Day 3 of the MLB draft

The Twins drafted 10 more players to complete this year's draft. Also, pitchers from the Gophers and Minnesota State were taken by other teams during the final day.
Colleges
July 19
Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson said he will no longer use the nickname AR-15.

Star quarterback known as 'AR-15' drops nickname, cites shootings

Florida's Anthony Richardson says that he no longer wanted to be associated with an assault weapon used in gun violence that has horrified the nation. He's among the preseason Heisman Trophy favorites.