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Report: Ex-RB George to coach Tenn. St.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee State has scheduled a Tuesday news conference for a "major announcement," with former NFL running back Eddie George expected to be introduced as the new football coach.

TSU announced Monday that coach Rod Reed's contract is not being renewed after 11 seasons.

"After thoroughly evaluating the state of the TSU football program, we've decided that it was time to make a change in leadership," said athletic director Mikki Allen, who was hired a year ago.


LSU employee sues for reporting Miles

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University accuses university officials of retaliating against her for reporting racist remarks and inappropriate sexual behavior by former head football coach Les Miles.

Sharon Lewis' lawsuit said she was denied pay raises and subjected to verbal abuse after going to officials with the allegations against Miles - including her accusation that he told her there were "too many Black girls" employed in athletics and an incident when a female student accused him of "getting on top of her" on his office couch. It also accuses LSU officials of working with a law firm to cover up allegations against Miles, including one that he engaged in "explicit sex acts" with a student.


MAC shifts in-conference transfer policy

CLEVELAND (AP) The Mid-American Conference is eliminating its policies regarding intraconference transfers and no longer requiring athletes to sit out a season of competition after switching from one MAC school to another.

The announcement Thursday comes about a week before the NCAA Division I Council is expected to move toward allowing all college athletes to transfer once as an undergraduate and be immediately eligible to play.


Ex-Florida State WR charged with murder

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally shot one man and injured another, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.

Travis Rudolph, 25, was ordered to remain in jail during a first appearance hearing in West Palm Beach on Thursday morning. He's charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.


Wisconsin hopes to hire AD within months

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The head of the search committee to pick a successor to retiring Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said the school hopes to make a hire "within a few months."

Peter Miller, the chair of Wisconsin's athletic board, wouldn't get more specific than that. Alvarez announced his retirement Tuesday and said it would take effect at the beginning of July.


Notre Dame knows it needs to score more

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Getting to the College Football Playoff hasn't been a problem for Notre Dame. Staying in it has for Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish, who suffered double-digit semifinal losses to eventual national champions Clemson in the 2018 season and Alabama in 2020.

Kelly knows that if Notre Dame wishes to legitimize the point that it is among the nation's elite programs, it will have to score more than the 17 points combined it produced in losses to the Tigers (30-3) and Crimson Tide (31-14).


Bowden gets Florida Medal of Freedom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State football coach who led the Seminoles to two national titles, received the inaugural Florida Medal of Freedom at a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Bowden, 91, is one of college football's winningest coaches. He coached Florida State from 1976 to 2009, winning national titles in 1993 and 1999.


Iowa St. extends AD Pollard through 2026

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State extended athletic director Jamie Pollard's contract through 2026 on Monday after a breakthrough football season.

The school said there is no scheduled salary increase. He was earning $757,000 when he announced temporary 10% pay cuts for coaches and some administrators to help offset a $25 million budget shortfall because of COVID-19.


Kansas hires Northwestern's Goff as AD

Kansas has hired Northwestern administrator Travis Goff, a Sunflower State native who graduated from the school, to be its next athletic director during a crucial moment for its football program and high-profile men's basketball program.

The school announced the hiring Monday night, shortly after reaching a deal with Goff to return to Lawrence. He will be introduced Wednesday during an on-campus event at the Lied Center.


Alabama adds 2 to coaching staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama has hired Drew Svoboda as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring Monday of the former Memphis and Rice assistant.

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