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  • Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

    February 12, 2015 2:45 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley... more »
  • Seattle coach Pete Carroll stands by decision to pass

    February 2, 2015 2:12 PM

    PHOENIX - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is standing by the decision to throw on the 1-yard line in the closing seconds of the Super Bowl and defending offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, giving credit to Malcolm Butler for making the clinching interception. Carroll spoke Monday before the Seahawks left Arizona... more »
  • LSU to introduce two new football coaches

    January 14, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU athletics officials said they will introduce two new coaches for the Tiger football program Wednesday afternoon. The university confirmed Tuesday they'd hired former Alabama linebacker coach Kevin Steele. On Wednesday LSU also said they'd hired former Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron to be the... more »
  • Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

    December 2, 2014 3:09 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MI - Michigan has fired football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday after weeks of speculation about Hoke's future. The Wolverines have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten, much less... more »
  • Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon as assistant

    August 5, 2014 12:32 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Hammon plans to retire from the San Antonio Stars after this season. She joins South Carolina assistant Lisa Boyer, who served on John Lucas's staff in Cleveland... more »
  • Former NBA coach joins LSU basketball staff

    June 17, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Tuesday that former NBA coach Eric Musselman will join the men's basketball team as an assistant coach. Musselman was head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2002 to 2004, and the Sacramento Kings in 2006-2007. Musselman spent the past two seasons as assistant... more »
  • LSU coaching legend remembered through his loved ones

    April 20, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Dale Ketelson stepped foot in Louisiana, there was no wrestling program at LSU...so he helped build one. The former Iowa State wrestler and All-American was the first Tiger wrestling coach, and he's remembered through his loved ones and former athletes even after his death last... more »
  • Ray Lewis fires up local high school coaches

    March 28, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis took to the stage, and chance, to speak to both high school coaches and (later on) the LSU football team. The 13-time Pro Bowler talked more about how he wanted to be remembered off the field than x's and o's.... more »
  • Kramer Robertson making a big impression already check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kramer Robertson is a name LSU fans are going to want to get to know early on in the 2014 baseball season. However, there is more to his name; the former high school quarterback and point guard is also the son of legendary Baylor women's head... more »
  • Coach charged with child's murder

    February 19, 2014 7:34 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A football coach is charged with murder in the kidnapping and death of a ten-year-old girl he's accused of grabbing off the street. Craig Wood is a middle-school coach and the body of Hailey Owens was found in a house he owns. Police say he and... more »
  • Father-son combo working for Southern basketball check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2014 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are out to a 9-1 start in SWAC play so far this year, leading the conference. Their secret weapon is a dynamic duo of father and son: head coach Roman Banks and freshman point guard Tre'lun. Being a coach's son cut down... more »
  • Rams hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator

    February 12, 2014 1:39 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Gregg Williams is returning to the Rams as defensive coordinator for the first time since he lost his job in New Orleans as fallout from the bounty scandal. The Rams announced the hiring Wednesday. A news conference introducing Williams will be Thursday. He will replace Tim Walton,... more »
  • Saints hire Mike Neu as QB coach

    February 5, 2014 2:30 PM

    METAIRIE- Saints coach Sean Payton says he's hired former scout and current Tulane assistant Mike Neu as New Orleans' quarterbacks coach. Neu will replace Joe Lombardi, who left this offseason to become the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator. Neu has experience as a head coach in the Arena Football League with... more »
  • LSU: Grimes named offensive line coach

    January 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    As reported last week, Jeff Grimes has been officially named the LSU Offensive Line Coach. Below is the release from the LSU Athletics Department: BATON ROUGE - Jeff Grimes, who served as offensive line coach at Auburn when the Tigers won the 2010 national title, has been named offensive... more »
  • Vanderbilt AD: Franklin remains Commodores' coach

    January 9, 2014 2:36 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams says James Franklin remains the Commodores' football coach as of Thursday afternoon and that Franklin has informed him that he has not accepted another job offer. Several media outlets have reported that Franklin has an offer from Penn State that he is expected... more »
  • AP Source: Lovie Smith reaches deal to coach Tampa

    January 1, 2014 11:21 PM

    TAMPA, Fl. - A person familiar with the negotiations says former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has reached an agreement to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Speaking to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hasn't been made, the person also says... more »
  • Florida St coach Fisher signs new deal

    December 31, 2013 2:45 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher will remain with the program through 2018 after signing a three-year contract extension. The university made the announcement on Tuesday. Texas reportedly had interest in Fisher replacing coach Mack Brown. The top-ranked Seminoles face Auburn in the BCS championship game Jan. 6.... more »
  • Browns fire head coach Rob Chudzinski

    December 29, 2013 10:57 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Rob Chudzinski following one season, which started promising but ended with a seven-game losing streak. Chudzinski had only been in place since Jan. 11, when the Ohio native and lifelong Browns fan was hired for his dream position by owner Jimmy Haslam... more »
  • Odums talks about Southern's future check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 20, 2013 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern head coach isn't shy about his vision of the future for the Jaguar football program. "Long term it's to outgrow this building," said Odums to the media Friday morning. "It's all about winning. If we keep getting in the bigger and better recruits...my plan... more »
  • Coach accused of biting player

    November 18, 2013 8:27 PM

    CARTHAGE, MISS. - Accused of biting a player in the face, a girls' high school basketball coach with more than 1,200 career wins has resigned. Doyle Wolverton, reports the Neshoba Democrat, coached at Leake Academy in Madden for 38 years. By one count, Wolverton is the second-winningest coach in high... more »
  • Grambling faces financial punishment for forfeit

    November 13, 2013 12:10 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday that Grambling will face financial penalties after forfeiting its road game against Jackson State on Oct. 19. The SWAC did not announce exact figures in its release, but said the fine would be issued in accordance to the league's bylaws.... more »
  • Loyola tennis coach leaving for USM

    November 7, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Loyola University New Orleans head men's and women's tennis coach Zubin Engineer has accepted the head men's tennis coaching position at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Michael Giorlando, Loyola's athletic director, the coaching move Wednesday and said a national search for a new coach is underway. Engineerled... more »
  • In Tuscaloosa: Saban denies interest in Texas job check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2013 11:04 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - Sports Director Michael Cauble was in Alabama for Nick Saban's mid-week press conference, where the former LSU coach denied having any interest in the University of Texas head coaching job. For more on what Saban told the media leading up to the LSU vs Alabama game,... more »
  • WATCH: Les Miles sets the record straight about stop light check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coach known for his quirky side is answering questions about his driving wild side. During an All Access interview with ESPN, LSU's head football coach, Les Miles, drove through the Louise and Thomas H. Delpit intersection while the light appeared to be red. The... more »
  • What they make: college football coaches

    November 6, 2013 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Les Miles makes the most of any football coach in the state, and he is far ahead of his colleague at the other public university in the city. USA Today released a list of what coaches make and Miles is ranked as the 7th highest paid. ... more »
  • Pac-12 fines Oregon assistant $5K

    October 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded and fined Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti $5,000 for his public complaints about conference officiating and about Washington State's decision to leave in its starters and throw for two late touchdowns in the No. 2 Ducks' 62-38 victory. Commissioner Larry Scott announced... more »
  • Mississippi tries to slow No. 9 Texas A&M, Manziel

    October 11, 2013 9:13 AM

    OXFORD, Miss.- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is trying to think of some creative ways to stop Texas A&M's prolific duo of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. He admits it's not easy. Nobody's been able to do it so far. Manziel is having a stellar encore season after winning the Heisman... more »
  • Riverwalk announces outlet retailers

    October 7, 2013 12:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Developers say Neiman Marcus, Kenneth Cole, Coach and LOFT are among the retailers opening outlet stores in a revamped Riverwalk downtown next year. The Times-Picayune reports the Howard Hughes Corp. announced last year it would undertake a $70 million renovation of the aging mall and turn it... more »
  • Paul Dietzel remembered by coaches, players check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paul Dietzel was the first coach to bring a national title and a Heisman trophy winner to Baton Rouge. In fact, he was the first LSU coach to propose white jerseys, the "Chinese Bandits," and night games in Tiger Stadium. Dietzel would eventually go to... more »
  • Fans criticize Alabama athletics Facebook post

    September 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - A post on the University of Alabama athletics Facebook page drew ire from fans for asking them to change their profile pictures to an image of late coach Bear Bryant's houndstooth hat. The request was to celebrate what would have been Bryant's 100th birthday Wednesday. Most of... more »
  • Doug Williams out as Grambling head coach

    September 11, 2013 11:24 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. - Grambling State University running backs coach George Ragsdale has assumed head football coaching duties, effective immediately. Ragsdale becomes interim head coach as the Tigers head to the Missouri Classic in Kansas City with a 0-2 record. The G-Men finished the 2012 season with a record of... more »
  • Les Miles: Administration of OSU was 'done right'

    September 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Les Miles says he's proud of his time as head coach at Oklahoma State and takes issue with "the idea that somebody would characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct." Miles, who spoke on a Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday,... more »
  • Redskins GM: no controversy between RG3, coach

    August 16, 2013 10:13 AM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen says he doesn't see a controversy between quarterback Robert Griffin III and coach Mike Shanahan. Allen said Friday that the views expressed by Griffin and Shanahan reflect "a very competitive player who's dying to play football" and "a very experienced coach... more »
  • Northwestern State adds Foreman to coaching staff

    August 14, 2013 9:04 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Northwestern State women's basketball program has added a new assistant to its coaching staff. Co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr said Tuesday that Kasondra Foreman's hiring is still subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System. Foreman played... more »
  • Cops: Ex-player attacks Pa. football coach at home

    August 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a former player attacked a western Pennsylvania high school football coach at his home, biting the coach so badly he needed 60 stitches to repair his ear. Police and Sharon coach Jim Wildman say they can't explain why 38-year-old Joseph Koscinski barged into the coach's home... more »
  • Southern's Banks recognized as Louisiana's top college coach in 2013

    July 29, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Roman Banks, from Southern University, has been named the Outstanding College Coach of the Year for the State of Louisiana and Archbishop Rummel's Jay Roth, has been selected as the Outstanding Prep Coach of the Year for Louisiana. Both coaches will be recognized at the Greater New... more »
  • Lawyer: Brooklyn Nets coach Kidd to plead guilty

    July 16, 2013 9:25 AM

    HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. - A lawyer for Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd says his client intends to plead guilty to a drunk driving charge. Attorney Edward Burke Jr. spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, ahead of Kidd's court appearance on Long Island. Kidd was arrested last July... more »
  • UNO's most accomplished coach, Maestri, returns

    July 2, 2013 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans baseball coach Ron Maestri is coming out of retirement to coach the Privateers on a field named after him. Introduced as the Privateers' new coach on Tuesday, the 72-year-old Maestri says he's ready for "the challenge of bringing back that UNO pride." Maestri coached... more »
  • Women's quarters on tap

    July 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    LONDON - Less than 24 hours after knocking top-seed and defending champ Serena Williams out of Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki made quick work of Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 in 61 minutes. The 23rd-seeded Lisicki advanced to her second Wimbledon semifinal, where she'll play the winner of a quarterfinal between No. 4... more »
  • Krzyzewski returning to coach USA Basketball

    May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back as the U.S. men's national team coach and ready for another run at Olympic gold. During a news conference at Duke on Thursday, Krzyzewski called it the "ultimate honor" to represent his country. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, speaking... more »
  • NCAA gives ex-Wingate coach 2-year show-cause

    May 8, 2013 12:37 PM

    WINGATE, N.C. - The NCAA has given former Wingate women's basketball coach Barbara Nelson a two-year show-cause penalty for providing players with money and prescription drugs. The school on Wednesday also was given one year of probation and vacated all 24 victories from 2011-12. Nelson was not named in the... more »
  • Cardinals coach keeps promise, gets 'L' tattoo

    April 26, 2013 12:30 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rick Pitino is now inked up. The Louisville coach followed through Friday on his promise to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA championship, adorning his left shoulder blade with the school's old-English 'L' emblem in red. He got it done at Tattoo Salvation, a... more »
  • Roman Banks signs contract extension with Southern

    April 16, 2013 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University announced this afternoon that head men's basketball coach Roman Banks agreed to a contract extension with the university. "We have reached an agreement, in principle, to extend the contract of Head Coach Roman Banks as the leader of the Southern Jaguars Men's Basketball team,"... more »
  • Mathieu responds to report he failed 10+ drug tests

    April 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU standout Tyrann Matiheu issued a response this afternoon to a report that he told an assistant NFL coach he'd failed more than ten drug tests before being kicked off the Tiger football team. Mathieu said the quote didn't accurately reflect the discussions he had... more »
  • DeSoto parish basketball coach arrested

    April 12, 2013 8:53 AM

    MANSFIELD - The North DeSoto High School head boys' basketball coach has been arrested on charges relating to inappropriate behavior with a 14-year-old female student. DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Lt. Robert Davidson tells The Times 46-year-old Robert L. Bender, of Gloster, was arrested at the school on Thursday. He was booked... more »
  • Florida DL coach Bryant Young abruptly resigns

    April 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has resigned to "pursue more time with my family." A four-time Pro Bowler who played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Young joined coach Will Muschamp's staff in 2011 after one year at San Jose State and another at Notre... more »
  • Coach files lawsuit against Central School System check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2013 6:20 PM

    CENTRAL - An assistant football coach is suing after he was removed from his coaching job. Coach Mike Gardner field suit against the Central Community School System and Central High Principal Bob Wales after his removal from the coaching position. In court documents obtained by News 2, Mike Gardner... more »
  • Mainieri to answer questions at baseball luncheon

    April 4, 2013 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri will host a luncheon open to the public today at the L'Auberge Resort in Baton Rouge. Mainieri is scheduled to talk about the success the Tigers have seen so far in the 2013 season and look ahead to this weekend's... more »
  • Fired coach says 'no excuse' for his behavior

    April 3, 2013 12:40 PM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The man who's been fired as basketball coach at Rutgers in New Jersey says there's "no excuse" for his behavior seen in video excerpts of his team's practice sessions. In the video, Mike Rice is seen shoving and grabbing players, throwing balls at them and using gay... more »
  • Central superintendent responds to report about coach

    March 28, 2013 3:15 PM

    CENTRAL - The superintendent of the Central Community School System responded today to a News 2 report about a coach's reassignment. Mike Gardner recently left his coaching position at the high school, and still teaches in the system. Community members told News 2 they believed the change was due... more »
  • Central rallying for coach

    March 27, 2013 5:55 PM

    CENTRAL - The City of Central is rallying in support for Central High School football coach Mike Gardner. A petition, signed by over 250 supporters against Central Community School System, reads "Keep Mike Gardner as a coach!" Gardner is no longer coaching at Central High. He was an... more »
  • NCAA confirms David Patrick not involved in findings

    March 1, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Department Friday afternoon issued the following statement regarding LSU Assistant Basketball Coach David Patrick: "The NCAA has confirmed to LSU that Tiger assistant coach David Patrick is not a coach that has been implicated in the NCAA's findings against St. Mary's University." ... more »
  • Ex-Meridian softball coach indicted on sex crimes

    February 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    MERIDIAN, Miss. - A former Meridian high school softball coach has been indicted on eight charges alleging inappropriate contact with students under the age of 18. The indictment filed Feb. 11 in Lauderdale County Circuit Court charges former Clarkdale High School coach Ricky Roberson with three counts of exploiting a... more »
  • Miles, Cameron reunite as coaches at LSU check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2013 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU football coach Les Miles introduced Cam Cameron as the team's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach today. Cameron said today that getting the chance to represent LSU as a coach was an honor. He said his style of football matches LSU's physical and tough... more »
  • Miles gets pay raise

    February 1, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors signed-off on a pay raise for the school's head football coach, Les Miles. Sports 2 Director Michael Cauble Tweeted that there were "no questions, no opposition" to the increase. Miles received a $549,000 annual pay raise. The change bumps his salary... more »
  • Les Miles' $549K pay raise up for LSU board vote

    February 1, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board is considering a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles. If approved Friday by the Board of Supervisors, the change will bump Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extend his contract through the 2019 season. Miles and Athletics Director Joe... more »
  • Board to decide on Les Miles contract extension

    January 24, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A pay increase and extension for LSU head football coach Les Miles' contract will go before the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 1, according to the university. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said the amendment to the contract was agreed upon in December, increasing his annual... more »
  • LSU women's basketball assistant coach arrested

    January 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance. Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »
  • NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Payton

    January 22, 2013 9:50 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal. The announcement comes Tuesday, a day after Payton met with Goodell. At the meeting, Payton took responsibility for the actions of his coaching... more »
  • Vigil to mark anniversary of Joe Paterno's death

    January 22, 2013 7:14 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Supporters of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno are marking the 1-year anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil. The Hall of Fame coach died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age 85. On Tuesday, supporters are holding a vigil at... more »
  • Vigil planned to remember Paterno 1 year later

    January 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Community residents have scheduled a vigil Tuesday to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno a year after his death. A family spokesman says the family won't be involved and intends to remain in privacy. Paterno died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age... more »
  • Kelly a top NFL target again

    January 1, 2013 10:01 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Since he arrived in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl, Oregon coach Chip Kelly has been asked about coaching in the NFL every day. The questions only figure to pick up after seven NFL coaches were fired on Monday. As he has in the past, Kelly has deflected... more »
  • Saints coach: Witnesses lied in NFL investigation

    December 13, 2012 4:01 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of New Orleans' pay-for-pain system have lied about him and the organization and that their stories might change in federal court. Vitt angrily said Thursday he feels the truth will come out in federal court,... more »
  • Miles to speak today about LSU bowl game

    December 12, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles will meet with the media today to preview the upcoming Chick-fil-A Bowl game against Clemson later this month. Miles has yet to speak publicly since his team received their invitation to play in the New Years Eve game in Atlanta.... more »
  • Malzahn swiftly hires vet, protege as coordinators

    December 7, 2012 11:51 AM

    AUBURN, Ala. - New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has swiftly brought in his 29-year-old protege and a veteran defensive coordinator. Malzahn was flanked Friday morning by new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and 60-year-old former Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson, who will lead Auburn's defense. Lashlee played quarterback for Malzahn at... more »
  • Vols hire Cincinnati's Jones as next coach

    December 7, 2012 10:38 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has hired Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its next football coach. Jones has a 50-27 record in six seasons as a head coach. He went 27-13 in three seasons at Central Michigan and has gone 23-14 at Cincinnati the last three years. He followed Notre Dame's Brian... more »
  • Arkansas State names interim coach for bowl game

    December 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State says defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as interim coach for the Red Wolves as they prepare to play No. 25 Kent State in the GoDaddy.com bowl next month. Thompson takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn... more »
  • Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin for Arkansas

    December 5, 2012 12:48 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Bret Bielema will earn $3.2 million annually for six years in his new job at Arkansas, which will also pay its new coach's $1 million buyout to Wisconsin. Arkansas on Wednesday released its signed letter of agreement with Bielema, which includes another $700,000 in annual incentives. The... more »
  • Auburn hires Gus Malzahn as head coach

    December 4, 2012 4:09 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has hired former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as its new head football coach. Auburn announced that it will introduce the former Arkansas State coach in a news conference Tuesday night Malzahn was the Tigers' offensive coordinator during their national championship run in 2010, but spent last... more »
  • Eagles fire defensive line coach Jim Washburn

    December 3, 2012 10:38 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The foundering Philadelphia Eagles have fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn as they try to fix a broken pass defense amid an eight-game losing streak. Eagles coach Andy Reid on Monday announced former defensive line coach Tommy Brashear is replacing Washburn. The Eagles hired Washburn before last season,... more »
  • Vitt defends Brees, says Saints still have hope

    November 30, 2012 6:12 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt scoffs at the idea that Drew Brees' recent and uncharacteristic interception epidemic is to blame for New Orleans' fading playoff hopes. Vitt doesn't want the Saints' franchise quarterback to change a thing. Vitt says great quarterbacks have the courage to attempt great... more »
  • Les Miles press conference pushed to 3 p.m.

    November 28, 2012 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A press conference scheduled for today with LSU head football coach Les Miles has been pushed back to 3 p.m. The media appearance was scheduled before rumors broke out this week the University of Arkansas offered Miles $27.5 million dollars over five years to coach the... more »
  • Florida gave Muschamp extension before season

    November 27, 2012 11:03 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 5 Florida didn't wait to give coach Will Muschamp a contract extension. The Gators (11-1) gave him one before the season. President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley met in August and agreed to extend Muschamp's contract for a year, through 2017. The Gainesville Sun... more »
  • Arkansas AD: John L. Smith won't return as coach

    November 24, 2012 10:49 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says interim football coach John L. Smith will not return next season. Long says in a statement released by the university that he met with Smith on Saturday, a day after the Razorbacks' season-ending 20-13 loss to LSU, and told him the... more »
  • Emotional Smith likely nearing end with Arkansas

    November 19, 2012 5:23 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas interim coach John L. Smith expects an overflow of emotions as he prepares for this week's season-finale. The Razorbacks (4-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) end their season Friday against No. 8 LSU, doing so with full knowledge they any hopes of a fourth straight bowl game ended... more »
  • College football's winningest coach retires

    November 19, 2012 10:37 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history, is retiring from Division III St. John's University in Minnesota. Gagliardi announced his decision on the team website on Monday. He coached for 64 years, 60 of them at the private school in central Minnesota, and retires with a... more »
  • Sproles could return to resurgent Saints run game

    November 14, 2012 3:31 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says Darren Sproles looked good in his first practice since breaking a bone in his left hand during a loss at Denver three games ago. Sproles is now practicing with a protective glove on the hand he injured on Oct. 28 and... more »
  • Arkansas' Smith optimistic about coaching future

    November 12, 2012 2:34 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - John L. Smith is optimistic about returning as Arkansas' coach next season. The interim coach says he isn't concerned about the ongoing coaching search by athletic director Jeff Long. Arkansas started the season ranked in the top 10. After a loss at South Carolina, Arkansas (4-6, 2-4... more »
  • Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse's Fine

    November 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Federal officials are dropping their investigation of sexual abuse claims against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. They said Friday they found no evidence to support a man's accusations that Fine molested him in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room when the team played there.... more »
  • Payton could be a coaching free agent in 2013

    November 5, 2012 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he has "a lot of faith" in coach Jason Garrett and dismisses reports that he might be interested in bringing in Sean Payton next season. The New Orleans Saints coach was suspended for the season by the NFL for his role... more »
  • Coach quits in Maine Zumba prostitution scandal

    October 17, 2012 3:42 PM

    KENNEBUNK, Maine - A long-time Maine high school hockey coach whose name appeared on a list of 21 men accused of paying a local Zumba fitness instructor for sex has stepped down. School Superintendent Andrew Dolloff said Wednesday that Kennebunk High School coach Donald Hill announced the day before he... more »
  • Arkansas' Smith faces creditors in bankruptcy case

    October 12, 2012 3:29 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - An attorney for Arkansas coach John L. Smith says a computer error in his bankruptcy case is behind what appeared to be a huge jump in his debt. Smith's initial Chapter 7 filing in September listed $25.7 million in debt. He later amended that to $40.7 million,... more »
  • Arkansas' Smith restructures payment schedule

    October 9, 2012 10:34 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas coach John L. Smith appears to have structured the bulk of his $850,000 salary to be paid after the likely end of his bankruptcy proceedings. Smith, who was hired to a 10-month contract in April, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in early September. An amended... more »
  • Arkansas coach Smith bankruptcy shows $25.7M debt

    September 20, 2012 10:43 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - New documents filed in Arkansas coach John L. Smith's bankruptcy show he has debts of more than $25 million and assets of just over $1.2 million. Smith filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this month after real estate investments he made in Kentucky went sour. The documents... more »
  • Mitchell "reassigned" after Southern loss check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 14, 2012 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University officials announced today that Stump Mitchell is out as the school's head football coach. Mitchell was reassigned to other administrative duties for the remainder of the season. Defensive coordinator Dawson Odums will handle coaching duties. Rumors swirled earlier today that some university leaders... more »
  • Kromer formally takes over Saints' coaching staff

    September 3, 2012 4:58 PM

    METAIRIE - Aaron Kromer has begun his six-game stint handling head coaching duties for the Saints by providing his team with a dose of perspective. Kromer says whatever adversity the Saints must overcome because of suspensions related to the NFL's bounty investigation pales in comparison to fans whose homes were... more »
  • MSU football coach resigns

    August 20, 2012 10:06 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State receivers coach Angelo Mirando has resigned because of "unforeseen personal issues" less than two weeks before the season opener against Jackson State. Mirando was a graduate assistant under head coach Dan Mullen for two seasons before becoming a full-time assistant in 2011. In... more »
  • Petrino regretful, apologetic in ESPN interview

    August 9, 2012 12:47 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino expresses regret for the affair that led to his April firing, and says he hopes to coach again. Petrino, speaking publicly for the first time since his firing in an interview with ESPN, admits to the affair with former football staffer Jessica... more »
  • SWAC: Focus on Sandusky victims, not wins record

    July 24, 2012 10:23 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference now boasts college football's winningest coach, but says the focus should remain on the sex abuse victims and their families in the Penn State scandal. The league sent out a statement Monday after the NCAA vacated 111 of Joe Paterno's 409 wins... more »
  • Harvey resigns as TSU head basketball coach

    July 4, 2012 10:59 AM

    HOUSTON - Tony Harvey has resigned as Texas Southern University head men's basketball coach, effective immediately. A TSU statement Tuesday says Harvey "determined that it was in his personal and professional interest to resign to pursue other goals." The resignation was first reported by KRIV-TV of Houston. TSU... more »
  • Coach Brooks to remain in Oklahoma City

    July 3, 2012 10:32 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Scott Brooks has signed a multiyear extension to return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. General manager Sam Presti announced Monday that Brooks agreed to a new contract, less than two weeks after the Thunder lost in five games to the Miami Heat in the... more »
  • LSU coach Johnny Jones hosts Tiger Cub Camp

    June 26, 2012 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head basketball coach Johnny Jones continues his 2012 Basketball Camps this morning at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and the new basketball practice facility. The purpose of the Tiger Cub Camp is to introduce future Tigers to the most basic fundamentals of the game of basketball... more »

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