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ATLANTA — Conference realignment means more work, less academic time for unpaid athletes. The callous disregard for the welfare of athletes by college sports leaders who are chasing money has become too much even for Missouri football coach Eli Drinkwitz. In May, Drinkwitz lamented the supposed negative effects of athletes earning what he considers to be too much money for the rights to their ...

LINCOLN — Gov. Jim Pillen has rejected a proposed relaxation in drug-use standards to qualify for training as a Nebraska law enforcement officer, saying it could be viewed as a “watering down” of the standards. A panel of state law enforcement officials had recommended the change as part of a broader effort to qualify more […]

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Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors held a conference call but took no action on West Coast expansion with California and Stanford. That's from a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke with The Associated Press. Another person with knowledge of the ACC's discussions says conference leaders are also talking about SMU as a possible addition. The Pac-12 is down to four schools committed to the conference beyond the upcoming school year: Cal, Stanford, Oregon State and Washington State.

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The National Basketball Association set a league record for most head coaches of color in the past year, helping it earn high grades in an annual diversity report. The NBA earned a combined grade of A in the 2023 NBA Racial and Gender Report Card released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. In November 2022, the league reached new all-time highs for head coaches of color (17) and Black head coaches (16). As of the report's release, the league had 15 head coaches of color.

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