Q&A with departing Boise State AD Mark Coyle

(AP) - Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle, who accepted a new job at Syracuse after three and a half years as a Bronco, told the Idaho Statesman on Thursday that Syracuse’s reputation for excellent academics and athletics and the age of his children (his oldest, 13-year-old Grace, starts high school in 2016) made this the right time to move. He met with the Statesman on his last day as a Bronco. He officially becomes the Syracuse athletic director Monday but will take two weeks to move his family across the country and report to his office July 20.

Yow savors Wolfpack’s work

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, from left, North Carolina State Chancellor Randy Woodson, head football coach Dave Doeren and athletic director Debbie Yow pose while holding up a letterman jacket during an NCAA college football news conference introducing Doeren in Raleigh, N.C. Yow has spent five years pushing to turn N.C. State into a top-25 program. N.C. State earned its best finish in the Directors Cup rankings of Division I sports programs. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic director Debbie Yow has spent five years pushing to turn North Carolina State into a top-25 program. The 2014-15 sports season has brought the Wolfpack to the edge of that goal.

Openly transgender swimmer to compete for Harvard

In this June 22, 2015 photo, Schuyler Bailar poses for a photo in Washington. Recruited as a woman to swim for Harvard, he will now swim for the men's team after transitioning from a female to a male in the last year. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via AP)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s team instead, competing as the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA.

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