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.

Wisconsin coach Ryan to retire after next season

FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin players lift up head coach Bo Ryan as they celebrate their 85-78 win over Arizona in a college basketball regional final to advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles. Ryan said on Monday, June 29, that he will retire after one more season with the Badgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

(AP) - Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights.

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