New LSU coach Wade unveils plan to awaken a 'sleeping giant'

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Newly named LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade left little doubt about his intention to wear his players out. It also sounded like the fresh-faced 34-year-old, who has known only winning in his four seasons as a head coach at Chattanooga and at VCU, knew better than to make immediate promises about turning the Tigers into champions before he'd truly discovered what he's gotten himself into down on the bayou.

Travel challenges just part of NCAA Tournament for Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Nadia Fingall took her three-hour economics final Wednesday while stationed in the hotel dining room. Erica McCall and Briana Roberson were set up in different conference rooms for their psychology exams. Brittany McPhee and Karlie Samuelson each had chemistry finals -- biochemistry for McPhee, organic for Samuelson.

The Latest: Witness says he thought Sandusky was reported

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the criminal trial of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A former Penn State vice president says he erroneously assumed for about a decade that state child welfare authorities had been contacted about a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had been seen showering with a boy in a football team shower.

Court OK of student-led school board prayers to be appealed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal appeals court in New Orleans will be asked to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in a Texas case that such prayers don't run afoul of the prohibition against government-established religion. The American Humanist Association, a plaintiff in the case, disagreed.

Dunleavy: 3 to transfer out of Tulane's basketball program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. says sophomore guards Kain Harris and Von Julien, as well as freshman forward Darian Jones, have been granted releases from the men's basketball program and will transfer. Dunleavy, in a news release Wednesday, said all three are great kids and he wishes them the best. Harris, of Chicago, was Tulane's fourth-leading scorer in 2016-17, averaging 9.1 points and 18.4 minutes per game.

South Carolina editorial roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ March 20 The Post and Courier (of Charleston) on the so-called "schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline:" Maintaining discipline in the classroom can be a challenge for any teacher. And few things can harm other students' ability to focus and learn more than a particularly disruptive classmate. That much is clear.

Sweet 16 teams experiencing all-time high academic success

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Men's and women's basketball teams in this year's Sweet 16 are graduating more players and experiencing all-time high academic success. The programs still alive in the NCAA Tournament are enjoying the best academic success since The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport on the University of Central Florida campus has been tracking the numbers, according to a study it released Wednesday.

Nigel Hayes' loudest statement: Getting Badgers to Sweet 16

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nigel Hayes didn't have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward's reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters. The Badgers are back in the Sweet 16 again. "We tried to make sure the caravans of fans (were) full to capacity before we started the tournament.

Judge dismisses ex-rowers' suit against University of Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Kansas by parents of two former rowers who allege they were sexually assaulted by a Jayhawk football player in a campus dorm. Douglas County District Judge B. Kay Hoff ruled, among other things, that the former rowers have left the university and no longer face an immediate threat of harm, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

The Latest: Trump, May speak about London attack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May about the security situation in London following a car rampage and knife attack. Spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump and May discussed the attack Wednesday and Trump offered the support of the U.S. government.

Survey finds exchange students think US high schools easier

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports -- this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday.

Charlotte schools switch book for elementary students

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- School officials in Charlotte have dropped plans to have some elementary school students read a book about a boy who likes to dress like a girl. Former state lawmaker Charles Jeter, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' government liaison, sent a message to Republican lawmakers in Raleigh telling them the district would drop plans to have students read "Jacob's New Dress.

High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The court struck down a lower standard endorsed by President Donald Trump's nominee to the high court. Chief Justice John Roberts said that it is not enough for school districts to get by with minimal instruction for special needs children.

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University's commencement ceremony. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. provided the details of the May 13 graduation ceremony in a statement Wednesday. Falwell was a close ally to Trump during his campaign and told The Associated Press in January that he'd been asked to lead a presidential task force on higher education reform. President George H.W.

The next Messi may be training at this youth soccer academy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Benjamin Palandella dribbles around a bigger boy who comes charging at him and shoots to the goal with shocking force for a 7-year-old player. Nearby, children jump to head a ball tethered on a rope, tip-toe over hoops and dribble around orange cones. The kids training in this concrete court in a Buenos Aires working class neighborhood play for Club Social Parque.

Survey: US high schools seen as easier by exchange students

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports -- this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday.

Wicker: SDSU could build football stadium on its own

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Athletic director John David Wicker says San Diego State is prepared to build a new football stadium on its own if it isn't involved in a billion-dollar development that would include a stadium for an MLS team. The university has concerns with the SoccerCity concept, including the proposed size of the stadium. The Aztecs would like a stadium that seats between 35,000 and 40,000.

Senate again agrees to school bus cameras to catch motorists

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The idea of catching drivers passing school buses unlawfully with cameras and issuing monetary penalties based on photos or video is advancing again at the North Carolina General Assembly. The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of letting counties pass ordinances imposing penalties and letting school districts install and operate bus stop-arm cameras themselves or through a vendor. A similar Senate bill passed in 2015.

Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- He recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Now Sir David Attenborough, the famed British naturalist, also has an ancient shrimp as a namesake. To mark Attenborough's 90th birthday, researchers from Yale University and universities in England named in his honor a distant relative of today's shrimp and lobster.