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UMBC women's basketball players share more than their sport

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 17:51:00 PDT

The appearance of nine Retrievers women's basketball players marked the second consecutive summer in which the team showed up at a school or center housing the Higher Achievement program.(image)

Gilman grad Brian Gaia faces one more transition

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PDT

While the drives from his home in Pasadena to high school at Gilman up in Roland Park were often inconvenient, it was there Brian Gaia started forging the mentality that would make him a three-year starter on the Penn State offensive line.(image)

Record Navy baseball season ends with blowout loss to N.C. State

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:10:00 PDT

It was an epic journey at the Raleigh Regional for Navy but the long hours spent at the ballpark finally caught up to Midshipmen on Sunday afternoon.

N.C. State struck early and often as the Wolfpack routed Navy, 17-1, at Doak Field at Dail Park to eliminate the Midshipmen from the 2016 NCAA Baseball...


Navy avoids elimination with 13-inning victory

Sat, 4 Jun 2016 16:08:00 PDT

Blue's game-winning double propels Mids in NCAA tournament(image)

Morgan State athletic director Floyd Kerr to retire

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:41:00 PDT

Morgan State athletic director Floyd Kerr announced Tuesday his intention to retire at the end of the academic year, the university said in a written statement.(image)

Mount St. Joe grad Phil Booth shines on hoops biggest college stage

Tue, 5 Apr 2016 05:46:00 PDT

The hallways at Mount Saint Joseph are no doubt filled with chatter Tuesday morning, chests puffed out.

One of the school's own -- 2014 grad Phil Booth-- was on the grandest stage in men's college basketball last night and he owned it.

The Villanova sophomore guard came off the bench and scored...


Ten years ago today, Maryland women's basketball won its first NCAA title

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:46:00 PDT

Believe it or not, but once upon a time, Connecticut would go whole seasons at a time without winning the NCAA women's basketball title(image)

DJ Durkin making his mark on Maryland's special teams

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:51:00 PDT

If there was any doubt that special teams would be a focus for Maryland under coach DJ Durkin, that feeling was quashed immediately by the Terps’ first-year coach.

Durkin spent seven years of his career coaching special teams at Bowling Green, Stanford and Florida, and he’s made it clear that it...


Chris Christie takes in a different kind of presidential race

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New Jersey governor and family come to Annapolis to see son play Navy(image)

Notre Dame joins Big Ten — for hockey

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:34:00 PDT

The debate has raged for decades: Will Notre Dame join the Big Ten?

The answer is yes, but there’s a catch.

Notre Dame announced its men's hockey team will join the Big Ten as a sport affiliate member, and will begin conference play in the 2017-18 season.

"While we have enjoyed our affiliation...


St. Mary's College swimming coach arrested on child pornography charges

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:13:00 PST

The longtime swimming coach at St. Mary's College has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Andre Barbins, 45, of Solomons was charged Friday with one count of child pornography and one count of displaying obscene matter to a minor, according to Maryland State Police. Investigators executed...


Johns Hopkins swim coach Kennedy announces retirement on President's Day

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:48:00 PST

Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s swim coach George Kennedy announced Monday that he intends to retire at the end of the 2015-16 season and will leave on June 30.

During his 31 years there, Kennedy’s teams won 373 dual meets and 24 conference titles and produced 29 national champions and more than...


Johns Hopkins athletic director Tom Calder to step down, take new position at school

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:12:00 PST

After 28 years in the Johns Hopkins athletic department, Tom Calder will leave his role as athletic director to become the school's director of alumni programs.(image)

Coppin State athletic director resigns

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:12:00 PST

Saying he wants to “do some other things I enjoy doing,” Coppin State athletic director Derrick Ramsey has resigned, the university announced Wednesday.

Ramsey has been athletic director at the West Baltimore school since July 1, 2008, when he was appointed by then-university president Dr. Reginald...


Owings Mills graduate Shane Gaines not playing like a freshman for Salisbury football

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:30:00 PST

Hardly anyone would have faulted Shane Gaines if he had chosen to celebrate graduating from Owings Mills High School in June by enjoying a leisurely summer before enrolling at Salisbury.

Instead, the Baltimore resident spent his summer on the Eastern Shore campus, working out with his future teammates...


Appeals court strikes down payments to college athletes

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:47:00 PDT

In another twist to the long-running Ed O'Bannon case, a federal appeals court Wednesday delivered a mixed message to the powers that be in college sports.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld an earlier ruling that the NCAA's version of amateurism violates antitrust laws...


UMBC soccer coach Pete Caringi Jr. looks to top last year's successful run

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:00:00 PDT

The blue team was up two goals on the red side as another day at Pete Caringi Jr.'s All-Maryland Soccer Camp was coming to a close earlier this summer.

It's the 33rd year the longtime UMBC coach has conducted the youth camps, but nobody could tell.

He jumped onto the field to provide some animated...


With just nine seniors on roster, youth in plentiful supply for Morgan State football

Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:30:00 PDT

Turnover in personnel is part of the natural evolution of every college football team, and Morgan State is no different.

The Bears have just nine seniors on their roster for the upcoming season, which is five fewer than last year’s graduating class. Coach Lee Hull is leaning on the current senior...


Morgan State football gets little preseason respect after trip to FCS playoffs

Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:36:00 PDT

The Morgan State football team's unanticipated rise to the top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference hasn't earned the program much respect from its peers.

A season after going from being picked to finish last to capturing a share of the MEAC championship for the first time since 1979 and representing...


Construction to begin in winter for new UMBC arena

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:04:00 PDT

UMBC event center project draws near(image)

During riots, college coaches and ADs tried to persuade recruits to stay

Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:00 PDT

The riots that gripped the city late last month were taking place just a few blocks away when Coppin State men's basketball player Christian Kessee received a phone call from his mother.

"She wanted to know how quickly I could get to the airport," the junior guard said.

Kessee said that he and...


Mired in last place in 2013, Towson volleyball is on brink of CAA tournament in 2014

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:38:00 PST

"Be remembered." That's the phrase that was printed on the back of the sheets of paper the Towson women's volleyball team was studying before its recent home match against Charleston.

Don Metil, second-year coach of the Tigers, gives the team a different motivational quote each week.

"We're always...


Navy slotbacks take pride in blocking for each other

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:10:00 PDT

Gulley, Romine and company accounted for 14 knockdowns against Memphis(image)

Big Ten football power rankings: Week 8

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:18:00 PDT

Every week of the Big Ten Conference football season, The Baltimore Sun will present its weekly power rankings.(image)

Stanford switches to Keller Chryst at QB

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:05:00 PDT

Stanford junior Keller Chryst will make his first collegiate start at quarterback at Arizona on Saturday, Coach David Shaw said. 

He’ll replace senior Ryan Burns, after the Cardinal went 4-3 (2-3 Pac-12) in his seven starts. Burns completed nearly 63% of his passes for 1,058 yards and five touchdowns....


Nebraska's Mike Riley and Wisconsin's Paul Chryst friendly rivals

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:17:00 PDT

Nebraska coach Mike Riley can't help but marvel at the journey he and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst have taken en route to Saturday's meeting.

The two met in 1991 when Riley was the coach of the World League of American Football's San Antonio Riders, and he hired Chryst as an assistant.

"I'm really...


Sports Comment: Superintendent's decision brings sad ending to Tago Smith saga

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:57:00 PDT

After sacrificing for the football program for three years, quarterback deserved extra year of eligibility(image)

Injured Navy quarterback Tago Smith denied bid for extra year of eligibility

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:05:00 PDT

Naval Academy superintendent determines Smith must graduate on time with class(image)

By the numbers: 2017 schedule for Navy men's lacrosse

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:50:00 PDT

Navy has released its schedule for the 2017 season. Here is a breakdown of what awaits the Midshipmen, who went 11-5 last year, captured a share of the Patriot League regular-season championship, and fell 11-10 to No. 5 seed Brown in the NCAA quarterfinals.(image)

Geno Loves The Challenges UConn Faces This Season, So Retirement Isn’t An Option

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:00:00 PDT

He has no timetable for retirement, although Geno Auriemma did reach back to the time of Alexander the Great to make his point. 350 B.C.? Wasn't that the last time the UConn women didn't make the Final Four?

The Huskies have won six national championships the past eight years. They have been to...


Wisconsin loses top tackler Jack Cichy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:55:00 PDT

Linebacker Jack Cichy, the leading tackler for No. 11 Wisconsin, will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

He was hurt in the first half of Wisconsin’s 17-9 win Saturday over Iowa. Cichy hit the ground while sliding out of bounds after tackling Iowa running back Akrum Wadley...


Navy looks to maintain momentum as it travels to Tampa for Friday night game

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:40:00 PDT

Host South Florida is seeking to bounce back from blowout loss to Temple(image)

Northwestern's Matt Harris retires from football, leaving hole in secondary

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:57:00 PDT

Northwestern fans were introduced to Matt Harris on the first play of his first season in 2013. Harris used his 4.4 speed to cover the opening kickoff at California, taking out three blockers.

"Fast and fearless," NU coach Pat Fitzgerald said at the time.

But Harris went down with a concussion...


Maryland women picked to finish first in Big Ten; two Terps named all-conference

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:27:00 PDT

Terps senior center Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) and senior guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough were named unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selections by both the coaches and media. Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell earned Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year honors from both groups.(image)

For Penn State, a night of catharsis on so many levels

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:47:00 PDT

As Beaver Stadium unraveled around them, delirious over Penn State's first victory against a top-five team in 17 years, James Franklin grabbed daughter Shola's hand and entered the media room.

Shola Franklin was as excited to sit at the podium with her father after Penn State's 24-21 win over Ohio...


Gaffes continue to blur college playoff picture

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:20:00 PDT

Something about the loss left Ohio State feeling particularly bitter.

The Buckeyes had outplayed underdog Penn State all night long, winning most of the offensive and defensive battles, but had seen their hopes for an undefeated season undone by two gaffes on special teams.

“Blocked punts, blocked...


Fresno State fires DeRuyter after three years of decline

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:30:00 PDT

Fresno State fired coach Tim DeRuyter on Sunday after the Bulldogs dropped to 1-7 in his fifth season. 

After winning the Mountain West title in each of his first two seasons at Fresno State, DeRuyter's teams struggled once star quarterback Derek Carr left for the NFL. 

“Tim DeRuyter is a man of...


Alabama answers challenge and more in 10 things we learned this college football weekend

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:23:00 PDT

Check out the top 10 things we learned during another weekend of college football action.

Once again, Alabama rises to answer the challenge. Playing their third consecutive game against a ranked opponent, the Crimson Tide demonstrated why they are the best team in the country. A defense led by...(image)

Ohio State slips to No. 6 in AP poll, Michigan up to No. 2

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:18:00 PDT

Ohio State dropped four spots to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its first loss of the season, and Penn State moved into the rankings for the first time since 2011 after upsetting the Buckeyes.

Alabama is No. 1 again, receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from...


Coaches's handshake turns angry after Washington State-Arizona State game

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:50:00 PDT

It's a good thing Washington State and Arizona State played a late game Saturday because the coaches’ handshake at midfield was strictly for mature audiences.

Todd Graham, the Arizona State coach, lit into Washington State Coach Mike Leach with a diatribe that appeared to include at least one expletive.


Penn State shocks No. 2 Ohio State 24-21

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:56:00 PDT

Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 Saturday night for the Nittany Lions' biggest win in the post-Joe Paterno era.

Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) took its first lead when Marcus Allen...


State football roundup (Oct. 22): Stevenson blanks Delaware Valley, 19-0, en route to best start

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:42:00 PDT

Stevenson, ranked No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll and No. 15 in the Top 25, took control of the Middle Atlantic Conference race with a 19-0 victory over Delaware Valley on Saturday at Mustang Stadium.

Mustangs quarterback Dan Williams completed...


Penn State upsets No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:30:00 PDT

Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 Saturday night for the Nittany Lions' biggest win in the post-Joe Paterno era. 

Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) took its first lead when Marcus Allen...


Defense comes up big for Alabama Crimson Tide once again

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:20:00 PDT

When Alabama couldn’t shake Texas A&M in a battle of unbeaten, top-10 teams, it was Jonathan Allen’s scoop-and-score defensive touchdown that effectively brushed aside the latest would-be challenger. 

What else? 

A star defensive end, Allen returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in the final...


Can struggling Texas possibly remain Strong?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:25:00 PDT

Deep in the heart of Texas … there is heartbreak. Or, at the very least, heartburn.

And possibly an athletic director changing his mind.

Mike Perrin, Texas’ athletic director, stayed with a “no comment” mantra when surrounded by reporters asking about Coach Charlie Strong after Saturday’s game...


Navy's Worth erases all doubts

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:51:00 PDT

Quarterback drawing rave reviews after latest outing(image)

Mistakes again doom Towson football, New Hampshire takes advantage

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:44:00 PDT

Towson faced a formidable enemy in New Hampshire on Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. In the end, though, it was the enemy they couldn't see that did them in: themselves.

The visiting Wildcats turned two Towson mistakes into touchdowns en route to defeating the Tigers, 21-7, in a windy Colonial...


College Football: Big plays power Green Terror on Homecoming

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:42:00 PDT

Defense lifts McDaniel to first win over Dickinson since 2008(image)

Morgan State football claws back, but unravels late in 21-17 loss to North Carolina Central

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:34:00 PDT

At the end, after Morgan State had comitted its umpteenth turnover of the season — an interception that killed a last-ditch rally — wide receiver Ladarious Spearman unleashed his frustration. The Bears' wide receiver pounded his football helmet with both hands. The helmet was still on his head.


Worth directs command performance for Navy

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:19:00 PDT

QB runs for 201 yards, 3 touchdowns(image)

Digest: Johns Hopkins football routs Gettysburg, 54-14, sets Centennial record

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:21:00 PDT

The Johns Hopkins football team, ranked seventh in Division III, scored on six of its seven first-half possessions to build a 38-0 halftime lead and defeated visiting Gettysburg, 54-14, on Friday night to set a Centennial Conference record with its 34th straight league victory.

Western Maryland...


Pac-12 fines Washington State coach for 'disparaging' Arizona State

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:40:00 PDT

Never one to shy away from controversy, Washington State Coach Mike Leach has been fined $10,000 for accusing Arizona State of stealing signs.

The Pac-12 Conference announced the penalty late Thursday night, stating that “conference rules prohibit Pac-12 member institutions from disparaging each...


Under-the-radar college football games to watch this weekend

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:53:00 PDT

The Baltimore Sun will present the best under-the-radar games each week that are worth paying attention to for the potential of offense/defense nerdery, high scores and/or exhilarating triumph and devastating heartbreak.

Click on the photos above to see this week's games. 


Virginia Tech reclaims Thursday night magic with resounding 37-16 win against Miami

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:37:00 PDT

BLACKSBURG - Just when it was starting to look like Thursday night no longer held the same magic it used to for Virginia Tech, the Hokies got back on track behind a strong defense in a 37-16 win against Miami.

Tech (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which is 22-9 all-time on Thursdays but had...


Volunteer state has been good to Navy football

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:10:00 PDT

Memphis-area products Palmore and Williams are among 17 Tennessee natives on roster(image)

QBs take control of Heisman race

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:21:00 PDT

 It looked like running backs might shake up the Heisman race during the preseason, but quarterbacks have taken control of the Heisman derby. Check out the top five candidates for college football’s biggest prize.

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

The Buzz: Lamar Jackson continues his record-setting...


Memphis Tigers still cooking with Norvell

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:47:00 PDT

First-year head coach has earned rave reviews so far(image)

Wrongful death lawsuit against ex-UVA athlete George Huguely V moving forward

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:21:00 PDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has denied a request to pause the wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love.

Attorneys for Sharon Love, mother of...


By the numbers: 2017 schedule for Towson men's lacrosse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:15:00 PDT

Towson has released its schedule for the 2017 season.(image)

NCAA accuses Louisville over escort allegations

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:05:00 PDT

The NCAA accused Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation into allegations that a former basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

The governing body's report Thursday does not mention a lack of institutional control — the most...


Ex-U.Va. receiver files suit against school, alleging abuse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:02:00 PDT

University of Virginia football players staged a gladiator-style fight between a pair of incoming freshmen, a dangerous hazing incident that resulted in a concussion and jeopardized the career of a promising young receiver, according to a federal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the...


In sixth football season, undefeated Stevenson vying for first Division III playoff spot

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:29:00 PDT

Ahead of No. 15 Stevenson's homecoming game Saturday against No. 25 Delaware Valley (5-1), maybe the biggest game in Mustangs history, there is no such identity crisis. That does not make it any easier to reconcile with what has happened in six short years.(image)

Big Ten teams feel right at home on the road, and dysfunction reigns in Big 12

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:35:00 PDT

Each week during the season, visit the Huddle for the latest in college football news, notes, conversation and opinion.


This is notable

Home field advantage was non-existent in the Big Ten Conference last weekend; all six visiting teams left town with victories for the first time since 2009.


Penn State ex-official denies coach lost job over Sandusky

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:10:06 PDT

Jurors in a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit were read testimony Wednesday by a former Penn State athletic director who denied a claim by a main witness against Jerry Sandusky that he was terminated as an assistant football coach because of his role in the child molestation case. The deposition...(image)

American Athletic Conference hopes to channel success

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:52:00 PDT

Commissioner glad Big 12 expansion talk is over(image)

Can Penn State turn the 'White Out' into a W?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:48:54 PDT

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer appreciates, from an "Isn't college football the best?" perspective, the event known as a Penn State White Out. This week, he called it one of top five atmospheres in college football.

Meyer doesn't particularly want to see it again, though, especially after the harrowing,...


Palmore and Powell have partnered to spearhead the Navy defense

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:28:00 PDT

Starting outside linebackers have stepped up and become playmakers(image)

From Alabama to Florida State to USC, young quarterbacks are making a major impact in college football

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:05:00 PDT

As a reward for leading Alabama to its biggest victory of the season, Jalen Hurts got chewed out on the sideline.

The quarterback heard it from his coach after several missteps in an otherwise impressive performance against Tennessee last weekend.

“He missed some throws. He missed some reads,”...


Suspended Notre Dame cornerback avoids jail time

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:05:00 PDT

Suspended Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement following an altercation with police outside a bar near campus. Butler, a senior, released a public letter of apology to one of the officers, Aaron Knepper. Under a plea agreement made public Monday,...


Lawyer: Not Penn State's fault McQueary couldn't find another job

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:12:38 PDT

BELLEFONTE — It's not Penn State's fault that a former assistant football coach who reported Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy 15 years ago can't find a new coaching job, a lawyer for the university said Monday.

Nancy Conrad said during opening statements in Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower...


Navy hosts Memphis in crucial American Athletic Conference contest

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:16:00 PDT

Winner takes command of West Division race(image)

Big 12 says 10 is enough

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:35:00 PDT

The Big 12 Conference has decided against expanding beyond its current lineup of 10 schools, officials announced on Monday afternoon.

The conference’s board of directors reached the decision after an hours-long meeting in Texas.

“Right now, it’s best for us to stay where we are, to keep our options...


Former Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley transferring from Texas after season

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:19:00 PDT

Locksley, a two-time All-Metro second-team selection, redshirted last season and switched to wide receiver this offseason. He does not have a catch in Texas' six games, and Strong cited playing time in Locksley's decision to leave the program.(image)

Baltimore native, Army veteran Isaiah Brock cleared to play basketball at Oakland

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:33:00 PDT

Oakland men's basketball player and Baltimore native Isaiah Brock, an Army veteran who had been deemed ineligible this season because of poor high school grades, was cleared to play by the NCAA on Monday.

Oakland appealed the NCAA's ruling Thursday, which was based on Brock's academic profile when...


Big Ten football power rankings: Week 7

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:10:00 PDT

Every Monday of the Big Ten Conference football season, The Baltimore Sun will present its weekly power rankings.

Click on the photos above to see the rankings.


Lawsuit against Penn State in Jerry Sandusky case going to trial

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:21:00 PDT

A civil trial set to begin Monday in a Pennsylvania courtroom will determine if Penn State should pay for a claim it mistreated a former assistant coach who provided key evidence used to convict child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Mike McQueary's lawsuit against the university where he played quarterback...


Alabama gets top marks on Midterm report

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:40:00 PDT

College football held midterm exams this weekend and the grades have now been posted.

Alabama remains firmly at the head of the class but, after that, the bell curve gets a bit wiggly.

Among the Associated Press poll top 10, Clemson and Louisville seemed beatable. Wisconsin and Tennessee were beatable....


College football: A look ahead

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:10:00 PDT

Three thoughts for the coming week:

1. We might have a better feel for No. 12 West Virginia with a home game against Texas Christian on Saturday. Or we might have to wait for the quietly undefeated Mountaineers to play No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 9 Baylor down the road.

2. Things could go from bad...


Purdue fires football coach Darrell Hazell after 3-plus seasons and 9 wins

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:44:00 PDT

Purdue has fired coach Darrell Hazell midway through his fourth season, ending his tenure with the worst winning percentage of any Boilermakers coach in 95 years.

Hazell was 9-33 overall (.220) since taking over in 2013, and his dismissal had seemed almost inevitable entering this season. A 3-2...


10 things we learned this college football weekend

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:30:00 PDT

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend:

Alabama is clearly the best team in college football. The Crimson Tide extended their nation's-best 19-game win streak with an impressive 49-10 win over Tennessee in a game that saw Nick Saban's team score its 21st non-offensive...(image)

Michigan up to No. 3 as Ohio State holds at No. 2 in AP college football poll

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:23:00 PDT

Michigan moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, right behind No. 2 Ohio State, to give the Big Ten rivals their best combined ranking since the 2006 season, when they played the only 1-vs.-2 game in the series.

Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday with a season-high 60 first-place...


State football roundup (Oct. 15): Dartmouth blocks Towson's way, 20-17

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Charlie Miller and Jeremiah Douchee blocked two field-goal attempts in the final three minutes and host Dartmouth held on for a 20-17 football win over Towson on Saturday.

The Tigers marched 94 yards in 15 plays, but Miller blocked Aidan O'Neill's 22-yard field-goal try with 2:19 left. After forcing...


No. 2 Ohio State edges No. 8 Wisconsin 30-23 in OT

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 23:25:00 PDT

J.T. Barrett threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to leaping receiver Noah Brown in overtime, and No. 2 Ohio State finished off No. 8 Wisconsin with a sack on fourth-and-goal from the 4 for a 30-23 win on Saturday night.

Barrett also ran for two touchdowns for the Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten), who passed...


No. 3 Clemson needs OT to escape upset; No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State pick up wins

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:45:00 PDT

Deshaun Watson hit Artavis Scott with 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Marcus Edmond finished it with an interception in the end zone as No. 3 Clemson beat visiting North Carolina State, 24-17, on Saturday. 

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked all but done in regulation,...


Notre Dame changes QBs, can't change luck in 17-10 loss to Stanford

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:35:00 PDT

Notre Dame tried everything, even a quarterback switch.

But the downward spiral continued for the Irish.

Stanford center Jesse Burkett recovered a fumble in the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and the Cardinal held on to win 17-10 in front of 80,795 fans at Notre...


College Football: McDaniel can't dig out of hole against Dips

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:21:00 PDT

First-half shutout too much for Green Terror to overcome(image)

Big 12 poised to make conference expansion decision

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:17:00 PDT

Our long, college football expansion nightmare may soon be over.

UCF is among a long list of candidates Big 12 leaders have evaluated during the past few months while they considered expansion.

A combination of an automatic boost in television revenue if any new members were added and a slightly...


Fred Slaughter, who helped lead UCLA to its first NCAA basketball title, dies

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:30:00 PDT

Fred Slaughter, who helped UCLA win its first NCAA basketball championship as a senior under coach John Wooden in 1964, has died. He was 74.

The school announced Saturday that Slaughter died Oct. 6 at his home in Santa Monica. No cause of death was given.

He was the Bruins' starting center from...


Navy's Tillman, White 'two peas in a pod'

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:57:00 PDT

Good-natured teammates bonded from the start(image)

Digest: Johns Hopkins football wins 33rd straight Centennial Conference game, 45-10

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:00:00 PDT

Johns Hopkins, ranked No. 8 in Division III football, scored 35 points in a span of just under 15 minutes between the second and third quarters to turn a tight game into a 45-10 victory at Dickinson on Friday night.

The victory improved the Blue Jays' record to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Centennial...


Stanford-Notre Dame not the big game expected in preseason

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:02:00 PDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Stanford vs. Notre Dame looked like a marquee game before the season began.

It's not drawing much midseason interest. Not with the Fighting Irish (2-4), who started the season ranked No. 10, trying to avoid losing three straight at home for the first time since 2007, and...


McDaniel Football: Dailey, Green Terror looking forward to 2nd half

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:42:00 PDT

With the bye week behind him, Mike Dailey is looking ahead to the second half of his first season as McDaniel's football coach.

The Green Terror are 1-4 in Dailey's first five, but the win that occurred Sept. 24 snapped a 22-game losing streak and gave the players a bit of tangible motivation....


Under-the-radar college football games to watch this weekend

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:41:00 PDT

We’re at Week 7 of the college football season already. Can you believe it? We’ve already seen our fair share of upsets and dramatic finishes, but this is a sport played by adolescents with a pointy ball in front of thousands of fans, so you can bet there’s more craziness on tap. This week’s games...


Morgan State faces Hampton with first place in the conference at stake

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:46:00 PDT

Morgan State (2-2, 2-0 in MEAC) at Hampton University (2-3 overall, 2-1)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Site: Armstrong Stadium, Hampton, Va.

TV: None

Radio: Heritage Sports Radio Network (

Series: Morgan leads, 38-25-2

What's at stake: First place in the conference. Depending on what happens...


Towson football faces Dartmouth for first time

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:45:00 PDT

Towson (1-4, 0-3 in CAA) at Dartmouth (2-2, 0-2 in Ivy League)

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Site: Memorial Field, Hanover, N.H.

TV: None

Radio: CBS Sports Radio 1300

Series: It's the first meeting between the two teams.

What's at stake: Both teams can use a win right now to get ready for the grueling...


Calvert Hall to host benefit college lacrosse scrimmage featuring North Carolina, Ohio State

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:46:00 PDT

Calvert Hall is hosting a men's college lacrosse scrimmage featuring Ohio State and North Carolina, the reigning national champions, on Saturday with all proceeds benefiting the Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Fund.

The fund honors Michael Breschi, the late son of North Carolina coach Joe Breschi....


Throw out the comparative scores for HU and Morgan State

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:17:00 PDT

Here's a semi-interesting factoid regarding Saturday's Morgan State-Hampton football game at Armstrong Stadium: The Pirates and Bears have two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference wins apiece, and each came against the same opponents — Howard and Delaware State.

Hampton's victories came by a combined...


Sparks need Nneka Ogwumike to get back into the offense in WNBA Finals' Game 3

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:05:00 PDT

Nneka Ogwumike doesn’t rush to watch the playback after games. 

That gave her a lot of time to think about the Sparks’ Game 2 loss before actually seeing it. She thought about the 19-point margin, the most the Sparks have lost by this season. She thought about the six shots she took, her fewest...


Despite massive turnover, Ohio State defense still smothering opponents

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:33:00 PDT

They are efficient. They are relentless. And they are young.

Ohio State starts no seniors on a defense that allows just 10.8 points per game, second nationally to Michigan's 10.3.

Another thing they are is a reflection of a coach, Greg Schiano, who might be the most overqualified co-defensive coordinator...