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College basketball roundup: Loyola defeats Fairfield, 81-66

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:52:00 PST

Jarred Jones (John Carroll) scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, James Fives hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, and the host Greyhounds (2-3) beat the Stags (3-1).(image)



Coppin State wraps series of clinics to help start inner-city baseball initiative

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:45:00 PDT

Over 50 children from West Baltimore, some who just stopped by and others who had been a part of the eight-week set of clinics with Coppin State players as their instructors, participated in the Urban Sports League's "A Day at the Park" on Saturday at Frederick Douglass High.(image)



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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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High-scoring Navy offense runs into nation's third-ranked defense

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:51:00 PST

Temple pitched a pair of shutouts during month of November(image)



Navy-Temple breakdown: An in-depth look at the matchup

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:22:00 PST

Keys to the game, series history, injury reports, notes and quotes(image)



Matt Millen's Big Ten championship game scouting report

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:21:00 PST

Matt Millen will be part of Fox Sports' pre- and postgame coverage of the Saturday's Big Ten championship game between Penn State and Wisconsin. Before heading to Indianapolis, the broadcaster who shares two alma maters with Saquon Barkley (Whitehall, Penn State) broke down the game and highlighted...

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Offense making it look easy for Navy

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:43:00 PST

Punter Barta is forgotten man for Mids(image)



Annapolis set to become state's football capital in December

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:19:00 PST

The state capital becomes the state's football capital this month.

Thanks to a unique and unprecedented confluence of events — a perfect storm, if you're a football fan — a lot of folks in Annapolis will be focused on touchdowns rather than tinsel during this holiday season.

The gridiron gauntlet...

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Ticket sales lagging for AAC title game

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:47:00 PST

Gladchuk, Niumatalolo stress importance of support(image)



Penn State's belief in James Franklin paid off with Big Ten title game berth

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:32:00 PST

Two months ago, this was Penn State football: a team, decimated by injuries at linebacker, getting shelled by Michigan to fall to 2-2.

A fan base wondering if coach James Franklin would ever beat a ranked team.

And an athletic director hiding from reporters who wanted to know whether Franklin would...

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Indiana coach Kevin Wilson abruptly resigns after 6 seasons

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:16:00 PST

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson abruptly resigned Thursday, less than a week after the Hoosiers became bowl-eligible for the second straight season.

Athletic director Fred Glass made the announcement during a hastily arranged news conference and cited "philosophical differences" with Wilson. There were...

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Digest: Georgetown hammers winless Coppin State, 96-44

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:34:00 PST

The Georgetown men's basketball team removed any potential drama down the stretch against a second straight winless opponent from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, overwhelming Coppin State early for a 96-44 victory Wednesday night.

The Hoyas (4-4) never trailed in winning back-to-back games...

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No. 13 Indiana holds on to upset No. 3 North Carolina 76-67

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:27:00 PST

OG Anunoby scored 16 points, James Blackmon Jr. had 14 and Robert Johnson added 11 Wednesday night, leading No. 13 Indiana past No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Hoosiers (5-1) have won two straight since last week's stunning loss to little-known Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

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No. 1 Notre Dame women top Iowa 73-58 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:46:00 PST

Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points and No. 1 Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Iowa City.

Lindsay Allen added 11 points for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and scored 21 points off 23 Hawkeyes turnovers.

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State hoops roundup (Nov. 30): Walker gives Loyola men 71-70 win over Stony Brook

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:19:00 PST

Andre Walker scored 24 points, including the winning layup with 0.5 of a second remaining, to give Loyola Maryland a 71-70 victory over host Stony Brook in men's basketball Wednesday night.(image)



Judge adds $5M to Mike McQueary's $7M verdict against Penn State

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:31:00 PST

A former Penn State assistant football coach's treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month's jury award.

Judge Thomas Gavin ruled in favor of Mike McQueary's whistleblower...

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Junior linebacker Thomas emerges as on-field defensive leader for Navy

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:00:00 PST

Navy lost a lot of on-field leadership when defensive captain Daniel Gonzales suffered a season-ending injury.

Gonzales, who went down with a Lisfranc fracture against Air Force, called all the defensive signals and also set the tone by playing with a high motor and constantly delivering bone-jarring...

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Full list: 2016 All-American Athletic Conference Football Team

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:46:00 PST

Here is the complete list of the All-American Athletic Conference selections with a grid for first team, second team and honorable mention. 

ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

Pos., Player, School, Cl., Ht., Wt., Hometown/Last School

WR, Zay Jones 2, East Carolina, Sr., 6-1, 197, Austin, Texas/Stephen F....

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Navy's Ken Niumatalolo named AAC coach of year; few Mids make all-conference team

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:35:00 PST

Navy's Ken Niumatalolo received a tremendous honor on Wednesday when he was voted American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year by his peers. Niumatalolo would no doubt trade that award if it meant more recognition for his players.

Senior offensive guard Adam West was the only Navy player named...

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College basketball roundup: It's eight straight losses for the 49ers

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:10:00 PST

Lagerald Vick scored a career-high 23 points on near-perfect shooting, Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan. 

Josh Jackson added 13 points for the Jayhawks (6-1), who doubled up the 49ers (1-8) at 50-25...

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Illinois pulls away in 2nd half for romp over North Carolina State

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:30:00 PST

After three straight losses, Illinois used its practice time to the fullest heading into Tuesday night's Big Ten-ACC Challenge game.

But it wasn't all spent on the court the previous two days, coach John Groce said.

"(We had) individual meetings, team meetings, players (had their) own meeting,"...

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Grayson Allen leads No. 5 Duke past Michigan State 78-69

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:19:00 PST

Grayson Allen scored 24 points, Luke Kennard added 20 and No. 5 Duke beat Michigan State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 13 rebounds while freshman Frank Jackson finished with 11 points and keyed a timely 11-0 run for the Blue Devils (7-1).

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Bonzie Colson's 24 points lead Notre Dame to 92-78 win over Iowa

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:28:00 PST

Bonzie Colson had season-high 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Steve Vasturia tied a career-high with 22 points and Notre Dame overcame squandering a 15-point lead in the first half to beat Iowa 92-78 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Colson made all 12 of his free throws and...

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Oregon fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:50:00 PST

The Oregon Ducks have dismissed coach Mark Helfrich after a disappointing 4-8 season. Helfrich was head coach of the Ducks for four seasons, leading the team to the first College Football Playoff championship game two years ago. 

Oregon has fired coach Mark Helfrich after a disappointing 4-8 season. 

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From psychology to pretzels: James Franklin's winding road from ESU to Big Ten coach of the year

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:06:26 PST

In 1998, while laboring as a graduate assistant and master's degree student at Washington State, James Franklin got a call about pretzels.

Two of Franklin's former roommates and fraternity brothers at East Stroudsburg University, Dan DiZio and Len Lehman, had just opened their first soft-pretzel...

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Navy moves up five spots in playoff rankings

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:16:00 PST

Navy's chances of earning the lone Group of Five berth in a New Year's Six Bowl received a significant boost with the release of the latest College Football Playoff Committee rankings.

The Midshipmen moved up five spots to No. 19 in the most recent rankings, which were announced on Tuesday night....

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Navy offense on record-setting roll with Jasper as play-caller

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:12:00 PST

Niumatalolo disappointed that veteran offensive coordinator was not a finalist for Broyles Award(image)



Michigan's Jabrill Peppers named Big Ten Defensive Player of Year

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:11:00 PST

Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers received three postseason awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday, including Defensive Player of the Year.

Peppers is the first Michigan player to win the conference's top defensive player since Larry Foote in 2006. The junior, who was also named Linebacker...

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Malik Zaire to get release from Notre Dame; could end up at Wisconsin

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:57:00 PST

Notre Dame's season ended Saturday, but the losses kept coming Tuesday.

Onetime starting quarterback Malik Zaire, who is expected to graduate in December, will receive his release from the school Wednesday so he can explore transfer options that include Florida, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin,...

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Penultimate college playoff rankings leave questions to be answered

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:35:00 PST

The selection committee for the College Football Playoff took its final practice run on Tuesday, issuing the last top 25 rankings before selection day next Sunday.

No surprise to see Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson as the top three, in that order.

The real intrigue rests in the next four or five...

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Bryant player dribbles out the clock and celebrates before realizing his team lost [Video]

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:25:00 PST

Bryant University freshman Ikenna Ndugba dribbled out the final seconds of the Bulldogs’ game against rival Brown on Monday night, then tossed the ball in the air and looked for a high five from teammate Adam Grant.

He didn’t get one. Turns out there was no reason for the Bryant players to celebrate.

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Liberty University hires Baylor AD who resigned amid sexual-assault scandal

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:21:00 PST

Liberty University announced the hiring Monday of a new athletic director, citing his impressive record of success in sports at Baylor. What the lengthy announcement did not mention was that Ian McCaw stepped down from Baylor amid an ongoing sexual-assaults scandal that has spawned lawsuits, convictions...(image)



State hoops roundup (Nov. 28): Coppin St. men drop 8th in a row, 76-73 to D-II Chestnut Hill

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:31:00 PST

Demetrius Isaac scored 18 points and the Division II Chestnut Hill men's basketball team sidestepped Coppin State's second-half comeback bid for a 76-73 win on Monday night.

It was the eighth consecutive loss to open the season for the Eagles.

Dakpe Yiljep added 17 points and nine rebounds, and...

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Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery apologizes to USC players for cheap shots

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:06:00 PST

Two days after he kicked an injured USC player in the head and stomped on the foot of another downed player, Notre Dame sophomore defensive lineman Jerry Tillery took to Twitter on Monday to apologize to Aca'Cedric Ware, Zach Banner and their families.

After a play for which Notre Dame's Nicco...

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Saquon Barkley, Penn State's offensive 'heartbeat,' says he'll be ready for Big Ten title game

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:17:44 PST

Saquon Barkley sat in the Beaver Stadium training room Saturday night, watching on his phone as Penn State's celebration took over the field. Not the way Barkley wanted his regular season to end, but the running back is confident in his return.

Barkley, the sophomore from Whitehall High, said Monday...

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Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente thrives in a legend's shadow, reaches ACC title game

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:58:00 PST

Before Virginia Tech's final home game of the regular season, Justin Fuente brought in a familiar face to influence his team.

After all, Fuente believed no person knew more about beating in-state rival Virginia than his special guest.

When the Hokies saw former coach Frank Beamer walk into the...

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Big Ten needed a stronger response to Jim Harbaugh's rant

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:56:00 PST

Big Ten officials spent Monday morning focused on something that truly matters — the safety of the Ohio State community. Hopefully reports indicating that none of the 11 victims has life-threatening injuries, though one was injured critically, will bring peace to that campus.

Then it was time for...

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Notre Dame's quest for accountability must start with the coach in the mirror

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:03:00 PST

During one of several embarrassments in a 4-8 season full of them, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly defended his style by referring to himself in the third person.

"I'm being Brian Kelly, so if people have a problem with that, then they're not going to be friends or fans of Notre Dame football," Kelly...

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Big Ten reprimands Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for criticizing officials, fines school

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:03:00 PST

The Big Ten has reprimanded Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and fined the school $10,000 for violating the conference's sportsmanship policy by criticizing officials after the Ohio State game on Saturday.

The conference made the announcement Monday.

Harbaugh blasted the officiating after the Wolverines'...

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College basketball: Baylor jumps, Indiana drops in Top 25 rankings

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:24:00 PST

The top two stayed the same, but a lot of the Top 25 was shaken up like a shaken snow globe.

Upsets and classic showdowns have already defined the early weeks of the college basketball season. And it has caused some major shifts in how I voted in this week’s Associated Press rankings.

Here’s how...

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UCLA finishes strong to beat Texas A&M for the Wooden Legacy title

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:40:00 PST

It won’t always be Showtime for this incarnation of the UCLA Bruins. Not all fastbreaks and deft passes.

There will be days like Sunday, when the game is more a struggle and the opponent has little interest in letting the Bruins run wild to some flashy highlight reel.

Still, these Bruins showed...

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College basketball: No. 11 Gonzaga edges No. 21 Iowa State, 73-71

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:10:00 PST

No. 11 Gonzaga dominated the first half and overcame significant struggles in the final 20 minutes to beat No. 21 Iowa State, 73-71, on Sunday in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Gonzaga nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead. 

“I definitely think we got...

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Digest: Towson women's basketball edges George Mason for best start since '08-09

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:05:00 PST

Sianni Martin, Raven Bankston and Jordyn Smith combined for 57 points Sunday to lead the Towson women's basketball team to a 79-75 win over George Mason (3-4) to improve to 5-0.

Martin finished with a game-high 20 points, Bankston had 19 and Smith added a career-high 18 for the host Tigers, who...

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Three things to watch in college football this week

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:10:00 PST

While scores of teams are looking ahead to championship week and bowl season, other high-profile programs face serious coaching questions. Some of the answers could come as soon as this week:

— Oregon Coach Mark Helfrich says he will meet with his athletic director in the next few days amid reports...

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Big Ten is a big pain for the College Football Playoff system

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:10:00 PST

In the painful moments after his Michigan team lost to Ohio State in a double-overtime thriller, Jim Harbaugh struggled to see the big picture.

The coach — amid griping about officials and proclaiming himself to be “bitter” — was asked if the Wolverines deserved a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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Look for ACC to have edge in this week's Challenge with Big Ten

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:05:00 PST

This season's Big Ten-ACC Challenge offers some matchups worthy of the NCAA tournament.

Fourteen teams from the last season's tournament, including Final Four teams Syracuse and North Carolina, will be showcased. Top 25 opponents Syracuse and Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke, Purdue and Louisville,...

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Sports Comment: Navy football seems to be getting stronger with every game

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:58:00 PST

Navy's football team may have a new theme song for this season: "Feeling Stronger Every Day" by Chicago.

The Midshipmen certainly seem to be getting stronger with every game — as recent results bear out.

Speaking to his team in the locker room following a 44-point massacre of SMU on Saturday, head...

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Brian Kelly doubles down on desire to remain as Notre Dame coach

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:49:00 PST

In three words, Brian Kelly expressed his desire to return as Notre Dame's football coach next year.

"I'll be back," he said with his boss, Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick, nodding and smiling in the audience at the Los Angeles Coliseum after a 45-27 loss against USC.

But when all was said...

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Penn State win would produce College Football Playoff committee headache

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:34:00 PST

Five things we learned after a day in which everything in the Big Ten was sorted out … and nothing at all:

The College Football Playoff selection committee wants Penn State to lose in Indy. It's not personal. It's human nature. We all like things that make our jobs easier, whether it's a deadline-friendly...

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Penn State 'confident' Saquon Barkley will play in Big Ten title game

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:28:00 PST

Penn State coach James Franklin said Sunday that he's "confident" running back Saquon Barkley will play in the Big Ten championship game.

Franklin said that he spoke with Barkley on Saturday night and Sunday and expects the running back will be "ready to play" against Wisconsin. The sophomore from...

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Experience players key as Clemson, Virginia Tech prep to play for ACC title

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:02:00 PST

Dabo Swinney has heard the criticism that has surrounded his team much of the season, but the Clemson coach isn't worried.

"Everybody wants to judge a season on a play or two or a game here or there. I mean, you judge a season on the totality," Swinney said Sunday. "Some of these teams that are...

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Alabama, Ohio State hold top spots in AP college football poll

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:24:00 PST

South Florida and Pittsburgh were among six teams to enter The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, matching a record for the Top 25 era.

USF and Pitt are tied for No. 24. No. 17 Stanford, No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 20 Navy and No. 22 Iowa also entered the rankings in the second-to-last...

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10 things we learned this college football weekend

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:29:00 PST

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the final weekend of the college football regular season.

1. Ohio State-Michigan didn’t disappoint. After weeks of hype, the Buckeyes and Wolverines put on an instant classic with a back-and-forth contest that lasted not one but two overtimes. Ohio...

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Navy set to host Temple for AAC title

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:13:00 PST

Owls clinched East Division on Saturday(image)



Digest: Morgan State wins football season finale, 35-24

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:03:00 PST

Lamont Brown III had 13 carries for 113 yards and two rushing touchdowns to lead Morgan State (3-8, 3-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 35-24 victory over host Savannah State (3-7) in its football season finale Saturday. The Tigers took a 7-0 lead with 11:44 left in the first quarter before...

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Colorado beats Utah to set up Pac-12 title showdown with Washington

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:13:00 PST

Ninth-ranked Colorado won the Pac-12 South title with a 27-22 win over No. 21 Utah thanks to a senior-laden defense that forced two huge fumbles by Utes star running back Joe Williams. Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie also had a touchdown-saving tackle after a 93-yard kickoff return.

The Buffaloes (11-2,...

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Roundup: Grayson Allen is hurt in Blue Devils' win

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:55:00 PST

Grayson Allen showed what he’s capable of when healthy — and then went down with the latest in a run of injuries for No. 6 Duke. 

Allen scored all 21 of his points in the first half, then injured a toe late in Duke’s 93-58 rout of Appalachian State on Saturday at Durham, N.C. 

Allen, who has been...

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Virginia Tech bludgeons Virginia 52-10 for 13th consecutive victory in rivalry

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:07:00 PST

BLACKSBURG — Standing amid a jubilant throng Saturday on the field after Virginia Tech's 52-10 win against Virginia, Hokies coach Justin Fuente tried to temper the celebration, mentioning there was more work ahead in next weekend's Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

Of course, Fuente is nobody's...

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Seminoles dominate Gators for fourth straight win in series

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:55:00 PST

TALLAHASSEE — An uneasy, emotion-filled week for the Florida State football team ended with jubilation.

And the Seminoles, whose season seemed spoiled after early losses to Louisville, North Carolina and Clemson, have the possibility to finish 2016 on a high note.

No. 14 FSU overcame a slow start...

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State hoops roundup (Nov. 26): Robert Morris rallies from 11 down, nips Towson men, 67-66

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:05:00 PST

Isaiah Still scored 16 points and Billy Giles' jumper with 1:35 remaining gave Robert Morris the lead for good, completing the Colonials' second-half comeback in a 67-66 victory over Towson on Saturday night.(image)



Notre Dame falls 45-27 to USC in finale, staggers to 4-8 finish

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:50:00 PST

Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery kicked one USC player when he was down in the fourth quarter, which officials didn't notice.

Safety Nicco Fertitta was kicked out of the game for targeting the Trojans' Aca'Cedric Ware, the player Tillery booted in the head as he lay on the ground, on...

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Ed Orgeron is right at home when it comes to coaching LSU

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:15:00 PST

Ed Orgeron leaned back into the big, brown leather couch, placed his right arm behind his head and smiled as he took a sip from a silver can of Diet Coke.

A few hours earlier Saturday in Baton Rouge, Orgeron had dropped the interim tag and was introduced as Louisiana State’s football coach.

Now...

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Jim Harbaugh's anger at officiating shouldn't obscure Ohio State's thrilling win

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:20:00 PST

Urban Meyer struggled to find the words. The Ohio State coach was so overwhelmed by his team's walk-off, 30-27, double-overtime victory that all he could remember from the field-storming was the sound of "that Neil Diamond song."

Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good.

Jim Harbaugh, meanwhile,...

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Penn State beats Michigan State to advance to Big Ten championship game

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:00:00 PST

Trace McSorley completed 17 of 23 passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns and No. 8 Penn State beat Michigan State 45-12 to win the Big Ten East on Saturday.

Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 7 CFP) edged No. 2 Ohio State for the East title, setting up a conference championship game against West...

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Johns Hopkins football loses 28-21 to Mount Union in NCAA second round

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:03:00 PST

Mount Union fought back, throttled Hopkins' attack in the second half and sacked Germano five times to defeat the Blue Jays, 28-21, in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs at Homewood Field. It's the sixth consecutive year that Hopkins (11-1) has been bounced early on from the tournament.(image)



Worth accounts for 4 touchdowns in rout of Mustangs

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:01:00 PST

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Texas fires Charlie Strong, announces Tom Herman as new coach hours later

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:10:00 PST

Tom Herman now gets his chance for a Texas takeover.

Herman, who coached Houston to national prominence the last two seasons, was announced as the new Texas coach Saturday, replacing Charlie Strong, who was fired in the morning after three consecutive losing seasons.

"Longhorn football has been...

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Ed Orgeron to stay as coach at LSU

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:32:00 PST

LSU is sticking with Ed Orgeron, giving the interim football coach the job on a permanent basis.

The announcement by athletic director Joe Alleva on Saturday comes two days after the No. 25 Tigers defeated No. 22 Texas A&M 54-39. Following Thursday night's game, chants of "Keep coach O" could be...

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State hoops roundup (Nov. 25): 32-2 first-half spurt carries Towson men

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Mike Morsell scored 21 points and host Towson used a 32-2 first-half run to pull away from Stony Brook, 88-63, in men's basketball Friday in the Barclays Center Classic.(image)



Wheaton's Corey Davis sets FBS receiving record, Western Michigan improves to 12-0

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:25:00 PST

Wheaton Warrenville South graduate Corey Davis and No. 14 Western Michigan wrapped up an undefeated regular season in style, routing Toledo 55-35 on Friday night to secure a berth next week in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

Davis became the career FBS leader in yards receiving,...

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Air Force ends Boise State's Mountain West title bid with 27-20 upset

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:10:00 PST

Air Force had a late goal-line stand, Tyler Weaver returned a blocked punt 11 yards for a touchdown and the Falcons beat Boise State, 27-20, ending the Broncos' bid for the Mountain West Conference title. 

Haji Dunn Jr. recovered quarterback Brett Rypien's fumble on fourth down with around two...

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SMU motivated to upset Navy, but school wonders about head coach's future

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:27:00 PST

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Johns Hopkins football team a tight, bright unit ready for playoff visit from Mount Union

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:19:00 PST

Johns Hopkins has won 11 straight football games, scored 476 points and reached the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs - all without using a playbook. The Blue Jays keep schemes in their heads, a safeguard to protect their stratagems from the enemy.(image)



Ohio State vs. Michigan: 'We're playing for it all'

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:50:48 PST

Besides having national playoff implications, this year's Ohio State vs. Michigan game is full of questions, story lines and intriguing matchups.

Can Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett solve Michigan's best-in-the-nation defense?

Will Michigan superstar Jabrill Peppers be able to shut down Curtis...

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Morgan State looks to end season on positive note at Savannah State

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:00:00 PST

Morgan State (2-8) at Savannah State (3-6)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Site: Theodore A. Wright Stadium, Savannah, Ga.

Radio: 88.9 FM

Series: Morgan State leads, 8-0

What's at stake: A victory would provide an upbeat finish to a dismal season for the Bears, who have lost six straight. This game, postponed...

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Trace McSorley, Penn State's big-game quarterback, braces for another

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:49:24 PST

A few days into his freshman camp at Penn State, quarterback Trace McSorley was frustrated with his play. That's when a new teammate, who played for a rival high school in Virginia, offered some advice.

"Relax," Derek Dowrey told McSorley. "It's the same game you played in high school."

That moment...

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Report: Jimbo Fisher to stay at Florida State

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:00:00 PST

Jimbo Fisher has reportedly decided to stay at Florida State, pushing LSU to look elsewhere for its next head coach.

Fisher was LSU’s athletics director Joe Alleva’s top candidate for the job, but LSU has “shifted” its search from Fisher to Houston coach Tom Herman, according to ESPN.com Thursday...

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College basketball: Baylor will play Louisville in Battle 4 Atlantis final; Arizona holds off Santa Clara

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:00:00 PST

Johnathan Motley scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half to lead No. 20 Baylor to a 73-58 victory over No. 24 Michigan State on Thursday to reach the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game at Paradise Island, Bahamas. 

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. added 14 points and eight rebounds — nearly all in the second...

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