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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...


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...


College basketball roundup: No. 12 St. Mary's is upset, UTA is a winner

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 21:45:00 PST

Kevin Hervey scored 15 points Thursday night and Texas Arlington defeated a top 25 team for the first time in program history, shocking No. 12 St. Mary's, 65-51, at Moraga, Calif.

The Mavericks (8-3) had gone 0-28 against ranked opponents dating to their first try in February 1967 before their...


Silver Football winners Saquon Barkley, J.T. Barrett took time to find home

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 19:59:23 PST

This story begins in February 2014 with two young men trying to find their way, their place.

Saquon Barkley is 17, a star running back in eastern Pennsylvania whom some have dubbed "Little Barry Sanders." He has committed to play for Rutgers, and his father always tells him, "Be a man of your word."


Cass is a chip off the old block at a different service academy

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:16:00 PST

Navy senior slotback is the son of one of Army's all-time greats(image)

Navy captains come to terms with sitting out against Army

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:17:00 PST

Gonzales and Gulley both suffered season-ending Lisfranc injuries(image)

College football: Former coach Art Briles sues three Baylor officials for libel, slander

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:15:00 PST

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn't report them. 

The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired...


College basketball: Indiana State upsets No. 16 Butler; Colorado bests No. 13 Xavier

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:50:00 PST

Brenton Scott made one of two free throws with 0.8 seconds left and finished with 25 points to help Indiana State upset No. 16 Butler, 72-71, on Wednesday night at Terre Haute, Ind. 

Matt Van Scyoc scored 23 points and had six three-pointers, both career highs, as the Sycamores (5-4) won their...


College hoops roundup: UMBC men top Mount St. Mary's, 78-70

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:49:00 PST

Joe Sherburne scored a career-high 28 points and UMBC beat host Mount St. Mary's, 78-70, on Wednesday night.(image)

UConn Extends Streak To 83 With Decisive Win At No. 2 Notre Dame; 5th Win Over Ranked Team

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:42:00 PST

They squeezed into the Purcell Pavilion, over 9,000 Notre Dame devotees seeking payback for all of the victories and all of the titles.

This would be the night when UConn’s fiercest rival would end a winning streak and send their fans home with the taste of revenge. The young and supposedly rebuilding...


Big men push No. 11 Louisville over Southern Illinois, 74-51

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:01:00 PST

Mangok Mathiang scored 15 points to lead No. 11 Louisville to a 74-51 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night in Louisville, Ky.

The 6-foot-10 senior got the Cardinals (8-1) off to a hot start as he scored the team's first seven points, and Louisville settled in from there, extending the...


College Roundup: Navy routs Goucher in women's basketball

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:11:00 PST

NAVY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Five members of the Mids scored in double figures for Navy in a 93-40 victory over Goucher Wednesday night at Alumni Hall in Annapolis.

After Goucher (1-6) scored the game's opening field goal, Navy (7-3) ran off the next seven points on its way to building leads of 16-6...


Athletic directors considering cities to host future Army-Navy games

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:02:00 PST

Current contract expires in 2017, next cycle to be announced in May(image)

Army-Navy a celebration of the triple-option offense

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:23:00 PST

When Army and Navy renew their rivalry for the 117th time Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium, they will celebrate the sacrifice and courage of young people committing to military service. But they will also celebrate an offense that still churns out rushing yards like no other, despite the fact many...(image)

For Abey, starting against Army is a dream come true

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:18:00 PST

Pasadena resident grew up wanting to play in this game(image)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Pleased' to see Penn State football thriving again

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:08:49 PST

NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert says he is pleased to see how well Penn State's football team has bounced back from the sanctions the program received in 2012 after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

No. 5 Penn State (11-2) is having its best season since Sandusky, a longtime assistant of late...


Oregon hires USF's Willie Taggart

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:01:00 PST

Oregon named former USF coach Willie Taggart as its next head football coach.

The move was first reported by ESPN's Brett McMurphy Wednesday morning. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Willie, his wife, Taneshia, their sons, Willie Jr. and Jackson, and their daughter, Morgan," UO athletic director Rob...


Digest: Clemson's Watson wins Golden Arm Award

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:47:00 PST

College football

Clemson's Watson wins Golden Arm Award

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Tuesday. He will receive the award Friday in a ceremony from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor and The Grand. Proceeds from the award...


College basketball roundup: No. 1 Villanova tested in win

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:35:00 PST

Jalen Brunson scored 26 points and Josh Hart had 21 to help No. 1 Villanova hold off La Salle, 89-79, on Tuesday night at the Palestra in Philadelphia. 

The Wildcats (9-0) failed to dominate in their first game of the season as the top-ranked team in the country. The national champions led La Salle...


College football notes: Rhule leaves Temple to be coach at Baylor

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:45:00 PST

Matt Rhule is taking on a Texas-sized challenge at Baylor after leading Temple to unprecedented success. 

After consecutive 10-win seasons with the Owls and a roster filled by kids from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Rhule will be introduced on the Waco campus Wednesday as the new coach of a Big...


Mids rally from 25 down, beat Bryant in biggest comeback in program history

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:26:00 PST

Lacey has double-double in victory(image)

Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) paces No. 4 Maryland women past Towson, 97-63

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:53:00 PST

The first quarter of the Maryland women's basketball game against Towson on Tuesday night was somewhat competitive. Then the Terps began sending the ball inside to Brionna Jones (Aberdeen), and in a matter of minutes, a 97-63 win was well in hand.The senior center scored all of Maryland's points...


Mike Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:15:00 PST

A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to make a violent game safer.

Ask him about the way the game has changed over the years and he responds...


NFL doors open wider for Army and Navy athletes

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:49:00 PST

A Department of Defense policy change has cleared the way for athletes from the service academies to pursue professional sports careers immediately upon graduation.(image)

For UConn Women, It Doesn't Get Any Bigger Than Facing Notre Dame

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:25:00 PST

In the four years they played basketball in Storrs, Morgan Tuck, Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart won 151 of 156 games.

Those five losses? Four came in the first 33 games. And three stung more than just another loss.

"You don't want to lose at all," Tuck said. "But you don't want to lose to...


Donald Trump will attend Army-Navy game in Baltimore

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:53:00 PST

President-elect Donald Trump will attend the Army-Navy football in Baltimore on Saturday, marking the Republican's first visit to the city since September.

The New York businessman will honor the tradition of sitting on the Army side of the field for half the game and the Navy side for the other...


College Football Playoff committee got it right, but 8-team format could work

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:26:00 PST

College football thoughts while accepting the ribbing that comes with happily anticipating the 40 bowl games that allow my favorite sport to dominate the holiday season:

The College Football Playoff committee got it right, rewarding the four teams that enjoyed the best seasons start to finish....


Heisman Trophy: Jackson, Watson, Peppers and two Sooners named finalists

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:25:00 PST

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. 

The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award...


Navy, Niumatalolo had plan in place for short turnaround

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:33:00 PST

Against Army, Midshipmen look to rebound from devastating loss in AAC championship(image)

LSU's Leonard Fournette to declare for NFL Draft after Citrus Bowl

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:45:00 PST

Leonard Fournette will declare for the NFL Draft following LSU's appearance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on New Year's Eve.

The Tigers running back made the announcement on social media Tuesday saying he wanted to avoid the distraction as the team prepares to take on Louisville in Orlando.


College basketball Top 25: Villanova back on top after Kentucky loses at home

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:17:00 PST

The defending champions are back on top.

Villanova, which won the NCAA tournament last season in a thriller against North Carolina, propelled to the top of my ranking in the Associated Press top 25 this week. The Wildcats were assisted by Kentucky’s loss at home to UCLA.

(2) Villanova (8-0) (8)...(image)

Jeff Brohm leaves Western Kentucky for Purdue football job

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:59:00 PST

Jeff Brohm is leaving Western Kentucky to take the head coaching job at Purdue.

The Boilermakers announced the move Monday, calling him "one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football." An afternoon news conference was scheduled to introduce Brohm.

Brohm replaces Darrell Hazell,...


Alleged player mistreatment led to Kevin Wilson's resignation at Indiana, AD confirms

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:25:00 PST

Last week, turnaround head coach Kevin Wilson, who led the once struggling Indiana University football program to bowl eligibility the past two seasons, abruptly resigned after six years.

Wilson didn't say why, but in a news conference Thursday, IU athletic director Fred Glass said the two had...


Digest: Navy women's basketball holds off Liberty, 67-66; Coppin men fall

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 20:59:00 PST

Navy (6-3) scored on six of its last seven possessions for a 67-66 victory over Liberty (0-6) in the Navy Classic. Taylor Dunham scored 20 points and Justice Swett added 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Mids.

Navy was shooting just 36 percent from the field through the first 30...


Penn State should thank College Football Playoff committee for rejection

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:57:00 PST

The College Football Playoff selection committee snubbed Penn State.

Said "Not so fast, my friends" to the Nittany Lions. Gave 'em the Heisman. Dikembe'd them.

And for that, Penn State fans should retaliate with … a thank-you note and a big, wet kiss.

Seriously, think about this. Had Penn State...


Navy to meet Louisiana Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:40:00 PST

Conference USA program replaces Big 12, which fails to provide a representative(image)

College Football Playoff committee takes a deep dive, comes up with Huskies

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:15:00 PST

The debate stretched late into Saturday night, with the men and women who control college football’s playoff system hashing over which teams should vie for the national title.

The selection committee took a preliminary vote, talked some more, then got some sleep before reconvening early Sunday...


Temple, Wake Forest to meet in Military Bowl

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:08:00 PST

This year's Military Bowl will pit a team familiar to Navy football fans against a coach who's cognizant of what the game has to offer.

No. 23 Temple (10-3) will go up against Wake Forest (6-6) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27. The game will be televised on ESPN.



College football: Jim Harbaugh fined for criticizing officials; Tommy Tuberville resigns

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 17:20:00 PST

Jim Harbaugh is not backpedaling on his recent criticism of officials. 

Harbaugh said he's instead ready to agree to disagree with the Big Ten. The conference reprimanded the Michigan coach and fined his school $10,000 for violating the conference's sportsmanship policy by criticizing officials...


Hot-shooting Kristen Confroy leads No. 5 Maryland women to 92-42 win vs. UMBC

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:55:00 PST

Maryland women’s basketball guard Kristen Confroy is considered one of the top sharpshooters on her team, but she had been mired in an uncharacteristic slump through the first seven games of the season. She had shot just 3-for-17 from 3-point range over that stretch, including a 1-for-5 performance...


John C. Pohlhaus, Hopkins All-American and Alex. Brown partner, dies

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:07:00 PST

John Charles Pohlhaus, a two-time All-American lacrosse player at the Johns Hopkins University who became the youngest partner at Alex. Brown, died of pneumonia on Thanksgiving Day. He was 86 and died at home in Key Largo, Fla.

Known as "Jack," the avid outdoorsman would wake before sunrise to...


College football bowl schedule

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:44:00 PST

DateTimeBowlTeams Dec. 172 p.m.New MexicoUTSA vs. New Mexico Dec. 173:30 p.m.Las VegasSan Diego State vs. Houston Dec. 175:30 p.m.Camellia Toledo vs. Appalachian State Dec. 175:30 p.m.CureUCF vs. Arkansas State Dec. 179 p.m.New OrleansSouthern Miss vs. La-Lafayette Dec. 192:30 p.m.Miami BeachTulsa...(image)

Washington gets final spot in college football playoff rankings; Penn State misses out

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:06:00 PST

In the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. Four teams that started near the top of the College Football Playoff rankings will play for the national championship.

Alabama will face Washington in one semifinal and Clemson meets Ohio State in the other. None of them were ranked...


Alabama can become third wire-to-wire No. 1 in AP football poll

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:54:00 PST

Alabama heads into the postseason with a chance to become the third wire-to-wire champion in the history of The Associated Press college football poll.

The Crimson Tide was No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 of the regular season Sunday, just as it has been since the preseason. Ohio State is No. 2, Clemson...


'It's up to you, committee.' Penn State makes its playoff case as Big Ten champs

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:06:00 PST

INDIANAPOLIS - Penn State coach James Franklin, who has delicately sidestepped playoff talk for the past week, made his team's case late Saturday night.

Following Penn State's 38-31 victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, Franklin said that Penn State won nine straight games in the toughest...


Playoff? Rose Bowl? Nittany Lions aren't stressed about bowl prospects

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:41:00 PST

Penn State fans might be outraged if their team is left out of the College Football Playoff.

But the players will not be distraught.

Shoot, some of them might not even be awake when the announcement is made, at 12:30 p.m. local time in State College, Pa.

“I’ll probably be passed out asleep, to...


Deshaun Watson powers Clemson to ACC title

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:36:00 PST

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson wasn’t about to let an ACC championship and a possible berth in the College Football Playoff slip through the Tigers’ fingers.

Watson accounted for five touchdowns as No. 3 Clemson (12-1, 8-1 ACC) captured back-to-back conference titles for the first time in 28...


No. 11 UCLA knocks off the top-ranked Wildcats in Kentucky

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:10:00 PST

Long after Rupp Arena had emptied, fans streaming through corridors in quiet resignation, Bryce Alford lingered in a corner of the 40-year-old building with his immediate and extended family.

There were hugs, handshakes and smiles all around. Alford accepted congratulations from UCLA boosters and...


Penn State wins Big Ten title game; can it make College Football Playoff?

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:59:00 PST

The rout was on.

Wisconsin led by three touchdowns late in the second quarter and then sandwich-sacked Penn State's Trace McSorley on fourth down to take over at the Penn State 43-yard line. Drive home safely, folks.

And then … the rout was off.

This is vintage Penn State, a team that goes from...


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

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:35:00 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...


College football: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Penn State win conference titles

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:10:00 PST

Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. 

The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15 Florida...


College basketball: No. 25 West Virginia upends No. 6 Virginia

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:05:00 PST

Esa Ahmad made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and No. 25 West Virginia, which scored 11 of the game’s final 13 points, ended No. 6 Virginia's home winning streak at 24 with a 66-57 victory at Charlottesville, Va. 

Jevon Carter led West Virginia (6-1) with 11 points and...


State hoops roundup (Dec. 3): Jones helps lift Loyola Maryland men over Mount St. Mary's, 64-57

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:06:00 PST

Jarred Jones (John Carroll) scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead host Loyola Maryland to a 64-57 win over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday.

Jones was 6-for-11 from the field and made all three of his free throws for the Greyhounds (4-4), who were 23-for-27 from the foul line.

Andre Walker...


Alabama's Nick Saban wants to help Lane Kiffin get a head coaching job

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:40:00 PST

Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to help offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin get another head coaching job.

College football's odd coaching couple led the top-ranked Crimson Tide to their third straight Southeastern Conference championship Saturday with a 54-16 win over No. 15 Florida. They're a lock...


Notebook: Navy loses two offensive mainstays on the same play

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:06:00 PST

Worth and Gulley wind up in the training room at the same time(image)

Navy's cold shooting leads to loss at Furman

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:55:00 PST

The Navy men's basketball team (3-6) suffered a 79-46 loss at Furman (4-4) on Saturday in Timmons Arena. Furman led wire-to-wire in the contest and was ahead by 36 points late in the second half.

Navy had a very cold night shooting, going just 18-of-49 (37 percent) from the floor, 5-of-21 (24 percent)...


Women's Basketball: Late free throws lift Green Terror over Bears in wild finish

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:32:00 PST

Zeps goes 3-for-3 after foul in final second for McDaniel(image)

Schmuck: Loss of Worth, Gulley could cost Navy against its biggest rival

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:09:00 PST

The harsh, brittle irony of what happened to the Navy football team Saturday is impossible to escape.

The Midshipmen got kicked right in their Cotton Bowl aspirations and — to make matters much, much worse — were divested of two of their best offensive players for the remainder of the season on...


Navy loses to Temple; Worth out for season

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:32:00 PST

All the momentum the Navy football team built during the month of November came to a screeching halt during its first game in December. Along the way, the Midshipmen’s dreams of playing in the Cotton Bowl crashed down with a thud.

Temple looked like a team determined to capture the American Athletic...


Midshipmen are flying non-stop into next week's Army-Navy Game at M&T Bank Stadium

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 07:38:00 PST

Navy is obviously happy to be playing Temple in the American Athletic Conference title game today, but the extra game does not come without a price.

This has long been a preperation bye week ahead of the Army-Navy Game, but the Mids will have to power through and play in their eighth consecutive...


No. 4 Washington makes its case for the playoff with rout of No. 8 Colorado, 41-10, to grab Pac-12 title

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:45:00 PST

Washington did what it had to do Friday. Now the Huskies must wait until Sunday morning to see if what they did was enough.

With freshman safety Taylor Rapp intercepting two third-quarter passes, returning one for a touchdown, and sophomore quarterback Jake Browning throwing for two more scores,...


College basketball: No. 13 Indiana cruises to sixth victory

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:25:00 PST

Juwan Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and finished with 10 rebounds, De’Ron Davis scored 14 points and No. 13 Indiana rolled to an 83-60 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Friday night. 

Indiana’s bench out-scored SIU Edwardsville’s, 34-12, and the Hoosiers dominated the glass,...


Navy, Western Michigan could put bowl selections on hold

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:32:00 PST

Western Michigan and Navy could put a bunch of bowls on hold, depending on what the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks of their performances this weekend. If Navy is in position to earn a spot in a major bowl game when the rankings and semifinal pairings are set Sunday, the 12-person...


Western Michigan holds on to beat Ohio 29-23 in MAC title game

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:05:00 PST

Robert Spillane intercepted a pass with 51 seconds remaining, and No. 13 Western Michigan remained undefeated, holding off Ohio 29-23 on Friday night to win its first Mid-American Conference title since 1988.

The Broncos (13-0, No. 17 CFP) led 23-7 at halftime, but Ohio rallied and had the ball...


5 things to know about Penn State vs. Wisconsin

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:21:00 PST

Fvie things to know about the Big Ten championship football game between Penn State and Wisconsin Saturday night in Indianapolis:

1. Wisconsin and Alabama are the only two teams to qualify for their conference title games four times. The Badgers are 2-1 in Big Ten championship games.

2. Both teams...


Hokies' steady progression meets Clemson's sustained dominance in ACC championship

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:52:00 PST

On the way to Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against Clemson, there have been critical days in his program's development that Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente has committed to memory. He won't forget day one of spring practices.

That's when all of his suspicions about what...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Reddick made most of chance with Owls

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:00:00 PST

Former walk-on now star of Temple defense(image)

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...


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.