ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to...
Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame.
Gerald Gurney spent nearly two decades at the University of Oklahoma asking the admissions office to enroll prospective athletes who didn't meet the school's entry standards.
Column: A twist in the usual college sports scandal
The latest federal probe into the seamy underbelly of college athletics uncovered just the opposite of what we usually expect: Instead of paying recruits to attend schools, coaches and top...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Martin of Florida State became the first coach in any college sport to win 2,000 games when his Seminoles baseball team beat Virginia Tech 5-2 on Saturday.
The NCAA was able to claim victory Friday night after a judge ruled against the governing body for college sports in a federal antitrust lawsuit.
Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the...
Study: Slow progress in race, gender hires in college sports
A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports showed slow, uneven progress in improving racial and gender hiring practices.
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics and Sport (TIDES)...
AP Top 25 Podcast: Major court case could upend NCAA
A federal judge is soon expected to hand down a decision that could lead to sweeping changes in college sports.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports...
Former Vanderbilt athletic official June Stewart dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — June Stewart, a longtime Vanderbilt athletic official and the first female president of the College Sports Information Directors of America, has died. She was...
Wave of concussion lawsuits to test NCAA’s liability
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical problems spanning from headaches to depression and, in some cases, early onset Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.
NCAA’s Emmert expresses concern over wagering, esports
NCAA President Mark Emmert sounded alarms Thursday on the potential impact of sports betting on college sports, along with how esports should be handled by schools, and stressed a need for additional strides toward diversity at the coaching and administrative levels.
Emmert, speaking in Orlando, Florida, at the NCAA's annual convention, told the membership that they'll need to stick to "values-based bold leadership" to handle those challenges and others going forward.
Revamped NCAA waiver policy helps transfers play right away
Last year, a high-profile overhaul of NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports.
A much quieter change, however, helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. The modification to the waiver process can be seen as something of a compromise that has cleared the way for more athletes to switch schools and play right away.
Sanford Health breaks ground on new facility in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health has broken ground on a new clinic in Sioux Falls that also will house the headquarters for the NCAA Division I college sports Summit League.
The 8,000-square-foot facility at the Sanford Sports Complex will have an acute care and orthopedic clinic with onsite laboratory and imaging services. It will provide care for patients from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area, as well as athletes using the complex.
Alabama already among greatest college dynasties
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936.
Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above other college football dynasties and into the conversation about the best runs in all of college sports.
Not that coach Nick Saban is worried about any of that.
2 casinos fined for illegal college sports betting
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined for taking illegal bets on college football.
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Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors
Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award.
The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. The winners were chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America in association with The Associated Press.
Graduation rates for NCAA athletes reach new high of 88 pct.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates for NCAA athletes have reached a record high of 88 percent, according to data released by college sports' governing body.
Deja Blue: Penn State big favorites for 8th title in 9 years
The Penn State wrestling team has become arguably the top program in all of college sports, winning seven national titles in the last eight seasons.
Few seem to believe that will change in 2018-19: The Nittany Lions, who return seven All Americans and four past national champions, received all 16 first-place votes in the season's initial NWCA Division I poll.
Wyoming LB named Mountain West defensive player of week
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming junior linebacker Logan Wilson has been named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week by College Sports Madness for his performance last Friday against Colorado State.
The Casper native helped lead the Cowboys to a 34-21 win over rival Colorado State with 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss and one pass breakup.
Big Ten’s Delany: ‘Storm clouds’ hang over college sports
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant "storm clouds" are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport.
Delany cited a federal trial that began in New York last week following an FBI investigation, and he said there is a "pattern" at certain schools. He also insisted the vast majority of programs are following the rules.
Study: White men still dominate leadership positions in FBS
A diversity study finds that white men still "overwhelmingly" fill leadership positions at top-level college sports programs and conferences, leaving a "consistent underrepresentation of women and people of color" in those roles.
Why some college sports scandals don’t draw NCAA penalties
The question often comes up when a serious scandal hits college sports: Where is the NCAA? Why isn't the governing body of major college sports, you know, governing?
Ohio State suspended Urban Meyer for three games for mishandling allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistants, but it is doubtful the school, coach or athletic director — also suspended — will face penalties from the NCAA.
The University of Maine appoints new athletic director
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has appointed a veteran college sports administrator as the school's new athletic director.
New Hampshire native Ken Ralph has worked as the director of athletics at Colorado College for the last 11 years. Before that, the 49-year-old served as the director of athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for five years.
UMaine announced Monday that Ralph will begin on Sept. 1, and his contract is for four years with an annual salary of $214,000.
Column: NCAA needs real reform, not quick repair job
The latest move by the NCAA to give athletes a few more rights highlights shows at least one thing about the people in charge of the cartel that runs college sports.
They can move quickly when their golden goose is threatened.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford expects an eventual new national rule requiring colleges to list all inactive or ineligible college players for game day following the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law barring gambling on college sports.
Swoffford doesn't anticipate the rule will be established until the 2019 season, he said Wednesday at the ACC Kickoff media days.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — For Brandon and Jeremy Phoenix, talking about their favorite college sports team and other topics just came naturally.
Together they are known as the Raspy Voice Kids and their podcast "Hail West Virginia Podcast with the Raspy Voice Kids" covers everything from the latest or upcoming West Virginia University game to who is the best pro wrestler ever.
Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions.
Georgia Sports Writers Awards
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Here are the winners in the 2016 Georgia Sports Writers Association contest, who were recognized at the organization's annual meeting in Snellville:
Best Event Story On Deadline - Pro/College Sports
1. Nathan Deen, Savannah Morning News (Savannah State-Hampton game)
Best Event Story On Deadline - High School Sports
1 Dennis Knight, Savannah Morning News (Savannah Christian baseball state title)
2. Dennis Knight, Savannah Morning News (John's Ngumezi ejected in game)
The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as soon as they can.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Lottery was already planning to introduce betting on virtual sports this year.
But a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to introduce legal betting on real games, too — the type of wagering that bettors in this state once enjoyed for nearly two decades.
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball — but wants the NCAA to do more.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The "abhorrent" criminal conduct by now-convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar while he was a sports doctor at Michigan State did not violate NCAA rules, an attorney for the university has told the governing body of college sports.
The longest winning streak in Division I baseball right now belongs to a team from the Ohio Valley Conference that has only four NCAA Tournament victories in program history.
The second-longest streak belongs to a Big Ten school with one of the most identifiable brands in the country — but which has its own challenges to overcome on the baseball diamond.
Coaches aren't big on compromises. But compromise is, as the old saying goes, the best and cheapest lawyer.
HUNTINGTON — Playing college sports runs in Haven Lochow's family.
The Huntington St. Joe High School soccer standout will continue that tradition after signing to play at Georgetown (Ky.) College.
HUNTINGTON - Playing college sports runs in Haven Lochow's family.
The Huntington St. Joe High School soccer standout will continue that tradition after signing to play at Georgetown (Ky.) College.
NCAA to protect amateurism as defined amid hoops changes
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — NCAA leaders expect to receive recommendations for reforming college basketball in late April and have pledged to quickly implement changes while preserving the status quo when it comes to amateurism.
2018 NCAA Tournament a likely bet to be last tournament of innocence
As we well know, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is often called "March Madness."
With total athletics revenue of $147 million, Louisiana State University was the highest-grossing college sports programs in Louisiana in 2016, followed by Tulane University of Louisiana ($42.5 million) and University of Louisiana at Lafayette ($26.5 million), according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill that would require public universities to release more details about their spending on sports has been passed by the Legislature and is headed to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.
The bill was approved 49-0 by the state Senate on Tuesday.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic has hired Brian White as athletic director, giving the school someone with strong bloodlines in college sports.
The school said Saturday the former Missouri executive signed a five-year contract. He will also serve as vice president. White replaces Pat Chun, who left FAU to become athletic director at Washington State.
As March Madness looms, so does question of college athlete compensation
Have you started working on your bracket yet? The big dance is kicking off in a little over a week, and just about any sports fan is aware that March Madness is here. Many adore the stereotypical depiction of college sports: an unlikely crew of business and biology majors being cheered on by a bunch of enthusiastic classmates as they compete for a top spot on the national stage in games often broadcast on television.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the most familiar fight song in college sports filled Madison Square Garden as Michigan turned the last six minutes of its Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal against Nebraska into garbage time.
"Hail to the victors valiant," the many Michigan fans sang as they were able to start turning their attention to a semifinal on Saturday that will bring a little extra juice to the Garden. For just the second time, Michigan and Michigan State will meet in the Big Ten Tournament.
The NCAA makes billions. The conferences and the colleges make billions. The coaches make millions. The agents make millions. The players producing all this money? They get squat, and their eligibility is in danger if they – or their mother – gets so much as a meal at Longhorn Steakhouse.
Plenty of opinions, but few solutions to fix college hoops
The cracked facade of NCAA hoops appears to be crumbling and while LeBron James, John Calipari and many agree that college basketball should be overhauled, there's no consensus on how to repair the system.
A federal investigation has alleged hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits, an FBI probe that many fans believe reveals just a tiny slice of potential corruption in college sports.