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The Associated Press runs down every team in the preseason AP Top 25 college football poll.
The Coyotes say owner Alex Meruelo has executed a letter of intent to buy a piece of land for a potential arena in Mesa, Arizona.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — National champion UConn added some shooting depth to its roster Friday, announcing the signing of former Rutgers guard Cam Spencer from the transfer portal.
Wednesday marked the deadline for players who were early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to college basketball.
The spring transfer window lasts just 15 days and is not nearly as active as the 45-day period that comes after the college football season — unless you’re Colorado.
Kevin McCullar Jr. said Wednesday that he will return to Kansas for his final year of eligibility, likely rounding out a roster that could make the Jayhawks the preseason No. 1 next season.
The son of another NBA great says he’ll play for Southern California next season. D.J. Rodman said on social media that he’s transferring from Washington State to USC.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State and Chris Klieman are finalizing a new contract that would give the football coach a substantial pay raise while keeping him tied to the program for the next eight seasons, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — National player of the year Zach Edey of Purdue has declared for the NBA, but will keep open the option of returning to school next season.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger has received a two-year contract extension that keeps him with the Cyclones through the 2028-29 season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend Washington teammates RaShunda Jones, Amiyah Reynolds and Kira Reynolds helped the Panthers make a seamless transition to Class 4A this season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lost three more players Tuesday when Zia Cooke, Brea Beal and Laeticia Amihere joined three-time All-American Aliyah Boston in entering the WNBA draft.
HOUSTON (AP) — Thirty years ago, a group of disrupters with baggy shorts and black socks changed college basketball as we know it, and took a good slice of American culture along for the ride.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Brea Beal is not just South Carolina’s X factor in one of the country’s best defenses but also a four-year lesson in sacrifice and reinvention that may add a second straight NCAA title to her resume.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina certainly has front-line, championship talent with All-American Aliyah Boston and top scorer Zia Cooke.
Jahvon Quinerly’s knee injury that helped doom Alabama’s NCAA Tournament chances a year ago is hardly the start of his college basketball saga.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Nembhard was injured and watched from the bench during Creighton’s two-game stay in last year’s NCAA Tournament.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The game finally decided, Gladstone McPhee’s arms shot into the air and he released a scream of jubilation a long time coming for the proud father and lifelong basketball coach himself.
Zia Cooke scored 21 points and Aliyah Boston had her 81st career double double as top-seeded South Carolina shoot a slow start to power past eighth-seeded South Florida and into the Sweet 16 with a 76-45 victory Sunday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s “Freshies” are ready for one last dance.

The Gamecocks’ incomparable quintet of players — led by All-American Aliyah Boston and leading scorer Zia Cooke — arrived to enormous promise in 2019-20 and have more than lived up to those expectations with three regular-season Southeastern Conference titles, three league tournament crowns, two Fin
Purdue and Marquette were far from the favorites in their own conferences going into the season. They are now the top two seeds in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jon Scheyer stood on the stage, wiping his brow as he scanned the bubbly crowd while his Duke players danced around the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship trophy.
Kennesaw State is officially accepting bandwagon fans as the latest NCAA Tournament Cinderella team.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The numbers that sum up this season for Minnesota are awfully bleak.

The Gophers have 17 losses in Big Ten play, an average scoring margin that’s fourth-worst among the major conference teams, and a free-throw shooting percentage ranking 352nd — dead last — in the country.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hugged her players, took selfies with fans, even posing with cheerleaders and the pep band.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Jaquez Jr. is having the type of senior season at UCLA most players dream about.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is starting his new job as president of the NCAA this week. At the top of his to-do list is getting a handle on name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Three players scored nine points and No. 22 North Carolina went 9 of 9 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to deny No. 11 Duke a share of the ACC championship on Sunday with a 45-41 win, the lowest scoring game in the 105 meetings of these bitter rivals.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “The Freshies” have had a winning impact on South Carolina, one coach Dawn Staley believes will last long after they leave campus.
The NCAA has handed down a name, image and likeness-related penalty for the first time. It involves Miami, which has been placed on probation for one year.