College sports

May 15, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Auburn against Oregon on Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the first ABC Saturday Night Football game this season. ESPN announced Wednesday the first three games of the 14th season of Saturday Night Football. LSU at Texas on Sept. 7 will be the Saturday Night Football game in...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament West Region semifinal against Texas Tech in Anaheim, Calif. Cleveland has signed Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday, May 13. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants. The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 13, 2019 - 11:27 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach. John Beilein has left Michigan following a successful 12-year run and will take his shot in the NBA, signing a five-year contract with Cleveland on Monday. The 66-year-old Beilein wasn't thought to be on the team's radar, but the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1998, file photo, Arizona coach Dick Tomey, left, congratulates linebacker DaShon Polk after the Wildcats 23-20 win over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game in San Diego. Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, died Friday night, May 10, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. He was 80. Tomey was 183-145-7 overall in 20 years as head coach at Hawaii, Arizona and San Jose State. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 11, 2019 - 3:37 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. He died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family and the university said. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. Tomey spent 14 years at Arizona, going 95-64 while...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. College athletes are continuing to function at high levels in the classroom but their Academic Progress Rate scores appear to be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, May 8, 2019, show this year’s overall four-year score matched last year’s record-high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball also matched last year’s marks. Baseball improved by one point to 976 while single-year scores at Historically Black Colleges declined slightly. “We are seeing some flattening of rates, which is not unusual given the large amount of data over a long period of time,” Emmert said in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 10, 2019 - 3:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA men's basketball rules committee is proposing moving the 3-point line to the international distance and changing the shot-clock resets reset following offensive rebounds. Both rules could take effect next season in Division I. College basketball's other two divisions...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 08, 2019 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several people in the village of Ras el-Ain, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Opposition activists say government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held towns and villages in northwestern Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, West Virginia University's new NCAA college football head coach Neal Brown gestures while speaking during an introductory press conference in Morgantown, W.Va. The 2019 Most Likely to Succeed list ranks the new hires in FBS. (Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion-Post via AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 9:59 am
There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures? On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , USA Today's Paul Myerberg joins the show to pick apart Ralph Russo's Most Likely to Succeed rankings of new FBS...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 06, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury began deliberating on Monday at the trial of a business manager and another defendant accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. The deliberations in federal court in Manhattan followed closing arguments by lawyers for Christian Dawkins and youth...
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May 05, 2019 - 4:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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In this February, 2019 photo, Clemson assistant coach Steve Smith, left, gestures as head coach Brad Brownell, right, looks up, during an NCAA college basketball game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson has parted ways Smith on Friday, May 3, 2019, after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 8:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption. The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's...
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