AP Top 25: Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (AP), October 19 – Clemson easily held off Alabama on Sunday to retain the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college football poll, extending its longest run atop the poll to seven weeks. The Crimson Tide ran away from Georgia on Saturday night to make the case to be No. 1, but it wasn’t […]

Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

New York (AP), September 17 – Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference ran […]

College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?

New York (AP), August 13 – Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. A last resort is what it was called by conference commissioners and athletic directors. […]

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

New York (AP), August 12 – A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to […]

NCAA to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

New York (AP), May 21 – The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. This decision clears […]

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

New York (AP), March 13 – The world’s sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus. Leaders at all […]

NCAA: College athletes graduating at record high rate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. The NCAA’s most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year’s all-time high. That’s nearly 10 percentage points above the 80% goal the late […]

No. 1 Clemson, Lawrence dominate 12th-ranked Aggies 24-10

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw for one touchdown and ran for another and No. 1 Clemson won its record-tying 17th straight game with a dominating 24-10 victory over No. 12 Texas A&M on Saturday. The Aggies (1-1) talked of an upset all week and figured to be the sternest test left for the […]

Cavs get their title, 85-77 in OT over Texas Tech

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. And quiet those critics, too. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory that came 388 days […]

Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Houston’s fans chanted “Sweet 16” in the final minute of the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State. The celebration was long overdue — it’s been 35 years since the Cougars have made this trip. “I saw a lot of proud Cougars up there behind us tonight,” Houston coach Kelvin Sampson […]