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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston (5) throws during the first half of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Ballot breakdown: FSU tops in preseason poll

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month: ’Noles Nation domination Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending … 0

Report: Notre Dame dismisses 4 players

Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For decades, Notre Dame has tried to balance its desire to be one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country while still maintaining a football program that could compete on a national level. In the last year, those two dynamics have never been more at odds, with numerous academic suspensions rocking the school’s athletic department. But none … 0

Teams to watch from outside 5 major conferences

Friday, August 15, 2014

The BCS may be a thing of the past, but there’s still room in the new system for a variation of the traditional “BCS buster.” College football’s new postseason format guarantees one team from the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference or Sun Belt a spot in the Peach, Fiesta or Cotton bowls, assuming one of those teams doesn’t end … 0

Heels shock Gamecocks

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded South Carolina 65-58 in the Stanford (Calif.) Regional … 0

Huskies charge into Elite Eight, beat Cyclones

Friday, March 28, 2014

NEW YORK — DeAndre Daniels scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA … 0

Providence shuts out Quinnipiac 4-0 in Bridgeport

Friday, March 28, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Jon Gillies made 37 saves and third-seeded Providence beat second-seeded Quinnipiac 4-0 on Friday night in an NCAA East Region semifinal. Mark Jankowski, Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke, and Trevor Mingoia scored for Providence (22-10-6). The … 0

‘Intimidating’ UConn next up for BYU

Friday, March 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — BYU has come up with two of the biggest upsets in the NCAA women’s tournament to get to the school’s first Sweet 16 since 2002. The 12th-seeded Cougars are going to need a monumental effort … 0

Colter: ‘We know what we’re doing’ with union idea

Friday, March 28, 2014

BRADENTON, Fla. — Kain Colter is not completely sure what the landscape will one day look like if college athletes are allowed to unionize. He’s just more convinced than ever that it’s become necessary. The former Northwestern quarterback, … 0

Dayton shocks Stanford; Wisconsin rolls

Thursday, March 27, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. No. 11 Dayton … 0

College athlete union raises plenty of questions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Vince Dooley is sure relieved he’s not running an athletic program these days. Not after a decision allowing Northwestern football players to unionize, and what that might mean for all college sports. “If this ever happens,” … 0

Huskies’ dominance starts on defensive end

Thursday, March 27, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut’s opponents spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to slow the Huskies’ offense. A bigger challenge may be finding a way to score on the nation’s top-ranked women’s team. UConn (36-0) … 0

Attendance at women’s hoops first two rounds drops

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It wasn’t hard to find a good seat during the opening rounds of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The NCAA expects that to change for the Sweet 16. Fewer people turned out for the opening two rounds of … 0

Tiny Union College takes aim at a national title

Thursday, March 27, 2014

They played their way into a top ranking in an arena where one of the greatest stories in sports unfolded 34 years ago. The Dutchmen of Union College aren’t a bad story, either, as they chase their own … 0