College Sports

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010, file photo, Florida State players and coaches run onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they wanted with the new College Football Playoff. The top-ranked Seminoles open the season on Saturday against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

College Football Playoff era begins

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, it’s exciting and, as was the case with the old system, will probably cause plenty of complaining since only four teams get a chance to … 0

‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium. Kembrew McLeod is organizing what he jokingly calls a “Million Robot … 0

Georgia, Clemson trying to make an early splash

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — College football’s inaugural playoff is more than four months away. Still, it’s never too early to start impressing the selection committee. For No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson, that opportunity comes the very first week of the season. In a game that looks a bit like the Iowa caucuses … 0

Kentucky’s freshmen have come of age in postseason

Monday, March 31, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s remarkable run this postseason demonstrates that it really is more important how you finish than how you start. The Wildcats were expected to be brief postseason participants after beginning the month losing two of … 0

UConn, Kentucky round out Final 4

Sunday, March 30, 2014

NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a … 0

BC beats UMass Lowell, 4-3 to reach Frozen Four; Minnesota rules, 4-0

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ian McCoshen scored with 8:44 left and top-seeded Boston College beat UMass-Lowell 4-3 on Sunday in Worcester during the NCAA Northeast Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the 11th time in 17 years. Boston College (28-7-4), … 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