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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Florida Matt Patchan (71) and Marcus Gilbert (76) look on as Florida quarterback Tim Tebow lies on the turf after being sacked during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Tebow received a concussion on the play that put him in the hospital for a night. The parties in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the NCAA that deals with concussion issues announced a settlement in a filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must … 0

Maybe the NCAA isn’t bumbling idiot after all

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries does more than just give … 0

Jerry Sandusky’s son discusses alleged sexual abuse

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. Matt Sandusky, who was initially a foster child of the Sanduskys, tells Oprah Winfrey in a TV show airing Thursday night that his overnight visits … 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

UMass football leaving MAC

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AMHERST — The marriage between the University of Massachusetts and the Mid-American Conference proved to be a short one. UMass and the MAC jointly announced Wednesday that the Minutemen will be leaving the conference after the 2015 season. There was no announcement of a future conference affiliation. UMass … 0

Cards face rival Kentucky

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky. That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who … 0

Huskies roll into Sweet Sixteen, 91-52

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has struggled this season with injury and illness. But everything felt fine on Tuesday night. UConn’s 6-foot junior scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had 10 assists to lead the Huskies … 0

Everyone except players reaps profits at NCAA’s

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The coach of a team many people have winning the Final Four has a new contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million a year. Billy Donovan also got a $250,000 bonus just for staying at … 0

DePaul upsets Duke 74-65

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DePaul kept taking the ball from Duke with its intense press, and answering seemingly every big Blue Devils bucket with a 3-pointer. That energy and efficiency sent the Blue Demons into the second weekend of the NCAA women’s … 0