College sports

October 17, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska...
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October 17, 2019 - 8:35 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year. The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday during the Southeastern Conference women's basketball Media Day event that it's naming...
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Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
October 16, 2019 - 11:30 pm
Except for South Carolina's stunning overtime win at Georgia, there haven't been many results so far this season that figure to shape the College Football Playoffs standings. Expect that to change before Halloween. There are a slew of scary matchups for playoff-hopeful teams in the next two weeks,...
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Florida's Kerry Blackshear Jr speaks during the Southeastern Conference NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2019 - 3:47 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of...
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron congratulates quarterback Joe Burrow (9) after he scored a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 16, 2019 - 3:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU are in the process of turning long-held perceptions of the Southeastern Conference upside down. They are the highest-scoring teams in the nation at the midway point of this college football season. That should shatter any lingering notions that...
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Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse speaks during the Southeastern Conference NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...
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Colorado's Jalen Sami, left, rushes Oregon's Justin Herbert during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
October 16, 2019 - 12:57 pm
The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being the...
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Iowa plays Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Kinnick Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State won 17-12. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
October 16, 2019 - 11:53 am
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...
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