College sports

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, Jim Calhoun, men's basketball coach for the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Conn., accepts the best coach award at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Oct. 9 in U.S. District Court against the school, which began admitting men in 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 13, 2019 - 9:03 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school...
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Georgia placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship (98) looks on as his field goal kick goes wide left during the second overtime against South Carolina in an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. South Carolina won 20-17 in double overtime. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 9:06 pm
A college football season truly starts with the first big upset. Game on. No. 3 Georgia became the highest-ranked team to lose to an unranked team this season. The Bulldogs were popped 20-17 in double overtime by 24-point underdog South Carolina, which had to play its backup quarterback after...
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Referees keep Oklahoma players from interacting with Texas players as they leave the field after pregame warmups before an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Dallas. Oklahoma won 34-27. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
October 12, 2019 - 3:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The clusters of players for No. 6 Oklahoma and 11th-ranked Texas were getting closer at midfield 30 minutes before the annual Red River rivalry, and officials were already trying to separate them when a few got too close and started jawing at each other. Referee Mike Defee flung his...
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October 12, 2019 - 9:46 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a felony sexual-assault case against a Michigan State University athletic trainer who separately was among several people at the school implicated in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. David Jager was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, quarterback Kedon Slovis looks to pass the ball during the second half against BYU in an NCAA college football game in Provo, Utah. Slovis will return from injury to start for Southern California at No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday night. USC coach Clay Helton made the announcement Tuesday night, Oct. 8, after practice. (AP Photo/George Frey, File)
October 11, 2019 - 11:12 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly of No. 9 Notre Dame knows a little how his Southern California counterpart Clay Helton might feel as their teams prepare for their 91st meeting Saturday night. "What was the over-under that I'd make 10 USC games?" the Fighting Irish coach joked about whispers of...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts looks for a receiver during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 11, 2019 - 10:26 am
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is one of the few people who won't make a big deal about Saturday's showdown with Texas. This whole big game business is nothing new to Hurts. As Alabama's quarterback, he played in three national championship games and the annual Iron Bowl against Auburn. The...
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Dirt & Sprague
October 10, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Oregon State's offense is predicated upon their stellar running game, and Isaiah Hodgins big play ability. But, if they're going to have any success against Utah's vaunted defense, ESPN Utah's Bill Riley thinks they should consider a more creative game plan. ALSO -- He talks with the guys abtou...
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Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, left, tackles Michigan State tight end Trenton Gillison during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Michigan State 34-10. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
October 10, 2019 - 12:21 pm
This is not an easy year to be an offensive coordinator in the Big Ten. Brad Salem, who fills that role for Michigan State, had to face one of the nation's top defenses last week against Ohio State. This week, he has a similar challenge against Wisconsin. "They're both very good defenses, top in...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) gets past Kansas safety Jeremiah McCullough (12) as he runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It might not be all that important to them at the moment, but Heisman Trophy positioning will also be at stake Saturday when Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger face off at the Cotton Bowl. Hurts has been impressive since transferring from...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman sits in the dugout during the ninth inning of the team's 13-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 12:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — At this point, Atlanta sports fans should be numb to the disappointment. They've been through it so many times. Yet, somehow, this city's teams keep finding ways to take the misery index to new heights. A 10-spot in the very first inning? Can you believe it? Returning home with...
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