College sports

Vanderbilt basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse answers questions at a news conference Monday, April 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Stackhouse was hired to replace Bryce Drew as head. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 08, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Stackhouse was preparing to interview for NBA jobs, not take over the struggling Vanderbilt men's basketball program. He had a couple of interviews for NBA head coaching jobs lined up, but then he got a call from the Commodores' new athletic director. The mutual...
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New Virginia Tech men's NCAA college basketball head coach Mike Young speaks at an introductory press conference in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 8, 2019. (Michael Shroyer/The Roanoke Times via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 1:10 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Mike Young looked around Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum and said he's "so thrilled to be home." "My love for ball originated in this building many years ago," Young said Monday at a news conference introducing him as Virginia Tech's new basketball coach. Rattling off a list...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown holds the championship trophy next to guard Chloe Jackson (24) after Baylor defeated Notre Dame 82-81 in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 08, 2019 - 10:55 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor and Notre Dame capped the women's college basketball season with a thrilling championship game. The sport now has had a different champion in the past four years, with the Lady Bears edging the Irish 82-81 on Sunday night to win their third title. It's only the second time...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) takes a shot during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against the Michigan State, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images via AP, Pool)
April 07, 2019 - 11:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Tournament will take an ugly turn in its final or, depending on your perspective, be a masterpiece in defensive basketball. The national title game Monday night pits Virginia (34-3), the standard-bearer in lockdown basketball, against the new kids on the defensive block...
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Baylor forward Lauren Cox yells as she holds her left knee, during the second half against Notre Dame in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 7:41 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Cox hobbled around the bench, moving as quickly as her injured left knee would allow. The tears on her face had dried, crushing disappointment overshadowed by anxiety during a tense finish to the national championship game. Chloe Jackson's layup went in, Arike Ogunbowale's...
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Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale stands on the court during the last seconds of the Final Four championship game against Baylor in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Baylor won 82-81. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 7:19 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame's chances of repeating as national champions no longer a possibility, Arike Ogunbowale doubled over in disappointment. The Fighting Irish star, a year removed from hitting the winning jumper for a national title, went to the foul line for two shots with 1.9 seconds...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Wofford coach Mike Young yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Virginia Tech has hired Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night, April 7. Young is scheduled to be formally introduced during a news conference Monday morning. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:55 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has hired former Wofford men's basketball coach Mike Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night , just four days after Williams left to take the same job at Texas A&M. Young, a native of Radford, Virginia, about 10 miles...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, left, and Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard talk as they arrive at an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this close to a title,...
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Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney reacts to fans after a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much like his vagabond coach, Texas Tech's Matt Mooney has undergone a college basketball journey unlike almost any other, from mid-major to out-of-the-way outpost to the rough-and-tumble Big 12. Now, under the searing spotlight of the Final Four, Mooney has been simply money...
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Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter (12) drives to the basket past Auburn center Austin Wiley, right, during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand every element of his game. De'Andre Hunter needed a little longer to do the same at Virginia, even by...
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