College sports

In this photo taken March 8, 2019, a referee prepares to start a play using a Precision Time device during the first half of an Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament basketball game in Greensboro, N.C. The Precision Time system created more than two decades ago by former referee Mike Costabile currently is used at nearly every level of the sport, including the NBA and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. Costabile estimates the ability to stop the clock automatically on a referee's whistle can save roughly 90 seconds formerly lost to reaction time when timekeepers manually stopped the clock. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 03, 2019 - 1:54 pm
The technology used for game clocks has become part of a basketball referee's on-court DNA, something few could see coming considering the system was initially scoffed at by some officials. The Precision Time system created more than two decades ago by former referee Mike Costabile currently is...
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Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams yells across the court to his players during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal against Duke in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams on Wednesday, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. "The Buzz is Back," Texas A&M tweeted from its official team account. Virginia Tech was 100-69 during Williams' five-year tenure and went to...
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A portion of the rook is darkened with curtains as U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis prepares for the NCAA college basketball Final Four, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 12:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one painful game short of the Final Four. Those teams that made it to Minneapolis ? The guys from Michigan State, Texas Tech, Auburn and Virginia will be greeted, literally, by...
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Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews reacts after scoring a 3-point goal bringing Lipscomb ahead in the last minutes of the second half of a semifinal college basketball game in the National Invitational Tournament against Wichita State , Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lipscomb won 71-64. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 03, 2019 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander walked off the Madison Square Garden court a winner in perhaps the biggest postseason win for the tiny school in program history. The Bisons stole the spotlight in New York and Alexander wanted his team to know they had the mettle necessary to cut down...
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Auburn's Jared Harper celebrates after Auburn defeated Kentucky in the Midwest Regional final game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 03, 2019 - 11:50 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as well as anybody. The Tigers' 5-foot-11 point guard has been a driving force in their surprising run to their first Final Four. He has supplied clutch plays , especially...
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Tennessee's Jordan Bone dribbles during practice for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 03, 2019 - 11:37 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Jordan Bone says he's entering the NBA draft, but he isn't ruling out the possibility of returning to school. Bone's decision allows him to work out with NBA teams while determining whether to start his pro career or return for his senior season. The 6-foot-3...
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FILE - At left, in a March 22, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney (13) shoots against Northern Kentucky during the second half of a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Tulsa, Okla. At right, in a Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver (23) shoots against Kansas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech has gotten to its first Final Four with contrasting guards. Culver is the sophomore standout, Mooney is a graduate transfer. (AP Photo/File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:52 pm
Hometown standout Jarrett Culver was the first recruit Chris Beard reached out to when he got to Lubbock as Texas Tech's head coach three years ago. Then, when the Red Raiders were coming off their first NCAA Elite Eight appearance last season and had to replace a senior All-Big 12 point guard,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stops a shot against Japan during the first half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Naeher recalls that as a freshman in college a teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper carries that advice as she prepares for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper still carries the advice that Ali Krieger gave her as she readies for the upcoming World Cup. She's not only undaunted by the opponents she faces...
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In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, photo, CBS director Bob Fishman poses in the production truck in Washington, D.C. Fishman is preparing to direct his 38th Final Four this week in Minneapolis. If anyone can speak about the growth of the NCAA Tournament on television it is Fishman. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Michigan State's Tom Izzo has the most Final Four experience of any of the coaches in this year's NCAA Tournament finale. He still doesn't have anything on Bob Fishman. While Izzo is coaching in his eighth Final Four, Fishman will be in the director's chair for his 37th. He's been the lead director...
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Antonio Armstrong, Jr. listens to opening arguments by prosecutors inside 178 Criminal Courthouse Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Houston. Armstrong Jr. faces capital murder charges for allegedly murdering his parents in their Bellaire home in 2016. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 1:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say house alarms and motion detectors indicate a Houston teenager whose father was a standout linebacker for Texas A&M before a brief NFL career fatally shot his parents. Jurors were told during opening statements Tuesday that no one forced their way into the home and...
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