College sports

September 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of 18-year-old Francisco Mendez, who faces 12 charges...
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Carson King, of Altoona, Iowa, snaps a selfie Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who holds a proclamation declaring Saturday as Carson King Day. The honor was to mark King’s plans to donate more than $1 million to charity after his decision to display a hand-written sign before the Sept. 14 Iowa State-Iowa football game seeking money for beer prompted an overwhelming number of donations. (AP Photo/David Pitt)
September 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Amid applause and smiles, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday established this Saturday as Carson King Day, celebrating the story of a 24-year-old security guard whose hand-written sign held up on ESPN during the Iowa-Iowa State football game resulted in more than $1 million...
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Workers set up the ESPN College GameDay stage in front of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Nebraska's NCAA college football game against No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday night was always going to be a big one. Add a visit from ESPN's "College GameDay" show in the morning, and it becomes huge. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 26, 2019 - 11:18 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With nary a conference championship since 1999, and now on its fifth coach since Tom Osborne's teams ruled the mid-1990s, Nebraska has been an afterthought in college football most of the last two decades. This week, the Cornhuskers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) are front and center again...
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California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) releases a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
September 26, 2019 - 9:31 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The start of the season couldn't have gone much better for California: a win at nationally ranked Washington to open conference play, a thrilling victory on the road against an SEC team last week and a 4-0 record that has given the 15th-ranked Golden Bears their highest...
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North Carolina State alumni Matthew DiGioia carries a beer during an NCAA college football game between North Carolina State and East Carolina at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Aug 31, 2019. There's a growing trend at Atlantic Coast Conference football games: alcohol sales to the general public. Now everyone can enjoy their beverage of choice at most ACC stadiums, not just boosters and donors. (Bryan Cereijo/The News & Observer via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 12:03 pm
There's a growing trend at Atlantic Coast Conference football games: alcohol sales to the general public. Now everyone can enjoy their beverage of choice at most ACC stadiums, not just boosters and donors. Many ACC schools have made alcoholic beverages available in suites and special club areas for...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) rolls out to throw against Southern Miss during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
September 25, 2019 - 9:47 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference built its reputation for punishing ground games with one-name tailback megastars like Herschel, Bo and Emmitt — all larger-than-life performers who pounded the rock, piled up the yards and gave the SEC a down-in-the-dirt toughness no other league...
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California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) releases a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
September 24, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Following California's victory over Mississippi, coach Justin Wilcox said: "We find a way to make it interesting." Yes, they certainly do. The Golden Bears not only emerged with a dramatic 28-20 victory over Ole Miss last weekend but the win also left them as the lone undefeated team in the Pac-12...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:04 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men's basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach. Not only did the school deny many of the...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 23, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, including a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. The notice includes three Level 1...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2004, file photo, Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (14) reaches out to bring the basketball to himself as he backs into the lane against Missouri's Rickey Paulding (23) during an NCAA basketball game in Lubbock, Texas. Authorities say Emmett has been shot to death near his home in Dallas. Dallas police say 37-year-old Emmett was shot early Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Joe Don Buckner/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former Texas Tech basketball standout Andre Emmett, the team's all-time leading scorer, was shot to death early Monday near his home in Dallas. Emmett, 37, was sitting in his vehicle outside his home at about 2:30 a.m. when he was approached by two people who displayed a handgun,...
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