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Washington St looks to improve after breaking losing streak

Oct. 21, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

It took some prompting but Washington State coach Kyle Smith finally acknowledged that being picked to finish eighth in the Pac-12 was a disappointment. After all, the Cougars figure to be improved from the team that surprised doubters by finishing 14-13 last year, the...

New coach, similar expectations for Baylor women's hoops

Oct. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baylor's sideline will look different this season, but the Lady Bears expect similar results after they were picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the Big 12. Coach Kim Mulkey stepped down after last season to take the job at LSU. She led the...

Watt, D-Hop face old team when unbeaten Cards host Texans

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt acknowledges it will be strange on Sunday when he sees the blue and white jerseys of the Houston Texans, the franchise he spent 10 years with before signing with the Cardinals during the offseason. The star defensive end also expects to...

No. 13 Irish and struggling USC renew intersectional rivalry

Oct. 21, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

USC (3-3) at No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (NBC). Line: Notre Dame by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series: Notre Dame leads 49-37-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Brian Kelly’s Fighting...

No. 12 Ole Miss readies for LSU perhaps without Corral

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

LSU (4-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 12 Mississippi (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS). Line: Ole Miss by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: LSU leads 64-40-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Ole Miss is...

Hurley revamps Arizona State's roster to add toughness

Oct. 21, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley was left exasperated at times last season by a team that seemed to lack chemistry and played inconsistently. Hoping to return the program to an upward trajectory, Hurley overhauled the roster for 2021-22, bringing in...

Washington St hosts BYU in 1st game since Rolovich's firing

Oct. 21, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — After months of dealing with uncertainty, Washington State finally has clarity about who will lead the program. Nick Rolovich and four assistants are gone, fired when they failed to comply with the governor’s mandate that all state employees be...

Arkansas gains first preseason hoops ranking since 2007-08

Oct. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In his third season at Arkansas, Eric Musselman has restored the roar to a once-elite men’s basketball program. The Razorbacks raced through the Southeastern Conference late last season, then made the kind of run they were known for in the...

Records meaningless whenever No. 13 Irish and Trojans meet

Oct. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There will be no Heisman Trophy favorites on the field and no national championships on the line when Southern California and No. 13 Notre Dame meet for the 92nd time Saturday night. Ignore the records and any scenarios. The struggling Trojans...

Florida State says it won't overlook UMass with Clemson next

Oct. 21, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida State prepares for Saturday’s game against UMass, it would be easy to expect the Seminoles to focus their attention instead on a rivalry game with Clemson on Oct. 30. “I can promise you we’re not going to look past anybody,”...