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Butler drives Wolfpack past Stanford 10-4 in CWS opener

Jun. 20, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jonny Butler homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Reid Johnston pitched six strong innings and North Carolina State opened the College World Series with a 10-4 victory over Stanford on Saturday. The Wolfpack (36-18), who knocked out No. 1...

Gonzalez's hit in 12th sends Vandy past Arizona 7-6 in CWS

Jun. 20, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt made it to Omaha with a young team, one almost entirely different from the one that won the national championship here in 2019. It was one of the Commodores' old hands, though, who got them off to a winning start at the College World Series...

UMass to unveil statues of school's basketball icons

Jun. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men's basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team's Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J”...

Madison couple gives Ole Miss $10M, arena named after them

Jun. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple is giving $10 million to the University of Mississippi's athletics foundation, and the school’s basketball and event arena has been named for them. The arena, which opened in January 2016, is now called “The Sandy and John...

Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

Jun. 19, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series. James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher was well known among die-hard softball fans, but she introduced herself to a national audience by throwing a...

NCAA memo: Emmert urges schools to act on NIL or he will

Jun. 18, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert told the association's more than 1,100 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts...

In it to win it: Texas not just happy to be in CWS this time

Jun. 18, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas is making its record 37th appearance in the College World Series and, unlike the last time it was here in 2018, coach David Pierce believes this team has the makings to be national champion. The Longhorns (47-15) went 5-0 through their regional...

Man charged with killing security officer at basketball game

Jun. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man has been charged with killing an off-duty university police officer outside a high school basketball game where he’d shown up without a mask. John Shallerhorn, 35, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the Feb. 26...

Commissioners dig into CFP expansion; Pac-12 pushes autobids

Jun. 18, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — College Football Playoff expansion took another step forward Friday as the full group of commissioners who manage the postseason system wrapped up two days of digging into a plan for a 12-team format that would revamp the national championship. The...

Razorbacks' Kopps wins Howser Trophy as top college player

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas' Kevin Kopps won the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball Friday, making him the first relief pitcher to receive the award. Kopps, who had Tommy John surgery in 2018, was the star pitcher for a Razorbacks team ranked No. 1...