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Butler trip to Baylor highlights Top 25 college hoops slate

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Butler's trip to Baylor this week probably wouldn't have mentioned a merit when a list of intriguing nonconference matchups was generated before the college basketball season tipped off. Now, their game Tuesday night might well deserve top billing. The No. 18 Bulldogs, who finished with a losing record last...

AP source: Baseball's amateur draft moving to Omaha

Dec. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to hold its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because MLB did not plan to make the announcement until later this...

Ohio State's Chase Young wins Nagurski Award

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ohio State defensive end Chase Young won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation's top college defensive player on Monday night. Young was the nation's most dominant player on defense this season, recording 16 1/2 sacks and forcing six fumbles in 10 games for the Buckeyes. His...

Ex-South Carolina QB Jake Bentley transferring to Utah

Dec. 9, 2019 9:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ex-South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he's headed to Utah for his final college season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley said on social media Monday he has committed to the Utes. He will graduate from South Carolina this week, meaning he will be immediately eligible to play....

Alcorn St. downs NAIA-Rust 108-62 behind Howard's 19 PTs

Dec. 9, 2019 9:35 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Maurice Howard led six players in double figures with 19 points and Alcorn State needed the second half to pull away from NAIA-member Rust for a 108-62 win on Monday night. It was the Braves' (3-5) third win of the season against an NAIA program. Alcorn State raced to an 18-2 lead...

Emotional Pittman introduced as new Arkansas coach

Dec. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman backed away from the microphone and wiped his eyes, his emotions getting the better of him as he addressed a throng of Arkansas fans Monday afternoon. Pittman was introduced as the 34th head coach in program history, ending an almost one-month search for a new...

Duquesne blasts Columbia for eighth straight win

Dec. 9, 2019 9:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tavian Dunn-Martin scored 25 points and Duquesne extended its season-opening win streak to eight games, romping past Columbia 90-54 on Monday night. The win marks the program's best season start since the 1971-72 season. It also marked the longest win streak (11 games) for the Dukes since...

UTSA goes with Texas ties in hiring Jeff Traylor as coach

Dec. 9, 2019 7:07 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA is tapping strong Texas ties in a coach for the first time going into the program's ninth season, hiring Jeff Traylor Monday and giving the former Arkansas assistant his first shot at running a college team. Traylor was an associate head coach at Texas and SMU before taking the same...

Fields, Hurts, Young join Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists

Dec. 9, 2019 7:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists. The top vote-getters for college football's most famous player of the year award were announced Monday, and...

NC State challenges NCAA charge tied to payment for Smith

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is challenging NCAA charges based on allegations that an Adidas representative paid $40,000 to the family of former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. through a former Wolfpack assistant coach to ensure Smith's commitment to the school. N.C. State is arguing that the...