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A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Tom Izzo out of isolation, back with Spartans

Nov. 23, 2020 2:42 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has resumed leading his team, two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test and after isolating at home. Izzo was cleared to attend practices over the weekend and returned to work in his...

Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson, left, carries the ball while Bowling Green linebacker Darren Anders (37) and defensive lineman Ja'von Lyons (56) close in during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Bowling Green, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Scott W. Grau/Sentinel-Tribune via AP)

STAT WATCH: Bulls' Patterson owns season's 1st 300-yard game

Nov. 23, 2020 5:20 AM EST

Playing a bit under the radar at Buffalo, Jaret Patterson has put up rushing numbers that demand attention. Patterson broke his own school record with 301 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-17 win at Bowling Green in the third of his team's three straight mid-week Mid-American Conference games. Granted, the first...

Northwestern players celebrate after they defeated Wisconsin 17-7 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

AP Top 25: Alabama now unanimous No. 1; Northwestern to 11

Nov. 22, 2020 4:28 PM EST

Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern moved up to No. 11 on Sunday for its best ranking in 24 years. For the second straight week, the top eight teams in the poll held their spots. The Crimson Tide received all 62 first-place votes after beating Kentucky...

POLL ALERT: Alabama is unanimous No. 1 as top 8 remain unchanged; No. 11 Northwestern jumps to best ranking in 24 years.

Nov. 22, 2020 2:00 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Alabama is unanimous No. 1 as top 8 remain unchanged; No. 11 Northwestern jumps to best ranking in 24 years.
Rutgers' Johnny Langan (21) rushes against Michigan's Luiji Vilain (18) and Gemon Green (22) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Michigan ends 3-game skid, beats Rutgers 48-42 in 3OT

Nov. 22, 2020 1:22 AM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan had to switch quarterbacks, go three overtimes and play roughly 4 1/2 hours to avoid the football program's worst start in 53 years. It was worth it. Hassan Haskins dove in from less than a yard out on fourth down in the third overtime and the Wolverines snapped a...

Northwestern players celebrate after they defeated Wisconsin 17-7 in an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ramsey, No. 19 Northwestern top No. 10 Wisconsin 17-7

Nov. 21, 2020 8:55 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Every clutch play by Peyton Ramsey. Every big hit by Northwestern's defense. It was all designed to send a message. The Wildcats had something they wanted to say. “We woke up the country now, and we need our damn respect,” cornerback Greg Newsome II said. Ramsey threw...

Illinois linebacker Tarique Barnes (44) celebrates with teammates after he intercepted a pass by Nebraska quarterback Luke McCaffrey during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Illini win 2nd in row 41-23 over turnover-plagued Huskers

Nov. 21, 2020 8:42 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For most teams that come into Memorial Stadium, beating Nebraska doesn't mean as much as it used to considering the Cornhuskers' fall from the upper echelon of college football the last two decades. You couldn't tell that to Illinois coach Lovie Smith after his team left with a 41-23...

Iowa defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg (97) tackles Penn State running back Keyvone Lee (24) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Iowa beats Penn State; Nittany Lions 0-5 for first time

Nov. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Spencer Petras smiled and admitted he’s not the strongest runner when he has the football in his hands. But Iowa’s quarterback doesn’t have to be, especially when the 300-pounders in front of him do most of the hard work like they did on Saturday in...

Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson celebrates his touchdown against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

No. 3 Ohio State beats back comeback bid by No. 9 Indiana

Nov. 21, 2020 6:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After climbing to its highest AP Top 25 poll ranking in more than a half century, No. 9 Indiana got a chance find out how it measured up with Big Ten behemoth Ohio State, a team the Hoosiers hadn't beaten in 32 years. They came up short but sure made it interesting — and a...

Minnesota linebacker Josh Aune (29) holds the ball after he intercepted a Purdue pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 34-31. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Late INT helps Minnesota hang on for 34-31 win over Purdue

Nov. 21, 2020 12:49 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The end of this pass-and-catch clinic put on by Purdue and Minnesota boiled down to an alleged push — followed by a game-sealing interception. As the Boilermakers seethed, the weary Gophers were relieved after a game both teams won't soon forget. Josh Aune picked off Jack Plummer...