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Walk-ons pave way for Purdue to capture Big Ten West title

Nov. 30, 2022 13:06 PM EST

Tight end Payne Durham took the traditional path to Purdue. The former high school lacrosse star played one season of prep football in Georgia and convinced Jeff Brohm to make a scholarship offer. Durham quickly accepted. Aidan O'Connell and Devin Mockobee faced a more...

Auburn hires Liberty's Hugh Freeze, who's coming back to SEC

Nov. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced on Monday the hiring of...

AP source: Arizona St on verge of hiring Dillingham as coach

Nov. 27, 2022 09:31 AM EST

Arizona State was finalizing a deal Saturday night to make Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham the youngest head football coach in a Power Five conference. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the 32-year-old Phoenix native was on the...

Nebraska signs Matt Rhule to 8-year deal as football coach

Nov. 26, 2022 13:05 PM EST

After six straight losing seasons and more than 20 years removed from its 1990s heyday, Nebraska is turning to Matt Rhule to rebuild its football program and make it competitive in the Big Ten Conference. Rhule signed an eight-year contract to be the Cornhuskers' next coach and will...

No. 17 Utah women hold off Ole Miss, win 69-67 in Bahamas

Nov. 23, 2022 21:43 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 21 points, Kennady McQueen made a pair of late free throws and No. 17 Utah beat previously unbeaten Mississippi 69-67 on Wednesday night at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Classic in Nassau, Bahamas, to remain undefeated. A 3-pointer from...

AP source: KU gives coach Lance Leipold 2-year extension

Nov. 22, 2022 21:41 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and coach Lance Leipold have agreed to their second contract extension in less than three months, this time adding two years to his deal and keeping him tied to the Jayhawks through the 2029 season, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press. ...

Florida State has come 'a long way' in Norvell's 3rd season

Nov. 22, 2022 04:54 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Robert Cooper has an appreciation for change that few of his Florida State teammates can match. The defensive tackle committed to coach Jimbo Fisher. He outlasted Willie Taggart. He made it through Mike Norvell's early struggles. Now, he's...

No. 20 UCLA beats Marquette for Battle 4 Atlantis title

Nov. 21, 2022 17:47 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — UCLA took down an AP Top 25 team with a marquee name, earned a ranking of its own, then finished off a big 24-hour span by hoisting the Battle 4 Atlantis championship trophy. Freshman Kiki Rice scored 18 points and Gina Conti added 16 to help the...

Hunter 2 TDs help Jackson St. beat Alcorn St. 24-13

Nov. 19, 2022 19:58 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Freshman Travis Hunter, a two-way player who was widely considered the top recruit in the class of 2022, returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a 19-yard TD pass to help Jackson State beat Alcorn State 24-13 Saturday to complete the first 11-0 regular season in...

Shannon scores 29, No. 15 Illinois rallies past No. 8 UCLA

Nov. 19, 2022 01:07 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. made 8 of 9 3-pointers and scored 29 points with 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Illinois rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat No. 8 UCLA 79-70 on Friday night. The Illini (4-0) will play No. 16 Virginia in Sunday's championship game of the...