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No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU battle for Black Diamond Trophy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Black Diamond Trophy has been in No. 15 Virginia Tech's possession since the current players were preschoolers. It's time to dust off the prize that has symbolized the rivalry between the Hokies (2-0) and West Virginia (1-1), which began in...

Nan Wooden, daughter of UCLA coach John Wooden, dies at 87

Sep. 15, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nan Wooden, the daughter of late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and a fixture at the Bruins games for years, died Tuesday. She was 87. The school said she died of natural causes at a care facility in the San Fernando Valley, according to family...

AAC moves into rebuild-mode as Sun Belt sees opportunity

Sep. 10, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

The American Athletic Conference, a league born from the fall of Big East football eight years ago, is in rebuilding mode again. This time, it could find some competition in the market from the Sun Belt when it starts courting new members. Central...

Ga Tech signs hoops coaches Pastner, Fortner to extensions

Sep. 10, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has signed basketball coaches Josh Pastner and Nell Fortner to contract extensions. Pastner received a three-year extension through the 2025-26 season after leading the Yellow Jacket to their first Atlantic Coast Conference men's championship...

A glance at new Big 12 schools BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston

Sep. 10, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

The four schools that were extended invitations Friday to join the Big 12 Conference: BYU Cougars Location: Provo, Utah Enrollment: 33,181 Football stadium (capacity): LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) ...

Gonzaga coach Few smelled of alcohol prior to DUI arrest

Sep. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few's breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot eyes on the night he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, though he initially told a police officer he had not been drinking, according to newly released documents....

Texas NAACP files federal complaint over "The Eyes of Texas"

Sep. 08, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas chapter of the NAACP and a group of students have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Texas for its continued use of school song “The Eyes of Texas," which has racist elements in its past. The complaint filed...

Michigan State football, basketball players to get $6,000

Sep. 08, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit mortgage company led by a former Michigan State walk-on will pay $500 a month to all football players and members of the men's basketball team. The sponsorship by Mat Ishbia and United Wholesale Mortgage will provide more than 130 MSU...

Alabama guard Burnett to miss season with knee injury

Sep. 08, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama transfer guard Nimari Burnett will miss the season after having surgery on his right knee. Coach Nate Oats said Burnett had successful surgery Tuesday, performed by Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in...

NHL's Panthers offer deals to 200 FAU female athletes

Sep. 08, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers were seeking a female athlete from Florida Atlantic University to be the next college student they sign to an endorsement deal. Unable to choose one, they’re making the offer to more than 200 of them. The...