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No. 25 Purdue trying to build momentum against Wisconsin

Oct. 21, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm still remembers how promising the future appeared in October 2018. The Boilermakers had just routed No. 2 Ohio State by 29 points and headed to Michigan State hoping to prove their four-game winning streak was no fluke. Instead, they lost the game...

Barnes has 36 and the Kings spoil Portland's opener 124-121

Oct. 21, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings will be in a good place this season if Harrison Barnes can consistently shoot like he did in the season opener. Barnes scored 36 points, including a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the Kings spoiled Chauncey Billups debut as...

Orgeron begins LSU exit with SEC visit to No. 12 Mississippi

Oct. 21, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

Things to watch in Week 8 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK LSU (4-3, 2-2) visits No. 12 Mississippi (5-1, 2-1) in a West Division matchup. Ed Orgeron enters the first of his final five regular season games as LSU coach after he and the...

Rolovich lawyer calls coach's firing 'unjust and unlawful'

Oct. 20, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's termination for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination was unlawful and an attack on his Catholic faith, his attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Brian Fahling also said in a statement that Rolovich intends to take legal...

Expansion talk looms over Big 12 hoops as season draws near

Oct. 20, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Beard got right to it. His Texas Longhorns will have a target on their backs. “We’ve already begun talking to our players about how difficult it’s going to be,” he said. “But it’s really no different than anywhere else I’ve...

Coach Izzo says he's ticked off Michigan State is unranked

Oct. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn't happy about it. “It does tick me off," Tom Izzo said Wednesday. Izzo is not alone. ...

USA Basketball tabs Jim Boylen to coach World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 20, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Boylen’s team will be composed primarily of G League players, and the roster is yet to be finalized. The...

BC looks to rebuild again, this time under Earl Grant

Oct. 20, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Coming to a program that’s had one winning season in its last 10, Boston College coach Earl Grant knows it’s likely going to be a tough first year on the job. “It won’t be a smooth ride,” he said. “If I was trying to get from here to London,...

Cunane, No. 5 NC State headline preseason ACC picks

Oct. 20, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Fifth-ranked North Carolina State will open the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while senior center Elissa Cunane is the preseason player of the year. The ACC on Wednesday released results in voting by the league's 15 head...

Clemson, Brownell look to keep ACC momentum growing

Oct. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brad Brownell acknowledged the water took a lot longer to boil on his men's basketball program than he would've liked. These days, Brownell believes the Tigers have a rising basketball brand that stands strong in the powerhouse Atlantic...