Latest College sports News

No jab, no job: Ex-coach Rolovich gets pink-slipped at WSU

Oct. 19, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

You’re never going to convince guys like ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to get the shot. It’s a waste of breath. The best scientists and all the evidence in the world couldn’t. Losing a $3-million-a-year job didn’t. Even public pleas from the likes of...

Lapchick family felt backlash due to Knicks coach's views

Oct. 19, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Richard E. Lapchick shares some of the backlash his family felt that was directed at his father, former Knicks coach Joe Lapchick, for signing the first Black player to an NBA contract in 1950. The experience led him to his work today; Richard directs the Institute for...

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Oct. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around....

Man who fell from New Mexico sports skybox, son get payouts

Oct. 18, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who fell from a luxury suite at a university sports arena in Albuquerque onto concrete stairs below has been awarded $144,000 under a state-negotiated settlement, according to settlement documents obtained Monday. During a Lobos basketball...

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Oct. 18, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. ...

AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 20:23 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — AP source: Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing state's vaccination mandate.

ESPN announcer Dick Vitale discloses lymphoma diagnosis

Oct. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time this year. The Basketball Hall of Fame announcer said he has undergone tests that show he has lymphoma. ...

No. 23 Pitt eyeing lengthy stay in polls as Clemson looms

Oct. 18, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A week ago, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi lamented the lack of attention being paid to the Panthers. “I still don’t see much respect for a 4-1 football team, which is fine,” Narduzzi said before a visit to Virginia Tech. “It’s something...

Kiffin 'not feeling really good' about Ole Miss QB's status

Oct. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin isn't optimistic about quarterback Matt Corral's availibility against LSU. Corral rushed 30 times for 195 yards in the 12th-ranked Rebels' 31-26 win over Tennessee, which Kiffin said took a physical toll on the QB. ...

Boilermakers using creative combination to rejoin Top 25

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm spent his bye week designing a creative game plan, capable of pulling off one of this season's biggest upsets. He kept three quarterbacks on standby duty, asked receiver David Bell to play his typically dominant game and challenged his defense to...