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UConn reports athletic deficit increase to $43.5 million

Jan. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The deficit in the University of Connecticut's athletic department rose by $1.2 million during the last fiscal year to $43.5 million, according to the school's annual report to the NCAA. UConn released the fiscal report on Wednesday. It said the gap, which last year was among the...

Oklahoma State forward Natasha Mack (4) knocks the ball away from Baylor center Queen Egbo (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Ursin has 20 points, No. 9 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 77-58

Jan. 20, 2021 10:33 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor returned to its typical dominance against Oklahoma State. Moon Ursin scored 20 points and the ninth-ranked Lady Bears recovered from a rare loss to beat the Cowgirls 77-58 on Wednesday night. Baylor had won 61 straight at home before falling to Iowa State on Saturday. That...

Oklahoma State's Gundy among 6 in Oklahoma Sports HOF class

Jan. 20, 2021 9:23 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy will be one of six inductees into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Wednesday. Gundy, who took over at Oklahoma State in 2005, has a record of 137-67-0, and his Cowboys have made 15...

Louisville's Dana Evans, right, escapes Virginia Tech's Georgia Amoore after stealing the ball from her in the final moments of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Coach: Louisville women ready for challenges of being No. 1

Jan. 20, 2021 6:00 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz and the Cardinals players are embracing the challenges that come with their lofty new status as the team to beat in women’s college basketball. The Cardinals (12-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have been a team-to-beat for a while under Walz. They...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma talks to his player during a break in the action in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 3 UConn women add game at No. 15 Arkansas on Jan. 28

Jan. 20, 2021 5:46 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's 3rd-ranked women's basketball team agreed Wednesday to play at No. 15 Arkansas on Jan. 28. Arkansas had been scheduled to host Vanderbilt, but the Commodores cut short their season because of complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. “When Vanderbilt opted out of the...

New Mexico quarterback Isaiah Chavez (13) runs by Fresno State defensive back Reggie Strong (7) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

New Mexico college teams finally returning home

Jan. 20, 2021 4:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — New Mexico State relocated to Arizona in an attempt to play a basketball season. Restrictions in the Aggies' home state made it impossible for them to even practice there, so they packed up and moved into a Phoenix resort. The pandemic had other plans. Hamstrung by COVID-19 issues inside and...

FILE - Tennessee coach Kellie Harper is shown during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. , in this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, file photo. No. 25 Tennessee (9-2) will host No. 3 UConn (8-0) for the first time in 15 years Thursday night, Jan. 21, 2021, in the second game of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Series. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

Lady Vols set to host UConn, trying to rebuild hoops program

Jan. 20, 2021 3:49 PM EST

Kellie Harper feels the shadow of Pat Summitt still looms over the Tennessee Lady Vols, as well as the expectations that come with coaching the winningest program in women's college basketball history. The second-year Tennessee head coach also knows the program is a shadow of what it was under Summitt, and that...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Jan. 20, 2021 3:40 PM EST

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. “Once the sale negotiation is...

UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa (20) shoots against Butler in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes Summitt in wins

Jan. 19, 2021 11:30 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he would rather still be coaching against the late Pat Summitt than moving past her on the all-time wins list. The Huskies routed Butler 103-35 on Tuesday, giving Auriemma his 1,099th win. The victory leaves him just behind Stanford’s Tara...

Iowa-Maryland women's game postponed because of inauguration

Jan. 19, 2021 11:20 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The women's basketball game between No. 7 Maryland and Iowa, scheduled for Thursday night, has been postponed because the Hawkeyes don't want to travel with the inauguration being held one day earlier. Iowa was scheduled to fly into Baltimore-Washington International Airport on...