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Texas sweeps No. 1 Badgers to set up final against Kentucky

Apr. 23, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas used a powerful all-around performance to post a surprising three-set sweep of top-seeded and previously unbeaten Wisconsin in the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals Thursday night. No. 4 Texas (27-1) will play No. 2 Kentucky (23-1) in the...

Former Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke dies in LA car crash

Apr. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19. The university announced Clarke’s death in a release Thursday night, but did not include any more details. Coach John Calipari said he was...

Nort Thornton, swim coach who produced Olympians, dies at 87

Apr. 22, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Nort Thornton, who coached the California men’s swimming team to NCAA titles in 1979 and ’80 during a 33-year career that produced such Olympic champions as Matt Biondi and Anthony Ervin, died Thursday. He was 87. His son, Marc, confirmed his...

Montana transgender bill advances, other measures vetoed

Apr. 22, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature voted Thursday to advance a bill that would ban transgender athletes from participating in school and university sports according to the gender with which they identify. The governors of North Dakota and Kansas vetoed similar...

Petrino named Missouri Valley Conference's top coach

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State coach Bobby Petrino, whose return to the sidelines was delayed until the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was named Missouri Valley Football Conference coach of the year on Thursday. Petrino led the Bears to a 5-1 record, and...

Clemson keeping men's track and field, cross country

Apr. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is keeping its men's track and field and cross country programs after planning to eliminate them at the end of the current season. The school said Thursday revised financial projections found that COVID-19 did not impact the athletic...

Lady Vols sign Sun Belt player of year Dye as grad transfer

Apr. 22, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Lady Vols have signed Alexus Dye, the Sun Belt Conference player of the Year, as a graduate transfer. Coach Kellie Harper announced the signing Thursday. The 6-foot forward is graduating in May at Troy and has...

West Virginia coach Neal Brown gets 2-year extension

Apr. 22, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown has received a two-year contract extension through the 2026 season, athletic director Shane Lyons announced Thursday. Brown has coached the Mountaineers to an 11-11 record in his first two seasons, including a 6-4...

Guard Montez Mathis transfers to St. John's from Rutgers

Apr. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Guard Montez Mathis has transferred to St. John's after three seasons at Rutgers. St. John's coach Mike Anderson announced the move on Thursday of the Baltimore native who played in 90 games and made 67 starts for the Scarlet Knights. ...

NCAA tweaks college football OT format to shorten games

Apr. 22, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football teams will have to go for 2 after touchdowns starting with the second overtime possession, and beginning in the third round each team will get one play to score from the 3-yard line. The NCAA playing rules oversight panel on Thursday...