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Grieving mothers of former MSU players become ‘sisters’

Jul. 25, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sometimes it’s a text message late at night, when one of them can’t sleep. Or a phone call when the pain is intense or the sorrow overwhelming. Renee Hill and Karen Sadler are living a shared experience they wouldn’t wish upon anyone —...

MSU Bulldogs' championship is homerun for fan merchandise

Jul. 24, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Retailers are enjoying a boom in demand for Mississippi State University clothing and other gear since the Bulldogs won the College World Series championship. The Commercial Dispatch reported that sales have hit a record high at Maroon &...

Kansas coach Bill Self has tested positive for COVID-19

Jul. 24, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Self, who is fully vaccinated, said in a statement on the university's Twitter account Friday that he was “feeling pretty good right now.”...

M Go Big: Led by Power, Michigan goes 1-2 in NHL draft

Jul. 24, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

The NHL draft turned into a Michigan maize and blue affair Friday night. And there’s a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. Whatever challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented scouts in grading prospects, many of whom played shortened seasons, was...

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

Jul. 23, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt of adrenaline that...

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Jul. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to keep Oklahoma and Texas from being poached by the Southeastern Conference,...

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

Jul. 23, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in. ...

UConn: Probation over NCAA violations under Ollie ends

Jul. 23, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The two-year probation imposed on UConn men's basketball for NCAA violations under former coach Kevin Ollie has ended. The governing body informed the school it has met all NCAA regulations, the university said Friday. “We...

Chasing Buckeyes: Who can dethrone Ohio State in Big Ten?

Jul. 23, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school’s name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation. “I’m ready to beat...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

Jul. 23, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed...