College sports

FILE -- In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes calls a play during the first half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal against Purdue in Louisville, Ky. Barnes believes he'd be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 16, 2019 - 4:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he would be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. Barnes' contract requires Tennessee to receive approximately $5 million if he leaves for another job with five years remaining on his deal...
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Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a 3-0 victory over Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 13, 2019 - 10:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Sandelin acknowledged having his doubts through several low points of the season as to whether his Minnesota Duluth players were motivated enough to repeat as college hockey champions. On Saturday, the Bulldogs coach could finally breathe easy after getting his answer...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett speaks during a celebration honoring the Virginia Cavaliers for winning the NCAA men's college basketball championship, Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 2:37 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball. The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter account, filled one side of Scott Stadium five days after the Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018 photo, Calgary's David Kapinga, left, shoots as McGill's Francois Bourque defends during the first half of in the semifinals of the men's basketball national championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia. McGill University has dropped the name Redmen from its varsity sports teams after receiving complaints that the name is a racial slur, Principal Suzanne Fortier said in a statement Friday, April 12, 2019. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 2:33 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — McGill University has dropped the name Redmen from its varsity sports teams after receiving complaints that the name is a racial slur. Principal Suzanne Fortier said in a statement Friday that the name had caused pain and alienation for indigenous students at the Canadian university...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts during an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA men's basketball tournamenet against Virginia Tech in Washington. Williamson was named the John R. Wooden Men's Player of the year at the College Basketball Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2019 - 7:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zion Williamson of Duke insisted he doesn't know if he's going to declare for the NBA draft and leave Duke early. Then his words seemingly betrayed him. After winning the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's outstanding men's player at the College Basketball Awards Friday night,...
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Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 overtime victory over Denver in the semifinals of the Frozen Four NCAA men's college hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 11, 2019 - 11:16 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Marc Del Gaizo thought maybe he was dreaming. There was no other way the freshman defenseman could put into perspective the role he played in helping Massachusetts advance to college hockey's Frozen Four championship game for the first time in school history. "It's probably the...
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Minnesota Duluth forward Noah Cates (21) takes a shot on Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey (31) during the first period in the semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA college hockey tournament, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 11, 2019 - 9:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Scott Sandelin isn't taking Minnesota Duluth's third consecutive trip to the Frozen Four championship game for granted because of how difficult it is to get there. It wasn't easy for the Bulldogs once again in pulling out a 4-1 victory over Providence in a tightly...
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Bailey Kowalski cries as she speaks during a news conference in East Lansing, Mich., Thursday, April 11, 2019. The 22-year-old Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after suing the school, alleging that three former men's basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 5:49 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University student who accused counseling center staff of discouraging her from reporting a 2015 rape by three men's basketball players said Thursday that she is no longer afraid and wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields runs through a drill during an NCAA college football practice, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State is ready to unveil its new quarterback at the Buckeyes’ spring game. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Bender of the Sporting News joins AP’s Ralph Russo to chat about the new-look Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Ohio State is ready to unveil new quarterback Justin Fields at the Buckeyes' spring game. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Bender of the Sporting News joins AP's Ralph Russo to chat about the new-look Buckeyes. What will Ryan Day's influence on the team be as he takes over for...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward RJ Barrett (5) drives to the basket past Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) and guard Ahmed Hill (13) during the second half of an NCAA men's East Regional semifinal college basketball game, in Washington. Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in a video posted on social media. He calls playing at Duke a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there.”(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 10, 2019 - 9:43 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday in a video posted on social media . He said playing at Duke is a dream but added that "it's also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there." School...
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