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O’Bannon takes stand in landmark NCAA lawsuit

OAKLAND (AP) - The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest Monday with former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades.

June 10, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Oregon St. No. 1 seed for NCAA baseball tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Oregon State has proved itself as the best in the West. The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee also thinks the Beavers are best in the nation.

May 26, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Gordon 1st openly gay D-I basketball player

Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long.

April 10, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


UConn routs Notre Dame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

April 09, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away.

April 07, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another.

April 07, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Kentucky, UConn unlikely match-up for national title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.

April 06, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Florida gets rematch with UCONN after Dec.2 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Marshall, McDermott take home AP yearly awards

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Minnesota beats SMU to win NIT

NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden.

April 04, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Ruef a surprise star in Stanford’s Final Four run

STANFORD (AP) - Mikaela Ruef found herself an engineering job on campus last spring and started sporting a hard hat and safety glasses to pay for her final two quarters at Stanford, knowing she no longer had a basketball scholarship as a fifth-year senior.

April 03, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Cal hoops coach retires

BERKELEY (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is retiring after six seasons at the school.

April 01, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


After one-win season, Cal looking for its confidence

BERKELEY (AP) - Coach Sonny Dykes has plenty of work to do as he starts Year 2 of spring practice at California.

April 01, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


UConn women top Aggies, head to Final Four

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis continued her splendid run through the NCAA tournament with 17 points, and Connecticut advanced to the women's Final Four for the seventh straight year with a 69-54 victory against Texas A&M on Monday night.

April 01, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


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Articles by Section - Collegiate Sports


Donovan says goodbye, Florida moves on with coaching search

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's search to replace basketball coach Billy Donovan began weeks - really months- ago.

May 05, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Wisconsin finds cause to badger

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan's Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters.

April 07, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


WON ... AND DONE?

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.

April 07, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


1-and-done pioneers inducted into HOF

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - As Kentucky coach John Calipari started to leave the Naismith Hall of Fame interview room Monday, he took one last question.

April 07, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


You again: UConn, Notre Dame meet in final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The women's basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year.

April 07, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Party rages on: Wisconsin fans flood the streets

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Thousands of Wisconsin fans packed downtown Madison on Monday night, dancing and jumping around, despite a loss to Duke University in the NCAA championship.

April 07, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Wisconsin, Duke battle for college national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a record-setting coach and superstar freshmen.

April 05, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Mullin: Trying to turn around St John’s an ‘obligation’

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Mullin's old coach reached way back into history to describe the buzz from St. John's hiring its all-time leading scorer.

April 01, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the Final Four for an eighth straight season.

March 31, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Mullin to replace Lavin at St. John’s

NEW YORK (AP) - St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.

March 31, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Big men on campus

Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common - both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press' 2014-15 All-America team.

March 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Collegiate Sports


Stanford’s Randle chases scoring record, title at NIT

STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle has no problem saying it: The Stanford star believes he can score against anybody.

March 29, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Maryland ends Princeton’s unbeaten season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland ended Princeton's undefeated season, UConn won in another rout, and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16.

March 23, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro

Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.

March 23, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Collegiate Sports


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