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NCAA Volleyball Tournament: San Diego eliminates Washington State; Washington advances

Washington State was unable to seize control of its match against San Diego and was eliminated in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Honolulu


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU’s Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Louisville pulls away from Pittsburgh, 64-46

Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, Malik Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and No. 1 Louisville used a 17-4 second-half run to pull away from Pittsburgh …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

No. 13 Oregon ends No. 5 Utah’s playoff hopes with 37-15 win

CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open the game with two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Oregon spoiled No. 5 Utah’s playoff hopes …


Kennedy Brown scores 16, No. 5 Oregon State routs Hawaii 64-32

Kennedy Brown scored 16 points and No. 5 Oregon State turned up its defense in a 64-32 rout of Hawaii on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Washington State puts Apple Cup, coaching rumors behind it in preparation for bowl game

The Cougars started preparing for a bowl destination they won’t learn until Sunday. The work probably helped them put the Apple Cup defeat a little farther in the rear-view mirror.


Stanford too busy preparing for finals to focus on No. 1

Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer ended practice 30 minutes early Thursday, and that almost never happens. Three hours on the floor has long been the Stanford standard.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Take a trip to Camp Zag: Returners and newcomers built bonds at Gonzaga’s preseason retreat

Picture 6-foot-10, 260-pound Oumar Ballo and 6-11, 235-pound Pavel Zakharov scrambling to hang on while inner tubing on a lake.


No. 2 Ohio St. chases playoff spot against No. 10 Wisconsin

Ohio State coach Ryan Day mapped everything out months ago.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Washington’s Blake Bodily has been on a scoring tear, but he’s giving the assist to his teammates for Huskies’ deep NCAA Tournament run

Blake Bodily is as adept at deflecting credit as he is at scoring goals.


UNC’s Armando Bacot expected to miss Virginia game with ankle injury

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says freshman big man Armando Bacot is likely out for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels’ game at No. 5 Virginia on Sunday due to an ankle …


Heisman chase and playoff race cross paths in champ weekend

The Heisman Trophy chase and playoff race have become intertwined.


No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia square off for ACC title

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team.


Florida to name basketball court after former coach Billy Donovan

Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good.


Classic SEC match-up: LSU’s offense vs. Georgia’s defense

LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after …


Washington State soccer star Morgan Weaver hopes to cap her brilliant Cougar career with a title

Washington State had just lost its final regular-season women’s soccer game to Washington 1-0 when WSU assistant coach Jon Harvey came up to his star forward, senior Morgan Weaver from …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

On their Heels: Washington State aiming to upset national power North Carolina in College Cup Final Four

It’s been a fun, celebratory five days for the Cougars since they punched their ticket to college soccer’s Final Four, the deepest NCAA Tournament run in modern WSU athletics history.


Women’s Top 25 roundup: Ohio State beats No. 2 Louisville in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Dorka Juhasz scored 15 points and Kierstan Bell added 14 to help Ohio State knock off No. 2 Louisville 67-60 on Thursday night in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jill Townsend powers No. 18 Gonzaga women past Montana State 70-55

Jill Townsend scored 16 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled way from Montana State in the third quarter en route to a 70-55 victory on Thursday for the Bulldogs’ fifth …


Mike Brey’s Irish lose Robby Carmody to injury, Chris Doherty to transfer

For the second straight season, it’s becoming a numbers game for Mike Brey and his Notre Dame basketball team.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Huskies keep high-scoring trend rolling against Eastern Washington, now look toward Gonzaga

Gonzaga Week officially began at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.


NFL or college? Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa still weighing options

Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he’d likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the biggest decision of my life“ a little easier.


Luka Garza’s monster start propels surging Hawkeyes

After losing multiple contributors from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, Iowa planned to lean on junior center Luka Garza more than ever in 2019-20.


Paul Newberry: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters …


Utah, Oklahoma, Baylor need LSU to win SEC championship game

LSU will have plenty of fans on the campuses of Oklahoma, Baylor and perhaps Utah this week.


Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Cavs’ Bronco Mendenhall on similar ACC paths

Bronco Mendenhall had only said a few words and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney realized the new Virginia coach was more than a colleague: this was someone who understood how to lead …


Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts, Baylor QB Charlie Brewer create havoc as runners

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley never imagined having his quarterback run the ball so much.


Gimpy Justin Fields says he’s good for Big Ten Championship

Justin Fields’ first real hero moment came in the third quarter last Saturday, a display of toughness destined to live in the lore of the Ohio State-Michigan game.


Michigan, Kentucky schedule basketball game in London

Michigan and Kentucky have agreed to play a basketball game in London next season as part of a three-year deal that also includes a home-and-home series between the two programs.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mike Leach agrees to contract extension amid rumors, keeping Washington State coach in Pullman through 2024 season

Despite reports stating he’d met with administrators from Arkansas earlier in the week about the Razorbacks’ coaching vacancy, Leach officially hopped off the coaching carousel Thursday morning, agreeing in principle …