College sports

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Rutgers head coach Kristen Butler, right, argues a call with the home plate umpire during an NCAA softball game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Rutgers coach Butler and her husband Marcus Smith, a volunteer assistant, have been accused of fostering a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse on the team. The university president said Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, he wants an independent investigation of allegations. (AP Photo/ Michael Wyke, File)
October 31, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Two Rutgers softball coaches, a husband and wife, have been accused of fostering a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse on the team. The university president said Thursday he wants an independent investigation of allegations made against softball head coach Kristen Butler and her husband Marcus...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) drives to the basket as Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15), defends during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Tampa, Fla. Ionescu was named to The Associated Press Preseason All-America women's college basketball team, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 31, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu decided to come back for her senior season at Oregon instead of heading to the WNBA. The NCAA career leader for triple-doubles was honored Thursday as a member of The Associated Press preseason All-America team . Ionescu, who averaged 19.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) drives to the basket as Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15), defends during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Tampa, Fla. Ionescu was named to The Associated Press Preseason All-America women's college basketball team, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 31, 2019 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu decided to come back for her senior season at Oregon instead of heading to the WNBA. The NCAA career leader for triple-doubles was honored Thursday as a member of The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Ionescu, who averaged 19.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.2...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu celebrates a regional final victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Portland, Ore. Oregon is No. 1 for the first time in school history while Tennessee’s streak of 42 straight appearances in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is over. The Ducks, led by sensational guard Sabrina Ionescu, garnered 25 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel to earn the top ranking in the poll released Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
October 30, 2019 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When he took over in 2014, Kelly Graves set out to establish Oregon as one of the elite teams in women's college basketball. Fresh off their first Final Four appearance, the Ducks are ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history. Oregon, led by...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) walks off the field having missed the game due to an earlier injury after an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
October 30, 2019 - 7:54 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has returned to practice on a limited basis, but tight end Miller Forristall could be out for the next six weeks. Coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa could be "a game-day decision" with a sprained right ankle but he took snaps and went through...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm
How much are a college athlete's name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 30, 2019 - 5:18 pm
How much are a college athlete's name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 30, 2019 - 4:35 pm
How much are a college athlete's name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) carries for a touchdown in front of Auburn defensive back Jeremiah Dinson (20) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 30, 2019 - 3:24 pm
LSU is the new No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and the College Football Playoff rankings are about a week away from debuting. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, Brett McMurphy of Stadium, and an AP poll voter, joins Ralph Russo to talk about the volatility at the top...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) walks off the field having missed the game due to an earlier injury after an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
October 30, 2019 - 1:30 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is returning to practice, but tight end Miller Forristall could be out for the next six weeks. Coach Nick Saban says that Tagovailoa could be "a game time decision" with a sprained right ankle but he was set to practice Wednesday. Mac Jones...
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