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Duke overcomes tenacious Portland State 99-81

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Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Portland State Vikings on Thanksgiving Day to open the Phil Knight Invitational tournament. More>>

No. 2 Arizona upset again at Battle 4 Atlantis, 66-60 by SMU

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Ben Emelogu scored 20 points and SMU upset No. 2 Arizona 66-60 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis, handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss to an unranked opponent. More>>

Mississippi stuns No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 in Egg Bowl

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Jordan Ta'amu threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Wilkins ran for two scores and Mississippi upset No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28. More>>

Maye leads No. 9 North Carolina to 102-78 rout of Portland

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Luke Maye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Joel Berry II added 18 points, and No. 9 North Carolina put five players in double figures in overwhelming Portland 102-78 to open the PK80 Invitational. More>>

Week 13 preview: Rivalry week and high stakes are everywhere

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Yes, it is rivalry week in college football and the old saying goes that anything can happen when rivals get together, but let's not go overboard. Alabama has won seven of nine against Auburn because the Tide has been clearly better more often than not. More>>

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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A person with knowledge of the deal says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and face at least 25 years in prison. More>>

Playmaking QBs: Hurts, Stidham lead teams into Iron Bowl

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Playmaking QBs: Hurts, Stidham lead teams into Iron Bowl. More>>

Northern Iowa beats NC State 64-60 in Battle 4 Atlantis

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Juwan McCloud hit the go-ahead driving layup with 1:08 left to help Northern Iowa hold off North Carolina State 64-60 in Thursday's semifinals at the Battle 4 Atlantis. More>>

No. 5 Villanova beats Tennessee 85-76 in Battle 4 Atlantis

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Jalen Brunson scored 25 points to help fifth-ranked Villanova rally from 15 down and beat Tennessee 85-76 in Thursday's semifinals at the Battle 4 Atlantis. More>>

N.C. State stuns No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Battle 4 Atlantis

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Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in the first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis. More>>

Louisville says freshman Bowen will not play for Cardinals

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Louisville says freshman Brian Bowen will not play, have parted ways assistant Kenny Johnson in wake of corruption probe. More>>

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

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A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China is intensifying. More>>

Tennessee tops No. 18 Purdue 78-75 (OT) in Battle 4 Atlantis

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Grant Williams' late basket lifted Tennessee past No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in overtime in Thursday's opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. More>>

PK80 tournament opens Thanksgiving Day with stellar field

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The PK80 tournament opens on Thanksgiving Day with 16 teams playing in two brackets and two arenas in Portland, Oregon. More>>

The Latest: Victims of ex-gymnastics doctor blame university

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A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and faces at least 25 years in prison. More>>

SEC's rivalry games rank from duds to must-see television

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SEC's rivalry games ranked from duds to must-see television. More>>

Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

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Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. More>>

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row

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Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and No. 1 UConn routed fifth-ranked UCLA 78-60, snapping the Bruins' 32-game home winning streak. More>>

No. 6 Wichita State beats Marquette 80-66 in Maui semis

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Landry Shamet scored 19 points, Connor Frankamp added 13 and No. 6 Wichita State rode its second-half defense into the Maui Invitational title game with an 80-66 victory over Marquette on Tuesday. More>>

Is J.T. Barrett the best QB to ever play at Ohio State?

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Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will start his last regular-season game on Saturday against rival Michigan. More>>

US home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

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US home sales rose last month as hurricane impact rapidly fades; supply falls to record October low. More>>

Phil Knight's tourney draws top-10 teams to Oregon this week

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Phil Knight is bringing some of the nation's best teams to Oregon this week for a tournament to help the Nike founder celebrate his 80th birthday. More>>

Louisville appeal asks to reverse 'excessive' NCAA sanctions

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Louisville appeals NCAA penalties and calls vacation of 2013 championship 'excessive'. More>>

No. 2 Arizona, No. 5 Villanova top Battle 4 Atlantis field

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Second-ranked Arizona and fifth-ranked Villanova could be a marquee early season matchup in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. More>>

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

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An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. More>>

LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

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LaVar Ball questions Trump's involvement in son's release, again declines to thank president. More>>

Oklahoma QB Mayfield won't start home finale after gesture

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Kansas coach David Beaty has apologized for his team captains not shaking hands with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, saying the move made during the pregame coin toss was unacceptable. More>>

Duke consolidates top spot in Top 25 after Champions Classic

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Duke consolidated its No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 after beating Michigan State in the Champions Classic last week. More>>

Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

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Tim Duncan and John Stockton, who became stars in college and icons in the NBA, headline the 2017 class that was inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. More>>

AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

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A person familiar with the situation says Florida has met with Chip Kelly about becoming the team's next football coach. More>>

UConn No. 1 still as Louisville moves up to fourth

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The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. More>>

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Status quo before final playoff push

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Almost nothing changed in The Associated Press college football poll this weekend. More>>

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

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Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)' and says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support GOP tax overhaul. More>>

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

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After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!". More>>

AP Top 25: Alabama still No. 1; Boise State, Northwestern in

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The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll held their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama, and Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season. More>>

UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora late in 6th season

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UCLA has fired football coach Jim Mora after he compiled a 46-30 record in six seasons with the Bruins. More>>

Top 25 Takeaways: Badgers get close-up; Cardiac 'Canes back

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No. 5 Wisconsin handled its close up in a most Wisconsin way and No. 2 Miami went back to being the Cardiac 'Canes. More>>

No. 2 Miami finishes on 30-0 run, tops Virginia 44-28

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No. 2 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback in five years by holding off Virginia 44-28 to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games. More>>

Thompson, Pringle lead Kansas St. past Oklahoma St. 45-40

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Thompson, Pringle lead Kansas St. past Oklahoma St. 45-40. More>>

Darnold beats Rosen as No. 12 USC holds off UCLA, 28-23

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Sam Darnold passed for 264 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score, and No. 12 Southern California persevered for its fourth consecutive victory over crosstown rival UCLA, 28-23. More>>

No. 5 Wisconsin wins slugfest against No. 19 Michigan 24-10

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Alex Hornibrook's 24-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Taylor in third quarter broke open a defensive slugfest, Kendric Pryor scored on an end-around and No. 5 Wisconsin beat No. 19 Michigan 24-10 on Saturday to stay undefeated. More>>

No. 16 Washington gets 10 points in last minute to stun Utah

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Tristan Vizcaino hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired and No. 16 Washington scored 10 points in the final 58 seconds to stun Utah 33-30. More>>

Wimbush rallies No. 9 Notre Dame past Navy, 24-17

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Wimbush, Adams pace Notre Dame offense to ninth victory. More>>

Yale beats Harvard to 24-3 to win Ivy League championship

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Yale tops Harvard 24-3 to give Bulldogs their 1st outright Ivy League championship in 37 years. More>>

Mayfield snubbed as No. 3 Sooners roll 41-3 win over Kansas

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Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns after getting dissed by the Kansas captains during the coin toss, leading the No. 3 Sooners to a 41-3 rout. More>>

Freshman QB 1st start in No. 11 TCU's 27-3 win at Texas Tech

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No. 11 TCU moved closer to a chance to play in the Big 12 title game with a 27-3 win at Texas Tech. More>>

Ehlinger leads Texas over No. 24 WVU 28-14; Grier injured

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Sam Ehlinger threw two touchdown passes and Texas became bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman with a 28-14 win over No. 24 West Virginia. More>>

No. 1 Alabama blasts Mercer 56-0, moves on to Iron Bowl

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Jalen Hurts passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns in a little more than a quarter and No. 1 Alabama beat FCS team Mercer 56-0 on Saturday. More>>

No. 6 Auburn rips Louisiana-Monroe 42-14; No. 1 Tide next

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Auburn runs past ULM 42-14 to set up next week's SEC showdown with No. 1 Alabama. More>>

No. 14 UCF rolls Temple 45-19, heads to War on I-4 unbeaten

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No. 14 Central Florida, behind Milton McKenzie, routs Temple 45-19 to stay unbeaten. More>>

Former Bears, Illini standout J.C. Caroline dies at 84

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J.C. Caroline, a star University of Illinois running back in the 1950s who played for the Chicago Bears for a decade, has died. He was 84. More>>

Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

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Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts. More>>

Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California 82-47

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Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47. More>>

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

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President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. More>>

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

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President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. More>>

Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

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President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident. More>>

USC's Darnold, UCLA's Rosen to square off for 1st time

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USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA counterpart Josh Rosen are collegiate stars and surefire NFL prospects at campuses 11 miles apart. More>>

Student kicked off Kansas basketball team in anthem flap

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A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the basketball team at a Kansas college. More>>

No. 4 Kansas to sit Preston pending car investigation

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No. 4 Kansas will keep forward Billy Preston on the bench at least until its investigation into an on-campus incident with a vehicle is completed. More>>

3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China

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Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China admitted to their crime and apologized before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. More>>

Ex-college coach guilty of sexually assaulting player

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Jurors have convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached. More>>

Wisconsin can take step toward playoff by beating Michigan

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Wisconsin seems to have a clear path into the College Football Playoff. More>>

No. 24 WVU has to win for Big 12 chance; Texas wants 6th win

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No. 24 West Virginia needs to win and get help for a chance to get into the Big 12 championship game. More>>

Arkansas fires athletic director Jeff Long after 10 years

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Arkansas has fired athletic director Jeff Long, ending a nearly decade-long tenure. More>>

Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

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President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China. More>>

Alabama to 1 in playoff rankings, then Clemson, Miami, OU

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Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time. More>>

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

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Grayson Allen scores career-high 37 points as No. 1 Duke tops No. 2 Michigan State 88-81. More>>

Mykhailiuk's 17 lead No. 4 Kansas past No. 7 Kentucky 65-61

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Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws to give No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky and put coach Bill Self in a tie for second with Roy Williams on the Jayhawks' all-time wins list. More>>

3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

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President Donald Trump says he's hopeful that three UCLA basketball players detained in China will be allowed to return home soon. More>>

Ex-Auburn basketball coach pleads not guilty in fraud case

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A prosecutor says the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations by fired Auburn associate head basketball coach Chuck Person to use against him at trial. More>>

Blue-blood doubleheader highlights Top 25 games this week

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No. 1 Duke against No. 2 Michigan State and No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 7 Kentucky highlight first full week of 2017-18 season. More>>

Trend? College football players pop the question on-field

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A number of college football players popped the question today. More>>

The Latest: Trump hopeful on return of detained UCLA players

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President Donald Trump is holding friendly talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India as he nears the end of his lengthy Asia trip. More>>

Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

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Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season. More>>

UConn still No. 1 as top four of women's hoops poll same

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The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. More>>

Champions Classic uniquely timed test for hoops blue bloods

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The annual doubleheader featuring Kansas, Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky comes at an awkward time less than a week into the season. More>>

Butch Jones out as Tennessee's football coach

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Tennessee fires football coach Butch Jones with Vols winless in SEC competition. More>>

AP Top 25: Miami jumps to No. 2 behind Alabama; Oklahoma 3rd

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Miami is back _ at No. 2 The Associated Press college football poll, the Hurricanes' best ranking since 2003. More>>

Ewing coaches Georgetown past Jacksonville 73-57 in debut

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Patrick Ewing won his first game as Georgetown's coach by beating Jacksonville 73-57. More>>

No. 16 Louisville rallies past George Mason 72-61

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Adel scores 20 points, freshmen Perry and Nwora combine for 27 to rally No. 16 Louisville past George Mason, 72-61. More>>

The U is 2: Miami surges near top of the AP Top 25

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The previous time things were going this well for the Miami Hurricanes, they were dominating the Big East and playing home games in the Orange Bowl. More>>

No. 6 Auburn has come a long, long way since LSU

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When the Auburn Tigers bottomed out, coach Gus Malzahn felt compelled to remind everyone that it wasn't "the end of the world.". More>>

Cleanup time: No. 5 Wisconsin's defense wrecks another foe

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No. 5 Wisconsin's stingy defense keeps its team in games until the offense gets going and shakes off mistakes. More>>

Star receivers Dez Bryant, Julio Jones active

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The Buffalo Bills will be without starting left tackle Cordy Glenn against the New Orleans Saints. Both the Los Angeles Chargers and Jaguars will be without their starting right tackles. More>>

Johnson, No. 10 Auburn knock off No 2 Georgia, 40-17

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Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham and No. 10 Auburn smothered No. 2 Georgia's running game in a 40-17 victory. More>>

Miami in a rout: No. 7 Hurricanes roll No. 3 Irish, 41-8

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No. 7 Miami leaves no doubt, rolling past No. 3 Notre Dame 41-8 and putting itself squarely in the national title conversation. More>>

Late TD lifts No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi St 31-24

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Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds remaining to lift No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi State 31-24. More>>

Arkansas QB Cole Kelley arrested on suspicion of DWI

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Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, careless driving and other offenses in Fayetteville. More>>

Coach K wins 1,000th at No. 1 Duke, 99-69 over Utah Valley

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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69. More>>

AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US

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The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players who were arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. More>>

No. 4 Clemson wins ACC Atlantic with 31-14 victory over FSU

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No. 4 Clemson headed back to Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with 31-14 win over Florida State. More>>

Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14

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Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win over the Hawkeyes. More>>

No. 12 Oklahoma State rallies past No. 24 Cyclones 49-42

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Mason Rudolph throws for two late TDs, No. 12 Oklahoma State rallies past No. 24 Iowa State. More>>

No. 11 Ohio State rebounds, routs No. 13 Michigan St 48-3

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Tailback Mike Weber rushed for 162 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help No. 11 Ohio State blow out Michigan State 48-3 on Saturday. More>>

McSorley sets all-time Penn State TD mark in win vs. Rutgers

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Penn State QB Trace McSorley became Penn State's all-time touchdowns leader in a 35-6 win over Rutgers. More>>

Love's 3 TDs lead Stanford past No. 9 Washington 30-22

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Bryce Love rushes for 3 touchdowns as Stanford beats No. 9 Washington 30-22. More>>

Defending champ No. 4 South Carolina opens with 99-31 win

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A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 South Carolina to a 99-31 win over Alabama State. More>>

Ex-track coach's lawyers to question ex-top Texas officials

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Lawyers for a former women's track coach at the University of Texas have scheduled depositions with several former top school officials in her sex and race discrimination lawsuit. More>>

Week 11 preview: Booking trips to championship weekend

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Time to start filling those slots for championship weekend. More>>

Buckeyes host Michigan St with Big Ten East up for grabs

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No. 11 Ohio State will try to bounce back from its catastrophic loss to Iowa last week when No. 13 Michigan State visits. More>>

Chinese authorities say 3 Americans are under investigation

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Chinese authorities are investigating three Americans following media reports that three UCLA freshmen were arrested for shoplifting ahead of their basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. More>>

A guide to the 2017-18 college hoops season

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The stars, top teams and best nonconference games of the 2017-18 college basketball season. More>>

Led by South Carolina, UConn, women's hoops tips off Friday

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Dawn Staley and South Carolina Gamecocks look to defend their title as NCAA defending champs as season begins. More>>

UConn women motivated, not dwelling on Final Four loss

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UConn comes into the season off a loss, an unusual position after a 111-game winning streak. More>>

Last year's Final Four teams expecting boost from transfers

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A few of last year's Final Four teams have added transfers to help restock. More>>

Lonzo Ball: No word from LiAngelo amid situation in China

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Lonzo Ball says he has not spoken with his younger brother LiAngelo since he and two other UCLA basketball players were reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China. More>>

Alford to sit 3 players reportedly involved in shoplifting

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Police were summoned to a hotel shared by the Georgia Tech and UCLA basketball teams to investigate an unknown matter, and three basketball players for the Yellow Jackets were questioned and cleared. More>>

Auburn fires indicted basketball assistant Chuck Person

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Auburn has fired associate head basketball coach Chuck Person, who has been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges. More>>

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