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Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

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The Southeastern Conference says it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events from a new law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns about safety at its games. More>>

Coaches at women's NCAA Final Four have deep connections

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The coaches at the women's NCAA Final Four are hardly strangers. More>>

Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

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North Carolina's Luke Maye headlines a list of potential X-factors at this weekend's Final Four. More>>

Cosby lawyers ask to exclude testimony on other women, pills

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Bill Cosby's lawyers want to prevent jurors at his Pennsylvania sex assault trial from hearing his lurid deposition testimony about giving pills and alcohol to a string of women before sex. More>>

Dantonio says MSU 'extremely concerned' about allegations

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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says the Spartans are "extremely concerned" about allegations of sexual assault made against three football players, and he says other questions about his team and spring practice are "trivial" in comparison. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for March 20-26

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for March 20-26. More>>

Harry Giles leaves Duke after 1 year to enter NBA draft

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Duke forward Harry Giles is entering the NBA draft following a freshman season that was slowed due to knee surgery. More>>

NC State freshman guard Dennis Smith Jr. declares for NBA

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North Carolina State star freshman Dennis Smith Jr. is headed for the NBA. More>>

Frank Mason of Kansas unanimous pick for AP All-America team

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Frank Mason III of Kansas has been unanimously selected to the 2016-17 AP All-America team. More>>

No. 1 South Carolina follows men's team, reaches Final Four

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Kaela Davis scored 23 points and A'ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish to win the Stockton Regional. More>>

UConn, South Carolina, Miss State and Stanford in Final Four

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Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have been on an unprecedented Final Four run, making it there for the 10th straight year this season. More>>

UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

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Napheesa Collier scored 28 points and UConn beat Oregon 90-52 to advance to its 10th consecutive Final Four. More>>

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

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Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to deal with the hot spotlight during Final Four week. More>>

New Indiana coach delivers all right words in introduction

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New Indiana coach Archie Miller intends to win the in-state recruiting battles and bring back a defense-first philosophy back to the tradition-rich program. More>>

Correction: Penn State-Abuse story

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. More>>

Plum unanimous choice as AP women's basketball All-American

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Kelsey Plum is a unanimous choice to The Associated Press women's basketball All-America team. More>>

Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided Video included

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Half the women's Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. More>>

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina

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Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Final Four welcomes trio of 1st-time coaches Video included

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Gonzaga's Mark Few, Oregon's Dana Altman and South Carolina's Frank Martin are all first-time coaches at this year's Final Four. More>>

South Carolina: The surprise of the Final Four

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Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times. More>>

William, Mississippi State women earn 1st Final Four berth

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Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime to reach the Final Four for the first time. More>>

Stanford rallies, edges Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four

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Alanna Smith's jumper with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 to reach its first Final Four since 2014. More>>

Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

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Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional. More>>

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

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Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. More>>

Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year's Final Four

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Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. More>>

The Latest: East vs. West set in Final Four next weekend

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Florida finished the first half with a 17-9 flourish to take a 40-33 lead at halftime against South Carolina in the East Regional final. More>>

Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White

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The first NCAA Tournament in which Florida's Mike White has ever coached provided plenty of hope for the future of Gators basketball in the post-Billy Donovan era. More>>

Gonzaga's national title chance a breakthrough moment

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Gonzaga had great players go through Spokane, great teams that won year after year, laying the foundation for the program's big breakthrough this season. More>>

Top-seeded Jayhawks just can't shake their Elite Eight blues

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Kansas came up short again as a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight. More>>

Oregon needs monumental upset to reach Final Four

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Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men's Final Four next week. More>>

Zags, Ducks give West Coast flair to Final Four in Phoenix

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Gonzaga and Oregon are giving the West Coast a reason to watch the Final Four for a change. More>>

Play it back: Rematches to decide last 2 spots in Final Four

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The most entertaining college basketball game of the season came in December. More>>

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

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Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years. More>>

The Latest: Big wins for West Coast in regional finals

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With fan favorite Arizona eliminated in the Sweet 16, there are plenty of empty seats at tip off for the West Regional final between top-seeded Gonzaga and No. 11 seed Xavier. More>>

Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey

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Amid wage dispute, several women's players reject overtures to be replacements at hockey worlds. More>>

Gonzaga players take unusual journeys to Final Four

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With three starters who transferred and two who were granted extra seasons of eligibility due to injuries, Gonzaga's starters took unusual journeys to the Final Four. More>>

Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

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Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time. More>>

Improvement of freshman Fox leads Kentucky to Elite 8

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Kentucky coach John Calipari can point to a distinct difference from the first of the season that has contributed to freshman guard De'Aaron Fox's maturation into the Wildcats offensive leader in the postseason. More>>

UConn advances to regional final with 86-71 win over UCLA

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Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final. More>>

Familiar foes South Carolina, Florida meet in East final

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There's no need for introductions in the East Regional final. More>>

Elite Eight-bound: Kentucky tops UCLA 86-75 behind Fox's 39

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De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final. More>>

Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

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Indiana has hired Archie Miller as its new coach. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Kansas, Gonzaga, Oregon, Xavier eye Final Four Video included

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Kansas, Gonzaga, Oregon and Xavier will get the chance to earn the first tickets to the Final Four on Saturday. More>>

Anything can happen, but favorites sure are playing like it

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Remember when any ol' team could come from nowhere and make the Final Four. More>>

Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

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Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament. More>>

SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8

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The Southeastern Conference, the league best known for winning national titles in football, has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the Final Four. More>>

Chiozza hits 3 at buzzer in OT, leads Florida past Wisconsin

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Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament. More>>

The Latest: Chiozza's 3 gives SEC an Elite Eight trio

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NCAA Tournament fans who filled out second chance brackets on ESPN are backing Wisconsin for a Final Four bid more than any other team in the East Region. More>>

Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

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Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level. More>>

South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

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Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss. More>>

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80

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Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night. More>>

Gonzaga and Xavier ready for Final Four breakthrough

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Gonzaga's Few, Xavier's Mack have their programs on the cusp of first Final Four. More>>

Final 4 court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadium Video included

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The court that will be used for the Final Four has been laid in place at University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. More>>

Oklahoma State promotes assistant Boynton to head coach

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Oklahoma State has promoted assistant Mike Boynton to head coach less than a week after coach Brad Underwood left for Illinois. More>>

University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

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The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall. More>>

Xavier overcame worst slump in 35 years to reach Elite Eight

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The Slump: Xavier overcame its worst losing streak in 35 years to reach the Elite Eight. More>>

Correction: NCAA-Xavier-Arizona story

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Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. More>>

Tipping Off: Baylor women hope for better luck in OKC

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Oklahoma City hasn't been too kind to Baylor the last few years in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?

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Kansas has rolled to three NCAA Tournament wins by an average of 30 points, blowing out Purdue in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday night. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allure

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The point guard battle between UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox is a big part of the allure for the South Region semifinal matchup. More>>

Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

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Michigan's ouster from the NCAA Tournament makes room for a new lovable underdog to step up. More>>

The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out

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Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field. More>>

Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

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Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 to advance to the West Regional final. More>>

No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

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Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals. More>>

Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

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Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal. More>>

NCAA dismisses Louisville's response in sex scandal case

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The NCAA is standing by its allegations against Louisville's men's basketball program and Rick Pitino, saying the coach failed to notice "red flags" in a former staffer's activities that led to violations following a sex scandal. More>>

Memphis' not-so-favorite son Calipari returns for Sweet 16

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John Calipari knows people in Memphis remain upset with how he abandoned the Tigers to take the Kentucky job. More>>

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

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Georgetown has fired men's basketball coach John Thompson III after two consecutive losing seasons at the program his father led to a national championship. More>>

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

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The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. More>>

Not what was expected in East Regional semifinals

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The folks at Madison Square Garden were drooling at the thought of a Duke-Villanova regional final. More>>

Washington's high-scoring Plum leaves opponents befuddled

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Washington guard Kelsey Plum has always stayed a step ahead of the competition. More>>

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player's conviction

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An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case added to a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. More>>

Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16

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When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four. More>>

Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

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Arizona coach Sean Miller and Xavier coach Chris Mack take strong connection in Sweet 16 showdown. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to advance interests of Putin, AP learns; GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears; Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch unscathed facing last day of hearings. More>>

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

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Kansas brings speed and shooting to its Midwest Regional semifinal against Purdue, while the Boilermakers plan to counter with size and strength. More>>

Michigan State: Doctor sexually assaulted teen gymnast

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A Michigan State University investigation has concluded that a sports doctor sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000. More>>

Xavier looks for another upset against Arizona

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No. 11 seed Xavier meets one of the hottest teams in the bracket, facing No. 3 seed Arizona in West Region semifinals. More>>

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

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The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. More>>

Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

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Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft. More>>

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

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About 40,000 college football and basketball players won't have submit a claim form to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit. More>>

South Carolina's Thornwell gets time to shine in tournament

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Sindarius Thornwell has been the foundation of the South Carolina men's basketball program and is now getting his moment to shine on the national stage in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Correction: Oil Pipeline story

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. More>>

Oklahoma QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month. More>>

SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

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Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. More>>

Spring flings: 6 intriguing quarterback competitions

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College football can be broken up into two types of teams during spring football: Those with quarterback competitions, and those without. More>>

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

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An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. More>>

The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado Video included

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Some liberal interest groups and advocates are calling on the Senate to put off confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee while the FBI is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. More>>

APNewsBreak: 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

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More than 100 nurses at Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized. More>>

Jayhawks fans divided over on-court success, off-court woes

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Legal problems that have followed Kansas all season have caused a divide among fans during the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Vegas casino owner eyes $1M March Madness win from rival

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A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA mens' basketball tournament. More>>

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

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In a push to secure votes for their health-care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to New York State _ a move Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe.". More>>

Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

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After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period. More>>

Tar Heels QB Mitch Trubisky draws crowd at UNC pro workouts

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North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky drew a bigger-than-usual crowd to the Tar Heels' annual pro day. More>>

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts Video included

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AP Interview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation facing a vote in the House. More>>

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

Notre Dame loses top scorer Brianna Turner to knee injury

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Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish. More>>

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women's Sweet 16 field

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Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the women's Sweet 16. More>>

Trump rips NFL QB Kaepernick during speech in Kentucky

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President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky. More>>

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

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The 16-team field left in the NCAA Tournament features three No. 1 seeds and endless optimism. More>>

3 Minnesota footballers cleared by school in assault case

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Three Minnesota football players were cleared of sexual harassment allegations while another's punishment was upheld in the final round of appeals at the school. More>>

Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berth

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Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game. More>>

Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64

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Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game. More>>

2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

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Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of Penn State's former president on charges that his response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal put children at risk. More>>

Tim Tebow heading to Mets' Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

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Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will start his pro baseball season with the New York Mets' Class A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

Key injuries could derail South Carolina, Notre Dame women

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South Carolina and Notre Dame both survived upset bids in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament

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It's on to the weekend that many consider the defining mark of a season. More>>

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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In need of a jolt after three so-so days, the NCAA Tournament got it with a scintillating Sunday of high-level basketball. More>>

Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

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Protesters fly Confederate flag from parking garage next to NCAA arena in South Carolina. More>>

Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

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Sindarius Thornwell had 22 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina upset No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 to reach the Sweet 16 in the East Regional. More>>

Big Ten rides NCAA Tournament surge with 3 teams in Sweet 16

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Big Ten basketball is enjoying a surge in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

The Latest: Sweet 16 set after 2 more major upsets

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The Latest: After Florida beat Virginia, two more SEC-ACC showdowns Sunday. More>>

Kentucky's kids rally for 65-62 win over Wichita State

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Bam Adebayo had a double-double and swatted away the final shot on Sunday as Kentucky sent Wichita State to yet another second-round heartbreak, 65-62 in the South region. More>>

Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

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Moe Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and spurred a furious second-half rally to send Michigan past second-seeded Louisville 73-69 on Sunday and into the Sweet 16. More>>

Washington tabs Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as new coach

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Washington hires longtime Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as basketball coach. More>>

4 finalists named for Naismith Trophy as top college player

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Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and UCLA's Lonzo Ball are the finalists for the Naismith Trophy. More>>

Jayhawks-Spartans among NCAA games to complete second round

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The rest of the Sweet 16 field will be filled out in NCAA Tournament second-round games. More>>

Big win, huge comeback mark 2nd day of women's NCAA tourney

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It was a thrilling first day of the women's NCAA Tournament and there weren't any major upsets. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Learning from how players see big-time games

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The NCAA Tournament finalizes its Sweet 16 on Sunday with No. 2 seed Duke facing South Carolina in what amounts to a road game. More>>

No Repeat: Villanova fails down stretch while carrying crown

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The NCAA champions are going home empty handed. More>>

Texas A&M rallies from 21 down to stun Penn

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Khaalia Hillsman scored 27 points and Texas A&M overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Penn 63-61 for the biggest comeback in women's NCAA Tournament history. More>>

The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

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NCAA President Mark Emmert has arrived at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo to attend the second round of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

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Gonzaga fought off a wild Northwestern comeback for a 79-73 victory with help from an untimely technical foul on Wildcats coach Chris Collins. More>>

INSTANT ANALYSIS: How Nova's early loss alters the bracket

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Instant analysis: Top-seeded Villanova's loss to Wisconsin could send shockwaves across the March Madness field. More>>

Baylor women open with most-lopsided NCAA Tournament win

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Kalani Brown scored 21 points and top-seeded Baylor overwhelmed much smaller Texas Southern 119-30, making it the most lopsided women's NCAA Tournament game ever Saturday night. More>>

Wolverines preparing for full array of Louisville defenses

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Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time Saturday trying to solve Louisville's pressure defense. More>>

Topple-seed: Villanova stunned 65-62 by Wisconsin in NCAA

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Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62 in the East region. More>>

Alfords winding down successful run together at UCLA

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Steve Alford and son Bryce are thankful for time together at UCLA and hoping to make it last a little longer. More>>

Illinois hires Oklahoma State's Underwood as new coach

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Illinois has hired Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood as its new coach. More>>

Quinnipiac upsets Marquette in NCAA opener 68-65

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Jennifer Fay scored 20 points and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac held on in a frantic final minute to upset fifth-seeded Marquette 68-65 in a first-round game at the NCAA Tournament. More>>

UConn routs Albany 116-55 to win 108th straight game

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Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse each scored 24 points as UConn routed Albany 116-55 for the program's 108th straight win and 25th straight in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

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Jevon Carter scored 24 points, and West Virginia is headed to the Sweet 16 for the third time since 2010 following a 83-71 win over Notre Dame. More>>

Maryland women host Big 12 champs West Virginia in NCAAs

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After making a premature exit in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, Maryland is looking to take advantage of playing at home in a matchup with West Virginia. More>>

8 spots in Sweet 16 are on line Saturday in NCAA round of 32

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The NCAA Tournament is moving into the round of 32, with eight of the 16 spots in regional semifinals to be filled. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Look for comedic parents in crowd on Saturday

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Look out for plenty of parent shots during two NCAA Tournament games on Saturday. More>>

Fouling flubs mark first 2 days of NCAA Tournament

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Coaches across the country can use the first two days of the NCAA Tournament as examples when they're teaching the importance of knowing when and how to foul in late-game situations. More>>

The Latest: AP poll voters not too shabby

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So you're pretty pleased with your brackets after nailing all your picks during Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

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Troy Caupain scored 23 points, Kyle Washington added 16 and defensive-minded Cincinnati shot it way past Kansas State 75-61 in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

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A person with knowledge of the decision says that North Carolina State has reached agreement with Kevin Keatts from UNC Wilmington to take over as head coach. More>>

Arkansas holds off Seton Hall 77-71 in NCAA South Region

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Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Jackson gets rolling as Tar Heels top Tigers 103-64 in NCAAs

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Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded North Carolina roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. More>>

Zags won't put head in sand about possible conference shift

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Preparing for Saturday's second-round game against Northwestern, Gonzaga coach Mark Few says "we don't have our head in the sand" when it comes to the conference realignment that has shaken up college hoops over the past decade. More>>

After loss of star Boucher, Oregon shows it has NCAA depth

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With star big man Chris Boucher cheering in a bulky knee brace from the sidelines, Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points, and No. 3 seed Oregon beat 14th-seeded Iona 93-77 in an opener of the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional. More>>

Bracketbusters, who you gonna call in Orlando? Bill Murray

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Actor/comedian Bill Murray the sports fan is on a roll. More>>

Southern Cal hits late 3, upsets 6th-seeded SMU in NCAAs

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SMU's Shake Milton missed a floater at the buzzer, and USC held on for a 66-65 win over the Mustangs. More>>

Louisville rolls past Jacksonville St in return to tourney

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Mangok Mathiang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 Friday to help second-seeded Louisville pull away from Jacksonville State 78-63 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. More>>

Red alert: Wisconsin a harsh second-round test for Villanova

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Villanova is facing one of the NCAA's giants and giant killers when it takes on Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA East region. More>>

Michigan delivers 3-point punch to knock out Oklahoma St.

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Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and Michigan made 16 3-pointers Friday to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional. More>>

Day 2 of NCAA Tournament opens with red-hot Michigan

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Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament won't have much work to do if it wants to top a decidedly staid Day 1. More>>

UCLA's Steve Alford focused on team, not Indiana job opening

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UCLA coach Steve Alford says he's focused on the NCAA Tournament, not the job opening at Indiana. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: US worries about Russian infiltration have long history; GOP pulling in different directions on 'Obamacare' fix; two hoops underdogs advance in NCAA Tournament. More>>

A down year for No. 12 seeds in NCAA Tournament openers

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The 12 seeds had a down year in the NCAA Tournament opening round. More>>

A look at Friday's opening round of the NCAA Tournament

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A look at some interesting things in Friday's opening round of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Bound to happen: 1 vs 16 matchup inches closer to an upset

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It's going to happen. One year, a No. 1 seed is going to lose to a No. 16. More>>

Women's NCAA Tournament tips off

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The women's NCAA Tournament gets underway Friday with half of the field playing. More>>

The Latest: Arizona takes 1st step, beats North Dakota

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The Latest: What's ahead in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

11-seed Xavier upends 6-seed Maryland 76-65 in NCAA tourney

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Trevon Bluiett scored 21 points and Sean O'Mara had 18 to help No. 11 seed Xavier upset sixth-seeded Maryland 76-65 during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Another triple-double for Westbrook as Thunder top Raptors

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Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for his 34th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder registered their fourth consecutive win with a 123-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors. More>>

Indiana fires Tom Crean after 9 seasons

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Indiana coach Tom Crean has been fired after nine seasons. More>>

With 2 gift FTs, Northwestern prevails 68-66 over Vandy

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Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt. More>>

Affidavit: Josh Jackson threatened to 'beat' women's player

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A court affidavit says Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson threatened to "beat" women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert during a confrontation at a Lawrence bar. More>>

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

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A breakdown of all 63 games in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

Mathews helps Zags slowly pull away for 66-46 win over SD St

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Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga slowly pull away from South Dakota State for a 66-46 victory and avoid the first 1 vs. 16 upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Butler does it, topping Winthrop 76-64 behind Avery Woodson

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Avery Woodson hits 6 3-pointers, sending Butler past Winthrop 76-64 in NCAA opener. More>>

Notre Dame hangs on to beat Princeton 60-58

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Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton. More>>

Perrantes, Shayok carry Virginia to 76-71 win against UNCW

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London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 off the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat 13th-seeded UNC Wilmington 76-71 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. More>>

Notre Dame hangs on to beat Princeton 60-58

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Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived a first-round NCAA Tournament scare by pulling out a 60-58 win over Princeton. More>>

Quarterback Deshaun Watson 'slinging it' at Clemson pro day

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Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson put on an impressive show for NFL teams at the Tigers pro day. More>>

A look at Thursday's opening day of the NCAA Tournament

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A look at some interesting things in Thursday's opening round the NCAA Tournament:. More>>

A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

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This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way possible with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win Villanova a title. More>>

Midwest Region kicks off with lots of quality shooting

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No. 4 seed Purdue faces Vermont and No. 5 Iowa State takes on Nevada on the first day for the Midwest region in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Washington fires coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons

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Washington has fired coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons at his alma mater. More>>

California measure seeks panel to protect college athletes

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A California lawmaker is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes. More>>

Huggins enjoying West Virginia's return to Buffalo

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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has fond memories last time Mountaineers opened the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo. More>>

Cal's Cuonzo Martin resigns to take job at Missouri

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California coach Cuonzo Martin has stepped down amid speculation he is headed to Missouri. More>>

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