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FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

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Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night. More>>

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

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Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. More>>

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

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President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. More>>

Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

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For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline. More>>

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. More>>

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

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A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that... More>>

Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

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Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. More>>

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

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By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

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Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro. More>>

Minnesota State players refuse to practice

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Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. More>>

Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato announced Tuesday that he will return to the job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn't easy but that it would help him... More>>

Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. More>>

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA

Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship. More>>

Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon before their game in November. More>>

Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading. More>>

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. More>>

Clemson dismisses QB Kelly after sideline argument

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed from the team Monday, two days after he was benched for the second half of the spring game for disagreeing with coaches over whether to go for it on fourth down. More>>

NCAA urges schools to discuss pitfalls of unions

The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling. More>>

Heisman winner Winston shines on busy weekend

Florida State's Jameis Winston racked up frequent flier miles last weekend traveling back and forth between a baseball series at Georgia Tech and the Seminoles' football spring game Saturday. The Heisman winner... More>>

Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. More>>

Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota 7-4

Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. More>>

Northwestern players see push as spark for change

No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports. More>>

Missouri dismisses WR Green-Beckham from team

Missouri decided enough was enough. More>>

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released... More>>

Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide. More>>

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota - in overtime, in Minneapolis - for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. More>>

Iowa St bumps Hoiberg's salary to $2.6 million

Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his average annual salary to $2.6 million in an effort to keep "The Mayor" in Ames for life. More>>

Minnesota beats North Dakota on last-second goal

Justin Holl and the Minnesota Golden Gophers cut it about as close as possible after waiting all season to renew their long rivalry with North Dakota. More>>

Union advances to Frozen Four title game

Daniel Ciampini and tiny Union College are thriving on college hockey's biggest stage. More>>

Arbitrator: Mankato university wrong to fire coach

An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach... More>>

Police: no arrest in case involving Missouri WR

A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for... More>>

Haith kicks Price off Missouri team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began. More>>

UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s. More>>

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. More>>

Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking... More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

Northwestern appeals NLRB ruling on athletes

Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize. More>>

Wednesday deadline in Northwestern athletes case

Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to... More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. More>>

UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone. More>>

Big win but a long road ahead for college union

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer Ramogi Huma and the United Steelworkers celebrated the first big win in their push to unionize college athletes with an appearance on the Colbert Report and a triumphant... More>>

Huskies again star in the underdog role

The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. More>>

5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East - and it apparently got annoying. More>>

Historic title game boost for women's basketball

Women's college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport. More>>

Napier brings it home for UConn Video included

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

NBA decisions loom for several Kentucky players

One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing: They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run. More>>

Ollie wins it all with UConn Video included

It's not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It's just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

"Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. More>>

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to "dignify that stuff" when he was asked after Monday night's championship game about his rumored interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another. More>>

Masiello on unpaid leave until he gets degree

Steve Masiello will be reinstated as the head coach at Manhattan College as soon as he receives his degree from the University of Kentucky. More>>

NCAA finalists illustrate many ways to make a run

Kentucky reached the brink of an NCAA title with five freshman starters, including the cool right hand of Aaron Harrison and his decisive 3-pointers in three straight games. More>>

Notre Dame guard has final chance at missed title

Notre Dame All-American Kayla McBride and the Irish have come full circle. More>>

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women's basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. More>>

Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of Fame

Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. More>>

Ohio State football will pay 3 visitors over $2M

Ohio State will pay more than $2 million in total guarantees to bring Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati to Ohio Stadium to play the Buckeyes in football this fall. More>>

Heisman winner Winston struggles during busy week

Florida State's Jameis Winston completed his busiest seven-day stretch of the spring last week, playing four baseball games and participating in four football practices. The Heisman winner didn't have his best days... More>>

UConn, Notre Dame advance to historic title game

Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw has deflected talk of a perfect season and a potential showdown with rival Connecticut all year long. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

Connecticut's latest national championship game will be very different from the previous eight the Huskies have played - and won. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section. More>>

Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival

Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it. More>>

Kentucky brings up memories of Fab Five

The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game. More>>

A look at the pecking order in college sports

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need to help players close the gap between the worth... More>>

Kentucky's slow progression meets end of road

Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. More>>

NCAA officials adamantly opposed to one-and-done

NCAA officials and Kentucky coach John Calipari at least agree on something: The one-and-done rule in college basketball needs to be revised. More>>

UConn and Kentucky for national title Video included

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. More>>

Emmert: Unionization "grossly inappropriate"

The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship. More>>

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein out for title game

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will miss Monday night's national title game against Connecticut because of a lingering ankle injury, while forward Alex Poythress plans to play after tweaking his knee during the... More>>

Kentucky freshmen against UConn comeback players

All those Kentucky freshmen against a Connecticut team already with a few championship rings. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Of all the celebrities and athletes in attendance at the Final Four, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had to have the most unique outfit. More>>

Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching. More>>

UConn on to national championship game

Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. More>>

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