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  • Week 13 preview: Rivalry week and high stakes are everywhere

    Wait! Do not throw out the records. 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 Crimson Tide has been the clearly better going...

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

    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 Wednesday's first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Allerik Freeman scored 24 points to lead the Wolfpack (5-0). But it was Beverly — who...

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

    Grant Williams scored all 22 of his points after halftime and hit the go-ahead shot with 14.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Tennessee past No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in Wednesday's opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. After P.J. Thompson missed a jumper for the lead, James Daniel hit two...

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

    The annual Iron Bowl showdown between Alabama and Auburn will certainly be a hot ticket this weekend. The Florida-Florida State game, maybe not so much. Teams across the Southeastern Conference are taking part in their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry games. Here's a quick look at the...

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  • Louisville says freshman Bowen will not play for Cardinals

    Louisville said that freshman forward Brian Bowen will not play for the school and that the Cardinals have parted ways with men's basketball associate coach Kenny Johnson. The 6-foot-7 Bowen signed with Louisville in June but had been held out of practice and games since the school...

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  • ACC title game set, but still tons of other meaningful games

    The final weekend of the Atlantic Coast Conference season means nothing. Or everything. It all depends on perspective. Clemson and Miami have already clinched spots in the ACC championship game on Dec. 2, a contest that could also end up serving as a play-in matchup for the College...

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  • Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

    President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an "ungrateful fool." In a series of tweets fired off before dawn on the first day of his Thanksgiving vacation, the president complained yet again that...

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  • Even 2 decades later, the 1997 Apple Cup still resonates

    The booming baritone voice came across the public address system at Husky Stadium, reverberating off the cantilevered roofs covering the north and south stands. Lou Gellerman, the voice of Washington football, had a message to share. Words those clad in purple and gold never thought would...

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  • Former SEC quarterback savoring HBCU experience at Grambling

    DeVante Kincade was bouncing around a humid basketball gym in August, wiping sweat from his forehead while trying to sink 3-pointers. With a football. Grambling's senior quarterback was about to help lead a football practice on hardwood courts after torrential downpours the night before had...

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

    Without injured Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn is finding out who else can step up for the top-ranked Huskies. Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and freshman Megan Walker had her best game yet with 13 points in a 78-60 rout of No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday night that snapped the Bruins' 32-game home...

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

    Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. Wisconsin and Auburn remained next up behind the top four in a week when the top half of the selection committee's rankings...

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  • Competition, expense bring curtain down on Alaska Shootout

    Four decades ago, Alaska Anchorage head basketball coach Bob Rachal was looking to promote the program, and while rubbing shoulders with coaches from major programs at the Final Four, he found a way. The NCAA wanted a presence in all 50 states and had created a rule to help the...

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

    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. Wichita State (4-0) needed a massive rally just to get into the semifinals after a slow start...

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

    J.T. Barrett helped bring Ohio State a national championship but has heard hysterical fans demanding he be benched. He has broken nearly every school passing and scoring record but isn't considered a top NFL prospect. The quarterback who plays his final regular-season game on Saturday...

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

    Arizona coach Sean Miller has seen his second-ranked Wildcats start the year with three easy wins and guard Allonzo Trier put up big numbers seemingly with ease. Things will be tougher this week for Arizona in the Bahamas at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which features an eight-team...

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  • AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner

    The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The 10th installment of the...

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

    Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left...

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

    Nike founder Phil Knight is throwing a birthday party and every college basketball fan is invited. Well, they can at least watch it on TV. Knight is celebrating his 80th birthday by staging a two-bracket tournament — the PK80 — beginning Thursday in Oregon. It includes some of the...

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

    Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left...

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  • Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

    John Stockton and Tim Duncan made their names in college, polished their legacies in the NBA, and retired with resumes that made them a lock for induction into just about any Hall of Fame. Hard to believe there was a time when a precious few wanted them. Stockton was an undersized point...

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  • Kansas coach apologizes after Mayfield slighted by Jayhawks

    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. Beaty said Monday that he had spoken with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, apologizing on behalf of...

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

    Almost nothing changed in The Associated Press college football poll this weekend. A remarkably uneventful week produced little movement in Sunday's Top 25 . If you liked how the voters had the Top 25 last week, well, you'll probably be fine with it this week. If not, you're...

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  • AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

    Florida has seemingly zeroed in on Chip Kelly to be the program's next football coach. The Gators met with Kelly about the vacant job Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person said athletic director Scott Stricklin and five key staffers met with Kelly in New...

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  • Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

    President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether "this horror show" would actually aid in the conservation of any animal. The trophy policy was among issues Trump...

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