Kansas slugs Washburn, 89-54, to win 48th consecutive home opener
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas on Thursday night stretched its winning streak in home openers to a whopping 48 games by defeating NCAA Division II school Washburn, 89-54, in Allen Fieldhouse. No. 48 was quite different from the others in terms of atmosphere in KU’s tradition-rich building. David McCormack scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting (3 of 4 from the free-throw line) for his first double-figure scoring outing of the season and grabbed six rebounds. Jalen Wilson added 13 points and six boards in a game contested before approximately 100 family members of the players and coaches. No season-ticke...
The Kansas City Star
John Niyo: Darrell Bevell quarterbacked Wisconsin's turnaround. Can he do it for the Lions?
Maybe it’s not the way he would’ve drawn it up, but for Darrell Bevell, the Lions’ interim head coach, that’s nothing new. Not for a man whose football career took a detour designed by his faith 30 years ago, one that ultimately led him to a starring role in Wisconsin’s first- Rose Bowl triumph. And not for a coach whose two decades in the NFL have run the gamut of emotions, from Super Bowl glory and grief to a year of unemployment and now this latest awkward twist of fate, after a post-Thanksgiving purge in Detroit gave him a fourth-quarter shot at the job of a lifetime. One that had him on t...
The Detroit News
DePaul women's basketball is one of the few teams that wears masks during games, and the players won't use it as an excuse
CHICAGO — The complaining lasted a week. OK, it lasted a couple of weeks. All right, maybe it was a month. Yet DePaul women’s basketball players have dutifully worn face masks during every practice since Aug. 7 and all three of their games this season. “We’re pretty used to it,” senior guard Deja Church said. “We complained a lot about it. But like Coach (Doug) Bruno says, ‘We’re going to make adversity our best friend.’ With or without masks, we’ll play to the best of our abilities. We’re not going to make masks an excuse.” Seeing coaches and players wearing masks on sidelines has become rout...
McKenzie Milton on leaving UCF: 'I have one shot to chase a dream'
ORLANDO, Fla. — UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton has spent two years working to achieve what seemed to be an impossible dream. Despite numerous surgeries and a grueling recovery marked by encouraging wins and devastating setbacks, he was determined to play competitive football again. To realize that dream, Milton announced he is leaving the UCF program and transferring to a school where he has the best chance to earn a starting quarterback job. The Hawaiian who earned the affection of UCF fans while leading the team to a Peach Bowl win over Auburn decided he did not want to compete with his bes...
Florida remains at No. 6 in latest College Football Playoff rankings
Florida remained at No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings revealed Tuesday evening. The top seven teams in the rankings stood pat this week with Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State among the top four spots. The Gators (7-1) find themselves in an all-too-familiar spot behind Texas A&M as the Aggies continue their hold on the fifth spot. Playoff chairman Gary Barta said Texas A&M remained ahead of Florida, in part, due to their head-to-head meeting. The Aggies upset the Gators, 41-38, on Oct. 10. “When you go through all those criteria, at the end of the day I would say t...
Jim Souhan: Stop playing college basketball games, delay the season and give us May Madness instead
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota women’s basketball team will begin its season on Wednesday with seven players who are healthy and available.The UConn women’s basketball team has canceled three games, delaying the debut of freshman Paige Bueckers because of coronavirus outbreaks, and is only now being allowed to resume small-group practices.The Minnesota men’s basketball team is 3-0 while playing sloppily against inferior opponents, the sloppiness a result of a lack of offseason practice during which their new players may have gained some level of cohesion.This college football season is becoming a...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Bryce Miller: Arnie Robinson dies at 72; Olympic long jump gold medalist, San Diego mainstay
The fact Arnie Robinson learned to long jump using a discarded mattress in the driveway of his Paradise Hills home offered the first hint of his fiery drive. Winning a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal revealed his talent, focus and unflinching commitment.Beyond the world-class ability, the global track and field fame, the pile of titles at the USA Outdoor Championships, the NCAA championships with San Diego State, the Pan American Games and more, Robinson’s legacy reverberates in San Diego because of a warming blend of humility and service in the shadows.Robinson, the man who fought...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
How do the Miami Hurricanes look at quarterback in the future beyond D'Eriq King?
Redshirt senior quarterback D’Eriq King will have a decision to make at season’s end on whether to stay with the Miami Hurricanes for a sixth college season or declare for the NFL draft.Under normal circumstances, there wouldn’t even be a decision to make, but since the NCAA is not counting the 2020 college football season amid the coronavirus pandemic against player eligibility, King has the option to return for a second year at UM after playing his first four at Houston.Should King opt to move on, what can the Hurricanes look forward to beyond him?The Hurricanes have three other scholarship ...
Chris Jones: College football this fall is a cruel joke and a staggering failure on the part of America's universities
When the news broke Monday morning that the University of Michigan football team planned to pause all of its “in-person activity” due to “presumptive” positive tests for coronavirus, the joke went around Twitter that denying Ohio State a sixth game was the best way for the Wolverines to deny the Buckeyes their shot at the national championship. Far better likelihood of success for Michigan to surrender to the virus than actually, you know, playing its mortal enemy.Funny. Except we’re talking here about young student-athletes and a virus with potential long-term effects about which we know very...
Commentary: I will let my kids play football, despite my devastating injury
Ten years ago — during the annual college football game between Harvard and Yale — a photographer snapped a picture of my body, face down on the football field, that The New York Times published to illustrate the dangers of college football.As a linebacker for Yale, I had just tackled Harvard’s star running back at the perfectly wrong angle while we were both running full speed. We then collapsed on the field. I was motionless. Harvard’s running back was OK, fortunately. But the impact tore two nerves in my neck, causing searing chronic pain and permanently paralyzing parts of my right shoulde...