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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>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky

Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. More>>

Young proves to be unsung hero in Kentucky win

The headlines will go to those unflappable Harrison twins, Andrew who passed to his brother Aaron for the 3-pointer that lifted Kentucky into yet another national championship game. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Jim Calhoun won three national championships with Connecticut in four trips to the NCAA Final Four. More>>

Guards flounder, Florida falls in Final Four

Florida played its worst game of the season on college basketball's biggest stage. More>>

Role players key UConn's 63-53 win over Florida

Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time. More>>

Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to help UConn snap Florida's 30-game win streak with a 63-53 upset of the Gators at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Howard backs teammate's Gators

Dwight Howard showed some love for the alma mater of Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. More>>

Wildcats' Fitzgerald urges 'no' vote on union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their... More>>

Kentucky's Cauley-Stein appears out for semifinal

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein was not dressed out as his teammates warmed up for their national semifinal against Wisconsin on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Stanford looks to end UConn's run at perfection

All the talk of Stanford feeling like a junior varsity team crashing the Final Four or being an extra at the beauty pageant is just rhetoric to UConn coach Geno Auriemma. Motivational chatter he says no team here needs... More>>

Stewart and McGraw are AP Player, Coach of Year

Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman. Connecticut's versatile star has had a stellar sophomore year. More>>

Final Four Dallas concerts feature Springsteen

The Boss will close out three days of performances around the Final Four in Dallas that are part of a music festival that has evolved into a blockbuster event. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calhoun not big on 'cheering' thing

Jim Calhoun is watching the Connecticut Huskies at this Final Four, not coaching them. That's a little bit of a problem. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Florida with fast start this time

The Florida Gators got off to a much better start in the NCAA Final Four than they did in a regional final in the same building last year. More>>

Florida, UConn to start familiar lineups

Florida and Connecticut were starting plenty of familiar faces in their national semifinal on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Maryland women try to ruin Irish's unbeaten season

Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins feel like uninvited guests at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Robertson weighs in on 'One & Done'

Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players. More>>

It's UConn-Florida, not Napier-Wilbekin

Mention Connecticut basketball and Shabazz Napier is the first name to come up. More>>

Union says other college teams in play

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer Players from other universities have expressed interest in forming unions in the wake of the landmark decision last week involving the Northwestern football team, a union... More>>

Florida St faces investigation after Winston case

A federal query into whether Florida State University adequately investigated whether Heisman Trophy-winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted another student could result in the school losing federal funding, but history... More>>

Donovan, Calipari in bonus duel at Final Four

Florida's Billy Donovan has both the SEC trophies from this season. Kentucky's John Calipari has the bigger bonus check, at least for now. More>>

Talented group of coaches lead Final Four teams

Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer, Muffet McGraw and Brenda Frese have all won national championships, using their own styles to get the most out of their teams. More>>

PG Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

It can be difficult to make a name for yourself in the Big Ten when your father is one of the best players to ever suit up in the league. More>>

Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

Whether they're setting up game-winning shots or hitting them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have become the maestros orchestrating Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Rex Chapman still Kentucky blue

Former Kentucky guard Rex Chapman and Florida coach Billy Donovan are longtime friends. More>>

Wake Forest hires Danny Manning from Tulsa

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Danny Manning grew up watching Wake Forest play games at the Greensboro Coliseum, memories that linger in his mind all these years later. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North with Badgers at Final Four

When Andy North's beloved Wisconsin Badgers got to their only other NCAA Final Four, they weren't there long enough for the two-time U.S. Open golf champion to share in the experience. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Hill back at Final Four

Grant Hill is back at the Final Four. He did not bring the hightop fade he wore as a freshman in 1991. More>>

UK's Hood, Polson relishing 3rd Final Four trip

Kentucky's Jon Hood grabbed the microphone from one of the television crews, sauntered over to where Jarrod Polson was seated, and started to pepper him with hard-hitting questions. More>>

FINALS WATCH: North Texas changes since 1986

Quite a few things have changed in the North Texas region since the NCAA Final Four was last played there in 1986. More>>

Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. More>>

'Billy the Kid' becomes 'Billy the Builder'

He was "Billy the Kid" as a college player, then "Billy the Recruiter" as a young coach. More>>

UConn and Florida meet again

The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. More>>

Returning Huskies leading the way

They could have left, gone someplace new to get a fresh start. No one would have blamed them. More>>

FINALS WATCH: McDermott's moment

Doug McDermott is enjoying the spoils of the Final Four as the winner of three player of the year awards in two days. More>>

Cauley-Stein still harbors hope of playing for UK

Injured center Willie Cauley-Stein still harbors fleeting hope that he will get on the floor during the Final Four, even though his ankle is still causing him pain. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Succeed and Proceed

As far as John Calipari is concerned, 'One and Done' is old news at Kentucky. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Amaker takes it 1 step at a time

Now that Tommy Amaker has decided to stay at Harvard, what's next for his program? More>>

Kentucky's Antigua doing double-duty in Dallas

Orlando Antigua stepped out of the Kentucky locker room deep within AT&T Stadium, two days before the Wildcats were to take the floor against Wisconsin in the Final Four. More>>

Pitino leads Minnesota past SMU 65-63 to win NIT

Richard Pitino held his 3-year-old daughter in his arms as his Minnesota team cut down the net at Madison Square Garden. More>>

Florida State under investigation by feds

Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual violence complaints. More>>

Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Badgers need to be like Bo

Bo Ryan has won four NCAA championships - at Division III UW-Platteville in the 1990s. More>>

BC hires former Ohio U coach Jim Christian

Boston College is turning to another small conference coach to make the Eagles competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference. More>>

Sampson introduced as Houston's basketball coach

Houston introduced Kelvin Sampson as their men's basketball coach on Thursday, confident that he can bring the once-proud program back to prominence and undeterred by his past improprieties with the NCAA. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Coach Cal still getting around

Willie Cauley-Stein isn't the only one wearing Kentucky blue limping AT&T Stadium. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Texas weather expected to behave

Ice was the problem when the Super Bowl came to Jerry Jones' billion-dollar showplace three years ago. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Somber Shockers

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall made it back to the Final Four. Unfortunately, he was without this team. More>>

Napier trying to shed Walker's shadow

Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calipari feels like Larry Brown

Kentucky coach John Calipari has certainly learned a lot from Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. More>>

Maturing Kaminsky helps Wisconsin to Final Four

Frank Kaminsky took offense to the question: No he is not funnier this year! More>>

Julius Randle guides Kentucky back home to Dallas

Kentucky forward Julius Randle has helped Big Blue Nation reach Big D, and along the way given his mother at least one more chance to see her big boy play a college game. More>>

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. More>>

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. More>>

A look at Saturday's Final Four matchups

A look at Saturday's games at the Final Four: More>>

Marshall, McDermott take home AP yearly awards

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall is growing accustomed to being center stage at the Final Four. He just wishes his team was with him this time around. More>>

AP Player of Year: Creighton's Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, is a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press' player of the year. More>>

AP Coach of Year: Wichita State's Gregg Marshall

Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year. More>>

Women's basketball Final Four loaded with stars

The women's basketball Final Four features Hall of Fame coaches, star players, fabulous freshmen and of course for the first time ever - two undefeated teams. More>>

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