Men’s basketball teams from Oregon State, Clemson and Arizona were staying at a hotel in Barcelona, Spain, near where a van drove into pedestrians on Thursday, but team officials said everyone was safe.
Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and is eligible to play in the 2017-18 season, immediately making the Blue Devils a top national-title contender.
Bagley made his announcement on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Monday night.
SAN DIEGO | One week after the NFL’s Chargers announced they were relocating to Los Angeles, San Diego State gave a five-year contract extension to coach Rocky Long, who said the Aztecs were more than up to the challenge of winning over the suddenly spurned fan base. The best way, naturally, is to continue on the course Long has put them on.
ENGLEWOOD | Just like last year, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre has declared that the Buffaloes’ goal is to play in the Pac-12 title game. Only this time, nobody laughed. A year ago, the Buffaloes were picked as cellar dwellers in the Pac-12 South and instead finished first, going 8-1 in league play before getting walloped by Washington in the conference championship.
COLORADO SPRINGS | Women’s wrestling could someday be an NCAA-sanctioned sport. Wrestle Like A Girl Inc. and its partners announced on Tuesday that they have submitted a bid seeking emerging sport status from the NCAA.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies haven’t watched last season’s Final Four loss to Mississippi State. They are focusing on the future more than dwelling on the past.
Give us action, and make it fast. The lords of sports know how Americans like their games. To keep fans engaged — in the stands or on TV or mobile devices — the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball have taken steps to shorten games. Now it’s college football’s turn.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Dabo Swinney isn’t concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team’s offensive production from last season’s national championship team. Rather, Clemson’s 10th-year coach is brimming with confidence that the Tigers can replace quarterback DeShaun Watson and a host of other top-level players and maintain the program’s success, which includes a 34-5 record over the last three seasons with two trips to the national title game.
LARAMIE, Wyo. | Wyoming junior safety Andrew Wingard has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Nagurski Trophy recognizes the top college defensive player of the year.