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  • FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2016, file photo, Team Drive''s Hamidou Diallo, of Kentucky, moves the ball against Team Clutch in the Under Armour Elite 24 basketball game in New York. North Carolina’s Tony Bradley, Diallo and Louisvllle’s Donovan Mitchell are among the players who wanted to test their NBA draft stock before deciding whether to hire an agent or return to school. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
    Big day: College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go
    Associated Press | April 24, 2017 12:53 am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday — the last date players could declare for the draft. The next date they have circled is May 24. That’s when players who have entered the draft but not hired an agent have can withdraw and return to […]

  • FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Maryland's Lorenzo Harrison (23) gets past Penn State's Marcus Allen (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. Harrison would have made a run at 1,000 yards as a freshman if he hadn’t missed the last four games because of suspension. He’s shifty and hard to bring down, and ready to become one of the top backs in the Big Ten. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
    14 Big Ten football players poised to break out in the fall
    Associated Press | April 24, 2017 12:31 am

    A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall: EAST DIVISION INDIANA WR Simmie Cobbs, junior: His 2016 season ended the second week when he broke his leg on the first play of scrimmage against Ball State. The year before he led Indiana […]

  • Ex-Spartan football player returning to Michigan in sex case
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 9:34 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson has waived extradition and will be returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick says Monday that the 19-year-old Robertson could be arraigned as early as Tuesday. A police task force […]

  • Mississippi State catcher arrested for DUI over the weekend
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 1:36 pm

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi State baseball player has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and no insurance. The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2oCzdKp) that sophomore catcher Elih Marrero was arrested Saturday, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office. He was released on bail. The university didn’t immediately issue a statement regarding the […]

  • Michigan football team players stand in Rome's Villa Borghese park, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Michigan's football team arrived in Rome this weekend and kicked off the unique trip by meeting with refugees before going to the Vatican for a Papal address and practicing a few times. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
    Michigan football team arrives in Italy
    Associated Press | April 22, 2017 11:15 pm

    ROME (AP) — Jim Harbaugh didn’t have a great answer, believe it or not. Speaking with a 31-year-old Nigerian refugee who now lives in Rome, Michigan’s coach was presented Sunday with the basic, fundamental question of why American football is called “football,” given that players barely use their feet. At a loss for words, Harbaugh […]

  • Just a minute: FIU baseball tops Marshall in a speedy finish
    Associated Press | April 22, 2017 7:46 pm

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Who says baseball is slow? Florida International and Marshall played for 69 seconds on Sunday morning, before FIU got a 4-3 victory. The Conference USA game was suspended Saturday night after fog rolled in with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. So the teams came back Sunday morning — […]

  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight sports a decal of the flags of Italy and the United States on his helmet during the NCAA college football team's spring game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Harbaugh's latest, outside-the-box idea is about to take off. Michigan's football team will travel to Rome this weekend and will kick off the unique trip by meeting with refugees before going to the Vatican for a Papal address and practicing a few times.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
    Addio! Michigan’s football team heads to Italy
    Associated Press | April 21, 2017 1:01 am

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh presented players on the University of Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay away from being close enough to possibly shake the hand of Pope Francis at the Vatican. Salim Makki and Grant Newsome were the chosen two. Makki, Newsome and most of the […]

  • Rutgers tells NCAA ‘violations occurred’ in football
    Associated Press | April 20, 2017 6:12 pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says “violations occurred” in its football program and is recommending self-imposed sanctions. The school on Thursday released its response to an 18-month NCAA investigation that found seven potential violations. The investigation and potential violations focused on former coach Kyle Flood, a host/hostess program and inconsistencies in drug-testing procedures […]

  • FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Kansas State running back Alex Barnes (34) dives into the end zone over Kansas linebacker Mike Lee (11) to score a touchdown during an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Even though Barnes ran for 100-plus yards in back-to-back weeks against Baylor and Kansas, scoring five touchdowns in those two games, the rising sophomore has several guys nipping at his heels heading into Saturday’s annual Purple-White spring game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
    K-State could feature nation’s top group of running backs
    Associated Press | April 19, 2017 11:55 pm

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There was a point last season when Alex Barnes, already a rarity under Bill Snyder in that he was even on the field as a freshman, began to assert himself as the team’s No. 1 running back. Snyder couldn’t have been happier. In nearly three decades as a head coach, the […]

  • Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees watches during practice at the Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, March 24, 2017. Being in the spotight was not always enjoyable when he was a player.(Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)
    Rising star laying low: Rees returns to Notre Dame as coach
    Associated Press | April 19, 2017 11:21 pm

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tommy Rees keeps a low profile in his second stint at Notre Dame. Early to bed, early to rise and mostly work in between. It is not the life of a typical 24-year-old, but the former Fighting Irish quarterback has already lived in the spotlight in South Bend and has […]