In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team from Russian billionaire
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 17, 2019, 7:51 am
South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 17, 2019, 6:54 am
Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January. Hurts finally said he calls his friends and writes his thoughts down. ''My deal is taking in as much as I can so I can be the best player, the best leader I can be for this team this year,'' Hurts said.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 17, 2019, 6:52 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 17, 2019, 2:16 am
Connor Allen breaks down the news in the college football world leading up to the start of the season. (Getty Images)
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: August 17, 2019, 1:49 am
South Carolina tight end Kiel Pollard is giving up football after a cyst was found on his spinal cord. The Gamecocks announced Pollard's decision Friday. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Pollard sustained a small fracture in his neck last week and was expected to miss up to six weeks.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:57 pm
Entering his sixth season at Army, coach Jeff Monken is in a very good place - 29 wins in three seasons and a team that's driven to keep the excellence going. The Black Knights are coming off an academy-record, 11-win season and their first national ranking - No. 19 - since 1996, so the bar'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:42 pm
The NCAA's waiver rule is once again at the center of drama, but the focus should be on the absurdity of the rule's language itself.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:32 pm
In the wake of his worst season Navy's football coach, Ken Niumatalolo made widespread changes to his standard formula for success. The Midshipmen went 3-10 in 2018, losing to both Army and Air Force. It was their fewest wins 2002 and only their second sub-.500 season since Niumatalolo took over
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:26 pm
The Huskies led the Pac-12 in scoring defense (16.4 points per game) and total defense (309) while posting a 10-4 mark in 2018. See Washington open its 2019 campaign in Seattle on August 31 vs. Eastern Washington at 12 p.m. PT/ 1 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:56 pm
Washington State was a force in the Pac-12, coming off its winningest season (11-2 overall and 7-2 in conference play), but there's a new look under center in transfer Gage Gubrud. Head coach Mike Leach and his high-powered offense has led the nation in passing yards in three of the last five years
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:40 pm
Football players at the University of Louisiana are being encouraged to donate to the Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation, a booster organization that funds the athletic department. The donation is not mandatory, although this week coach Billy Napier said contributing a minimum $50 to become a member
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:06 pm
Looking ahead at the Oregon State running backs this season
Author: NBC Sports Northwest
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:50 pm
Coach Billy Napier is encouraging all of his players on scholarship to donate $50 to the athletic department's scholarship fund.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:28 pm
Tennessee is the latest Southeastern Conference school to sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games. School officials say alcohol sales will begin with the second home game Sept. 7 game against Brigham Young. Southeastern Conference chancellors and school presidents voted in May to give
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 2:30 pm
(STATS) - Anything less than the Southern Conference looking like last season would be surprising … and a letdown.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 2:11 pm
LSU commit Elias Ricks is tops among a loaded class of cornerbacks. Oregon commit Avantae Williams is the top safety.
Author: Rivals Articles
Posted: August 16, 2019, 1:56 pm
Texas took a massive leap forward in Year 2 under Tom Herman but will have to rely on a young defense to top Oklahoma for the Big 12 crown in 2019.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 16, 2019, 1:20 pm
Christopher Crawford takes a look at the Big 12 conference in the latest of our Team Preview Series. (Getty Images)
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:48 pm
Jordan Burch continues to set the bar for defensive linemen, but there are some other players trending upward.
Author: Rivals Articles
Posted: August 16, 2019, 11:58 am
Who will be the top players at every position in college football this fall? The votes are in for our first- and second-team All America.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: August 16, 2019, 11:41 am
Florida and Texas A&M; appear to be the front-runners.
Author: Rivals Articles
Posted: August 16, 2019, 10:20 am
Last season, Khalil Tate was on the short list of preseason favorites for the Heisman Trophy. As Arizona prepares to open this season on Aug. 24 at Hawaii, the junior quarterback is a longshot. Tate rushed for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017, including two games of 230 yards or more.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:59 am
Last season, Khalil Tate was on the short list of preseason favorites for the Heisman Trophy. As Arizona prepares to open this season on Aug. 24 at Hawaii, the junior quarterback is a longshot. Tate rushed for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017, including two games of 230 yards or more.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:58 am
Thor Nystrom scouts the prospective 2020 tackle class for next spring's NFL Draft. (AP)
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: August 15, 2019, 10:26 pm
Ohio coach Frank Solich is approaching his 75th birthday, looking and sounding as if he has no plans to slow down anytime soon. ''I've got great energy and I wouldn't trade what I'm doing for anything,'' Solich said. Solich is expected to become the Mid-American Conference
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 10:20 pm
Predicting a big year ahead for the Oregon State wide receivers
Author: NBC Sports Northwest
Posted: August 15, 2019, 10:13 pm
Nobody gave Cincinnati much thought heading into coach Luke Fickell's second season since he made the 90-minute drive down Interstate 71 from Ohio State to rebuild a bottoming-out program. After going 4-8 in consecutive seasons, the Bearcats became one of the nation's best teams last year with
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 9:51 pm
Head coach Mario Cristobal and quarterback Justin Herbert comment on Herbert's memorable 'Chia Pet' hairstyle and his decision to trim his locks ahead of the upcoming season. Tune in as Oregon hosts Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. MT live on Pac-12 Network.
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: August 15, 2019, 8:46 pm
Tennessee's outlook on each side of the line of scrimmage remains as uncertain as ever with just over two weeks left before the start of the season. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said late last week that ''I don't think we're anywhere close to finding a first group of five''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 8:13 pm
North Texas was oh-so-close in Conference USA last year to fulfilling the preseason prediction of repeating as a division champion. The Mean Green could have also ended up at the opposite end of the standings after five of their league games were decided by a field goal or less. ''There'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- If Appalachian State is to prolong a three-year reign atop the Sun Belt Conference, it'll have to do so under a new regime.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:55 pm
The Beavers get a big commit for the 2020 class
Author: NBC Sports Northwest
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:37 pm
Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Johnson can play three more college seasons after the decision announced Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback was granted the additional year after seeing action in just one of his first three
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:15 pm
As the Bruins prepare for the upcoming season, UCLA looks to to build off last year's youthful roster, which featured a school record 21 true freshman. Running back Joshua Kelley led the Bruins explosive offensive with 1,243 total rushing yards, the 10th most in UCLA single-season history. Wide receiver
Author: Pac-12 Network
Posted: August 15, 2019, 6:46 pm
Can Jacob Eason ignite what's been a stagnant offense as the Huskies go for their fourth-straight double-digit win season?
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: August 15, 2019, 6:15 pm
The Alabama Crimson Tide has dominated the SEC West, winning the division four of the last five years. While Nick Saban’s squad is favored to return to the SEC title game in 2019, SI college football writer Laken Litman says Texas A&M could emerge as
Author: Meredith Videos
Posted: August 15, 2019, 6:13 pm
College football is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Yale, which has won 18 national titles, earned a No. 7 rankings, trailing only Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC and Michigan.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 6:06 pm
Five-star Tate Rutledge is part of a formidable class that Georgia has assembled.
Author: Rivals Articles
Posted: August 15, 2019, 5:57 pm
For Notre Dame to reach its second straight College Football Playoff, it may have to run the table behind quarterback Ian Book. ''When you step into being the quarterback at Notre Dame, high expectations come with it,'' said coach Brian Kelly, who has twice in nine seasons directed teams
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 5:53 pm
The programs in the storied Ivies play a 10-game regular season. Last year, Princeton went unbeaten and was joined by Dartmouth in the season-ending national rankings, but neither team participated in the 24-team playoffs. Most of the people involved in football welcome the idea of playoffs, but the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 4:39 pm
Nobody saw Cincinnati coming in the American Athletic Conference last year. Not even Luke Fickell, who guided the team to a seven-victory improvement in his second season as Bearcats coach. Starting in 2014, when Memphis jumped from three victories to 10 and a share of the conference championship,
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 4:21 pm
A prosecutor wants to know why a University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University isn't making court-ordered restitution payments. Harvey Updyke was ordered to appear in court Oct. 30 to explain himself, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 3:46 pm
(STATS) - Duquesne stood three spots outside the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25, and in most years, it would have been welcomed.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 15, 2019, 3:12 pm
Bijan Robinson is the top all-purpose back in the nation.
Author: Rivals Articles
Posted: August 15, 2019, 1:57 pm
The Miami Dolphins reportedly won't pursue Jadeveon Clowney in a trade from the Houston Texans. But the report says more about Miami's situation at quarterback than it does about the Houston Texans pass rusher.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 15, 2019, 1:33 pm