NCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving

The NCAA men's and women's basketball season will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The Division I Council voted Wednesday to push the start date back from the originally s...

Tom Vint, retired AP sports writer, dies of COVID-19 at 72

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As much as Tom Vint loved writing about sports, he might have loved playing and coaching sports more. Vint, who covered the dominant Nebraska football teams of the...

Hawkeyes drop 4 sports amid financial crisis tied to virus

Iowa will drop four sports programs as part of the athletic department's response to a projected loss of $100 million in revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic. School president...

Film tracks Rulon Gardner's highs, lows in years since gold

Rulon Gardner is living a quiet life, just the way he likes it. He is 48 now, sells insurance and has a second job coaching wrestling at a Salt Lake City-area high school. ...

US wrestling star Burroughs planning to compete until 2024

Jordan Burroughs, the face of U.S. wrestling for nearly a decade, said he plans to compete another four years with the hope of finishing his career at the Paris Olympics in 2024. Bur...

Short season, no summer ball make staying sharp a challenge

If all had gone as he hoped, Elijah Cabell and his Florida State teammates would have been playing for the College World Series championship this week. Instead, Cabell treks to a bal...

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. ...

Americans finding ways to stay active while keeping distance

Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice. Shaun Warkentin was looking for a diversion ...

College baseball into July? Coaches say it would save money

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college baseball season to trim expenses in the post-coronavirus era, make the game mor...

Tech companies, like college athletes, eager to cash in

Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about his life on and off the field. Now imagine a restaurant...

Deserted icons: No College World Series hits Omaha hard

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rich Tokheim's sports apparel shop is right across the street from TD Ameritrade Park. More than half his annual revenue comes in the 11 or 12 days of the College World Series each ...

College baseball talent level to go up with change to draft

As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. “I do think the comi...

NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternati...

NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara...

NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in the Sunshine State, never mind nationally. ...