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. ...

Coronavirus can't keep fans from going to Nebraska racetrack

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Jerry Moritz has been attending horse races at Fonner Park regularly since 1970 and almost every day in recent years. The track in central Nebraska was one ...

For these athletes, this is a spring break they don't want

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend, readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado. Molly...

College World Series among spring events axed by virus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments shook the nation Thursday, but 27 other men's and women's championships won't be contested this winter and spring, either — and t...

Hoiberg: I wouldn't have coached if it was risk to others

Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg, facing criticism for coaching his team when he was not feeling well, wrote in a social media post Thursday he would not have been on the bench if he knew his presence coul...

Creighton out to make better memory at Big East Tournament

Creighton is hoping for a change of fortune after crushing losses in its last two Big East Tournament openers and another late-season injury to a key player. The seventh-ranked Bluej...

Iowa's Garza, Badgers' Gard take AP All-Big Ten top honors

Iowa's Luka Garza is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Wisconsin's Greg Gard is its coach of the year. Garza was the unanimous pick for player of ...

16-0 Gators face tough week with SEC opener against Georgia

Florida is looking like its old self through the first four weeks of the season. Maybe even better. The top-ranked Gators are off to a program-record 16-0 start and the only unbeaten...

No. 11 Creighton tops Seton Hall for share of Big East title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski made all five of his 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead No. 11 Creighton to a share of the Big East Conference regular-season title with a 77-60 victor...

Former Husker lineman now dominant wrestler at small college

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — Tanner Farmer just wants to be another guy on the Concordia University wrestling team, and for the most part he is. The big lug likes to sneak up behind teammates...

No. 11 Creighton lets 3s fly in 91-76 win over Georgetown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitch Ballock was all but invisible the last time Creighton played Georgetown. You couldn't miss him Wednesday night. Ballock made a season-high six 3-pointers and...

Fast start lets Long Beach State put miserable 2019 behind

On this date one year ago, Long Beach State was 0-10 and on its way to a 14-41 record. With most of the same players back, the Dirtbags are 8-3 and coming off three straight weekend ...