College basketball darkened again by new allegations

The first blow to college basketball came in September, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits. ...

Idaho State's Sam Dowd beats the odds to become DI player

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Sam Dowd has what coaches call pop, a burst that allows him to jump a little higher, move a little quicker than the players around him. He wouldn't have becom...

Villanova still No. 1, Virginia and Purdue rise in AP Top 25

Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion. The conference leader and highest-ranked team so far: Virginia. Picked to ...

Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

Michigan State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25. The Spartans received 43 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll released on Monday to earn the top spo...

Boeser, Barzal leading NHL rookies out of holiday break

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes expected Clayton Keller to be a key contributor as a rookie this season. Few could have seen how big of an impact the 19-year-old forward w...

Facilities gap an uphill climb for college hoops' low-majors

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The building, with its high, arched ceilings, could pass for an airplane hangar if it had larger doors. Massive fans span one wall, designed to heat the adjacent offices next d...

No. 7 Kentucky at UCLA highlights this week in AP Top 25

Kentucky and UCLA are among the bluest of college basketball's blue bloods, combining for 19 national titles. The Bruins are the all-time leader, thanks in large part to a stretch of...

Villanova still No. 1, Arizona State up to No. 3 in AP poll

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State was picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12. Now the Sun Devils are one of the biggest surprises in college basketball, inching toward the program's first No. 1 ranking....

No. 5 Arizona State rallies to beat Vanderbilt 76-64

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tra Holder scored 25 points, Shannon Evans II added 15 and No. 5 Arizona State overcame a dismal start to beat Vanderbilt 76-64 on Sunday. Arizona State built a n...

Penguins beat Coyotes 4-2 to end 3-game losing streak

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Olli Maatta scored with 14 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. ...

Katrina evacuee Hicks takes the long road to DI basketball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The floodwaters' power erased the carpet on the lower half of the stairs, leaving nothing but exposed wood and nails. Mildew covered what was left downstairs, and a pungent, ...

Arizona hangs on to beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Arizona held on to beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64 on Tuesday night. Arizona (6-3) picked up a big win against UNLV on ...

Duke still unanimous No. 1, Notre Dame drops to No. 9

Notre Dame won the Maui Invitational with an impressive comeback against Wichita State. The Fighting Irish didn't fare as well against another top 10 team, leading a shuffling at the...

Notre Dame, Villanova shine in early season hoops tourneys

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Notre Dame, Villanova and Wichita State have serious potential for deep March runs. Duke's freshmen are fast learners. And Arizona i...

Early signing period creating plenty of uncertainty

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DaShon Bussell says he has not decided whether to sign with his school in December or wait until February. The Western Michigan-bound receiver likes having the option. ...