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  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Oregon represents next step for Michigan State

     Oregon represents next step for Michigan State
    They huddled early in the week, the wannabe football coach and the actual football coach. Make no mistake: Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo believes a standard field goal should be worth two points, not three, and a guard should not play with...
  • Big Ten is out of College Football Playoff race

    Big Ten is out of College Football Playoff race
    GAINESVILLE — Who's in? Who's out? The big questions loom during the first season of the new College Football Playoff. A 13-member selection committee eventually pick four teams to compete for the national title. We're still more than a...
  • Virginia Tech faithful descend upon Ohio State

     Virginia Tech faithful descend upon Ohio State
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt. But the security guard couldn't...
  • Viewers' guide to college football

    Viewers' guide to college football
    MORNING Boise State (1-1) at Connecticut (1-1) 9 a.m., ESPN2 Had things worked out as planned — but do they ever? — this would have been a major league Big East game between schools that have played in the Fiesta Bowl since 2005. Boise...
  • UCF president John Hitt on Power Five autonomy: "We'll still be able to stay in the game."

     UCF president John Hitt on Power Five autonomy: "We'll still be able to stay in the game."
    The President has spoken. He has given his State of the Program address in the wake of the groundbreaking vote last week that gave the Power Five conferences the sovereignty to create their own rules and regulations. Not to worry, UCF president John...
  • Racing at Laurel resumes Friday; Drunken Love heavy favorite

    Et cetera Racing at Laurel resumes Friday; 'Love' heavy favorite Live racing returns to the major Maryland tracks for the first-time since early June as the 65-day Laurel Park fall meeting begins Friday. Admission and programs are free on opening day....
  • Nichols earns first win as Loyola Maryland soccer coach

    Nichols earns first win as Loyola Maryland soccer coach
    Colleges Nichols earns first win as Loyola Maryland soccer coach Former McDonogh coach Steve Nichols earned his first career college win Tuesday night, as Loyola Maryland (1-1) outlasted a two-hour weather delay to earn a 1-0 victory over Howard (0-3)...
  • Trevor Siemian eager to get NU passing game going

    Trevor Siemian eager to get NU passing game going
    After one week, Northwestern's passing game rates 92nd nationally out of 120 teams. To add a sorry footnote, NU's issues came against a Cal pass defense that last season rated among the nation's 10 worst. So no wonder quarterback Trevor Siemian said...
  • Season-openers offer Virginia Tech some hope at Ohio State

    Season-openers offer Virginia Tech some hope at Ohio State
    Virginia Tech faithful recall all too well the Hokies' most recent road game against a top-10 opponent. Ranked No. 2 at kickoff and No. 1 at season's end, LSU set the standard for beatdowns of quality Frank Beamer teams. Saturday night, nearly seven...
  • Greg Kuhar plugs hole in Northwestern's middle

    Greg Kuhar plugs hole in Northwestern's middle
    Pat Fitzgerald's coaching mentor, Randy Walker, had a lot of sayings. One pertains to defensive tackle Greg Kuhar, a redshirt sophomore who will make his first career start against Cal on Saturday at Ryan Field. "'Walk' used to say: 'It's usually...
  • College football back with new look, attitude

     College football back with new look, attitude
    College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals. It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...