College sports

Berry’s injuries give Tar Heels familiar drama at Final Four

GLENDALE, Ariz. — North Carolina’s Joel Berry II jogged around the court in the middle of a cavernous stadium Friday, casually lofting shots and playfully jousting in the post with teammate Theo...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Oregon’s Jordan Bell is shot-blocking meme king

GLENDALE, Ariz. – There’s Jordan Bell blocking a young Michael Jordan. Now the Oregon big man is swatting the orca from Free Willy and E.T. flying on his bike. Next up is the Leaning Tower of Pisa,...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

UNC not alone with long-running NCAA probes

GLENDALE, Ariz. – It’s been nearly two years since the NCAA first filed charges tied to North Carolina’s long-running academic scandal yet the case has yet to reach the hearing that ultimately...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Frank Mason of Kansas, Gonzaga’s Mark Few win AP awards

GLENDALE, Ariz. – No piece of hardware could take Frank Mason III’s mind off what could have been. The senior point guard from Kansas received the AP Player of the Year trophy Thursday at the Final...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Emmert: NCAA will decide next week whether to return to NC

GLENDALE, Ariz. – NCAA leaders need a few days to digest the new law that will replace North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill” before deciding whether to bring March Madness and other...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Final Four guide: Teams, players and matchups to watch

GLENDALE, Ariz. The Final Four is set, with one blue blood and three newbies headed to the desert to settle the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina has been there, done that with college basketball’s...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Tar Heels’ Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina’s Luke Maye can’t go to class without getting a standing ovation nor walk across campus without getting stopped by people requesting to take a photo with him. All...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

College basketball’s All-America team announced

Frank Mason III was a last-minute recruit for Kansas. He turned into the Jayhawks’ latest All-American. The senior guard was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 AP All-America team Tuesday,...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to deal with the spotlight during Final Four week....

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Skyhawks Scoreboard: Softball wins finale; lacrosse loses to Regis

After suffering back-to-back one-run losses to Adams State, the Fort Lewis College softball team refused to leave Alamosa without a victory Sunday. The Skyhawks (4-25, 3-17 Rocky Mountain Athletic...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Last-second shot leads North Carolina past Kentucky into Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Roy Williams went all Scarlett O’Hara when a player asked about his North Carolina Tar Heels making the last shot Sunday to edge Kentucky to the Final Four. And the coincidence...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports