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The last time Alabama and Notre Dame played each other, it was a BCS championship blowout won by the Crimson Tide. The last time Clemson and Ohio State faced off — just last year — … more
The coronavirus was only one factor in a chain of events that consumed college sports in 2020, and is poised to do more of the same in 2021 and beyond. The virus, combined with the harsh … more
The Barton College football program can now set its eyes on a new start date. After the NCAA elected not to hold Division II fall championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bulldogs were left … more
RALEIGH — Devon Daniels and North Carolina State built a big lead against 17th-ranked rival North Carolina, only to squander most of that margin. The Wolfpack nearly did it again down the … more
GREENVILLE — Jayden Gardner had 21 points and 10 rebounds as East Carolina beat Tulane 68-58 on Tuesday. Brandon Suggs had 14 points for East Carolina (7-1, 1-1 American Athletic … more
Wake Forest (4-4, ACC) vs. Wisconsin (3-3, Big Ten), Dec. 30, Noon ET LOCATION: Charlotte, N.C. TOP PLAYERS Wake Forest: QB Sam Hartman, 10 TD passes and one INT in 236 … more
Kentucky (4-6, SEC) vs. No. 24 N.C. State (8-3, ACC), Jan. 2, noon EST. LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida TOP PLAYERS Kentucky: P Max Duffy, preseason All-American, averaging 46 yards per … more
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Jimbo Fisher’s fondness of the Orange Bowl goes back to his youth, and he can still remember what a big deal it was to get in front of the television and wrap up … more
A season filled with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic will end with a perfectly predictable College Football Playoff. Alabama vs. Notre Dame. Clemson vs. Ohio State. Four of the bluest of … more
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 23 Louisville at No. 12 Wisconsin. It’s a belated matchup from the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The … more
CHARLOTTE — The stage is set for a marquee Top 25 showdown in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game this weekend. Everyone watching will be eager to see if Notre Dame can upend Clemson … more
Back in August, when there was still doubt about whether a college football would be played during the pandemic, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he would look at the season as a success if he … more
A bill introduced Thursday by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a … more
DALLAS — Feron Hunt recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds to lift SMU to a 70-55 win over East Carolina in a clash of unbeatens on Wednesday night. It was the American Athletic Conference … more
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Sophomore forward Matthew Hurt scored 18 points and three Duke freshmen also cracked double digits as the 21st-ranked Blue Devils opened Atlantic Coast Conference play … more
Due to varying COVID-19 protocols among the four schools and their respective basketball conferences, the matchups for Saturday’s CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland featuring North Carolina, … more
The personal touch that helps coaches sell their programs to blue-chip prospects is missing this year. Restrictions brought about by the pandemic  prevent face-to-face communication between … more
DURHAM — No. 21 Duke says freshman forward Jalen Johnson is out indefinitely with a foot injury. The team announced the injury Tuesday, saying the 6-foot-9 Johnson would not travel for … more
No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson expect to be rested and at full strength when they meet in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Saturday. That wasn’t the case when the teams … more
Gonzaga and Baylor headlined an unchanged top tier of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, even as both have been sidelined by recent coronavirus issues. The top five teams … more
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