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Michigan achieves historic milestone in victory against Maryland in college football.

Michigan achieves historic milestone in victory against Maryland in college football.

Michigan Makes College Football History with 1,000 Wins In a historic achievement, the Michigan Wolverines secured their place in college football history as the first program to reach 1,000 victories. The milestone was reached following a hard-fought 31-24 triumph against Maryland on a Saturday afternoon, propelling the Wolverines to an impressive 11-0 record this season with the regular season finale against Ohio State looming. While the Wolverines faced their highest points conceded this season, the formidable first-half performance of the Michigan offense proved insurmountable for Maryland. Additionally, the Wolverines notched two safeties during the game. Despite being absent from the ...

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Garaway dominates West Jefferson, securing a spot in the state semifinals for the very first time.

Garaway dominates West Jefferson, securing a spot in the state semifinals for the very first time.

In the wake of their decisive victory over West Jefferson, the Garaway High School football team exuberantly convened in their customary postgame circle on the north side of Sulsberger Stadium. The air buzzed with celebration as fans joined the jubilant moment following the Pirates’ impressive 42-7 triumph in the Division VI regional final. Amidst the spirited revelry, a cluster of Garaway players proudly accepted the regional championship trophy at midfield, exchanging heartfelt hugs with teammates, coaches, and family members. However, this triumph only fueled their appetite for greater success. Junior quarterback Brady Geibel articulated the team’s ambitious aspirations, stating, “It’s ...

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For Duke’s Jon Scheyer, the Israel-Hamas War Affects Friends and Family

Duke’s Jon Scheyer: Impact of Israel-Hamas Conflict on Loved Ones

Jon Scheyer, the coach of Duke’s men’s basketball team, a former player in Israel, and a Jewish individual, shared his thoughts on the Israel-Hamas conflict during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day. Scheyer, visibly moved, expressed his feelings about the situation. “It’s been very heartbreaking to see,” Scheyer said. “I did play in Israel, and I have close friends and family over there right now. Our friend sent me a video of sirens going off when rockets were launched. My heart breaks for the people in Israel who have hostages and are mourning the loss of loved ones.” Scheyer also ...

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NCAA policy on cannabinoids: Committee recommends lifting ban on substance from college athletics

NCAA Committee Proposes Ending Ban on Cannabinoids in College Athletics: Policy Recommendation Unveiled

In a significant development, the NCAA is inching closer to potentially ending the prohibition of cannabinoids in collegiate sports, opening the door to the legalization of marijuana use among athletes. On a recent Friday, the NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) made a formal recommendation to the three divisional governing bodies of the NCAA. They proposed the removal of cannabinoids from the list of prohibited substances within the league. In a groundbreaking move, the NCAA is considering a significant policy shift regarding cannabinoids in college athletics. This decision is rooted in findings that indicate the ...

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Caitlin Clark is back, and Iowa and women's college basketball will soak up the spotlight

Caitlin Clark Returns: Iowa Women’s College Basketball Shines Once Again in the Limelight

MINNEAPOLIS – Caitlin Clark constantly encounters reminders of her memorable NCAA Tournament performance leading Iowa to the 2023 championship game. These reminders range from LeBron James expressing surprise at her decision not to enter the WNBA Draft to the long line of fans seeking autographs during her stint as grand marshal at an Indy Car race near Des Moines. Additionally, these reminders resurface every time she tunes into a college football game. She’s well aware of her impact. In a sensational showdown between Iowa and LSU, even though the Hawkeyes found themselves on the losing end of the score, Caitlin ...

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The top scorers are back. That could make the ACC women’s basketball race even tougher

Top Scorers Return, Amplifying the Challenge in the ACC Women’s Basketball Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From her debut college game, Ta’Niya Latson exhibited a scoring prowess that surprised many, elevating her above all others in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now, she’s set to return for another season with the 18th-ranked Seminoles, joined by a wealth of returning scorers and all-ACC selections for the upcoming 2023-24 season. Latson, a 5-foot-8 guard who averaged 21.3 points and earned the league’s Rookie of the Year award, is one of eight players coming back from last year’s all-ACC first team. This list includes two-time Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley, representing the eighth-ranked Virginia Tech, ...

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NCAA title game foes Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese headline AP preseason women’s All-America team

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese Lead AP’s Preseason Women’s All-America Team Ahead of NCAA Title Game

For the second straight season, Caitlin Clark of Iowa has emerged as a unanimous choice for the Associated Press (AP) preseason women’s basketball All-America team. The star guard earned this recognition by being featured on all 36 ballots cast by the national media panel responsible for determining the AP Top 25 rankings each week. Clark’s outstanding performance in the previous season led the Hawkeyes to their first-ever NCAA championship game, though they fell short against Angel Reese and LSU. Notably, Reese also garnered a preseason All-American honor, appearing on 35 of the 36 ballots. Joining Clark and Reese on the ...

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Desmond Claude, Tyrese Proctor and more potential college basketball breakout stars

Discovering Future Hoops Heroes: Desmond Claude, Tyrese Proctor, and More Potential College Basketball Breakout Stars

One of the most exciting aspects of college basketball is witnessing players evolve and progress from season to season. In the past year, we’ve seen several young talents like Tyler Kolek of Marquette, Markquis Nowell of Kansas State, Jordan Hawkins of UConn, Kris Murray of Iowa, Johnell Davis of Florida Atlantic, Wade Taylor IV of Texas A&M, and Oumar Ballo of Arizona emerge from relatively minor roles to achieve All-America or all-league recognition. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the next crop of potential breakout stars for this upcoming season. Villanova's Mark Armstrong has been USA's engine through ...

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Which SEC women's basketball team will win 2023-24 season championship? Our experts predict

Expert Predictions: The Contenders for the 2023-24 SEC Women’s Basketball Season Championship

It’s been over a decade and a half since the LSU women’s basketball team claimed the SEC championship. However, according to experts from the USA Today Sports Network who specialize in SEC coverage, the streak may finally come to a halt in the 2023-24 season. Last season, LSU secured its first NCAA championship under the leadership of Kim Mulkey, who was in her second season as head coach. As the new season approaches, LSU is being viewed as the favorite to capture the SEC title. In the 2022-23 regular season, Mulkey’s team finished second, trailing behind Dawn Staley’s South Carolina ...

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Beyond boldface names, KU women’s basketball cultivating new depth

Building Depth and Talent: KU Women’s Basketball Goes Beyond Boldface Names

Kansas City, Missouri—Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider vividly recalls the stark difference he observed during their 2022 NCAA Tournament matchup against Stanford. He reflected on the competitiveness of his starting lineup, with players one through five, but noted a significant gap when they went deeper into their roster. Schneider aims to change that narrative for the upcoming season, ensuring that depth won’t be an issue for the Jayhawks. The spotlight shines brightly on the returning super-senior all-conference trio of Zakiyah Franklin, Taiyanna Jackson, and Holly Kersgieter, along with senior guard Wyvette Mayberry and the highly touted five-star freshman S’Mya ...

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5 things to know from Big 12 basketball media days: 2024 plans amid expansion and more

Big 12 Basketball Media Days 2024: Key Takeaways on Expansion and Future Plans

As college basketball gears up for another thrilling season, Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark took the opportunity to share some key updates on the state of the conference during the inaugural day of the Big 12 basketball media days held at the T-Mobile Center. The 2024 landscape is set to welcome four new programs, though it won’t include Texas and Oklahoma. In their place, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, and Colorado are set to join the Big 12, ushering in a new era for the conference. Here’s a closer look at the topics Yormark delved into on this significant occasion in ...

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Region/state roundup: Virginia Tech opens women’s basketball season at No. 8 in AP poll

Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball Starts Strong: Ranked No. 8 in AP Poll for Season Opener

Virginia Tech is gearing up for an exciting women’s basketball season following their impressive performance in the 2023 season, where they made their first-ever Final Four appearance and clinched the ACC Tournament title. The Hokies have garnered considerable attention and are now ranked eighth in the Associated Press preseason poll. Last season, the Hokies made a remarkable journey, starting their campaign at No. 13 and finishing as the fourth-ranked team in the nation. This marked their highest-ever preseason ranking until now. As they prepare for the upcoming season, Virginia Tech looks forward to the return of key players, including post ...

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Mustangs Fall Short in Sunday's Blue-Green Showdown

Mustangs Fall Short in Sunday’s Blue-Green Showdown

In a thrilling Sunday evening matchup, UC Santa Barbara’s Lucas Gonzalez secured victory with an 82nd-minute goal, leaving Cal Poly’s men’s soccer program disappointed. The game, witnessed by 8,128 fans at Mustang Memorial Field Presented by French Hospital, set the second-highest NCAA attendance record this season. Junior goalkeeper Gabe Penner made two critical saves to maintain a scoreless tie for 81 minutes. However, in the 82nd minute, UC Santa Barbara’s Salvador Aguilar made a critical pass to Gonzalez, who found the net, sealing the win for his team. Despite one final attempt by Cal Poly’s sophomore forward Sean McTague in ...

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Florida Official Warns of Legal Action If NCAA Denies Eligibility for Florida State DL Darrell Jackson

Florida Official Warns of Legal Action If NCAA Denies Eligibility for Florida State DL Darrell Jackson

Florida State defensive lineman Darrell Jackson’s eligibility for the 2023 season has become a point of contention, with Florida Chief Financial Officer and Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis publicly criticizing the NCAA. Patronis drew inspiration from North Carolina wide receiver Tez Walker’s recent success in securing a transfer waiver and immediate eligibility. In a direct Twitter confrontation with the NCAA, Patronis accused the organization of being “out-of-touch hypocrites” and highlighted the NCAA’s response to antitrust allegations made by North Carolina. He stated, “FSU’s Darrell Jackson must play NOW. We’ll take legal action soon if they don’t reverse course.” Darrell Jackson’s journey ...

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LSU Safety Greg Brooks Diagnosed with Uncommon Brain Cancer

LSU Safety Greg Brooks Diagnosed with Uncommon Brain Cancer

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WDSU) — Greg Brooks, a senior safety on the Louisiana State University football team, has received a diagnosis of a rare form of brain cancer known as medulloblastoma. Over the last three weeks, Greg has been in recovery from an extensive surgery aimed at removing a brain tumor situated between his cerebellum and brainstem,” stated Dr. Catherine O’Neal, Chief Medical Officer at Our Lady of the Lake Health. Dr. O’Neal went on to say, “Greg’s speech and communication abilities have been affected, and although he is responsive and actively participating in physical therapy daily, he faces months ...

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NCAA Volleyball Stats: Revealing 3 Key Realities

NCAA Volleyball Stats: Revealing 3 Key Realities

The latest NCAA Division 1 women’s volleyball rankings from the American Volleyball Coaches Association reveal noteworthy shifts as of October 1, 2023. While Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Stanford maintain their top three positions, Washington State surged to fourth after a victory against Oregon. Even in defeat, Oregon climbed to fifth, while Florida slid to ninth after a win over South Carolina, and Minnesota went from 13th to 16th with a 6-6 season record. Further down the rankings, Arizona State’s rise to 23rd allowed Iowa State to enter the top echelon. These rankings are driven by numbers, and they tell a story. ...

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Pittsburgh, Ranked 20th, Leads Newcomers in NCAA Men's Soccer Rankings

Pittsburgh, Ranked 20th, Leads Newcomers in NCAA Men’s Soccer Rankings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches has unveiled the most recent college soccer rankings for both men’s and women’s divisions across NCAA and junior college competitions. In the NCAA Division I men’s category, Marshall continues to dominate, securing the top spot with a flawless record after 10 games. Central Florida made a significant jump from No. 3 to No. 2 this week. The Top 5 includes West Virginia, SMU, and Akron, with some rearrangements among these teams. Notably, three previously unranked teams have made their way into the Top 25: Pittsburgh at No. 20, Fordham at No. 24, and ...

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The Potential Influence of the Rivalry Series on the PWHL

The Potential Influence of the Rivalry Series on the PWHL

The annual Rivalry Series serves as a pivotal platform for Team Canada and Team USA in their pursuit of refining their national squads. However, with the introduction of the PWHL into the equation, how will these two influential entities influence each other? Shifting Dynamics: Canada and the USA are poised for another intense seven-game faceoff in the Rivalry Series. In recent times, both hockey powerhouses have utilized this series as a vital tool in assembling their rosters for the World Championships. Notably, Canada relied solely on the Rivalry Series, while the USA combined the Series with a pre-tournament training camp. ...

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JRU's unified discipline begins to yield fruitful results.

JRU’s unified discipline begins to yield fruitful results.

After a tough 93-85 overtime loss to De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde last Friday, Jose Rizal University has appeared unstoppable. The Heavy Bombers have secured back-to-back victories, dealing Mapua University and Emilio Aguinaldo College their first defeats, elevating them to an impressive 3-1 record and placing them as the second seed thus far. Head coach Louie Gonzales attributes this success to a fundamental principle he consistently emphasizes to his players: discipline. “Naka-focus talaga kami sa disiplina,” shared Gonzales on Wednesday, following a 77-71 triumph against the Generals. “To win, we must act collectively, and that is our key ingredient.” ...

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NCAA Progresses in Enforcing NIL Regulations through Agent Registry and Deal Transparency Proposals.

NCAA Progresses in Enforcing NIL Regulations through Agent Registry and Deal Transparency Proposals.

In a recent NCAA college football game on September 30, 2023, in Boulder, Colo., Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams faced pressure from Colorado defensive lineman Leonard Payne Jr. (Photo: AP Photo/David Zalubowski) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Division I Council took a significant step towards regulating compensation for college athletes by introducing a series of proposals aimed at increasing transparency in transactions and overseeing those working with students. These proposals, stemming from the recommendations of the NIL working group, are pending finalization at the council meeting, concluding on Wednesday. If approved, they could be implemented as early as January at ...