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January 29, 2020 - 1:33 pm
The women of the Southeastern Conference return to Greenville to battle on the court for the 2020 championship title! Reserved ticket books for the 2020 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, held at Bon Secours Wellness Arena March 4-8,2020 are $120. A ticket book contains seven...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
February 18, 2020 - 6:33 pm
The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-...
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Mel Tucker, Michigan State's new football coach, speaks duirng a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building. Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and...
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Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell looks on during a timeout during the first half of the Birmingham Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
February 10, 2020 - 4:31 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell informed Michigan State on Monday that he's decided to stay at Cincinnati, leaving the Spartans to resume their search to find Mark Dantonio's replacement. Fickell has rebuilt Cincinnati into a Top 25 program in his three seasons. Dantonio, who stepped down from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Connecticut team captain Eli Thomas (22) takes part in the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Wagner in East Hartford, Conn. Thomas, who overcame a stroke to return to school, is among the first six athletes named as finalists for the Hartford HealthCare Courage Award. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
February 10, 2020 - 12:17 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Eastern Connecticut runner Samara Johnson doesn't want people to feel sorry for her. The 4-foot-8 senior cross-country and track athlete is one of the first six college athletes nominated for the Hartford HealthCare Connecticut Courage Award and would rather be recognized for...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, and assistant coach Kyle Neptune yell to their team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 04, 2020 - 2:33 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright knows his 10th-ranked Wildcats have youth and inexperience that can lead to inconsistent play in some of the biggest games. A recent loss offered a reminder that his team is still learning as it enters a tough week with two ranked Big East opponents...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Miami head coach Manny Diaz calls out a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami coach Manny Diaz told The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 that he believes the Hurricanes are already better than they were when last season's 6-7 debacle ended. Diaz says the Hurricanes have improved their roster and their coaching staff, both by additions and subtractions. He also drew a parallel to the culture that the Miami Heat have stuck with in their bounceback season this year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
February 03, 2020 - 8:26 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For Miami coach Manny Diaz, the end of 2019 was a disaster. So far, 2020 has gone much more to his liking. His list of offseason accomplishments include landing a new big-name offensive coordinator in Rhett Lashlee, bringing Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed back to his...
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Maroon 5 performs on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
February 02, 2020 - 1:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami on Saturday, telling the crowd he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show were behind the band. “I’m just happy we can kind of kick back and hang out down the street and have fun,...
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January 31, 2020 - 11:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas will be playing for attention in a place it once was banned when tourism officials roll out an ad featuring an updated slogan during the run-up to the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday. A publicity blitz surrounding the new “What happens, only happens here” phrase during the music...
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This Jan. 27, 2020 photo shows Matthew A. Cherry during a portrait session at the 92nd Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Los Angeles. Cherry is nominated for an Oscar for his animated short "Hair Love." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 31, 2020 - 10:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Matthew A. Cherry became an Oscar nominee, that was initially good enough for him, until he heard about the death of Kobe Bryant, a former professional athlete — just like himself — who was nominated in the same category in 2018. For Cherry, Bryant’s death is fueling his...
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