At least five of the record-tying 10 Southeastern Conference teams that made the NCAA Tournament won regionals and will take the next step on the Road to Omaha. No. 2 national seed Florida and No. 5 LSU wrapped up regionals and join fellow SEC members in No. 15 South Carolina, No. 16 Alabama…
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Oklahoma gets past Stanford, advances to WCWS championship series
Tiare Jennings doubled in the ninth inning to score two runs and No. 1 seed Oklahoma defeated No. 9 Stanford 4-2 to earn a shot at its third straight Women's College World Series title. The Sooners increased their Division I record to 51 consecutive victories. They advanced to play Florida S…
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NiJaree Canady threw a one-hitter, and No. 9 Stanford beat No. 7 Washington 1-0 on Sunday to advance to the Women’s College World Series semifinals. Canady won a battle of Pac-12 standouts against Washington’s Ruby Meylan. No earned runs were scored in the game. Canady struck out nine and didn’t allow a walk. Meylan — also a freshman — gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one.
No. 4 Clemson became the highest national seed eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. Charlotte ended Clemson’s season with a 3-2 win. That makes 10 straight appearances since 2010 that the Tigers have failed to make it out of regionals. This was the fourth time in five appearances they were knocked out on their home field. TCU's Tre Richardson hit two grand slams and another homer and tied the tournament record with 11 RBIs in the Horned Frogs' 20-5 win over No. 3 Arkansas.
Kevin Sherrington: With Texas, Oklahoma coming, SEC scheduling decision should focus on protecting rivalries
DALLAS — The Southeastern Conference’s allegedly temporary resolution this week of what Kirby Smart called “the most overrated conversation there ever was” might lend credence to the Georgia coach’s assertion at that. The SEC will stick to eight conference football games and a November puff pastry after all. And if you don’t like it, Georgia or Alabama will meet you in a stadium in January. ...
Oklahoma claimed its 50th straight win in style. Tiare Jennings and Kinzie Hansen homered, and No. 1 seed Oklahoma rolled past No. 4 Tennessee 9-0 in five innings on Saturday to advance to the Women's College World Series semifinals. The Sooners (58-1) inched closer to a possible third consecutive national title and extended their Division I record for consecutive victories.
TAMPA, Fla. — A donor approached Florida Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin recently with a hypothetical question percolating around big-time college sports. If I had $100 in my pocket, should I give it to the Gator Boosters or a name, image and likeness (NIL) fund? “Well, with all due respect,” Stricklin replied, “I’d love for you to find another $100 and do both.” Until July 2021, a ...
Rylee Holtorf had three hits to help Washington defeat Utah 4-1 in the Women's College World Series. She went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Washington's Lindsay Lopez got the win in relief of starter Ruby Meylan. Lopez allowed just one hit in 3 2/3 shutout innings. Meylan gave up just one run on two hits in 3 1/3 innings. Mariah Lopez went the distance for Utah and allowed four runs in six innings. Kendall Lundberg's RBI double produced the Utes' only run.
Rylie West hit a three-run homer and No. 4 seed Tennessee defeated No. 5 seed Alabama 10-5 in the opening game of the Women's College World Series. Jamison Brockenbrough and Katie Taylor had two hits and Kiki Milloy scored twice for the Lady Vols. Tennessee's Ashley Rogers gave up two runs in four innings to improve to 19-1 this season. Jenna Johnson and Kenleigh Callahan each had two hits and Marlie Giles hit a solo homer for Alabama. The Crimson Tide committed three errors and gave up four unearned runs.
SEC axing divisions, sticking with 8-game conference slate for 2024
NCAA rules state schools cannot recruit athletes who are currently on another team's roster. But with college football players freer to transfer than ever before — and name, image and likeness compensation opportunities being dangled — coaches are frustrated the recruiting starts even before the name pops up in the portal. SEC coaches all say tampering is more prevalent than ever, but there are few — if any — ways to stop it.
Zach Edey withdraws from NBA draft, returns to Purdue
They were No. 8 seeds. They barely got into the playoffs after up-and-down regular seasons. They had to face the No. 1 overall seeds in Round 1 of the postseason. They had to win Game 7s in Boston just to keep their seasons alive. They are Eastern Conference champions. They are four wins from a championship. This is the story of the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers. And it could have an ending like none other.
Wednesday marked the deadline for players who were early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to college basketball. The list of returnees includes Purdue's 7-foot-4 center Zach Edey after being named Associated Press national player of the year. There's also national champion Connecticut getting back guard Tristen Newton. But Kentucky big man Oscar Tshiebwe is staying in the draft as a former AP national player of the year. UCLA returned Pac-12 freshman of the year Adem Bona. Michigan State retained guards Jaden Akins and A.J. Hoggard. Other returnees included Tennessee's Josiah-Jordan James and Illinois' Terrence Shannon Jr.
The LSU Tigers enter the NCAA baseball tournament with the top two prospects in this summer's major league baseball draft spearheading their postseason push. Centerfielder Dylan Crews is hitting .420 and was named the SEC player of the year. He's the consensus top prospect in this July's amateur draft. Next is pitcher Paul Skenes. The righty throws 100 miles per hour, leads the nation with 167 strikeouts and was named SEC pitcher of the year.
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Adem Bona, the Pac-12 Conference's freshman of the year, is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return to UCLA for his sophomore season.
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DESTIN, Fla. — Kirby Smart didn’t exactly offer a deep dive into his personal disciplinary doctrine regarding football players behaving recklessly in fast cars, but he did at least acknowledge that Georgia is addressing the issue. Since Jan. 15 the double-fatality crash that took the lives a football player and recruiting staff member, Georgia football players have been arrested four times for ...
The Southeastern Conference began four days of meetings on the Florida Gulf Coast for a second straight year, debating what to do with its football schedule. Texas and Oklahoma join the conference next year to make it a 16-team league that is abandoning divisions. The options are sticking with an eight-game slate, but shifting to one annual rivalry game instead of the current two, or going to nine games with three annual rivals.
Wake Forest is the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and the Southeastern Conference had a record-tying 10 teams picked to play in regionals. The 64-team tournament opens Friday in 16 regionals. Winners advance to eight best-of-three super regionals. Those winners move on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The top eight national seeds are assured of hosting super regionals if they win their regionals.
DESTIN, Fla. – Josh Brooks inherited 15 head coaches when he succeeded Greg McGarity as Georgia’s athletic director in January of 2021. Twenty-eight months later, he has replaced eight of them. That’s right, more than half. This is not to say that Brooks is a ruthless, win-at-all-cost department head. There are arguments to the contrary. And some of those coaching changes were not initiated by ...