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  • Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

    December 17, 2014 6:01 PM

    CHICAGO - A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad. U.S. District Judge John Lee in Chicago issued a 21-page ruling Wednesday denying preliminary approval. He did say the deal could be altered to address his concerns, which include the... more »
  • Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2

    December 8, 2014 1:01 PM

    Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot. The Wildcats (9-0) became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast. Syracuse spent two weeks as a unanimous No. 1 last season. Wisconsin had... more »
  • Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff

    December 7, 2014 11:52 AM

    GRAPEVINE, Texas - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff. Alabama is the top seed and will play Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play Florida... more »
  • Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    November 27, 2014 8:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Joshua Filmore scored 27 points and Zay Jackson 25, both career highs, as the Southeastern Louisiana scored 52 points in the second half to take an 86-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in the teams' second meeting in three days. The Lions (1-4) picked up their... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    November 26, 2014 1:59 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Kasey Shepherd, who missed just one shot all night, scored 22 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the MGM Grand Main Event on Tuesday night. Shepherd, who made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, was almost perfect as he made... more »
  • Tulane beats Southern University 74-59

    November 26, 2014 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jonathan Stark scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists to lead Tulane past Southern University 74-59 on Tuesday night. Stark, Tulane's leading scorer last season at 14.5 per game, entered the contest averaging just 7.3. Tre Drye also scored 14 for Tulane (3-1) and... more »
  • NCAA selects men's Final Four sites for 2017-21

    November 14, 2014 6:18 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA men's basketball championship is going West in 2017. Phoenix is one of five future Final Four sties chosen Friday by the men's basketball committee. The others are San Antonio in 2018, Minneapolis in 2019 and Atlanta in 2020. Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, will host... more »
  • In college, field goals aren't a sure thing

    November 12, 2014 4:05 PM

    Whenever an NFL kicker attempts a field goal from inside 50 yards these days, success seems inevitable. That isn't the case in college. Just two weeks ago, Duke beat Pittsburgh 51-48 in overtime after Chris Blewitt missed a 26-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Panthers.... more »
  • Judge to review NCAA's Penn State sanctions emails

    November 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said Friday that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can... more »
  • LSU women's basketball suspends Ballard indefinitely

    November 5, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell says junior guard Danielle Ballard has been suspended indefinitely from game competition. Caldwell, in a statement Wednesday, said Ballard's suspension occurred after she allegedly violated team rules. Further details were not provided, but the university says Ballard, of Memphis, Tennessee, will... more »
  • Bring on Bama: The Stand Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Alabama-LSU series has produced many memorable games and plays. We're getting Tigers fans fired up for this weekend's matchup by recapping some of those moments. We begin back in 1958. The game was filled with legends like Bear Bryant, Paul Dietzel, Billy Cannon and the... more »
  • NCAA graduation rates improve as critics cry foul

    October 28, 2014 12:13 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - College athletes are graduating at record numbers and with better rates than non-athletes, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA. The annual report shows 84 percent of freshmen players who entered school in 2007-08 earned degrees within six years. That's a 2 percentage point increase over... more »
  • 9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

    October 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former... more »
  • No. 3 Mississippi State set to host No. 2 Auburn

    October 10, 2014 9:18 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - It wasn't long ago that the mention of the numbers three and two brought sarcastic jokes and eye rolls from fans of Auburn and Mississippi State. Now, they bring a sense of pride. No. 3 Mississippi State (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) hosts No. 2 Auburn (5-0, 2-0)... more »
  • Georgia star RB Gurley suspended indefinitely

    October 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    ATHENS, GA - Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. The school made the announcement Thursday, two days before the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0) in a crucial Eastern Division... more »
  • No. 11 Mississippi stuns No. 3 Alabama, 23-17

    October 4, 2014 6:58 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - Bo Wallace threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and No. 11 Mississippi rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to stun No. 3 Alabama 23-17 on Saturday. Ole Miss (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) has won five games to start the season for... more »
  • Update Southern says Redding was eligible to play vs NSU Play Video

    September 16, 2014 7:21 PM

    UPDATE 9/17: Southern University released a statement on Wednesday stating that OL Reginald Redding was eligible to play in the Jaguars' game against Northwestern State on Saturday night. The school said in the release that "a misinterpretation of a conversation involving the student-athlete and the SU compliance officer... more »
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    September 8, 2014 2:40 PM

    University Park, PA - The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The... more »
  • NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    September 5, 2014 2:08 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes. The NCAA announced Thursday night that it has asked Northern California U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

    September 2, 2014 8:51 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY - Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's... more »
  • More schools are mixing beer, football at college stadiums

    August 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU... more »
  • Notre Dame coach Kelly calls accountability key

    August 16, 2014 1:50 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he needs to do a better job of creating an environment in which players know they are accountable after learning four are being investigated for suspected academic dishonesty. Kelly said Saturday he was shocked and disappointed to learn about the... more »
  • Heisman repeat won't be easy for Jameis Winston

    August 13, 2014 2:53 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy in consecutive years. Twenty-three underclassmen have won the award, but Ohio State running back Archie Griffin was the only one to capture it twice. Griffin... more »
  • Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    August 12, 2014 3:00 PM

    The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers. The network will be welcomed by millions of fans of who can't get enough coverage of the most powerful conference in college sports, and SEC officials... more »
  • Slive: College sports in 'historic evolution'

    August 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says college athletics are "going through a historic evolution." Slive released a statement Monday after a judge's ruling that players in FBS football and Division I men's basketball are entitled to at least $5,000 a year for rights to their names, images... more »
  • Emmert says NCAA will appeal O'Bannon ruling

    August 10, 2014 11:09 AM

    Mark Emmert said Sunday that college sports' largest governing body will appeal Friday's federal court decision that gives athletes a right to some of the millions of dollars they help generate. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Friday the NCAA must allow football players in FBS schools and Division I... more »
  • O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

    August 9, 2014 5:43 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever. After five years of battling the NCAA, O'Bannon isn't about to back away from the fight. Not when he... more »
  • Former Port Allen star finds new home at Texas Southern Play Video

    August 9, 2014 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Port Allen High School star Darian Claiborne is on his way to Texas Southern. Port Allen head coach Guy Blanchard confirmed the move to Sports 2 Saturday afternoon. Claiborne has been told he will be able to play starting this season for the Tigers.... more »
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    August 8, 2014 5:37 PM

    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in... more »
  • Coach Les Miles for NCAA changes to top conferences Play Video

    August 7, 2014 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coach Les Miles seems to be all for sweeping changes in top-tier college athletic conferences. ""I think it's imperative," he said. "I think there's an equity issue." Thursday, the NCAA board of directors voted to restructure how schools and conferences govern themselves, prompting big changes... more »
  • Mills, Harris move to 'veterans' practice Play Video

    August 5, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles made it clear to media members Monday evening. Freshman participating in the "veterans" morning practice didn't necessarily mean those selected few were on a fast track to significant playing time this fall. Even so, it does give a glimpse of... more »
  • Southern's first practice forced indoors Play Video

    August 1, 2014 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars had every intention of starting their first practice of the fall in AW Mumford Stadium...mother nature had other plans. Because of the slick conditions on the field, head coach Dawson Odums brought practice inside to prevent injury. So what do the Jags... more »
  • Tigers ranked No. 13 in preseason coaches poll

    August 1, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team comes into the 2014 season ranked No. 13 in the Amway Coaches Poll for its second-straight season. The Tigers have made an appearance in the yearly preseason coaches poll for 14 consecutive seasons which encompasses the past decade of action under Coach... more »
  • Southern optimistic bans could come to end soon Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern fans have endured a roller coaster year with their sports teams. While the Jaguars won five SWAC titles, they also had the NCAA hammer brought on them by banning them from postseason play. "We've been working on this now for 15 months, so optimism... more »
  • High schools may benefit from concussion settlement Play Video

    July 29, 2014 3:12 PM

    ST. AMANT - After nearly a year of talks, the NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit worth millions of dollars. The NCAA plans to create a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. The organization will also implement a single return-to-play... more »
  • NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    July 29, 2014 8:09 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds... more »
  • Plans proceeding for McNeese basketball arena

    July 28, 2014 9:47 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese State University Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says McNeese's plans for building an on-campus basketball arena are "moving forward quickly." Hemphill tells The American Press (http://bit.ly/1mUplDE ) that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect. A start date has... more »
  • Talent showing up at LSU football camps Play Video

    July 25, 2014 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The importance on camps in other sports isn't as intense as it is in football. LSU, like other universities around the country, use their summer high school camps to identify talent. This year, plenty of local high school football players took to the field on... more »
  • SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

    July 17, 2014 4:45 PM

    HOOVER, AL - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform. Not that they're complaining. Players at SEC Media Days this week were mostly pleased about the trend toward a few more perks - including scholarships that would... more »
  • LSU Lady Tigers add transfer Alexis Hyder

    July 8, 2014 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers have added North Texas transfer Alexis Hyder to their squad. LSU coach Nikki Caldwell, who announced the addition of Hyder on Tuesday, says the 5-foot-11 forward will sit out next season and will be eligible to play as a junior in the 2015-16... more »
  • LSU baseball season ends in blowout, 12-2 to Houston

    June 2, 2014 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team saw their season come to a close at the hands of the Houston Cougars who blew open the NCAA Regional final game with a seven run third inning. LSU fell 12-2 to Houston after failing to score another run following the... more »
  • Do or Die for LSU Tigers

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers let a four-run lead slip through their grasp against the Houston Cougars Sunday night with a 5-4 loss to force a winner-take-all finale Monday night at 7 p.m. Does that mean the Tigers also let go of the momentum in the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Crowe keeps Gamecocks alive

    June 1, 2014 3:48 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Freshman Wil Crowe tossed a four-hitter in his first NCAA tournament start to keep South Carolina alive in the Columbia Regional with a 9-0 victory over Campbell on Sunday. The Gamecocks (44-17) will face Maryland, which broke South Carolina's 28-game home winning streak in NCAA tournament play... more »
  • Kentucky beats Kansas; will face Louisville

    June 1, 2014 3:02 PM

    LOUISVILLE - Jacob Moylan doubled in two runs as Kentucky scored seven times in the first four innings, and then held on to eliminate Kansas 8-6 and set up a matchup with rival Louisville in the NCAA regionals on Sunday. The Wildcats (37-24) are 2-0 this year against the Cardinals.... more »
  • LSU's Nola named SEC Pitcher of the Year

    May 27, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, LSU's Aaron Nola won the SEC pitcher of the year award. The junior pitcher was also selected to the All-SEC first team and the All-SEC defensive team. Sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman was named to the All-SEC second team. Sophomore Andrew Stevenson... more »
  • LSU to face Louisville in NCAA Tourney

    May 11, 2014 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After putting a cap on a strong end to the regular season, the No. 25 LSU Tiger softball team learned where it was headed on Sunday night as the NCAA announced the sites for the 2014 Division I Softball Tournament, as the team will travel to desert... more »
  • Aaron and Andrew Harrison staying at Kentucky

    April 25, 2014 2:22 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky twin freshman guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison will return for a second season to a stocked Wildcats squad coming off an NCAA championship game appearance. Both had been mentioned as possible NBA first-round draft picks after leading Kentucky's remarkable march through the NCAA tournament. Aaron Harrison's... more »
  • NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    April 24, 2014 2:58 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to adopt some legislation on their own, including provisions for money beyond what... more »
  • Jags' Banks discusses decision to stay Play Video

    April 22, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern men's basketball coach Roman Banks said he still believes in his team and his administration, which are the main reasons he decided to agree to a contract extention. After the University failed to provide adequate academic information to the NCAA, the Jaguars probation status with... more »
  • LSU's Courville claims individual championship

    April 20, 2014 3:32 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - A day after helping LSU achieve its highest finish at the NCAA Gymnastics Team Finals(also known as the "Super Six"), junior Rheagan Courville locked up her second straight vault national championship. The title was LSU's tenth national championship in school history. Courville shares the title... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics advances to NCAA 'Super Six' Round

    April 18, 2014 5:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The LSU Gymnastics Team didn't score, but didn't need, one of their higher scores to advance after the first day of NCAA competition Friday afternoon. The Tigers scored a 197.100, behind Oklahoma and Georgia(two teams they have already beaten this year), to advance to the NCAA... more »
  • NCAA Women's Final gets high TV rating

    April 9, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
  • Police fire pepper spray at students after game Play Video

    March 30, 2014 10:56 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police say they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the University of Arizona basketball team's overtime loss in the NCAA tournament. Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan says there were no immediate... more »
  • SEC showing its depth in NCAA women's tournament

    March 27, 2014 9:46 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference is flexing its muscles in the women's NCAA tournament. With five teams in the Sweet 16 the SEC is looking to end its five-year absence from the Final Four. This is the first year at least five SEC teams have reached the regional... more »
  • NCAA 'disappointed' with Northwestern union ruling

    March 26, 2014 5:08 PM

    CHICAGO - The NCAA says it's "disappointed" by a federal agency's ruling that Northwestern University football players can form the nation's first college athletes' union. The organization issued a statement on its website after Wednesday's landmark ruling by a regional director of National Labor Relations Board that players are deemed... more »
  • Vols play their way from bubble to Sweet 16

    March 25, 2014 7:44 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The do-or-die nature of the NCAA tournament is nothing new to Tennessee. Tennessee (24-12) has been playing with virtually no margin for error since late February after splitting its first 14 Southeastern Conference games. That made the Volunteers primed for the postseason once they earned an NCAA... more »
  • LSU's Moncrief hurts knee

    March 23, 2014 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU guard Raigyne Moncrief has an apparent left knee injury that has forced her from the Lady Tigers' first-round NCAA tournament game against Georgia Tech on Sunday. Moncrief's knee appeared to buckle, and she crumbled to the floor, as she drove into the paint with... more »
  • 5 OT games most in NCAA Tournament round of 64

    March 21, 2014 10:46 PM

    With four games still to be completed, the NCAA tournament's round of 64 has never had this many games go to overtime. When Stephen F. Austin made an improbable rally to force OT against VCU in San Diego, it was the fifth overtime game of what is now called the... more »
  • Top-seeded Florida pulls away, beats Albany 67-55

    March 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    ORLANDO, Fl. - Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday. The Gators (33-2) showed some vulnerability, though, while extending their school-record winning streak to 27 games. Coach Billy... more »
  • Obama picks Michigan St. as men's basketball champ

    March 19, 2014 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men's basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded out... more »
  • Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA's 'unlawful cartel'

    March 17, 2014 1:07 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the eve of the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, its... more »
  • LSU opens spring practice

    March 8, 2014 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has opened spring football practice with some players at new positions and a couple of regulars sitting out while recovering from offseason surgeries. Senior defensive end Jermauria Rasco is recovering from shoulder procedures and junior safety Corey Thompson from knee surgery. Coach Les Miles said after... more »
  • Jags basketball will play in SWAC tourney

    March 1, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament. This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play. The SWAC... more »
  • Bielema says expect slow-down proposal to pass

    February 21, 2014 1:51 PM

    SEARCY, Ar. - Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says he expects a much-scrutinized proposal to prohibit snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock to pass when the NCAA playing rules oversight panel votes on March 6. Bielema, speaking to the media before a meeting... more »
  • NCAA: Southern has a lot of work to do

    February 21, 2014 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The NCAA says Southern University has a "significant amount of work" to do before its athletic programs can become eligible for post-season play, but the university hopes to get that work done in time for its basketball teams to compete in conference and NCAA tournaments. An NCAA... more »
  • Fans: Threat of Southern post season ban isn't fair Play Video

    February 13, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NCAA could ban all Southern University teams from post season play over a paperwork problem. Individual sports teams like football and basketball have received post season bans in the past, but this time, all athletic teams are at risk. "It's devastating to the school,... more »
  • Southern athletics face eligibility crisis Play Video

    February 13, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University athletics officials announced Thursday that all their teams are banned from post-season play, until they can correct paperwork for athletic eligibility. Southern athletics officials said they were notified about the issues in December and had been working to supply the NCAA with more and... more »
  • UCF unstoppable in Fiesta Bowl

    January 2, 2014 7:23 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Baylor's first BCS bowl appearance was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, a 17-point favorite in the Fiesta Bowl at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss Wednesday night. This was supposed to be the most one-sided of all the BCS... more »
  • Southern defends Monday's 104-point win Play Video

    December 31, 2013 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern basketball woke up today to criticism from several national media outlets questioning why the Jaguars scheduled, then beat Champion Baptist College by 104 points Monday night. Some of that criticism even came from CBC's own head coach Eric Capaci, who questioned why Southern would keep... more »
  • Southern sets NCAA record vs Champion Baptist

    December 30, 2013 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College on Monday. The Jaguars (4-9) broke the all-divisions record that used to be held when Seton Hall scored the first 34 points against... more »
  • LSU passes UAB test, 86-63

    December 21, 2013 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The UAB Blazers came into Saturday's game leading the country in rebounds - while they did out-rebound LSU(48-39), it wouldn't matter as the Tigers cruised to the 86-63 win. Leading all scorers was Johnny O'Bryant III with 17 points and five rebounds, Jordan Mickey added 12... more »
  • SLU penalized by NCAA over ineligibility

    December 11, 2013 7:30 AM

    HAMMOND - The NCAA is penalizing Southeastern Louisiana for a lack of institutional control after 137 athletes over five years were allowed to compete in sports while academically ineligible. The penalties, announced Tuesday by the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, include scholarship reductions in football, men's and women's... more »
  • Former Mizzou football players latest to sue NCAA

    December 5, 2013 2:41 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over head injuries they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports' governing body related to traumatic brain injuries. Tony Van Zant and Sharron Washington filed the suit Tuesday. Both played... more »
  • Alabama football party shooting

    December 3, 2013 10:46 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A woman charged with shooting and killing a fellow Alabama football fan moments after the Iron Bowl has been released from jail. Shelby County jail records show 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey of Birmingham is out on $75,000 bond. Briskey is charged with murder in the killing of 36-year-old... more »
  • Delta bumps passengers for UF men's basketball team

    December 3, 2013 8:39 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.- On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines canceled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men's basketball team. The team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs,... more »
  • LSU Women's Basketball inks talented New Orleans guard

    November 13, 2013 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell has received the National Letter of Intent from Ursuline Academy-New Orleans guard Jenna Deemer as part of the NCAA early signing period, it was announced on Wednesday. Deemer, a 5-foot-7 guard, will play for the Lady Tigers beginning with... more »
  • Mississippi tries to return to NCAA tournament

    November 1, 2013 8:52 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's Marshall Henderson will eventually be back to help the Rebels try to make the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. It's unclear if he'll have enough help around him to make that a reality. The Rebels are coming off one of the most successful seasons in... more »
  • NCAA restructuring now moves to steering committee

    October 30, 2013 2:29 PM

    After getting input from athletes, athletic directors and conference commissioners, among others, on how to restructure the NCAA, it is up to a seven-person committee to come up with proposals that can be presented to the entire membership in January. Nathan Hatch, chair of the NCAA's board of directors and... more »
  • NCAA women's tourney returning to Baton Rouge

    October 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center has been selected as an early round host site for the 2014 women's NCAA tournament. This will mark the third-straight season Baton Rouge has hosted first- and second-round games. The tournament's first two rounds will be played at 16 sites around the... more »
  • NCAA women's tourney returning to PMAC

    October 9, 2013 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center has been selected as an early round host sight for the 2014 women's NCAA tournament. This will mark the third-straight season Baton Rouge has hosted first- and second-round games. The tournament's first two rounds will be played at 16 sites around the country... more »
  • Football targeting calls get automatic review

    October 4, 2013 1:07 PM

    UNDATED - Officials will now stop games immediately to review whether players should be ejected under the NCAA's new targeting rule. This season, the NCAA changed the penalty for targeting defenseless players with a hit to the head by adding an ejection to the 15-yard penalty. Players who are ejected... more »
  • EA Sports to halt college football game amid suits

    September 26, 2013 4:39 PM

    NEW YORK - EA Sports says it will not publish a college football video game next year. The company had initially vowed to maintain the franchise after the NCAA decided in July to ends its contract to lend its logo to the game. But since then, several college conferences have... more »
  • Football selection group likely by season's end

    September 25, 2013 8:44 PM

    Members of the selection committee for the College Football Playoff that starts next year will likely be chosen before the end of this regular season. BCS executive director Bill Hancock says conference commissioners working on the selection committee have more vetting to do before the panel is set. The panel... more »
  • NCAA trainers make mental health recommendations

    September 25, 2013 10:53 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS- The National Athletic Trainers Association wants universities to treat the mental health of athletes every bit as seriously as their physical well-being. On Wednesday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, the organization offered a set of guidelines it wants all schools to adopt. The recommendations include plans for early detection,... more »
  • Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

    September 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, saying they "are part of the problem" and not the solution. The commissioner told The Associated Press Thursday his hopes for total revamping of "the rules and regulations as they relate to agents" never... more »

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