Update: On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

Sports 03/20/19, 17:04

The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local):3 p.m.The chairman of the board of trustees of scandal-plagued University of Southern California has introduced its new president, saying the school has worked hard to turn a corner and is ready to move forward.FILE ...

Michigan State seeking to survive opening weekend of NCAAs

Sports 03/20/19, 16:47

It seems as though coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State poised to make a Final Four run nearly every year.The Spartans need to focus on surviving the first weekend this time around. It has been four years since Michigan State (28-6) made it to the Sweet Sixteen, the longest such ...

Star guards Howard and Morant headline Marquette-Murray St

Sports 03/20/19, 15:43

Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette's Markus Howard have much in common: Point guards, prolific scorers, conference players of the year, All-America contenders. And, apparently, promptness.Morant and Howard struck up a friendship last summer at NBA All-Star Chris Paul's camp for elite guards."We were the first two people to show ...

Penn State seeks 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 years

Sports 03/20/19, 15:29

Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade.The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at this weekend's NCAA Championships for the eighth time in nine years ...

Kentucky’s Calipari expects Washington to play in opener

Basketball 03/20/19, 15:12

Kentucky coach John Calipari expects scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington to play in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday despite seeing a foot specialist.Washington spent several days in a walking boot "as a precaution" before the second-seeded Wildcats open Midwest Region play against 15th-seeded Abilene Christian.Washington sprained a foot in ...

Update: Trump recalls Dukakis at Ohio tank plant

Politics 03/20/19, 14:50

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump, touring an Ohio Army tank plant, says he wanted to get into one of the vehicles but was stopped by the memory of Michael Dukakis. Trump says Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, "tanked when he ...

Update: Harvard suit aims to spark national reckoning

Sports 03/20/19, 14:42

The Latest on a lawsuit over images held by Harvard University of slaves (all times local):3:40 p.m.A woman suing Harvard University over portraits of two slaves says she hopes her lawsuit sparks a national reckoning with its history of racism.Tamara Lanier, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right arrive for a ...

-NORC Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting

Basketball 03/20/19, 12:27

Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?Good luck! You're among about one-third of Americans who at least occasionally bet on sports among friends or through an office pool, according to a poll released Wednesday ...

4 years after Tyus, Tre Jones looks to lead a Duke title run

Sports 03/20/19, 11:03

Tre Jones considers himself the classic tagalong little brother, always wanting a piece of whatever his big brother had.So when Tyus Jones won a national championship for Duke — well, Tre wanted one, too.Four years after Tyus Jones ran the point as a freshman for a title-winning team of Blue ...

NCAA Tournament primed to top itself again

Sports 03/20/19, 01:47

The NCAA Tournament somehow seems to be getting better every year, almost as if each bracket is extending from the previous one.Last year was one of the maddest of Marches, starting with Maryland-Baltimore County becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a 1 — poor Virginia — to Loyola-Chicago ...

Oats has Buffalo shedding basketball’s mid-major label

Sports 03/20/19, 01:43

Buffalo coach Nate Oats was so caught up in the possibility of facing his former boss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the significance of the West Region's top-seeded team initially escaped him on Selection Sunday."You know, I didn't even think about that," Oats said when reminded his ...

Jones lifts Arkansas past Providence 84-72 in NIT

Basketball 03/19/19, 23:05

Mason Jones had 18 points and Reggie Chaney posted 14 points and seven blocks as Arkansas defeated Providence 84-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night.Jones made 4 of 6 3-pointers.Isaiah Joe had 12 points for Arkansas (18-15). Gabe Osabuohien added 11 points and eight rebounds.Arkansas' Adrio Bailey (2) ...

Osetkowski leads Texas over S. Dakota St. 79-73 in NIT

Sports 03/19/19, 22:34

Dylan Osetkowski had a career-high 26 points as Texas defeated South Dakota State 79-73 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night.Osetkowski shot 4 for 6 from beyond the arc.Courtney Ramey had 13 points for Texas (17-16). Kerwin Roach II added 12 points.Texas guard Kerwin Roach II (12) shoots over ...

Belmont beats Temple 81-70 for first NCAA Tournament win

Sports 03/19/19, 22:30

Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA Tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory Tuesday night and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four.The 11th-seeded Bruins (27-5) play Maryland on Thursday in the East Region.Belmont got ...

Johnson scores 26 to lift NC State past Hofstra 84-78 in NIT

Basketball 03/19/19, 20:35

Markell Johnson had 26 points as North Carolina State defeated Hofstra 84-78 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.Torin Dorn had 19 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina State (23-11). C.J. Bryce added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Devon Daniels had six rebounds for the home ...

Fairleigh Dickinson rallies for first ever NCAA tourney win

Sports 03/19/19, 20:14

Darnell Edge scored a career-high 33 points, and Fairleigh Dickinson rallied to win its first ever NCAA Tournament game, taking down Prairie View A&M 82-76 in the tourney opener on Tuesday night.Edge was 7 for 9 from beyond the 3-point line, and Jahil Jenkins scored 20 of his 22 points ...

Pitino, Minnesota seek more progress in 6th year at program

Sports 03/19/19, 19:21

Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son, advise the players and just plain root for the Gophers .That was before they were paired against Louisville in the ...

Purdue uses Painter’s old-school plan to overcome departures

Basketball 03/19/19, 18:44

Matt Painter keeps demonstrating how stylish traditional college basketball can be.His best Purdue teams have won with balanced scoring, strong rebounding and solid defense. He captured the 2017 Big Ten title by playing through the post and earned a share of this year's regular-season championship because of a strong backcourt. ...

Vermont’s Lamb among players to watch from 1-bid conferences

Sports 03/19/19, 17:50

Vermont's Anthony Lamb is among several players from one-bid conferences capable of leading their teams to major upsets in the NCAA Tournament.The 6-foot-6 junior forward scored 24 points against Kansas and 25 points against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip Off in November. Although Vermont lost both games, Lamb surely ...

UC Irvine among nation’s hottest teams in NCAA field

Basketball 03/19/19, 17:38

UC Irvine is out to prove that it is more than a team with one of college basketball's most unusual mascots.The Anteaters, who face Kansas State on Friday in San Jose, are one of five teams in the NCAA Tournament field to have 30 or more wins this season. The ...

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