Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher, right, called Nick Saban a “narcissist” Thursday after the Alabama coach made “despicable” comments abo

Scoggins: Fisher-Saban feud shows wackiness in new era of college sports

Transfer portal and name, image and likeness deals have set college sports landscape ablaze.
Gophers
May 21
Gophers righthander Autumn Pease prepared to deliver a pitch against Texas A&M on Saturday night in Norman, Okla.

Gophers' softball season ends in loss to late-charging Texas A&M

The Aggies scored eight runs in their last two at-bats to beat Minnesota 10-7.
Politics
May 21

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health.
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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Kate Intile, a cross country runner at Oregon State University, said pressure from her previous university fueled her depression

Reeling from suicides, college athletes press NCAA: 'This is a crisis'

Five recent deaths by suicide have shaken the close-knit community of elite college sports, sparking fear and anxiety, according to athletes and others working in college sports.
Sports
May 20
St. Thomas’ Jack Blesch pitched during a baseball game against Northern Colorado on April 24 in St. Paul.

Reusse: After a year in D-I, St. Thomas athletics can say: Just wait

The Tommies didn't win as much as in their days of D-III dominance, but they say there are promising days ahead.
Nation
May 20
In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in N

Avenatti, facing sentencing, apologizes to Stormy Daniels

Convicted California lawyer Michael Avenatti wants leniency at sentencing for defrauding former client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars, his lawyers say, citing a letter in which he told Daniels: "I am truly sorry."
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World
May 20

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's "Squid Game," spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller "Hunt" before electing to direct himself. He did it a little reluctantly, without big plans to continue filmmaking. But Lee did have a vision for what it could be — and where it could premiere.
Sports
May 20

SEC spat: Fisher, Saban exchange accusations over NIL deals

The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the first time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks.
Sports
May 20

Column: A wildly entertaining spat between 2 coaching stars

Why did they wait so long to allow college athletes to make a few bucks on the side?
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State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Sports
May 19

3 Murray St softball players hurt in bus crash in Alabama

Three players were injured when the chartered bus carrying the Murray State softball team was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the way to the NCAA Tournament in Alabama, police said.
Nation
May 19

Ex-Virginia Tech player pleads not guilty in beating death

A former Virginia Tech football player accused of fatally beating a man he met on an online dating site and had initially believed to be a woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge, authorities said.
Business
May 19

Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

Two men convicted of buying their kids' way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday.
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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Colleges
May 19
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher

A&M's Fisher fires back at 'narcissist' Saban over 'buying' players claim

Less than 24 hours after Alabama football coach Nick Saban said Texas A&M was essentially "buying" players, Fisher called an impromptu news conference to blast his former boss
Puck Drop
May 19
Minnesota Duluth’s Sidney Morin, right, battled Wisconsin’s Annie Pankowski for the puck during the 2016 WCHA title game.

Olympic gold medalist Sidney Morin signs with Whitecaps

The former Minnetonka High School and Minnesota Duluth standout defenseman agreed to a two-year deal with the Premier Hockey Federation team. She won Olympic gold with Team USA in 2018.
Business
May 19

Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers.
Sports
May 19
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day

Raise makes Ohio State's Day one of highest-paid coaches

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches.
Business
May 19
Nick Saban

Saban calls out Texas A&M for using NIL deals to buy players

Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for "buying" players in its top-ranked recruiting class with name, image and likeness deals, saying Crimson Tide football players earned more than $3 million last year "the right way."
Sports
May 19

New league for prep standouts sends 2 players to NBA combine

They took a chance on each other: The teenage power forward from New Jersey on the start-up league. The start-up league on the young player with immense talent.
Sports
May 18

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion.
Colleges
May 18
Michigan’s Erick All (83) beat Iowa’s Riley Moss for a TD catch during the 2021 Big Ten Championship Game. Under new NCAA rules, FBS leagues don�

NCAA relaxes rules on football conference title games

Leagues no longer must pit division winners against each other, and the Pac-12 quickly changed its format. How the Big Ten will react remains to be determined.
Sports
May 18

Augustana hockey starting in 2023-24, will play in CCHA

Augustana University will be a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association when it starts its Division I men's program in 2023-24.