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Lester hopes to keep Western Michigan rolling (Yahoo Sports)
Tim Lester knows he's got a tough act to follow at Western Michigan. ''I'll do it my way, but the results need to be the same,'' Lester said at an introductory news conference Saturday at Western Michigan. ''I won't fight the past, because I like the way he built it,'' Lester said.
U of M head: Sexual misconduct training not getting through (Yahoo Sports)
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says his school needs to do a better job of training its student-athletes on sexual assault and harassment issues because something isn't getting through. In an interview published Saturday in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2jkbVdq ) in the wake of the football team's sexual assault scandal, Kaler said student-athletes are already getting strong guidance on dealing with those issues. ''I think clearly we need to do both more and different (training), because our student-athletes get an exceptional amount of training around sexual assault and harassment issues, and yet we didn't seem to make the point,'' Kaler said.
Alabama hires Arizona's Greg Byrne as athletic director (Yahoo Sports)
Greg Byrne is returning to the Southeastern Conference as Alabama's athletic director after running Arizona's athletic department since 2010. The university announced Monday that Byrne, currently the Wildcats' vice president for athletics, will take over March 1. Bill Battle announced his retirement as Alabama's athletic director Sunday night.
Norvell promotes Dickey to Memphis offensive coordinator (Yahoo Sports)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis coach Mike Norvell has made some changes on his coaching staff, including promoting Darrell Dickey to offensive coordinator.
Ex-UConn coach Diaco new Nebraska defensive coordinator (Yahoo Sports)
Bob Diaco, fired as UConn's head coach last month, was hired as the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska on Saturday. Coach Mike Riley hired Diaco to take over a defense that struggled as the Cornhuskers lost four of their last six games. Diaco replaces Mark Banker, who was fired Wednesday.
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No. 2 Kansas beats Iowa State 76-72 for 17th straight win (Yahoo Sports)
No. 2 Kansas passed its biggest Big 12 road test of the season, winning in a gym where losing was threatening to become a trend. Frank Mason III had 16 points, Landen Lucas scored 14 and the Jayhawks held off Iowa State 76-72 on Monday night for their 17th straight win. Svi Mykhailiuk added 13 for the Jayhawks (17-1, 6-0 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid in Ames and opened 6-0 in the Big 12 for the 10th time.
Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging Kansas (Yahoo Sports)
Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine. Now, after a week away from No. 1, Villanova on Monday reclaimed the top of The Associated Press Top 25. The Wildcats leapfrogged Kansas after Baylor lost while playing as a No. 1 team for the first time in school history.
Injured hip sidelines Louisville guard Snider for 2-3 weeks (Yahoo Sports)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville guard Quentin Snider will miss 2-3 weeks with an injured hip, leaving the No. 12 Cardinals without their assists leader and No. 2 scorer.
Washington, defense lead No. 22 Cincinnati past ECU 55-46 (Yahoo Sports)
At least No. 22 Cincinnati didn't lose. The Bearcats beat East Carolina 55-46 on Sunday for their eighth straight win, behind 16 points and 11 rebounds from Kyle Washington. Jacob Evans III added 10 points for the Bearcats (15-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who overcame their own shooting struggles by making things even tougher on a Pirates team missing its top scorer.