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Washington gets defensive, holds on to beat No. 17 USC 17-12 (Yahoo Sports)
Nearly every Washington upperclassman insisted they took no personal pleasure in beating the coach who left them for Southern California two years ago. A gritty defensive victory over a ranked team on the Coliseum's national stage was more than enough reason for these Huskies to celebrate. Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Washington shut down No. 17 USC's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory Thursday night.
Chancellor says 'no inappropriate conduct' involving Jones (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek is ''very confident'' there was ''no inappropriate conduct'' between Volunteers coach Butch Jones and a player. While speaking Thursday to the Board of Trustees, Cheek said there were rumors and misinformation about ''an alleged incident during football practice.'' The chancellor said he and athletic director Dave Hart have ''done our due diligence'' on this matter. Cheek was responding to message board discussions and reports that Jones had a ''physical altercation'' with center Mack Crowder during a preseason practice.
Maryland: Edsall will coach Terps at No. 1 Ohio State (Yahoo Sports)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland says Randy Edsall will coach the Terrapins at top-ranked Ohio State amid reports that he will be fired.
Ward, Farrow lead Houston past SMU 49-28 (Yahoo Sports)
HOUSTON (AP) -- Gary Ward Jr. ran for four touchdowns and Kenneth Farrow ran for three as Houston defeated SMU 49-28 on Thursday night.
Illinois confirms Ferguson will miss game at No. 22 Iowa (Yahoo Sports)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois said Thursday that starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss the Illini's game Saturday at No. 22 Iowa because of a shoulder injury.
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Duke counting on more from Allen after Final Four breakout (Yahoo Sports)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Grayson Allen is still getting used to all this attention.
Coach Hamilton likes mix on Florida State basketball roster (Yahoo Sports)
Florida State is the only team in the Atlantic Coast Conference that returns all five of its starters from last season. For coach Leonard Hamilton it means he is hoping the struggles of the past two seasons have been valuable experience. The Seminoles had their first practice on Wednesday as they are looking to bounce back from a season in which they went 17-16 and didn't play in a postseason tournament for the first time in 10 years.
Cal players come together through weekly life chat sessions (Yahoo Sports)
Each member of the California basketball team has his own definition of what it is to be a man, a recent topic of conversation for the Golden Bears during one of their weekly chat sessions focused more on life than athletics. This is just one focal point for second-year Cal coach Cuonzo Martin as he tries to best prepare his players for anything that might come up during college or later on - from a difficult family or personal matter to an unforeseen crisis or world event. Martin started this at his first coaching stop, Missouri State.
Bryant men's basketball assistant coach comes out in essay (Yahoo Sports)
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) -- Division I men's basketball has its first openly gay coach.